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This month's exhibitions as chosen by Mary Hurrell

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George Vasey is the curator of the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) in Sunderland and independent writer currently based in Gateshead.
George Vasey, curator of the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art & writer

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  • Join Us! 2015 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST WORKSHOP What would happen if you bring together artists from different cultures to interact and create works through use of materials from the environment?” Why not join us and find out? DATE: September 9 – 30, 2015 VENUE: Abetenim Arts Village near Kumasi in Ghana Nka Foundation invites arts practitioners from around the world for the 2015 International Artist Workshop at Abetenim Arts Village in Ghana. Practitioners in the visual arts, building arts, literary arts, performing arts, design and film/new media are all welcome to participate. We will immerse ourselves in the local environment and create site-specific works through use of earth and other materials from the environment. Our rural arts village provides the participant with time and space away from the everyday stresses of city/studio life to focus and investigate own practice, creating the possibility for discovery, collaboration and growth. The arts village has an openair theatre, workspaces and guest houses for your accommodation. Most evenings will be used for reviewing workshop progress along with artist lectures, impromptu performances and presentations by workshop participants. By alternating work and dialogues, we anticipate cross fertilization of ideas. Join us! COST: Food and accommodation 120€/week (flight costs are not included). Here is the Event page: To apply, contact /

  • Delighted to have artist Mary Hurrell sharing her top exhibition picks for June. Including' Magic Mirror' at Nunnery Gallery; 'Looks' at ICA and Katrina Palmer's commission for Art Angel. Take a look here -->

  • BOOK NOW: This Wednesday at 7pm Dorine van Meel the South London Gallery's fourth recipient of the Nina Stewart Artist Residency is in conversation with Lucy Reynolds, writer, artist and independent film programmer.

  • Submissions to the International Conference on Deleuze / Guattari and Artistic REsesearch (DARE 2015) are now open until 1 July. Read more at

  • OPEN CALL FOR STUDENTS!! Fig-2 is inviting students from any discipline to submit an exhibition proposal to show as part of their programme at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Find out more here: Image: Rebecca Birch © Sylvain Deleu