Pip & Pop

  • Date:
    14 February–27 April 2014

NN is delighted to launch the Northampton Multiverse season with a large-scale, site-specific new work by Pip & Pop. Pip & Pop is also known as the Australian artist Tanya Schultz, whose practice ranges from installation and painting to wall-work and sculpture. Pip & Pop grew from her long-term collaboration with fellow artist Nicole Andrejevic and Tanya has continued their practice to create ever-more ambitious worlds. She works using fine sand, sugar, origami, plastic figures, glitter, lights and found objects to create intricate, gloriously technicoloured worlds.

Margaret Cavendish’s 1666 forerunner of science fiction, The Blazing World, forms the starting point for Tanya’s research. Cavendish imagines an alternate world and utopia that the Northampton-based graphic novelist Alan Moore referenced as a setting for part of his graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Both of these works inform Pip & Pop’s immersive installation at NN that also draws from folk stories, animations from other cultures as well as video games, ancient maps and ideas of promise.

About the artist:

Pip & Pop is the moniker of Australian artist Tanya Schultz. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) from Edith Cowan University in 2003 and has since exhibited internationally with exhibitions in Japan, Germany and extensively across Australia. www.pipandpop.com.au

Join us for the launch of the show on 13 February 2014 from 6pm.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Events:

Film Nights
27 February, 26 March, 24 April, 2014, 7pm
NN Café
Watch films selected in response to the exhibition from Manga to world cinema and British classics.

International Women’s Day
8 March 2014, 11am–6pm
NN Education Space
Come to see the exhibition by Australian artist, Tanya Schultz in the guise of Pip & Pop. Join in some drop-in craft action inspired by the exhibition.

EUCLID: Cultureuro Seminar
13 March 2014, 1:30–4:30pm
NN Education Space
Culture€uro seminars focus on the new EU funding programmes and provide information and guidance as to what you need to do to start preparing for the finding calls. To book a place and for further information visit: http://www.euclid.info.

EMVAN Artists Continual Professional Development
20 March 2014, 1:30pm–4:30pm
NN Education Space
Delivered by visual arts specialist and EMVAN Coordinator Elizabeth Hawley, this workshop gives advice to artists on how to raise your profile, working practices, networking, markets and audiences, knowledge sharing and more.
To book your place visit: www.nncontemporaryart.org/now-booking-emvent

Crit Group
25 March 2014, 7pm
NN Loft Meeting Space
NN hosts the Crit Group for artists at all stages of their career to come together to discuss their work in progress, run by Kate Harrison.

Write Club
4 April 2014, 6pm
NN Café
For anyone wanting to brush up on their art writing from artist statements to critical texts, get together for peer critique over a coffee in the Café. For more information contact Catherine Hemelryk at Catherine@NNContemporaryArt.org.

Show & Tell
10 April 2014, 7pm
NN Café
A night of networking for people in and around Northampton. If you are an artist or work in the creative industries, come along and meet other people who do too!
The evening takes a simple format of short show & tell and a social! If you would like to make a short presentation at our Show & Tell evening get in touch with Catherine Hemelryk for details, Catherine@NNContemporaryArt.org.

Easter Holiday Family Workshop
17 April 2014, 2pm–4pm
NN Education Space
Come along to NN to make imaginative plant-life from other planets, inspired by the current exhibition by Pip & Pop.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

For information about NN Café events, including music and comedy nights, please visit the Café’s Facebook page.

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