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October 9, 2013

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THIS ‘ME’ OF MINE SYMPOSIUM: Identity in the Digital Age to be held 2nd November 2013 at Ipswich Art School Gallery.

This symposium is a culmination of all the research and development which has gone into This ‘Me’ of Mine. The function, meaning and significance of identity, memory and objects are changing at such a rapid pace, it will be good to actually sit down and discuss these things.  

Ipswich, 9 October, 2013 – “The medium, or process, of our time – electronic technology – is reshaping and restructuring patterns of social interdependence and every aspect of our personal life. It is forcing us to reconsider and revaluate practically every thought, every action, and every institution formerly taken for granted…[t]he older training of observation has become quite irrelevant in this new time, because it is based on psychological responses and concepts conditioned by the former technology – mechanization.” That quote from Marshal McLuhan’s The Media is the Massage, from the 60’s is absolutely relevant now. Observation has become irrelevant and as such, our relationship to objects, and the function of memory for our very identity is changing. Younger generations no longer think in a linear ‘historical’ way, their reality is one of portals, immediacy and multiplicity. Objects have always been an important means of communicating concepts and representing ideas, but now the boundary is blurring between the self and the object; objects have taken on an identity and we begin to see ourselves as objects. Observation, having become irrelevant, is more important than ever to our sense of self.

Identity in the Digital Age, This ‘Me’ of Mine symposium, will look at these issues. Structured as a roundtable discussion with Dr. David Houston Jones – Director of Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, Annabel Dover – Artist and PhD candidate at Wimbledon College of Art, Dr. Aiden Gregg – Social Psychologist, member of Centre for Research on Self and Identity and Lecturer at the University of Southampton, and Dr. Catherine Horan – Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at University Campus Suffolk. Moderated by Jane Boyer.

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Contact: Jane BoyerEmail: Jane@janeboyer.com

Website: www.thismeofmine.wordpress.com

UK Mobile: 07561333028

FR Phone: +33 546704225

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Symposium Information:

Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service
Ipswich Art School Gallery
1 Upper High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3NE
www.cimuseums.org.uk

2 November, 2013, 2 to 4pm
Symposium: Identity in the Digital Age
A panel discussion on memory, objects and contemporary communication
Panellists: Dr David Houston Jones, Annabel Dover, Dr Aiden Gregg and Dr Catherine Horan
Moderated by: Jane Boyer
Tickets: £16.55 available online at thismeofminesymposium.eventbrite.co.uk


July 23, 2013

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This ‘Me’ of Mine is an example of ‘distributed practice’, a phrase coined by critic Becky Huff Hunter to describe the creative use of diverse networks taking artists beyond the boundaries of traditional art practice. It is the future of contemporary art practice.

I hope This ‘Me’ of Mine will be seen as an artwork in its own right. The challenges and rigour of creatively presenting this project have been every bit as complex and compelling as working in traditional media.

Ipswich, 23 July, 2013 – Curated from a distance via twitter and online communications, a public blog tracking development and delving deep into artists’ work and project themes, four diverse gallery venues, public funding and private sponsorship, an expanded final exhibition, a symposium, a book, videos and thousands of hours logged onto the internet. This ‘Me’ of Mine is an example of ‘distributed practice’, a phrase coined by art critic Becky Huff Hunter to describe the nature and reality of contemporary art practice. It is a wide distribution of networks where individuals work independently and in cooperation moving beyond traditional boundaries and landscapes of art practice. The future of art is here now.

As artists make their studios public through blogs and social media, ‘distributed practice’ has the potential to become an art form in its own right. The assemblage of information, attention to the details of its presentation and the culmination into ‘a whole’ is as rigorous as any traditional art form. Jane Boyer, curator, writer and exhibiting artist for This ‘Me’ of Mine explains, “I’ve considered each of the various media involved in distributing This ‘Me’ of Mine as a unique ‘venue’ and have worked diligently to mould This ‘Me’ of Mine to suit each one. This has gone beyond curating the physical installations in our four galleries. The blog is a venue and requires specific curatorial order, design and attention to detail; the book is a venue and required a completely different approach to curation and design with a different set of components and parameters, social media communications for the project is yet another venue with its own unique conditions. The venues have been numerous and diverse for this project. It’s taken a great deal of creativity to present This ‘Me’ of Mine in each form; it’s been a creativity every bit as challenging as facing a massive blank canvas.”

