Royal Standard – THIS MATTER

this-matter-100THIS MATTER
22 May – 20 June 2010
‘This Matter’
is an exploration into the physical nature of landscapes, drawing together the changing ideas of what is natural and unnatural within our everyday surroundings. This Matter is an independently curated project by Harry Lawson, Claudia Lastra and Lucy MacDonald.

Print works by pioneering figures such as Robert Motherwell, Claes Oldenburg and John Salt, are featured alongside multidisciplinary artworks by contemporary artists; Ilana Halperin, Celia Hempton, Claire Greenshaw, Bobby Niven, Laura Shimmin and newly commissioned site-specific works by Sovay Berriman and Tomas Chaffe.

Kindly supported by PH Holt Foundation, Oakwater Trust and The Royal Standard.


Supersocials: a social platform and unique opportunity for a wide spectrum of established arts practitioners to discuss ideas and meet visiting or local artists, curators and speakers, and of course enjoy a free meal.

FRIDAY 21 MAY 2010, 5pm – 8pm
This Matter Private View featuring the ‘Grubby Mitts’.

SATURDAY 22 MAY, 2-4pm

Artist Sovay Berriman and Curator Bryony Bond discuss their collaborative projects with artists and museum collections. Includes a Supersocial.

SATURDAY 29 MAY, 4-6pm
Canonizing Land Art

Dr. Timothy Martin, lecturer in Architecture and Cultural Theory, Leicester University, discusses the life and work of the artist, Robert Smithson. Includes a Supersocial.


A screening of artists’ films selected by the curators includes; Robert Smithson’s ‘Spiral Jetty’ and Werner Herzog’s ‘Fitzcarraldo’.

Build Your Own Un/Natural Disasters’ Workshop:

Join us in building Geometric Boulders, Erupting Volcanoes and designing Anarchitectural buildings. Includes a Supersocial.

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