Photographs of Ill-Equipped and Making a Mark exhibitions

Making A Mark
Featuring 5 Barnsley-based artists whose work revolves predominantly around the practice of drawing: The artists are, Richard Kitson, John Ledger, Jade Morris, Mikk Murray and Louise Wright.
Daytime openings: Friday 22 July – Sunday 14 Aug
Opening days Thursday – Sunday, 12-4pm.
Hive Gallery, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley, S74 8HJ
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John Ledger
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Global Ghetto, 2045, marks the centenary of the defeat of fascism (2010/11)
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Mikk Murray
A dog’s life

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Jade Morris

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Louise Wright

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Richard Kitson

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Photographs from Ill-Equipped, an exhibition @Access space, Sheffield

A thanks to the people at Access Space for giving me the chance to put this show on. It’s been really good to see these works behind an active environment. Access Space is located on Sidney Street, just a few minutes walk leftwards out of the Sheffield Train Station.

“Access Space is an inclusive environment. As well as working with artists, academics, creative technologists, programmers, other professionals and students, 50% of  the participation in Access Space’s activities are from people in danger of exclusion and on the margins of society, including: people with disabilities, homeless people, ex-offenders, asylum seekers, refugees and people with mental health issues. Through Refab Space, Access Space engages with self starters and entrepreneurs as well. One of the strengths of Access Space is that it brings people from different backgrounds together.”

The exhibition was named after the drawing Ill-Equipped, a work that deals with the affect on subjectivities in an world where almost every aspect of life is becoming penetrated/mediated by cyberspace technologies, leaving us ‘always on’. But more crucially what does to our ability to truly develop an understanding of the big issues facing us in the 21st century.

Ill-Equipped

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About John Ledger

A visual Artist, eternal meanderer and obsessive self-reflector by nature, who can’t help but try to interpret everything from within the tide of society. His works predominantly take the form of large scale ballpoint pen landscape drawings and map-making as social/psychological note-making. They are slowly-accumulating responses to crises inflicted upon the self in the perplexing, fearful, empty, and often personality-erasing human world.

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