20 March – 19 April 2013 at both venues
Preview Evening with introduction by artists and commissioners 19 March 18:30, The Saltburn School
Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Sarah Riseborough
Work resulting from residencies at Street House Excavations, Loftus, North Yorkshire
Bethan’s work for The Reveal is an investigation of the small, defined, but interconnected dig territory in terms of human and geological time. Bethan spent two and a half weeks with archaeologists and volunteers, walking in from Staithes most days. Pieces record specific details within and around the Street House site - Heather recolonising the alum mines and cliff tops; An incongruous boulder; A cut in the ground, proof of Romans; A tree, near a spring, where there was a farm, on former borderland, where gallows swung upon a tumulus. The light passing, the wind rocking the portakabin. It’s an attempt to communicate the experience of spending time with people who point at things that aren’t there and talk about them as though they are.
At Kirkleatham Museum prints, objects and film by the artists sit alongside finds. At Saltburn School, a larger collection of drawings, photography and installation span two rooms and coincide with the launch of Saltburn School’s new Class 1 gallery.
With thanks to archaeologist Stephen Sherlock, Arts Council England, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Rednile’s Factory Nights.
Kirkleatham Museum, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 5NW. Open Tues- Sun
The Saltburn School, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1HJ
1 February – 3 March 2013
Private View in association with SLAM Fridays, 22 February, 18:30 – 20:30
BEARSPACE presents Paper Thin, a group exhibition bringing together a wide selection of exciting young artists working with the medium of paper. Each artist subverts, subtracts and sensationalises paper in their practice, playing with the surface of a thin but powerful element intrinsic to the history of art.
Curated by Julia Alvarez and Kat Hawker
14 February – 17 May 2013
Private View 13th February
A group exhibition of works whose form or structure is inspired by text. Bethan will be showing new small sculpture and candlesticks in marbled porcelain. Making followed a description of the ash tree in a 1950′s tree identification guide – trying to forget what one looks like.
Bethan’s work, Calendar has been selected by Vulpes Vulpes for their open exhibition Appropriate Response.
Sat 24th/Sun 25th Nov/Fri 30th/Sat 1st Dec/Sun 2nd Dec
Friday 23rd November 6.30pm -10.00pm
VULPES VULPES is an artist-led group and project space which hosts exhibitions, performances, events and workshops in Clapton, East London. The project is not for profit and is managed and run collectively.
Also showing -
Leo Koivistoinen; Lisa Selby; Anthony Carr; David Theobold; Tom Bayliss; Ismail Erbil; James Page; Mark Pembrey; Yana Naidenov; Laura Green; Charlie Coffey; Chris Coombes; Lesley Guy; Etienne Lafrance; Adam Knight; Kyle Galloway; Jamie Carter; Dominic Watson; Fanny Aboulke; Jessica Miller
Callum Lee interviewed Manifold for European webmagazine LABKULTUR -
Conjunction 12 events and exhibitions run throughout November 2012
Launch 6 – 9pm Friday 2 November 2012
For seven days over October 2012, Bethan has been Artist In Residence at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent as part of Conjunction 12. Based in the studios at AirSpace Gallery, she has built a fiction around an artefact from the Museum stores. The resulting installation – The Art of Survival and the Ritual Killing of Objects – will be unveiled in the AirSpace window at the launch.
For further information please visit the Conjunction 12 website.
7pm Thursday 11th October 2012
Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, Bethnal Green E2 9NF
Curators Manick Govinda, Nikki Tomlinson and Cat Harrison will be leading tours of newly commissioned works by Bernd Behr, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Corinne Felgate, Kristian De La Riva, Michaela Nettell, Sarah Baker, Toby Christian and Peter Liversidge
Tours are free, but please sign up via Artsadmin.
19th September – 14th October 2012, Wednesday – Sunday
2 Willow Road, Hampstead Heath
Red House, Bexleyheath
Manifold explore the homes of two giants of architecture, art and design. William Morris and Ernö Goldfinger made places for themselves embodying their distinct values. We have responded with parallel site-specific exhibitions that examine the material and contextual situation of Red House and 2 Willow Road.
Individual and collaborative works explore these two National Trust properties through new design, image, sculpture and audio intervention. The exhibitions span both London Design Festival and Frieze Week – a reflection of the varied sensibilities within the group.
