Live performances: First Thursday Lates with Harriet Richardson and Sadegh Aleahmad

1 August 2024
Free to all

An afterhours chance to explore the exhibition ft. live performances by artists Sadegh Aleahmad and Harriet Richardson.

An afterhours chance to explore the exhibition, alongside two exclusive live performances by exhibiting artists Sadegh Aleahmad and Harriet Richardson.

Exhibiting artists: Haydn Albrow, Sadegh Aleahmad, Nicky Amin, Isobel Atacus, Joy Baek, Rachel Bailey, Hannah Billett, Rhys Brown, Christina Brown, Eleanor Burkett, Tommy Camerno, Catherine Chambers, Yuyang Chen, Micheal Coppelov Nathalie Coste, Piero D’Angelo, Laurie Fitzgerald, Emma Franks, Ben Goldnagl, Cecily Loveys Jervoise, Gaby Jonna, Woo Jin Joo, Katka Krajči, You Liang, Lindsey Jean McLean, Tabitha Powles, Harriet Richardson, Moussa David Saleh, Sila Sen, Cameron Ugbodu, Fredrix Vermin, Paul Westcombe, Maddie Yuille.

Bow Arts’ annual Bow Open Show showcases the talent and diversity of art being made across the charity’s artist community, selected by a guest curator. This year’s curator, visual artist Lindsey Mendick, invited submissions with her provocation “A Personal Treasure”, and has gathered work from 33 artists, various in media and all distinctly precious for sharing a treasured notion. Read more about the exhibition here.

For this special late opening, Sadegh Aleahmad will be activating his installation Poems for Keeping Warm, inviting visitors to write poems, observations, messages, or even a shopping list on pieces of kindling, before ceremonially setting them alight and burning them to ashes, in an act of metamorphosis and transformation.

Building on from her exhibited artwork MSN, for her live performance, Harriet Richardson will be revisiting the ‘90s, recreating her 2007 home teenage computer set up in the gallery space. She will then invite visitors to chat with her on MSN Messenger, unravelling the possibilities of text-based dialogue and the collective creation of digital moments in time.

The Nunnery Cafe will be open for the duration of the evening, selling a range of tasty snacks and refreshments.

This event is free and drop-in, but feel free to RSVP using the button below to let us know you’re coming!

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Nunnery Gallery

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  • We will be operating to a controlled capacity in our spaces, to maintain safe visitor numbers.
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