Jane is preparing for the fourth and final installation this Fall at the Ipswich Art School Gallery part of Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service. Jane was invited by Art Curator, Emma Roodhouse, to expand This ‘Me’ of Mine for the Gallery space and was awarded the funds to expand the show by ACE and private sponsor HomeinOne.com. “The original This ‘Me’ of Mine artists will be adding new work to the show, some created specifically for the venue, and I have invited 10 guest artists to join the exhibition. I’m very pleased to welcome them all to the show,” explains Jane. She, fellow exhibiting artist, Sandra Crisp, and creative programmer Luis Marques are collaborating on a new work called Enigma especially for the expanded exhibition. Cambridge business, Visualplanet™ has signed a sponsorship agreement with Jane to provide their touchfoil™ micron thin film touch sensor integrated into a mirror screen display for the piece.

Exhibiting artists are: Aly Helyer, Edd Pearman, Cathy Lomax, Darren Nixon, Hayley Harrison, Melanie Titmuss, Annabel Dover, Kate Murdoch, David Minton, Anthony Boswell, David Riley, Sandra Crisp, Sarah Hervey, Shireen Qureshi, and Jane Boyer. Guest Artists are: Kai-Oi Jay Yung, Gary Mansfield, Molly Behagg, Andrew Litten, Suzanne de Emmony, Helen Scalway, Lisa Snook, Jacqueline Utley, Edward Chell and Kate Elliott.

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Contact: Jane Boyer
Email: Jane@janeboyer.com
Website: www.thismeofmine.wordpress.com
UK Mobile: 07561333028
FR Phone: +33 546704225

@thismeofmine

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Exhibition Information:
Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service
Ipswich Art School Gallery
1 Upper High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3NE
www.cimuseums.org.uk

21 September, 2013 to 5 January, 2014
Gallery Hours: Tue to Sun, 10 to 5pm
Opening: 21 September, 2 to 5pm
Artists in Conversation: 2 to 3, afternoon of the opening
Topic: Irrationality

Admission to the exhibition is Free

25 September, 2013
Curator’s Talk:
How do I read this?
A new look at art appreciation and audience participation
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Changes in society and information delivery affect the pace and rhythms of daily living, these changes also affect art production. Art appreciation is linked with these changes. Clues to understanding contemporary art are found in societal changes and the ways we receive information.

Book in advance through Colchester Ipswich Museum Services: £8 per person (includes a drink)

2 November, 2013, 2 to 4pm
Symposium: Identity in the Digital Age
A panel discussion on memory, objects and contemporary communication
Panellists: Dr David Houston Jones, Annabel Dover, Dr Aiden Gregg and Dr Catherine Horan
Moderated by: Jane Boyer

Tickets: £15 will be available online at www.thismeofmine.wordpress.com


July 23, 2013

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Visualplanet™ sponsors This ‘Me’ of Mine by supplying their touchfoil™ for the creation of Enigma, an artwork created by Jane Boyer, Sandra Crisp and Luis Marques especially for the final venue, Ipswich Art School Gallery at Colchester and Ipswich Museum Services.

This is a great opportunity to expand the potential for the touchfoil™ technology and to explore issues of identity in relation to digital technology use.

Cambridge, 23 July, 2013 – You know the visualplanet touchfoil™ as a micron thin film touch sensor that can sense a touch or multiple touches through glass, which enables touch for engaging large screen interactive information kiosks. Now the touchfoil™ is going to be a work of art. We are pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement between visualplanet™ and Jane Boyer, curator for This ‘Me’ of Mine, a contemporary art exhibition which explores identity in the digital age. Awarded funding by the Arts Council England and private sponsorship from HomeinOne.com, an international moving, relocation and property management firm exclusively for corporate clientele relocating to Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, Jane has toured This ‘Me’ of Mine to three venues: APT, London, Strange Cargo, Folkestone and Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks. She is preparing for the final installation this September in Ipswich Art School Gallery part of Colchester and Ipswich Museum Services.

Visualplanet™ is very pleased to provide the touchfoil™ integrated into a mirror screen display for the creation of a special work of art called Enigma for the Ipswich venue. Jane is collaborating with fellow exhibiting artist, Sandra Crisp, and creative programmer, Luis Marques, in the creation of the work. “I came across an article by Jenny Chapman on Visualplanet™ in Cambridge Business magazine and was amazed by what they had created. I was really captivated by the idea of a touch which could start a cascade of events to create a work of art,” says Jane. “When I contacted Mike Cole about my idea and he said ‘yes’, I could hardly believe it; I was delighted.”

The touchfoil™ enables retailers, cultural centres and other businesses to expand the way they can make information available to customers. Several museums and theatres, such as The National Theatre in London, are Visualplanet™ clients and use the touchfoil™ to create interactive solutions to connect with customers passing in the street. Visitors simply touch the shop front window from outside the building to access a large LCD touch screen inside the building – magic! It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, ‘window shopping’.

