TEN:th – Weaving the Universe
This event forms part of TEN:th, a weekend of art and performance celebrating 10 years of Art Language Location. The event commences with a Fizz reception at 11am on 14th October, performance lecture is at 14:00pm.
Weaving the Universe
What is weaving beyond its fabric? The language of weaving is embedded in our everyday, what about the acts, mythologies and histories of weaving? From dark matter to the clothes you wear – delve into the expanded world of weaving with performance lecture by artist Elizabeth Murton.
Performance 14:00pm. More information on link below. Free Event. Quip&Curiosity, 71 Tenison Road, Cambridge
Photo: Rob Harris
EOP Summer Camp 2023
East Side Projects
Launch: Digbeth First Friday, 4 August, 6–8pm
Saturday, 5 August, 12–5pm
An exhibition of EOP Associate Members work
86 Heath Mill Lane
Birmingham, B9 4AR
Open Studios, Summer 2023
Digswell Arts Trust,
Saturday 1 July 11:00 – 18:00
Sunday 2 July 11:00 – 16:00
You are welcome to my open studio, where I will have a selection of work on display and will be delighted to talk about my practice, including recent project Hanging in the Balance, 2022. There will be artworks for sale, and an opportunity to see work in progress.
As well as my studio, you can visit a other artists’ studios and see a different artists practices, there will be opportunities to see original artwork and be inspired!
Digswell Arts, The Forge, Hertford Road, Digswell, Herts, AL6 0BU
Exhibition: Spaces, Places
Curated by NOHAT, 28 April – 3 June 2023
Spaces, Places is an exhibition about space and place and how we relate to it. This large group show curated by NOHAT brings together work by 40 female-identifying artists from Letchworth to London, Taiwan to Poland, Italy to India. Their work explores a wide range of questions and perspectives, including how we relate to our environments, to cities, to nature, to our own bodies. What is our place in history/herstory? Asking who has power over place. The public, the private; the external, the internal. Exploring how and where we feel at home, and what is a safe space. Works that want us to reflect on how space is gendered and ideas surrounding “a woman’s place”. As well as works rallying us to make space for revolution and change.
NOHAT was founded in 2016 by curators Sophie Atkins and Ana Ortega
Admission Wed-Sat 10:00 – 17:00
Letchworth Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3EW
Artwork on poster: Johanna Bolton
Visual Arts + Dance:
Improvising Generations Dance Workshop
Sunday 12 February 2023, 2 – 5pm
Where: YMC Woodlands Community Hub, Abbots Langley WD5 OGU
Delighted to be working with dancer Maga Judd, BEEECreative and fellow artist Jane Glynn on this special session. It will include visual art inspired by our own practices and improvised movement.
More information and booking
Funded by National Lottery Community Fund
Image: Giant Weave being performed in 2022 by BEEECreative
Photo credit: Tia Washington
Residency: Hanging in the Balance
Residency Part II, Wed 2 Nov – Sat 19 Nov
Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1LQ
Sharing Event/Talk*: Wed 2 Nov 6-8pm, Closing Event – see how artwork has developed: Sat 19 Nov 1.30pm-4pm
Artist Elizabeth Murton returns for the second part of her residency to create new work in response to her research.
Elizabeth Murton has become interested in the role of weaving as a key part of ancient society: connecting people, the ‘nature’ and creativity. This residency and exhibition investigates wider ideas of ‘weaving’, as embodying transformation, connectivity and, more widely, as an ecosystem that folds in aspects of the environment, society and, as with all systems, a dynamic, delicate balance that exists within.
Murton has been experimenting with warp weighted looms. This ancient technology uses stone or ceramic weights to weigh down the warp threads, and to see how this ancient technology can lend itself to contemporary sculpture. The artist has been learning ceramic techniques and looking at histories and mythology around weaving to inspire her sculptural forms.
The artist will be experimenting in the large space to test sculptural configurations, and explore how different elements, such as sound, could become part of an ever changing installation.
This is in dialogue with guest artists: Sue Evans, Lizzie Hill, Frederique Jones, Amanda Hopkins, Venetia Nevill, Donald Smith who have responded to the residency themes.
*Please note booking is essential for the event as shis is normally for SVAF members and doors will be closed at 6pm. Please email email@example.com if you would like to attend.
With thanks to Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice Fund.
Photo credit: Rob Harris
Exhibition and Closing Event:
1st September 2022 to 2nd Oct, The WaterMill, Mill Green Museum, Hatfield, AL9 5PD
This exhibition is aptly set in a historical and unusual venue – a working mill and museum. The two artists, Elizabeth Murton and Jane Glynn, explore concepts of time and movement in thoughtful ways.
Closing Event – 2 October 2022, 12:00 – 16:00
Dance Performances with BEEE Creative 13:00 – 14:00
I am delighted that BEEE Creative are performing the Giant Weave, which I originally created in 2005 and the themes of connectivity, movement and weaving rhythms are relevant to the work I am making as part of my Arts Council project, Hanging in the Balance (below).
This event will include activities and performances. There is free parking and food is available from the onsite café. Subscribe to the e-letter for free entry flyer and to find out more or email info(at)elizabethmurton.co.uk.