At Willow Road we have also curated an evening event with cocktails specially mixed by Jensens Bermondsey Gin; a night of music, food, film and performance in homage to the Goldfingers’ somewhat notorious soirees.
William Morris and Ernö Goldfinger created homes for themselves that embody their distinct values – how they thought we should live. Their houses speak of wider ideological and cultural movements through the intimacy of the home, coloured by the time capsule-like conservation environment.
This project, Manifold’s first group show, has been a catalyst for us to experiment with unfamiliar materials and techniques. Our multi-disciplinary responses to the two men, their ideas and these buildings reveal a broad range of personal perspectives within art and design.
Bethan has now returned from her residency – the time at the excavations was rich and productive. New work and information on forthcoming exhibitions will follow soon.
Wednesday 19 September – Sunday 14 October 2012
Late event at 2 Willow Road Thursday 27 September 2012
Manifold are pleased to announce that we have been invited by the National Trust to explore the homes of two very different, but equally significant characters in the history of architecture, art and design: The Red House, Bexleyheath – the home of William Morris, and 2 Willow Road, Hampstead – the home of Ernö Goldfinger.
Friday 25 May 2012
Bethan will be leading short surface imagery workshops in the Sackler Centre as part of V&A Friday Late: Dinner Is Served. Play with pictures taken from around the Museum to create your own artwork for a dish – three winners will be chosen at the end of the night to have their design fired on to bone china.
Further information here.
Jerwood writer in residence Chris Fite-Wassilak has written a lovely profile on Bethan’s work for the JVA Blog. The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011 continues to tour, it will be at The Lanchester Gallery in Coventry from 1 – 31st March 2012 and then moves on to The Burton Art Gallery & Museum from 28 April – 11 June 2012
Bethan’s Wild Place service is on show as part of the exhibition QEST Crafting Excellence at Fortnum & Mason. The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust awards scholarships to aid the study of traditional crafts and the work of 32 past scholars is displayed on the first floor of the Piccadilly store. The exhibition runs from 6th February – 29th July 2012.
To mark Manifold’s first anniversary Teleri Lloyd-Jones has written a lovely feature on our studio for Crafts magazine. You can read it here.
In late summer 2012, Bethan will undertake a residency at Street House Excavations in Loftus, North East Yorkshire, alongside archaeologist Stephen Sherlock and his team. The cliff-top field has so far yielded extensive remains – from neolithic quern stones to a saxon female bed burial – and is a site of national importance. Bethan will be working alongside the archaeologists, responding to the site, finds and processes.
The residency came about through Rednile’s Factory Nights - Carefully encouraged accidents.
Bethan has been taken on by Bearspace in Deptford. Selected works will be available through the gallery throughout 2012 and news of an exhibition will follow soon.
Bethan’s work has been included in the latest issue of HESA inprint, the bilingual Finnish/English art publication. This month’s theme is Botany – Kasvitiede. You can read it online now and support HESA inprint by buying the printed matter.
Same address, fancy new interior. New content will be appearing all the time from the nine members of Manifold and our fine associates. Go take a look around.
Read all our studio’s newest news here.
Bethan has been selected for Town Hall Artworks: Artists Commissions 2012.
Since 2009 Artsadmin has worked with Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, a five star hotel in Bethnal Green’s Grade II-listed Old Town Hall building, to commission a major series of artworks by local artists. The second phase of artworks will be installed between November 2011 and April 2012.
Whereas the inaugural series of commissions focused on context, locality and history, the second phase will thematically explore works that convey the future, embracing exuberance, desire (material and sensual), and the notion of hotels as transitory and utopian sites of pleasure and hyper-mobility.
Bethan will create a smashed-porcelain and brass sculpture called Constellation for the De Montford Suite and a glass piece spanning several fire doors on the 2nd floor called A Pace or Two Ahead of Us.
Read more about the commissions here.
30 September – 13 November 2011
Former Spode Factory, Stoke-on-Trent
Selected pieces from Wildeor and Wild Places will be exhibited as part of Fresh at British Ceramics Biennial. Fresh presents graduates from 2010 and 2011 within the vast unoccupied Spode factory, using factory furniture and equipment. For more information on BCB events click here.