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Contact: Jane Boyer
Email: Jane@janeboyer.com
Website: www.thismeofmine.wordpress.com
UK Mobile: 07561333028
FR Mobile: +33 661294702

@thismeofmine

 /ThisMeofMIne

Exhibition Information:
Ipswich Art School Gallery
Colchester and Ipswich Museum Services
1 Upper High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3NE
www.cimuseums.org.uk

21 September, 2013 to 5 January, 2014
Gallery Hours: Tue to Sun, 10 to 5pm
Opening: 21 September, 2 to 5pm
Artists in Conversation: 2 to 3, afternoon of the opening
Admission to the exhibition is FREE

Symposium: Identity in the Digital Age
A panel discussion on memory, objects and contemporary communication
Panellists: Dr David Houston Jones, Annabel Dover, Dr Aiden Gregg and Dr Catherine Horan
Moderated by: Jane Boyer

2 November, 2013, 2 to 4pm
Tickets: £15 will be available online at http://www.thismeofmine.wordpress.com


May 2, 2013

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This ‘Me’ of Mine: round three at Kaleidoscope Gallery in Sevenoaks. Opening events to happen Thursday, May 16th  from 6 to 8 pm. Show will be open to the public from May 10th to June 29th (that’s not a typo, show is open beginning the 10th, but opening events happen on the 16th).

Stage three of a four venue tour begins next week at Kaleidoscope Gallery in Sevenoaks. There are several ‘unknowns’ involved in the third venue – the space, the impact and value of using QR codes in an art exhibition, and the response from the audience without an invigilator present; issues of living in a digital age.

Sevenoaks, 2 May, 2013 – Sometimes a situation presents opportunities to explore things that might otherwise be overlooked. The third venue in the This ‘Me’ of Mine tour, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery, is presenting just such an opportunity. Jane Boyer, curator for This ‘Me’ of Mine, will be exploring the QR code as a means to convey exhibition information about the works. She says, “Kaleidoscope Gallery presents an unusual situation in that invigilation is not required, they have CCTV to monitor their exhibitions. This is good for me because I must return to France, but it raises issues of how to communicate with visitors when an invigilator is not there to answer questions.”

Boyer has chosen to present the works with only a number next to each piece which corresponds to a hand held list visitors carry with them. This leaves space for viewers to choose to interact with the works in an aesthetic way or to take more information, through supporting texts and a list of work details, with them. At Kaleidoscope, however, there will be QR codes posted along with the number, artists’ names and the titles of the works. “We had an interesting debate develop at Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery on the significance of the titles as a way into the works. There is a fine line between where to intrude information and where to leave it discrete. I think with the abundance of information about the project available on the blogsite and the public nature of its development online and in social media, I felt an instinctive desire to just present the works for people to engage with, keeping the texts separate but available. Whether this was the right instinct or not is debatable. But with my absence for most of the third venue, I feel I need to do more to make information direct and immediate, the QR codes will do this for those with technology to use them. For those who don’t, the paper information will still be available,” Boyer explains.

Interestingly, the next ‘Artists in Conversation’, 6 to 6:30pm opening night on the 16th, will be about ‘space’. It corresponds perfectly with the issue of how, when, where, and why to give space for viewers to engage with an exhibition. ‘Artists in Conversation’ is an informal discussion between Boyer and selected exhibiting artists which delves further into aspects of the artists’ work. It is a good opportunity for members of the audience to enter into a discussion about the work in the show and the curation process.

This ‘Me’ of Mine is funded by a grant from the Arts Council England and private sponsorship by HomeinOne.com in a public/private partnership to support the arts in the UK.

This ‘Me’ of Mine showcases work by: Aly Helyer, Edd Pearman, Jane Boyer, Darren Nixon, Hayley Harrison, Melanie Titmuss, Annabel Dover, Kate Murdoch, David Minton, Anthony Boswell, David Riley, Sandra Crisp, Sarah Hervey, Shireen Qureshi, and Cathy Lomax.

The exhibition will travel to four venues: APT Gallery, Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and The Art School Gallery at Ipswich Museum. A symposium discussing the effects of social media on identity and our connection to objects as mediators of emotion will conclude the exhibition tour at Ipswich Museum in the Fall of 2013. Members on the panel include: Dr David Jones, head of Visual Culture studies at the University of Exeter; Annabel Dover, exhibiting artist and PhD candidate at Wimbledon College of Art; Dr Aiden Gregg, psychologist, lecturer and member of the Centre for Research on Self & Identity at the University of Southampton, and Dr Catherine Horan, sociologist at University Campus Suffolk.

A companion book, This ‘Me’ of Mine: Self, Time and Context in the Digital Age, including interviews with the artists, essays by symposium panellists and other writers will be published in conjunction with the project.

