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Women Artists and A Brave New Art World

Claire Mander had the pleasure of speaking in a panel discussion at the Royal College of Arts (RCA) titled Women Artists and A Brave New Art World to celebrate Subject Matter’s launch of ALIGN exhibition.

Women to Watch UK : Metal

Women to Watch an exhibition by UK Friends of National Museum of Women in the Arts of the work of Claire Barclay, Sara Barker, Rana Begum and Alison Wilding, kindly selected in association with Caroline Douglas, Director of the Contemporary Art Society.  The exhibition explores contemporary women artists’ diverse approaches to the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metal as a medium.  

It is part of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC’s fifth biennial exhibition in the series designed to increase the visibility of women artists who deserve greater national and international attention.  All of its 20 outreach committees including UK Friends are participating.

EXHIBITION at Phillips, 30 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6JX

Exhibition: Weds 15 – Weds 22 Nov. 2017 | 10am – 6pm                     In conversation/finissage: Tuesday 21 November 2017 | 6.30-8.30pm


Boyle Family

A commission of Boyle Family Contemporary Archaeology: The World Series, Gotland Site 1968/2015.  The World Series, started in 1968, and shown at the artists’ solo exhibition in the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1978, are seminal works which sit at the intersection of conceptual art, land art and performance.  The Boyle Family interrogate reality, scale and material with direct and steadfast originality.  In collaboration with the Royal British Society of Sculptors



SKULPTUR, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Encompassing indoor and outdoor sculpture, video, installation, and performance, it was the first ever large scale group exhibition focused exclusively on Nordic sculpture in London across 3 sites: RBS, Imperial College London’s Prince’s Gardens and Goethe Institute London.  The participating artists, most of whom had never exhibited in London before were: Nanna Rützou Abell, Jacob Dahlgren, Elmgreen & Dragset, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Marianne Hall, Timo Heino, Michael Johansson, Otto Karvonen, Tove Kjellmark, Anne Koskinen, Mariken Kramer, Maija Närhinen, Gudrun Nielsen, Laila Pullinen, Karianne Stensland, Hartmut Stockter and Jarno Vesala.  The selection panel included Richard Wentworth and we published Skulptur, in partnership with Hatje Kantz London 2015.  In collaboration with the Royal British Society of Sculptors


Sculpture Shock

A project encouraging site-specific interventions in non-traditional spaces:  subterranean (the dark world beneath our feet), ambulatory (in movement through space and time) and historic (illustrious buildings in London).  Three artists each year for three years undertook a three month residency and had a four day pop-up exhibition in one of the sites.  The publication on the project was published by Black Dog in 2016. In collaboration with the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

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Manchester Art Gallery

Lecture on public sculpture and its site in the context of:
Sculpture: a fabrication, a research and development project by artist Nicola Ellis, in collaboration with Mark Devereux Projects in November 2017.


Artscape Nordland

Chair of Panel discussion coinciding with the book launch to mark the 25 year anniversary of Skulpturlandskap Nordland/ Artscape Nordland. This visionary project saw the commissioning and installation of 36 outdoor sculptural works in 25 years that responded to the sublime and remote landscape beyond the Artic Circle in the far north of Norway.  The panel comprises: Antony Gormley, A K Dolven and Mareeta Jukkuri to be held at the residence of Mona Juul, the Norwegian Ambassador in London in October 2017. In collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, London and Artscape Nordland.


Chinese Arts Space:  Five Peaks

Five Peaks International Sculpture Commission selection panel member.  CAS, in collaboration with Hippodrome Casino, is commissioning the third significant public art gateway into Chinatown for Little Newport Street, London.  Chinese/East Asian sculptors are asked to reflect on the concept of FIVE PEAKS (五岳) inspired by the Five Great Mountains of China and their metaphorical relevance to overseas Chinese/East Asian communities.

The panel includes David Tse, CAS; Simon Thomas, Hippodrome Casino CEO, Robert Davis, Westminster Council, Mick Brundle, Fourth Plinth commissioner.