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Words From The Void

June 2012

 

Written and performed by Stephen Wymark

 

After a critically acclaimed run of his previous play Fragments,
actor and writer, Stephen Wymark, returns to BADept to perform his latest work, Words From The Void.

"A powerful piece of thought provoking theatre, drawing us into
a world of childhood memory, questioning and uncertainty. A work that shows the assuredness of a writer who truly has
a distinctive and original voice.
"  Ian Lamond - od ghoti arts

 

“Words From The Void' is about childhood.
I have a poor memory of that time.
Too many gaps.
Too many questions unanswered.

There are some things I need to remember.
Others are best forgotten.” Stephen Wymark

unsteady states
2nd Round
unstrung theories

ADRIAN PRITCHARD

174 CHURCH STREET
BLACKPOOL FY1 3PB
RE LAUNCH DATE 22nd November 2010
lasts until Christmas and New Year

Artist Adrian Pritchard has been commissioned to produce a second installation as part of the Blackpool Council Culture Shops Project funded by Arts Council England Lottery Grants.

"unstrung theories" are a continuation of installations using fluid string formations that coil, stretch and accumulate over time.

Meet the Artist 16th December 6pm at FYC 154-158 Church Street for the Blackpool Culture Shops tour including a number of other selected artists and shop art installations nearby.

 

 

Image below: unstrung theories detail

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"Unsteady States" is part of the Blackpool Council Culture Shops Project funded by the Arts Council Lottery scheme.

 

Also Sponsored by Links Signs & Graphics Tel/Fax: 01253 291516 

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The Architecture of Pleasure

PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY

BY HELENA BEN-ZENOU

Badept artist in residence 2009-2010

Blackpool and The Fylde College, University Centre.

30 SEP – 27 OCT
PRIVATE VIEW
WED 29th Sep 6 PM - 8 PM

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
WEEKDAYS EXCEPT BANK HOLYDAYS

9.00 am to 8.00 pm Monday - Thursday
9.00 am to 4.30 pm Fridays

Artist talk 29th September 1.30pm @ the lecture theatre Palatine Building. ( Limited Places )

Helena Ben-Zenou is an artist who is well known for investigating industrial and urban spaces. Working across painting, photography, installation, video and curation, her works and projects explore the transitory and contradictory nature of cities and address their physicality and social history.

She develops her ideas and works by visiting sites of architectural and historical interest, taking photographs, making notes, and walking through a city or area - as an informed wandering.   The work in this exhibition “The Architecture of Pleasure” makes a direct link to the northern industrial heartland’s legacy and how its architectural and engineering achievements are incorporated into Blackpool’s buildings and structures. “From Industrial Relations to Industrial Vacations” is the theme Helena has carried with her from her time as Vickers Art Award Winner in 2006. As part of this project she was commissioned to produce works recording Derbyshire’s current and historic industries, including the last remnants of mining.

Helena was awarded £4000 as part of the Badept programme consisting of exhibitions, workshops and events funded by the Arts Council England and the National Lottery. Helena has undertaken residencies, projects, commissions and solo exhibitions widely in the UK and abroad.

 

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Above :"Modern Disco 2 (The Palace) " mixed media on canvas , 80cmx80cm. Helena Ben Zenou Copyright 2010

 

 

Badept is pleased to coordinate this exhibtion in the new major gallery space at

the Blackpool and The Fylde College, University Centre.

Click Here for location for Blackpool University Centre Gallery

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unsteady states

INSTALLATION

BY ADRIAN PRITCHARD

CHURCH STREET/COOKSON STREET BLACKPOOL

NEW LAUNCH DATE 2nd October and runs for 3 weeks until 22nd October
Meet the artist 7th October 6.30pm

Recently Badept artist Adrian Pritchard has developed  art works and kinetic installations using viscous materials as a means for the viewer to engage in the ever changing qualities of the work as it unfolds.

For this particular installation “unsteady states” Adrian is playing with the concept of "steady states" which has relevance in many fields, in particular thermodynamics and economics.

The title is not only relative to the physical process of stretching and tearing but is also suggestive of our current economic climate in relation to the context of the display within an empty shop premises.

"Our economy is clearly not a steady state affair; the patterns of economical boom and bust are demonstrated through out history. The stretching and snapping of the gloop material is a kin to expanding economies that have to give at some point via a weakness within the structure. In reality this is a universal process of action and reaction."

 

 

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Blackpool Council         Arts Council         links

"Unsteady States" is part of the Blackpool Council Culture Shops Project funded by the Arts Council Lottery scheme.

Also Sponsored by Links Signs & Graphics Tel/Fax: 01253 291516 

  creative    
BBC
 

For Recent BBC and Creative Times interviews with Adrian Pritchard click on Logos

Click on the image left for a Youtube animated sketch revealing the changing dynamics and shapes of the installation. As an extra the installation will also change its colour's from red to blue to yellow representing the three main political parties.

I shave tennis balls rather than blend vegetables.

INSTALLATION AND FILM

BY KIT ABRAMSON

BADEPT GALLERY

2 – 12 SEP
PRIVATE VIEW
Thurs 2nd Sep 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
11 AM – 4 PM AND WEEKDAYS BY APPOINTMENT

Negotiating a practice whilst raising a young child has forced Kit to consider the parallels between these two major responsibilities. The work she makes involves ridiculous and arduous processes resulting in objects, performances and installations. Pieces are often slight, fragile and absurd and their subtext often channels the experience and involvement with her child’s own development.

The works in her shows create dense and concentrated moments  of hope, tenacity and failure. Each piece tackles her new cultural and parental position and exemplifies the idiosyncratic and obsessive compulsive aesthetics she’s known for. Kit isCurrently shortlisted for the inaugural Northern Futures Awards at The Civic, Barnsley currently exhibited from July 28th until September 10th; this will be her first solo exhibit at Badept.

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Above : Love30, materials, tennis balls, tennis hopper, dimensions variable. Kit Abramson Copyright 2010

 

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PAINTINGS AND PERFORMANCE

BY MICHAEL CASSIDY

BADEPT GALLERY 24 JUL – 8 AUG


PRIVATE VIEW
FRIDAY 23RD JULY 7 AM - 9 PM

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
11 AM – 4 PM

After Michael's success in the Jerwood Painting Prize 2009 and his Treignac Residency in France; This show is primarily concerned with unearthing the links between painting and performance.  Looking at both, painting as a final outcome and as an ongoing process, the show features a live performance work. Named after the flower, which was said to have grown from of the remains of the tragic hero Narcissus who; so captivated by his own beauty, died by his own reflection, ‘Narcissi’ is the first U.K. solo exhibition by Michael Cassidy.

 

 

Narcissi

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Phantasmagoria

Paintings by Clare Chapman

Badept Gallery

17 April -15 May
Open Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
11.30am - 4.30pm

"Something draws you in but you can think of no earthly name to describe what you see and you are not at all sure how wise you would be to go there. For a moment you wonder if you have stumbled into the aftermath of a wholesale slaughter – Where the light itself has been torn apart, where the mutilated night has disgorged its innards onto the ground " 

Text: Dave Foster 2010

Recent group exhibitions include: John Moores 25 Contemporary Art Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2008; Anopseudonymous Five Hundred Dollars Gallery, London 2009. She gained the Gordon Luton Prize (Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers) 2001 and the British School at Athens Prince of Wales Bursary, 2004. Returning from a successful solo exhibition in Italy this will be Clare's first solo show in the UK, the first in a line up of solo shows to be exhibited at the “Badept” Gallery.

Image: Nocturne #3, 2009, Oil on canvas, 40x60cm Clare Chapman Copyright

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