Jane Boyer is curator for This ‘Me’ of Mine. She is an independent artist, curator and writer. Boyer has written for Whitehot and The Market Magazines.  She was recently invited by Art Pie street-art blog to contribute articles related to the This ‘Me’ of Mine project. Art Pie is media sponsor for This ‘Me’ of Mine. In 2011, she was part of the full-time management team for Core Gallery in London where she co-curated four exhibitions. Jane currently lives in south west France with her husband, David, and travels frequently to the UK for her art practice.

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Contact: JaneBoyerEmail: Jane@janeboyer.comWebsite: www.thismeofmine.wordpress.comUK Mobile: 07561333028

@thismeofmine

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Exhibition Dates & Venues:

APT Gallery
Harold Wharf
6 Creekside
Deptford
London SE8 4SA14 – 31 March 2013
PV 14 March, 6-9pm
Wed to Sun, 12 to 5pmSouth London Art Map
29 March, 12 to 8:30pm
Strange Cargo
Georges House
8 The Old High Street
Folkestone
Kent CT20 1RL12 April to 7 May 2013
PV 12 April, 6-9pm
Mon to Sat, 10 to 5pm
Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery
Buckhurst Lane,
Sevenoaks,
Kent TN13 1LQ10 May to 29 June 2013
PV 16 May, 6-8pm
Tue, Wed, Fri, 9 to 6pm
Thur, 9 to 8pm
Sat, 9 to 5pm
Art School Gallery
Ipswich Museum
1 Upper High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3NEDates to be announced
Tue to Sun, 10 to 5pmSymposium date to be announced

Apr 8, 2013

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This ‘Me’ of Mine: round two at Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery in Folkestone. Opening events to happen Friday, April 12th  from 6 to 9 pm.

Stage two of a four venue tour begins this week at Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery in Folkestone. The difference in gallery space for the second venue will impact the relationships of the works to each other and will present new connections for visitors to the show. The changing context of space becomes a visible manifestation of the project theme – ‘self in relation to context’.

Folkestone, 08 April, 2013 – Travelling theatre, and touring shows of all kinds have faced the challenges of a change in venue and with it a change in audience; there’s nothing new about that. But it becomes a point of interest when the changes in venue take on a significance attached to the theme of the show. “When I installed the work at APT in their wonderful space, I was able to give much of that space to the works themselves, allowing time for reflection and possibly a deeper look into the work in the show. I soon realised, though, that the space I allowed the works became more than just ‘space’, it became a visible manifestation of the project theme, self in relation to context. Just as each piece in the show makes visible an aspect of self and identity, this space made ‘context’ visible. That excited me,” said Jane Boyer, curator for the project and exhibiting artist.

It’s going to be a challenge, possibly a daunting one, as Jane takes This ‘Me’ of Mine into the smaller space of Georges House Gallery. “Essentially, I have one wall and four movable walls to work with at Georges House. The gallery is situated in a shop front at the apex of converging cobbled streets so the front and one side of the gallery are all glass; this gives beautiful light but creates a challenge when hanging an exhibition. The space of APT will disappear at Georges House and with it much of the meaning – or rather the meaning will change as the space changes. But I find this an exciting prospect because I think it possible new and different connections between the works will come as a result,” says Jane.

It is perhaps significant the next ‘Artists in Conversation’, 6 to 7pm opening night, will be about symbology, because the space in the venues is becoming symbolic of much of the dynamic we experience in the relationship with context. ‘Artists in Conversation’ is an informal discussion between Jane and selected exhibiting artists which delves further into aspects of the artists’ work. It is a good opportunity for members of the audience to enter into a discussion about the work in the show and its curation.

The project is funded by a grant from the Arts Council England and private sponsorship by HomeinOne.com in a public/private partnership to support the arts in the UK.

This ‘Me’ of Mine showcases work by: Aly Helyer, Edd Pearman, Jane Boyer, Darren Nixon, Hayley Harrison, Melanie Titmuss, Annabel Dover, Kate Murdoch, David Minton, Anthony Boswell, David Riley, Sandra Crisp, Sarah Hervey, Shireen Qureshi, and Cathy Lomax.

The exhibition will travel to four venues: APT Gallery, Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and The Art School Gallery at Ipswich Museum. A symposium discussing the effects of social media on identity and our connection to objects as mediators of emotion will conclude the exhibition tour at Ipswich Museum in the Fall of 2013. Members on the panel include: Dr David Jones, head of Visual Culture studies at the University of Exeter; Annabel Dover, exhibiting artist and PhD candidate at Wimbledon College of Art; Dr Aiden Gregg, psychologist, lecturer and member of the Centre for Research on Self & Identity at the University of Southampton, and Dr Catherine Horan, sociologist at University Campus Suffolk.

A companion book, This ‘Me’ of Mine: Self, Time and Context in the Digital Age, including interviews with the artists, essays by symposium panellists and other writers will be published in conjunction with the project.

