BOX3, also known as The Slow Box was initiated by Mandy Gamsu in November and has been passing from artist to artist.
BOX2 was the second Material Voice Covid-secure collaboration, exploring new ways of sharing ideas and working together. Gillian Brent initiated the process and made a box which was passed in turn to Sarah Villeneau, Kate Langrish-Smith, Mandy Gamsu and Clee Claire Lee.
Find out more about BOX2 here
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown the projects that the Material Voice artists were planning for 2020 were put on hold or just disappeared.
In mid April 2020 the artists agreed to find ways to recalibrate the practices and dissemination of their work together in response to the new situation. To start this they decided to experiment with new ways of collaborating that were possible within the lockdown guidance and could be shared on-line.
View the process of the first project The BOX here.
‘What is the Matter? Materials, Commodities, Narratives’ has received some great reviews. Our thanks to Orla Foster at Corridor8, Livia Barreira at Our Favourite Places and Dr Alex Woodall.
The opening of ‘What is the Matter? Materials, Commodities, Narratives’ at Kelham Island Museum on 12th September 2019 was a great success. There were over 150 visitors and the museum was buzzing with conversations and excitement about seeing a well-loved Sheffield institution with new eyes. Many people commented on how having contemporary art amongst the museum’s displays made them notice and reconsider artefacts and stories.
Material Voice artists are offering two hands-on making workshops during their exhibition ‘What is the Matter? Materials, Commodities, Narratives’ at Kelham Island Museum.
Please go to the Events page to find out more and for booking details.
12 September 2019
5.00 – 7.30
Free and open all, including entry to Museum
Kelham Island Museum
Materials, Commodities, Narratives
Sculptural works by women artists from the Material Voice collective amongst the displays at Kelham Island Museum
12 – 29 September 2019
Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY
Museum open Monday – Thursday 10 – 4, Sunday 11– 4.45
There is an admission charge to the museum.(more…)
Material Voice are delighted to have been awarded funding by Arts Council England for their first major project as a collective.
The artists are working in partnership with Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield and will be making interventions for the Museum’s collections displays which will be exhibited 12th – 29th September 2019.
The artists will also be offering workshops and other events at the Museum.
More information to follow soon.
Material Voice were awarded funding by Making Ways to establish themselves as a peer mentoring group that through a programme of structured meetings will develop their arts practice and bring the work of themselves and other women artists in Sheffield to prominence.
The Material Voice collective held two day meetings. The first day the artists came together to discuss and critique each other’s work and to explore the connections they shared. The second day the artists invited Abi Spinks, a freelance curator from Nottingham, to talk with them about their practices and to give her expertise about how to exhibit together.
Making Ways is an ambitious three-year project to demonstrate, celebrate and develop exceptional contemporary visual art produced in Sheffield. It is funded by Arts Council England, Sheffield City Council, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.