30 September – 13 November 2011
Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Artists from Manifold have been paired with artists from Airspace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent as part of the British Ceramics Biennial. Bethan will be working with Anna Francis. The artists will collaborate remotely, before spending an intense three days together at Airspace to create work prior to the opening.
1 October – 15 November 2011
Wem Town Hall, Shropshire
Bethan was recently invited to make a postcard sized work for this exhibition, which coincides with The Big Draw. Artists from across Europe were asked to convey something real about the place they live and work. Alongside the exhibition, the responses will be made in to a book to be distributed in independent bookshops across the EU. Read more here.
We’ve been busy. To read about Manifold’s recent activities, click here.
14 September – 30 October 2011
Bethan has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011 exhibition.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Judged by an independent panel of selectors, the Prize aims to recognise and support all UK based artists, from student to established, working in the field of drawing.
From a submission of 3,500 entries, the 2011 selectors, Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Tim Marlow, writer, broadcaster and Director of Exhibitions, White Cube; and Rachel Whiteread, artist, have brought together 70 drawings that represent and celebrate the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.
The exhibition will open at the Jerwood Space in September, before touring nationally. More details coming soon.
In early 2011, Bethan was invited by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 to create a hand painted bone china plate for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as he stepped down as President. The design incorporates an archival image of the construction of the Crystal Palace, balanced against some of the buildings that make up the contemporary ‘Albertopolis’ site. The plate was presented in June 2011.
1st December 2010
18:30 – 21:30
Manifold is a group of nine artists and designers – 2010 MA graduates from the Royal College of Art.
Individually, Manifold’s activities span sculpture, installation, digital art, process-driven product design, drawing, research, teaching, collaboration and progressive approaches to age-old crafts such as glass-blowing, hand-built ceramics and enamel painting. These diverse and often disparate practices have grown up alongside each other within the studios at the RCA. Shared knowledge and the power of the group are the pillars of Manifold’s new HQ.
To celebrate the launch of our exciting venture we would love you to join us for a look around, food & drink and live music.
October 16th – November 27th 2010
29 – 31 Saffron Hill
London, EC1N 8SW
+44 (0) 20 7421 6009
Over the past few months I’ve been working on a collaborative project with the photographer Noemie Goudal. We began with a trip to the almost tragi-comically bleak ex slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog and took it from there. With a shared fascination with wilderness and the marks of man, we’re creating an interplay between object and image. The first (and far from final) piece, entitled Bassin, will be exhibited at HotShoe Gallery in Clerkenwell, alongside Noemie’s Les Amants.
1-4 July 2010
Wednesday 30 June
15:00-18:00 VIP & Press Preview
18:30 – 21:00 Awards preview evening
(Unlimited ticket only)
Thursday 01 July 11:00-18:00
Friday 02 July 11:00-18:00
Saturday 03 July 11:00-18:00
Sunday 04 July 11:00-16:00
Royal College of Art stand CG9, The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1
A second opportunity to view selected works from the installation Wildeor, one of my two RCA graduation projects. I’ll be at the Business Design Centre on the Wednesday and Thursday. Please get in touch if you’d like to meet at any other time.
28 May – 6 June 2010
11am – 8pm daily
The Henry Moore Galleries
Royal College of Art
London SW7 2EU
The final exhibition for MA RCA students from the departments of Ceramics and Glass, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing and Jewellery, Photography and Printmaking. I will be presenting two bodies of work, preview images will be available in the Objects and Installation and Design areas of this website from the 19th May.
Please contact me if you would like to arrange a meeting during the show.
6 – 9th May 2010
Private view Thursday 6th May, 6-9pm
Rydges Kensington Plaza, 61 Gloucester Road, London. SW7 4PE
The Mini Exhibition is a travelling exhibition of miniature work. It brings together artists from The Royal College of Art working across different media and practices. The same work will be seen in different contexts throughout 2010 in London, Copenhagen, Detroit, Singapore and Belfast.
The Copenhagen leg runs 3 June – 1 July at Window 107
28 April–2 May 2010
The Seminar Gallery, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU
Annual competition for RCA students to illustrate and design a selection of covers for book titles, I will be showing drawings for Robert MacFarlane’s The Wild Places. The exhibition includes the shortlisted entries featuring illustration, typography, photography and graphic design.