Jane Boyer is curator for This ‘Me’ of Mine. She is an independent artist, curator and writer. Boyer has written for Whitehot and The Market Magazines.  She was recently invited by Art Pie street-art blog to contribute articles related to the This ‘Me’ of Mine project. Art Pie is media sponsor for This ‘Me’ of Mine. In 2011, she was part of the full-time management team for Core Gallery in London where she co-curated four exhibitions. Jane currently lives in south west France with her husband, David, and travels frequently to the UK for her art practice.

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Contact: JaneBoyerEmail: Jane@janeboyer.comWebsite: www.thismeofmine.wordpress.comUK Mobile: 07561333028

@thismeofmine

/ThisMeofMIne

Exhibition Dates & Venues:

APT Gallery
Harold Wharf
6 Creekside
Deptford
London SE8 4SA14 – 31 March 2013
PV 14 March, 6-9pm
Wed to Sun, 12 to 5pmSouth London Art Map
29 March, 12 to 8:30pm
Strange Cargo
Georges House
8 The Old High Street
Folkestone
Kent CT20 1RL12 April to 7 May 2013
PV 12 April, 6-9pm
Mon to Sat, 10 to 5pm
Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery
Buckhurst Lane,
Sevenoaks,
Kent TN13 1LQ10 May to 29 June 2013
PV 16 May, 6-8pm
Tue, Wed, Fri, 9 to 6pm
Thur, 9 to 8pm
Sat, 9 to 5pm
Art School Gallery
Ipswich Museum
1 Upper High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3NEDates to be announced
Tue to Sun, 10 to 5pmSymposium date to be announced

Mar 23, 2013

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This ‘Me’ of Mine has opened with success!

“Love the sense of space and the generosity given to each piece…very engaging, questioning. High quality work, interesting curating. Good to be actively drawn in to conversations with the artists.”                                    An opening night visitor

 

Deptford, London, 21 March, 2013PRWeb – This ‘Me’ of Mine, a contemporary art exhibition which considers self and the effects of social groups, objects, memory and digital communications on identity, welcomed an enthusiastic audience to APT Gallery for the opening night viewing and ‘Artists in Conversation’ discussion on the topic of ‘Details’. Jane Boyer, the project curator and exhibiting artist, chose this topic to look more closely at the artists’ work which uses detail as part of the structure and meaning of the work. “In order to open the dialogue between the exhibition visitors and the artists, these conversations are specifically focused on aspects of the work in the show, after all the work is the most important aspect of the project and I want to facilitate the appreciation of these pieces. In fact, I’ve been very gratified to hear responses like – the space you’ve given the works really allows one to see the identity of each piece.” Each venue on the tour will host an ‘Artist in Conversation’ discussion on the opening nights. Upcoming topics will be ‘Symbology’, ‘Space’ and ‘Irrationality’.

One of the challenges for Jane and the project is installing the work in vastly different venue spaces. “At APT, the works are given significant space, and I see this space working as a physical representation of the ‘context’ in the show premise, ‘self in relation to context’. However, the next venue on the tour, Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery, is a much smaller space. It will be interesting to see how the framework of the show can be built around a tighter grouping of works which are in direct relationship with each other,” says Jane.

This ‘Me’ of Mine opened March 14th at APT Gallery in Deptford and will be on view until March 31st. The project is funded by a grant from the Arts Council England and private sponsorship by HomeinOne.com in a public/private partnership to support the arts in the UK.

This ‘Me’ of Mine showcases work by: Aly Helyer, Edd Pearman, Jane Boyer, Darren Nixon, Hayley Harrison, Melanie Titmuss, Annabel Dover, Kate Murdoch, David Minton, Anthony Boswell, David Riley, Sandra Crisp, Sarah Hervey, Shireen Qureshi, and Cathy Lomax.

The exhibition will travel to four venues: APT Gallery, Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and The Art School Gallery at Ipswich Museum. A symposium discussing the effects of social media on identity and our connection to objects as mediators of emotion will conclude the exhibition tour at Ipswich Museum in the Fall of 2013. Members on the panel include: Dr David Jones, head of Visual Culture studies at the University of Exeter; Annabel Dover, exhibiting artist and PhD candidate at Wimbledon College of Art; Dr Aiden Gregg, psychologist, lecturer and member of the Centre for Research on Self & Identity at the University of Southampton, and Dr Catherine Horan, sociologist at University Campus Suffolk.

A companion book, This ‘Me’ of Mine: Self, Time and Context in the Digital Age, including interviews with the artists, essays by symposium panellists and other writers will be published in conjunction with the project.

