This Matter at the Royal Standard

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Lovely atmosphere at the Royal Standard last night with the warm, sunny evening there were far more people standing outside than in until the band ‘Grubby Mitts’ started to produce many strange and wonderful sounds.

And the artwork is pretty good too. Curated by Harry Lawson, Claudia Lastra and Lucy MacDonald who have put in a lot of effort to produce a quality show and accompanying events – even going as far as restructuring the gallery space.

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.

THIS MATTER
at the Royal Standard
22 May – 20 June 2010

SATURDAY 22 MAY, 2-4pm
Exploit/Transform

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.

SATURDAY 5 JUNE, 6-9pm

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

SATURDAY 12 JUNE, 1-4pm
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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