GUEST CURATED PROJECTS AT BECK STREET 2014-2015


GIORNI SEGRETI: GIOVANNI DE LAZARRI
IN COLLABORATION WITH LAVERONICA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA
19 SEPTEMBER - 19 OCTOBER, 2015

Solo exhibition of drawing, painting and installation sculpture with our partner gallery Modica, Sicily. Curated by Sveva D'Antonio.


SCOUSE HOUSE
10 - 31 July, 2015

Group exhibition of Liverpool artists curated by MODEL. Featuring Catrin Davies & Lewis Wright. Dave Evans, Emily Speed, Frances Disley, Gregory Herbert, Imogen Stidworthy, James Quin, Jason Thompson, Joe Fletcher Orr, Joseph Hulme, Kevin Hunt, Leo Fitzmaurice, Linny Venables, Madeline Hall, Rosalind Nashashibi


 

 

CRYOPRESERVATION
31 May - 15 June, 2015


Curated by Division of Labour from Worcester, Cryopreservation included works by artists Sara Bjarland, Sam Curtis, Ned James, Anna Francis, Ivan & Heather Morison and John Robinson. With Ikebana Interviews by Wayne Warren.


 

 


 

OPEN BARBERS / TRANCE & TRANQUILITY (CANDICE JACOBS) /  NAIL’D IT (curated by Dunya Kalantery & Angelica Sule)

In collaboration with Nottingham Contemporary.

24 September, 2014

Open Barbers, a hairdressing service for all genders and sexualities, defy the conventions of traditional salons and barbers. By setting up shop at Beck Street, they created a positive space for individual identity – avoiding gender stereotypes and expectations based on physical appearance.

http://openbarbers.tumblr.com/

Accompanying the barbers downstairs were a series of treatment rooms upstairs at SYSON, which one accessed while waiting for a haircut – embracing the gallery’s temporary transformation to a salon for one day. Projects by Candice Jacobs, Dunya Kalantery & Angelica Sule. Artist nail designs included BEHIND THE X, Patrick Coyle, Nicky Deeley, Clea Jentsch, Alice Morey, Bella Pace, Adrianna Palazzolo, Kate Rieppel and Rafał Zajko.


SHEEP SKETCHBOOK: REVISING THE PASTORAL TRADITION. A COLLECTION OF ART, IMAGE & ARTEFACT CURATED BY GEORGINA BARNEY


18 APRIL – 6 JUNE, 2014 Also at Antenna media centre


Featuring: Georgina Barney, Maria Benjamin, Kathrin Böhm, Claire Cartwright, Kashif Nadim Chaudry, Sunoj D, John Darwell, Wapke Feenstra, Kate Genever, Jill Hopkins, Rebecca Lee, François Matarasso, On the edge research, Tilly Parker, Richard Wentworth
Taking its name from a book of drawings by Henry Moore, this group presentation examined the ‘romantic’ to the industrial, showcasing an illuminating range of artworks that re-examined the icon of the sheep.


 

 

STUDIO CAPRI

19 June - 5 July, 2015

Introduced through Eastside Projects and the Extra Special People Associates programme Meghan Allbright, Simon & Tom Bloor, Ruth Claxton, Andrew Gillespie, Andrew Lacon and Brian J Morrison exhibited new and existing work, including some site-specific responses to the individual nature of Syson Project Space.


 

ORCHIDEE VANILEE: BRUCE INGRAM & SUSAN FINLAY
 3 April - 15 May, 2015

Two person exhibition by Bruce Ingram and Susan Finlay, both of whose work centres on the relationship between two and three-dimensional painting. Drawing on these links between the fine and the applied arts, painting, its history and its connection to contemporary sculpture and installation.


Felix & Greygory from Open Barbers at SYSON project space

Felix & Greygory from Open Barbers at SYSON project space

 
Candice Jacobs. Trance & Tranquility, 2014

Candice Jacobs. Trance & Tranquility, 2014

 
Sheep Sketchbook at Antenna Media Centre

Sheep Sketchbook at Antenna Media Centre

 

Spare Room residency

ALISON LLOYD, NEIL DIXON, REBECCA LEE & YELENA POPOVA

1 February – 5 March, 2014

Artists were invited to move into the space for one month to develop new projects. The former watchmaker shop also comprised a number of rooms in a small flat above the gallery. These rooms were assigned as 'guest rooms' for the duration of the project marking the 30th anniversary of Jan Hoet's Chambre D'Amis project in Ghent.


ZANG TUMB TUMB with Triple OG

15 September, 2013

Artists prints, drawings and books for sale at SYSON project space.