Jane Boyer is curator for This ‘Me’ of Mine. She is an independent artist, curator and writer. Boyer has written for Whitehot and The Market Magazines.  She was recently invited by Art Pie street-art blog to contribute articles related to the This ‘Me’ of Mine project. Art Pie is media sponsor for This ‘Me’ of Mine. Last year, she was part of the full-time management team for Core Gallery in London where she co-curated four exhibitions. Jane currently lives in south west France with her husband, David, and travels frequently to the UK for her art practice.

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Contact: JaneBoyerEmail: Jane@janeboyer.comWebsite: www.thismeofmine.wordpress.comUK Mobile: 07561333028

@thismeofmine

 /ThisMeofMIne

Exhibition Dates & Venues:

APT Gallery
Harold Wharf
6 Creekside
Deptford
London SE8 4SA14 – 31 March 2013
PV 14 March, 6-9pm
Wed to Sun, 12 to 5pmSouth London Art Map
29 March, 12 to 8:30pm
Strange Cargo
Georges House
8 The Old High Street
Folkestone
Kent CT20 1RL12 April to 7 May 2013
PV 12 April, 6-9pm
Mon to Sat, 10 to 5pm
Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery
Buckhurst Lane,
Sevenoaks,
Kent TN13 1LQ10 May to 29 June 2013
PV 16 May, 6-8pm
Tue, Wed, Fri, 9 to 6pm
Thur, 9 to 8pm
Sat, 9 to 5pm
Art School Gallery
Ipswich Museum
1 Upper High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3NEDates to be announced
Tue to Sun, 10 to 5pmSymposium date to be announced

Mar 7, 2013

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ACE and private sponsor, HomeinOne.com, recognise This ‘Me’ of Mine as a project of quality and a model of arts engagement for the future.

This ‘Me’ of Mine presents a model project for art as social enterprise in the mainstream arts through AACW and seeks to inspire others in the arts community to new approaches in arts presentation, engagement and development. 

Deptford, London, 7 March, 2013 – Jane Boyer, Associated Artists Curators & Writers (AACW), and This ‘Me’ of Mine have been awarded a project grant through the ACE Grants for the Arts programme and private sponsorship by HomeInOne.com, a company focused on assisting families with their relocation to the Middle East Region through providing Orientation Services, Furniture Rental, Property management and Value Added Services, exclusively for corporate clientele. This substantial grant and sponsorship has been awarded toward project costs of This ‘Me’ of Mine, the first project for AACW. The mission of AACW is to further independent practice and to improve working conditions in the arts. The organisation also functions as a social enterprise in the mainstream arts bringing thought-provoking and socially engaged projects to underserved areas of the UK.

Jane, chairperson for AACW says, “I’m very honoured and proud to be awarded this grant by ACE and to receive sponsorship by HomeInOne.com.  I’m so grateful to ACE and HiO for rewarding the work which has gone into developing This ‘Me’ of Mine and I thank them wholeheartedly for believing in a future for the UK arts which respects the independent voice. ACE have led the way in improving the lives of artists and taking a stand to insure artists are paid a fair wage for the work they do.”

This ‘Me’ of Mine opens March 14th at APT Gallery in Deptford.

This ‘Me’ of Mine showcases work by: Aly Helyer, Edd Pearman, Jane Boyer, Darren Nixon, Hayley Harrison, Melanie Titmuss, Annabel Dover, Kate Murdoch, David Minton, Anthony Boswell, David Riley, Sandra Crisp, Sarah Hervey, Shireen Qureshi, and Cathy Lomax.

The exhibition will travel to four venues: APT Gallery, Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and The Art School Gallery at Ipswich Museum. A symposium discussing the effects of social media on identity and our connection to objects as mediators of emotion will conclude the exhibition tour at Ipswich Museum in the Fall of 2013. Members on the panel include: Dr David Jones, head of Visual Culture studies at the University of Exeter; Annabel Dover, exhibiting artist and PhD candidate at Wimbledon College of Art; Dr Aiden Gregg, psychologist, lecturer and member of the Centre for Research on Self & Identity at the University of Southampton, and Dr Emma Bond, sociologist and senior lecturer at University Campus Suffolk.

A companion book including interviews with the artists, essays by symposium panellists and other writers will also be published in conjunction with the project.

Jane Boyer is curator for This ‘Me’ of Mine. She is an independent artist, curator and writer. Boyer has written for Whitehot and The Market Magazines.  She was recently invited by Art Pie street-art blog to contribute articles related to the This ‘Me’ of Mine project. Art Pie is media sponsor for This ‘Me’ of Mine. Last year, she was part of the full-time management team for Core Gallery in London where she co-curated four exhibitions. Jane currently lives in south west France with her husband, David, and travels frequently to the UK for her art practice.

