Image: Obscure Secure, Wolsey Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich ( September 2014-January 2015) Obscure Secure Project 2014-15 Claudia Böse, Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley uncovered work by twentieth century women artists from the Ipswich Borough Council Collection.  An exhibition and programme of talks took place at Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich ( September 2014- January 2015).  Through a process of exploration and research they selected work from the collection and created new work in response. April 2015- Jan 2016 Obscure Secure artists Claudia Böse, Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley have been awarded one of a-n’s Review bursaries. The bursary will enable them to undertake four professional critique meetings to reflect on Obscure Secure and take their learning forward into a future collaboration. https://obscuresecureproject.wordpress.com/

Image: Obscure Secure, Wolsey Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich ( September 2014-January 2015)

Obscure Secure Project 2014-15

Claudia Böse, Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley uncovered work by twentieth century women artists from the Ipswich Borough Council Collection.  An exhibition and programme of talks took place at Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich ( September 2014- January 2015). 

Through a process of exploration and research they selected work from the collection and created new work in response.

April 2015- Jan 2016

Obscure Secure artists Claudia Böse, Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley have been awarded one of a-n’s Review bursaries. The bursary will enable them to undertake four professional critique meetings to reflect on Obscure Secure and take their learning forward into a future collaboration.

https://obscuresecureproject.wordpress.com/

Image: Lady Lucy, Jacqueline Utley, Flora Whiteley ‘Suppose An Eyes’, installation view, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne, 19th September - 26th October 2013  Suppose An Eyes Suppose An Eyes ( touring exhibition and events alongside ) was a project initiated and organised by Jacqueline Utley, Lady Lucy and  Flora Whitley . It took its title from Gertrude Stein’s modernist, abstract text, Tender Buttons (1914), a group reading of which provided the starting point for the project. As the text approached its centenary the three artists tested its relevance to contemporary art practice. They used it as a catalyst for discussions, cross-referencing Stein’s textual abstraction with their own practices. http://supposeaneyes.tumblr.com/ Review by Alex michon: Suppose  a Salon / Symposium ( after Tender buttons 1914 )  http://garagelandmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/suppose-salon.html Review by Rachael McDermott for Corridor 8  http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-suppose-an-eyes-lady-lucy-jacqueline-utley-flora-whiteley-vane-newcastle/  

Image: Lady Lucy, Jacqueline Utley, Flora Whiteley ‘Suppose An Eyes’, installation view, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne, 19th September - 26th October 2013 

Suppose An Eyes

Suppose An Eyes ( touring exhibition and events alongside ) was a project initiated and organised by Jacqueline Utley, Lady Lucy and  Flora Whitley . It took its title from Gertrude Stein’s modernist, abstract text, Tender Buttons (1914), a group reading of which provided the starting point for the project. As the text approached its centenary the three artists tested its relevance to contemporary art practice. They used it as a catalyst for discussions, cross-referencing Stein’s textual abstraction with their own practices.

http://supposeaneyes.tumblr.com/

Review by Alex michon: Suppose  a Salon / Symposium ( after Tender buttons 1914 ) 

http://garagelandmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/suppose-salon.html

Review by Rachael McDermott for Corridor 8 

http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-suppose-an-eyes-lady-lucy-jacqueline-utley-flora-whiteley-vane-newcastle/

 

Image:Meeting at Nancy's, watercolour on paper, 2013 Nancy's Rooms 2012 - present  The title Nancy's Rooms makes reference to a photograph I came across a few years ago on the internet of Nancy Spero’s studio. Visiting Nancy's retrospective exhibition at the ICA in the mid 1980's as a young women art student had a massive influence on me as a painter and feminist. Finding the photograph of Nancy’s studio over twenty five years after first visiting the exhibition became a catalyst for a new series of small scale paintings examining interior spaces mostly domestic. The new paintings are the beginnings of working with narrative. Working from a multiple of references-including art historical, personal and the everyday. Jacqueline Utley, 2015    

Image:Meeting at Nancy's, watercolour on paper, 2013

Nancy's Rooms

2012 - present 

The title Nancy's Rooms makes reference to a photograph I came across a few years ago on the internet of Nancy Spero’s studio. Visiting Nancy's retrospective exhibition at the ICA in the mid 1980's as a young women art student had a massive influence on me as a painter and feminist. Finding the photograph of Nancy’s studio over twenty five years after first visiting the exhibition became a catalyst for a new series of small scale paintings examining interior spaces mostly domestic. The new paintings are the beginnings of working with narrative. Working from a multiple of references-including art historical, personal and the everyday. Jacqueline Utley, 2015

 

 

Image: Daniel Lehan's souvenir tea towel in celebration of the tenth Nunhead Open Art Exhibition. The Surgery and Nunhead Open Art Exhibition. Co- founded The Surgery an artist led project set up to promote and encourage opportunities for dialogue between artists. The Surgery had use of a shop front gallery space on Evelina Road from 2002-2008 where over forty events, projects and exhibitions took place. The Surgery established Nunhead Arts week & founded The Nunhead Open Exhibition ( 2003-2014). http://thesurgery.turnpiece.net/

Image: Daniel Lehan's souvenir tea towel in celebration of the tenth Nunhead Open Art Exhibition.

The Surgery and Nunhead Open Art Exhibition.

Co- founded The Surgery an artist led project set up to promote and encourage opportunities for dialogue between artists. The Surgery had use of a shop front gallery space on Evelina Road from 2002-2008 where over forty events, projects and exhibitions took place. The Surgery established Nunhead Arts week & founded The Nunhead Open Exhibition ( 2003-2014).

http://thesurgery.turnpiece.net/