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This ‘Me’ of Mine welcomes Dr Catherine Horan to the symposium panel and we have our first review!

Catherine Horan imageI’m very pleased to announce the participation of Dr Catherine Horan, sociologist and lecturer at University Campus Suffolk, to the symposium panel. Dr Horan will be replacing Dr Emma Bond. Dr Horan, who has been recommended highly by Dr Bond, brings a fascinating mix of professional interests in social media communications, work with children, identity and adult abuse survivors, and drama. Read more about Dr Horan on the SYMPOSIUM page.

By the way, Dr Horan has just sent in her essay for the companion book, This ‘Me’ of Mine: Self, Time & Context in the Digital Age – it’s fab! I’m thrilled by all the essays in the book, I hardly have the patience to wait until it’s done. I’ll be sharing more information on the book soon.

We have our first review!

Anna McNay has written a beautiful review for her art criticism blog, art-Corpus. Follow that link to the review or check out a preview on the PRESS page. Here’s an excerpt from her review:

“There is a lot of grey in this exhibition, and no, that’s not just me bringing in the unseasonal chill from a sleeting Deptford creekside. In David Minton’s Peripheral Vision (2010), for example, which places a falling bird and its shadow on an otherwise empty canvas, the shadow of the non-contextual space hangs heavier than that of the unidentified bird. Similarly, the school class of Darren Nixon’s Untitled 30-5-11 (2011) scarcely manages to emerge from the lurking and almost sinisterly enclosing grey-black behind. The sense of transient youth and the hopeless promise of becoming, the acquisition of identity, and the incidental creation of memory, is something we can all relate to if we recall this annual “rite of passage” of posing awkwardly and being captured for posterity, usually in a most unflattering gurn.”


This ‘Me’ of Mine in its final week at APT

Project Update:

This ‘Me’ of Mine is in its final week at APT Gallery with two great events coming up to conclude this leg of the tour.

Photo by J. Pickering

Photo by: J. Pickering

This ‘Me’ of Mine has had a fantastic first week! We’ve received a lovely article by Jack Hutchinson for a-n News, Curating by Twitter; well worth a read. We’ve had a steady flow of visitors to APT Gallery in Deptford with a very enthusiastic response from those viewing the show. Here are some of the kind comments left in our guest book:

“Kate’s work is great and identifiable instantly! Anthony Boswell’s  piece is superb.”

“Great show, lots to think about – loved it all.”

“Lovely show, very moving. Thank You.”

“Really lovely, well curated. Made me think!”

“Exquisite show, particularly the spacing and Cathy Lomax – it will be interesting to see the changes as it travels.”

On Friday, we had a surprise visit by students from Blake College and it was lovely to see them spread evenly throughout the gallery eagerly writing and talking about the work. We enter our final week at APT this week, if you haven’t seen the show yet, be sure to pop in.

The exhibition continues through 31 March.

SLAM! South London Art Map tour in Deptford

Good Friday, March 29th

APT Gallery will be open until 8:30pm

Join us for the South London Last Friday late opening. The gallery will be open from 12 to 8:30 pm. Click the South London Art Map logo to find out who else will be on the tour. This is a free event.

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Tea and Talk

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A final wrap up discussion

Join us Easter Saturday, 30 March at 3:00 for tea and a chat to round out the show before our final day on Sunday the 31st. I’ll have lots to say about working with the space, challenges coming up for the next venue, Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery in Folkestone and the significance of the changing context for the exhibition.

Looking forward to seeing you at APT!

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HomeinOne Sponsors This ‘Me’ of Mine

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ACE Awards Grant to This ‘Me’ of Mine

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I am very proud to announce:

This ‘Me’ of Mine has been awarded a grant from Arts Council England!

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Save the Date: March 14 2013 This ‘Me’ of Mine opens at APT Gallery

You’ll be seeing these invitations in your emailboxes soon…

You are warmly invited to the opening of…

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14 – 31 March 2013
PV: 14 March, 6-9pm

‘Artists in Conversation’
6-7pm night of PV

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APT Gallery
Harold Wharf
6 Creekside Drive
Deptford, London SE8 4SA

Exhibition Hours:
Wed to Sun, 12 to 5pm

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South London Art Map Tour
29 March, 12 to 8:30pm

Follow the SLAM link above for more details to join the tour.


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Dr Emma Bond joins the Symposium

Dr Emma BondI’m very pleased to announce Dr Emma Bond, sociologist and senior lecturer at University Campus Suffolk, has accepted my invitation to complete the Symposium panel. Her expertise focuses on child centred research, especially in on-line and new media environments. Her research has been extensive and she has a string of publications to her credit, here are some examples:

Bond, E. (2010) ‘Managing mobile relationships – Children’s perceptions of the impact of the mobile phone on relationships in their everyday lives’ in Childhood Vol. 17 no. 4 pp. 514-529.

Bond, E. (2010) ‘The mobile phone = bike shed? Children, sex and mobile phones’ in New Media & Society Vol. 13 no. 4 pp. 587-604

Bond, E. Book review Children and the Internet. Great Expectations, Challenging Realities in Telecommunications Policy (forthcoming)

Dr Bond is also and active conference presenter, here are some conferences she was involved in last year:

Are we mastering creative assessment or is the writing on the wall? With Stuart Agnew and Jessica Clark presented at Assimilate Conference: Assessing students at Masters Level The Rosebowl, Leeds Metropolitan University September, 2012.

Life After Death by Powerpoint: students’ experiences of creativity in Higher education presented at International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference Paris April 2012 with Jessica Clark.

An ecological approach to enhance quality in technology enhanced learning presented at the ALD in HE conference Leeds April 2012 with Tim Goodchild.

Rhetoric, Risk and Self-Identity – An ethnographic study of academics’ perceptions of e-learning at a UK university presented at the Annual British Sociological Association Conference Leeds in April 2012.

Read more about Dr Emma Bond here.

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Dr Gregg, Art Pie and Kaleidoscope Gallery

This ‘Me’ of Mine has some new partners and participants to announce.

Dr Aiden GreggI am very pleased to introduce Dr Aiden Gregg, lecturer and member of the Personality and Social Psychology Research Group and the Centre for Research on Self & Identity (CRSI) at the University of Southampton.  Dr Gregg will be a panellist on the symposium and he brings a fascinating element to the panel in his interest in the phenomenon of self-enhancement.  his current research asks if the motive to verify one’s identity exists.  Read more about him and his work on the SYMPOSIUM  page.

Art Pie logoI’m very proud to report Art Pie is now our media partner! You may have seen some of the essays I’ve written for Art Pie on topics related to This ‘Me’ of Mine.  You can now find the growing list of essays on the new ESSAYS page.  While you’re there pop over to the SPONSORS page to find out more about Art Pie.  Stay tuned, a new essay is coming soon to Art Pie on value and purpose in relation to the upcoming interview with Kate Murdoch, What Are You Prepared to Give in Exchange?

Kent County Council logoAnd last but certainly not least, I’m very honoured to announce we have a fourth venue – Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery! Kaleidoscope Gallery is a beautiful contemporary space run by Kent County Council and is situated within the same building as the library and museum in Sevenoaks.  This serves to break-down the traditional barriers between these cultural institutions bringing innovative contemporary art to new audiences.

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