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Contact: Jane BoyerEmail: Jane@janeboyer.comWebsite: www.thismeofmine.wordpress.comUK Mobile: 07561333028

@thismeofmine

 /ThisMeofMIne

Exhibition Dates & Venues:

APT Gallery
Harold Wharf
6 Creekside
Deptford
London SE8 4SA14 – 31 March 2013
PV 14 March, 6-9pm
Wed to Sun, 12 to 5pmSouth London Art Map
29 March, 12 to 8:30pm
Strange Cargo
Georges House
8 The Old High Street
Folkestone
Kent CT20 1RL12 April to 7 May 2013
PV 12 April, 6-9pm
Mon to Sat, 10 to 5pm
Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery
Buckhurst Lane,
Sevenoaks,
Kent TN13 1LQ10 May to 29 June 2013
PV 16 May, 6-8pm
Tue, Wed, Fri, 9 to 6pm
Thur, 9 to 8pm
Sat, 9 to 5pm
Art School Gallery
Ipswich Museum
1 Upper High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3NEDates to be announced
Tue to Sun, 10 to 5pmSymposium date to be announced

Feb 1, 2013

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Release of Chief Scientific Advisor report, Future Identities Changing Identities in the UK: the next 10 years, gives serious validity to the premise of touring exhibition, This ‘Me’ of Mine.

“People are now more willing to place personal information into public domains…and attitudes towards privacy are changing, especially among younger people. These changes are blurring the boundaries between social and work identities. The advent of widespread mobile technology and email enables more people to remain connected to their work out of hours. At the same time, posting mobile phone photographs and videos online has led to a cultural shift where many people broadcast their daily lives and experiences, ceding control over some aspects of identity to others with potentially serious consequences for later life.”

Foresight Future Identities (2013)

Executive Summary.

The Government Office for Science, London.

 

Deptford, London, February 1, 2013 – The recent release of Future Identities Changing Identities in the UK: the next 10 years, by the Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Sir John Beddington, has given serious relevance and validity to This ‘Me’ of Mine, a touring exhibition opening March 14, 2013 at APT Gallery in Deptford. The exhibition considers identity in our digital age. An interesting point raised in the report, compares identity in war-era Britain with our communication era. This theme quietly underlies This ‘Me’ of Mine through several of the works in the show, for example, Iris’ Stocking, a cyanotype by Annabel Dover. This life-sized seamed silk stocking was owned by Dover’s grandmother. “My grandmother kept a pair or gossamer thin silk stockings in a drawer along with a lipstick and a handkerchief ready for her husband’s return from the war. He never did return and was pronounced missing, presumed dead. She kept these hidden and locked in her bureau and was found, along with a photo of her husband in her wallet, after she died. She had remarried a horrible bully, my grandfather,” relates Dover.

With the blurred boundaries of social and work life mentioned in Future Identities, also runs an equally blurred boundary between real and virtual lives. Real life is increasingly becoming life lived in virtual spaces via social communications with a fervour for ‘sharing’ which pushes the limits of decorum. The kind of secret act and symbolic personal memorial of Dover’s grandmother seems an unlikely sort of remembrance now, especially when we’ve become accustomed to sharing the most private and intimate details of our lives through social media. Perhaps as time passes, a longing for discretion will become the norm, making acts of private contemplation a treasured privilege.

This ‘Me’ of Mine showcases work by: Aly Helyer, Edd Pearman, Jane Boyer, Darren Nixon, Hayley Harrison, Melanie Titmuss, Annabel Dover, Kate Murdoch, David Minton, Anthony Boswell, David Riley, Sandra Crisp, Sarah Hervey, Shireen Qureshi, and Cathy Lomax.

The exhibition will travel to four venues: APT Gallery, Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and The Art School Gallery at Ipswich Museum. A symposium discussing the effects of social media on identity and our connection to objects as mediators of emotion will conclude the exhibition tour at Ipswich Museum in the Fall of 2013. Members on the panel include: Dr David Jones, head of Visual Culture studies at the University of Exeter; Annabel Dover, exhibiting artist and PhD candidate at Wimbledon College of Art; Dr Aiden Gregg, psychologist, lecturer and member of the Centre for Research on Self & Identity at the University of Southampton, and Dr Emma Bond, sociologist and senior lecturer at University Campus Suffolk.

A companion book including interviews with the artists, essays by symposium panellists and other writers will also be published in conjunction with the project.

Jane Boyer is curator for This ‘Me’ of Mine. She is an independent artist, curator and writer. Boyer has written for Whitehot and The Market Magzines.  She was recently invited by Art Pie street-art blog to contribute articles related to the This ‘Me’ of Mine project. Last year, she was part of the full-time management team for Core Gallery in London where she co-curated four exhibitions. She currently lives in south west France with her husband and travels frequently to the UK for her art practice.

