Census

  • Date:
    23 July–1 September 2011

Johnny Amore, Rebecca Birch, Distruktura (Milan Bosnic & Milica Milicevic), Neil Freeman, Emma Heath, Irene Pascual, Helen Senogles, Maya Sumbadze, Anna Thorpe, Mark Wayman.

Who are we, where are we, what do we do? 2011 is a census year in the UK; in March the population were surveyed and the mass of data collected is being processed to create a picture of the country. This exhibition presents international artists working with data in different ways. Sometimes data that is overlooked, others answering census questions in creative ways, data can become a source of beauty or starting point for further endeavour and looking behind the data, to the personal reasons for changes in data over the years.

For the full photo gallery, please visit our Flickr set.

Events

Crit Group

When: 6 August 2011, 2pm
Where: The Fishmarket Gallery
Join the Crit Group for artists at all stages of their career to talk about each others’ work. Run by Jason Oliver & Peter Slack.

Walk: Mark Wayman

When: 6 August 2011, 4pm
Where: Walk starts at the Fishmarket Gallery
Join Mark Wayman for a census-inspired walk around Northampton.

Talk: Sources for family history research

When: 18 August 2011, 7pm
Where: Northampton Central Library
Angela Malin from the Family History Society will be talking on this topic at the recently refurbished Central Library.

The Great Fishmarket Geocaching Race

When: 26 August–1 September 2011
Where: The world!
Find as many geocaches as you can between 26 August and 1 September. Geocaching is a worldwide game using GPS to find hidden caches. To join in, visit geocaching.com, sign up for a geocaching account, search for the caches on the website, grab your gps unit and sturdy boots and go! Log all of your finds on your geocaching.com account, it’s easy! To register that you are taking part in our race, email [email protected] to let us know your Geocaching name and the grand total you find over the race days! The champion will be announced in September. Happy hunting!

Bumps & Babes

When: 4 August & 1 September 2011, 2pm
Where: The Fishmarket Gallery
If you are pregnant or recently had a baby, come to the Fishmarket to see the exhibition with your bump or babe and meet other parents and children on the first Thursday of the month.

Saturday Craft Workshops

A series of craft-based workshops on Saturdays as part of Census and the art of capturing data. Explore your identity, make a statement, create an alter ego! All workshops are £5 and include materials and instruction. Book for any three workshops and get the fourth one FREE! All ages are welcome – under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops will take approx. 1 hour and will begin at staggered 30 min intervals. Book in advance at The Nook cafe or call 01604 639090.

Folded Me

Paper craft is all the rage! Use folded pages from vintage map books to make a unique wallet. Perfect for storing all your treasures. With Helen Senogle.
When: 23 July 2011, 2–4pm
Where: The Fishmarket Gallery

Statement Shopper!

Create a unique appliqued canvas bag. Choose four words that define your personality, choose your fabrics and create a unique shopping bag that says something about you. With Emma Heath.
When: 30 July 2011, 2–4pm
Where: The Fishmarket Gallery

Woven Cuff

Use a whole selection of gorgeous threads, fabric and yarn to create a woven cuff then embellish it with a hand-stamped copper ID tag. Two interesting and simple techniques to create a reallly beautiful finished piece. With Anna Thorpe.
When: 6 August 2011, 2–4pm
Where: The Fishmarket Gallery

Layers of Self

Make a time line of yourself. Decopage special pieces of yourself onto a fabric time line, creating a unique snap shot of self. Something that can be added to in the future, an on going commentary. With Helen Senogles.
When: 13 August 2011, 2–4pm
Where: The Fishmarket Gallery

Alter Ego 1

Ever thought you had an inner super-hero… or maybe an anti-hero? Create your alter-ego character, design your logo and stencil and spray onto a t-shirt. Finish off your design with hot-fix crystals, sequins and glitter! Please bring your own t-shirt. With Emma Heath.
When: 20 August 2011, 12–4pm
Where: The Fishmarket Gallery

Alter Ego 2

Finish creating your character with masks and capes and pose in our census photobooth! With Anna Thorpe.
When: 27 August 2011, 12–4pm
Where: The Fishmarket Gallery

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