Figuring Landscapes (June 2009)

Figuring Landscapes is a remarkable collection of moving-image works by British and Australian artists. Shown on Tuesday evenings throughout June, the screenings focus on landscape to address questions of ecological survival, post-industrialism, gender, the touristic gaze, and uniquely in Australia, the status of indigenous people in a post-colonial society.

Recently shown at Tate Modern and FACT (Liverpool), the first screening in the series will be introduced by Figuring Landscapes curator Steven Ball (British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection).

WHEN: 2nd–30th June 2009

WHAT: five one-hour screenings, one each Tuesday evening (7.30pm) throughout June

WHERE: SVA (Stroud Valleys Artspace) in Stroud, Gloucestershire

1) Engagement – 7.30pm, Tue 2nd Jun (introduced by Steven Ball

2) Encounter – 7.30pm, Tue 9th Jun

3) Surroundings – 7.30pm, Tue 16th Jun

4) Enactment – 7.30pm, Tue 23rd Jun

5) Anti-Terrain – 7.30pm, Tue 30th Jun

A complete list of the works in each screening can be seen on the Figuring Landscapes website (link right) and a full-colour catalogue will available at the screenings.

£3 per screening, £12 for all five. £12 catalogue

(Image: Shaun Gladwell, Approach to Mundi Mundi, 2007 courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Australia)


After this our next event will be in September 2009.