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Contact: Jane BoyerEmail: Jane@janeboyer.comWebsite: www.thismeofmine.wordpress.comPhone: +33 546704225 (until 25 Feb 2013)UK Mobile: 07561333028 (after 26 Feb 2013)

@thismeofmine

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Exhibition Dates & Venues:

APT Gallery
Harold Wharf
6 Creekside
Deptford
London SE8 4SA14 – 31 March 2013
PV 14 March, 6-9pm
Wed to Sun, 12 to 5pmSouth London Art Map
29 March, 12 to 8:30pm
Strange Cargo
Georges House
8 The Old High Street
Folkestone
Kent CT20 1RL12 April to 7 May 2013
PV 12 April, 6-9pm
Mon to Sat, 10 to 5pm
Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery
Buckhurst Lane,
Sevenoaks,
Kent TN13 1LQ10 May to 29 June 2013
PV 16 May, 6-8pm
Tue, Wed, Fri, 9 to 6pm
Thur, 9 to 8pm
Sat, 9 to 5pm
Art School Gallery
Ipswich Museum
1 Upper High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3NEDates to be announced
Tue to Sun, 10 to 5pmSymposium date to be announced

Jan 10, 2013

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Touring Exhibition, This ‘Me’ of Mine, Asks if the Transience of the Internet is Changing how we see Ourselves?

Uniforms, objects, social media, memories – a complex mixture of influences on contemporary identity; do we still have the wherewithal to navigate this Sargasso Sea of influences and not lose ourselves? Each ‘self’ is defined by context – our social groups, experiences and memories; how is the surge in on-line communications and a transient internet affecting this context and ultimately how we see ourselves? Have we become more engaged with objects than people or has personal communication been reinvigorated by social media? This ‘Me’ of Mine, a touring exhibition of 15 artists considers these questions.

Deptford, London, January 10, 2013 – This ‘Me’ of Mine, a touring contemporary art exhibition which looks at self in relation to context, opens March 14, 2013 at APT Gallery in Deptford. It will present issues of socialization and the influence of social groups, our connection to objects as a means to express emotion and to hold memories, the passage of time and limitations imposed by circumstance, and finally the effects of living in a digital age.  This ‘Me’ of Mine showcases work by: Aly Helyer, Edd Pearman, Darren Nixon, Hayley Harrison, Melanie Titmuss, Annabel Dover, Kate Murdoch, David Minton, Anthony Boswell, David Riley, Sandra Crisp, Sarah Hervey, Shireen Qureshi, Cathy Lomax, and Jane Boyer. Boyer is also the curator for the project, her first solo project as curator.

The exhibition will travel to four venues: APT Gallery, Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and The Art School Gallery at Ipswich Museum. A symposium discussing the effects of social media on identity and our connection to objects as mediators of emotion will conclude the exhibition tour at Ipswich Museum in the Fall of 2013. Members on the panel include: Dr David Jones, head of Visual Culture studies at the University of Exeter; Annabel Dover, exhibiting artist and PhD candidate at Wimbledon College of Art; Dr Aiden Gregg, psychologist, lecturer and member of the Centre for Research on Self & Identity at the University of Southampton, and Dr Emma Bond, sociologist and senior lecturer at University Campus Suffolk.

A companion book including interviews with the artists, essays by symposium panellists and other writers will also be published in conjunction with the project.

Jane Boyer is an independent artist, curator and writer. Boyer has written for Whitehot and The Market Magzines.  She was recently invited by Art Pie street-art blog to contribute articles related to the This ‘Me’ of Mine project. Last year, she was part of the dedicated management team for Core Gallery in London where she co-curated four exhibitions. She currently lives in south west France with her husband and travels frequently to the UK for her art practice.

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Contact: Jane Boyer
Email: Jane@janeboyer.com
Website: www.thismeofmine.wordpress.com
Phone: +33 546704225 (until 25 Feb 2013)
UK Mobile: 07561333028 (after 26 Feb 2013)

Exhibition Dates & Venues:

APT Gallery
Harold Wharf
6 Creekside
Deptford
London SE8 4SA14 – 31 March 2013
PV 14 March, 6-9pm
Wed to Sun, 12 to 5pmSouth London Art Map
29 March, 12 to 8:30pm
Strange Cargo
Georges House
8 The Old High Street
Folkestone
Kent CT20 1RL12 April to 7 May 2013
PV 12 April, 6-9pm
Mon to Sat, 10 to 5pm
Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery
Buckhurst Lane,
Sevenoaks,
Kent TN13 1LQ10 May to 29 June 2013
PV 16 May, 6-8pm
Tue, Wed, Fri, 9 to 6pm
Thur, 9 to 8pm
Sat, 9 to 5pm
Art School Gallery
Ipswich Museum
1 Upper High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk, IP1 3NEDates to be announced
Tue to Sun, 10 to 5pmSymposium date to be announced
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