To mark the closing week of Henry Hudson’s exhibition nothing sticks to nothing, Hannah Barry Gallery will be hosting a weeklong programme of live events in which various artists respond to the alpine scenography featured in Hudson’s latest suite of paintings.
The show, which opened on 31 January, is comprised of a cycle of four large-scale paintings, all of which are rendered in plasticine, the artist’s signature medium, and wax. The works are made more compelling by a swirling scagliola floor, which was designed by Hudson for the show.
The complimentary programme, entitled nothing Sticks to Nothing LIVE!, features work by seven artists, including musician and songwriter William Rees, cellist and singer-songwriter, Lucinda Chua, and Gaunt – the musical pseudonym of interdisciplinary artist Jack Warne.
All events are open to the public, require no pre-booking and are free of charge. First-come first-served entry.
nothing Sticks to Nothing LIVE! Programme information:
William Rees of Mystery Jets presents Song Cycle
Friday 8 March, 18:30 – 21:00
Performance at 20:00
Rees presents Song Cycle, an evening of musical performance that brings together the sounds of thirteen distinct musical artists. Song Cycle seeks to offer a safe space for writers and performers to step out of the darkness and share something intimate, unfinished, never-before-heard. Performers include Pete Cochrane, Billy Blond, Blanc, Sinead O’Brian, Show Boy, Delilah Montagu, Sophie-Rose Harper, Tom Odell, City Fall, Rose Elinor Dougall, Waiting for Smith, William Rees and Remer Cier.
Henry Hudson iPad Portraits
Saturday 9 March, 11:00 – 18:00
Inspired by wayside shrines found on pilgrim routes across Europe, Henry Hudson will spend a day in his own alpine environment, making portraits of visitors to the gallery on his iPad. Developing themes present in the exhibition – itself inspired by Hudson’s own journey of recovery and loss – these portraits are testament to the character of the symbolism of the wayside shrine. Portraits will be conducted on a first-come first-served basis throughout the day and will be printed and sent digitally to the sitter on completion.
Wednesday 13 March, 18:30 – 21:00; performance at 19:30
London-based cellist and singer-songwriter, Lucinda Chua will perform an improvised, multi-layered cello soundscape in the gallery. Chua will reconstruct string arrangements from her forthcoming EP, Antidotes 1, building on multiple harmonies in the space that respond to Hudson’s immersive exhibition.
About Lucinda Chua: Chua is a musician that flexes seamlessly between intimate pop songs barely whispered to expansive and multi-layered string soundscapes, whilst seamlessly weaving together the sounds and voices that have inspired her. Her debut EP will be released on March 20th.
Wedding #1 (Hosted by Jamie Lee & Alan Fielden)
Thursday 14 March, 18:30 – 21:00; readings at 19:15
Wedding #1 with readings from Sophie Robinson, Es Morgan, Patrick Davidson Roberts, Alan Fielden and Bonnie Hancell is the first in a series of cross-disciplinary text and performance evenings breaking new ground in live readings.
Reverse Landscape: Gaunt with Olivia Parkes
Friday 15 March, 18:30 – 21:00; performance at 19:15
Jack Warne (Gaunt) has created an array of direct sonic interpretations of selected works in nothing sticks to nothing. He will be exploring the process of landscape becoming soundscape and vice versa. Gaunt’s brooding soundscapes will be accompanied by spoken word from British-American writer Olivia Parkes.
Hannah Barry Gallery
Exhibition Dates: 8 – 16 March 2019