Thursday 18 September 2014

Hello everyone!

I'm very pleased to be delivering my live art interaction Nun'shead on Nunhead Green this Saturday September 20th, from 2-5pm. It's part of Nunhead Open 10, which opens tomorrow evening, more information below:

Nunhead Open 10 Art Exhibition 2014
Nunhead Corner, 26 Nunhead Green, SE15 3QF
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 September  
Open 11 am - 5pm
Opening Party Celebration Nunhead Corner
Friday 19 Sept 6-8pm, All Welcome

Performances and souvenirs at the Opening Party:
Special souvenirs by Daniel Lehan, Sarah Doyle, Tracey Francis. Plus Art Lucky dip, badges and more.
Contemporary Art Song- 6pm
Joan Byrne and Pia Goddard  members of the Rye Poets will be reading/performing their poetry, some of it wryly humorous 6.30pm
Frog Morris and Nicole Mollett -The Art of the magic lantern 7. 30 pm
SLAAM tour of off the map Nunhead SLAAM (South London Alternative Art Map) is a drinking society to celebrate off the map artists and the places where they work. Meet at Nunhead Open 8 pm
Daniel Lehan- UNsigns ~A series of hand painted signs located in and around the Nunhead Green that highlight and celebrate the Nunhead Library. Viewable 24 hours 14-21 September 2014.
Artists projects/Installation at Nunhead Corner, 19-21 September (alongside main Open Exhibition)
Miyuki Kasahara "Mebaru Spring" A school of fish installation. Each fish has a number on showing their radioactive Cesium level (Cs-134 + Cs-137) and the dates they were caught in the port of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Mikey Georgeson- The howl of the Mounting Kin -Drawings from the subconscious and the neurotic self. Most are funny. Some are even rude.Visitors are encouraged to remove a drawing.
Hatty Lee - Site specific light piece at Nunhead Corner.
Sat 20 September  Performances 2-5pm ( Nunhead Green area)
Joanna McCormick- live art interaction. Have your prayers answered by Joanna McCormick's Nun's Head.
Tim Siddall -Poet For Hire Ongoing performance art piece
Nunhead Library  Sat 20 September
Calum F Kerr -The Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble (SPAR), Nunhead Meeting with founder Brian Guest .The Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble (SPAR) is dedicated to preserving the rubble of the UK in all its varied forms. Guest will be on hand to talk about the society in the light of redevelopment around Nunhead Green. Visitors are encouraged to draw and talk about rubble 12-5pm SPAR: 
Sarah Sparkes-Psychic Synopsis: Indexing the Unconscious Mind of Nunhead Library 2-5 pm (also Sat 13 Sept 2-5pm)
SLAAM will be further exploring the archive, sharing tips on mapping and celebrating alternative cultural forms. 2-5pm
Sunday 21 September at Nunhead Open

This Happy band - After performances at The Barbican, The South London Gallery, Brixton Market, the Camberwell Art Festival, and Cabaret Voltaire - Zurich, This Happy Band returns to The Nunhead Open- the place they first ever performed! Meet 1pm   

Rachel Gomme- Mouth to Mouth, a one-to-one interactive encounter, focuses on breathing as a cycle of giving and receiving, inviting the viewer to exchange a small quantity of their own breath for a similar gift from an unknown other. 123pm 
For updates please visit:  twitter: @nunheadopen

I was delighted to be invited to contribute to Open House weekend at Union Chapel. I made some exploratory works in response to the building and its hidden treasures. These small works can be seen at the chapel this weekend and will be displayed alongside a beautiful sound scape by artist James Mabbett. More details can be found here:

​On the evening of Tuesday October 7th there will be something unusual and probably bubbly occurring at The Montague Arms pub, for Frog Morris Presents. More info here:

And on Friday October 17th from 6pm, I will be delivering "Blindsided" live art interaction, to compliment my installation "A Prayer for Freedom and Peace". This will be shown at We Could Not Agree, art exhibition, for which I have been curated by artist Vanya Balogh. Save the date! More details to follow in October.

Here are some pictures of "Heart Piece", a live art interaction for Samia Gallery, that took place last month. Thanks to Andrew Stys for this photo...

​I hope that you are having a wonderful September! With love and best wishes - Joanna.