Unruly Objects Exhibition @ Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry
CD Drum Machine
Book A - selected for Exhibition - Worcester Open
Worcester Museum and Art Gallery
Foundation Stone - packs - 21cm x 29.7cm - Ream of
photocopies wrapped in plastic wrap
March 2010 - May 2010
Foundation Stone - West Midlands Open 2010
Selected for exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art
November 2009 - January 2010
Foundation Stone - By A. Spackman
at Coventry Kunstverein
Graham Sutherland Building
Coventry UniversityFrom Thursday 26th Nov – Thurs 14th January
Opening reception, Thursday 26th Nov 6 – 8pm
Foundation Stone operates in the ‘flux space’ between certainties.
The Kunstverein is a highly provisional space, and Foundation Stone suggests
a beginning moment, although it is not clear where this moment lies. This
version of the Kunstverein is built on the back of abandoned projects,
where any attempt to take these projects forward would result in an artwork
of ‘heaviness’. The abandonment of projects is a common theme
in Andrew Spackman’s work, where ‘provisionality’ is
integral to the process and output. All of these projects are real, in
that the ‘intent’ is, and could be, to carry them through
Artist A. Spackman shortlisted
to the final 5 of the Artists taking the lead/ Cultural Olympiad Arts
Council scheme .
The Grass Covered Hill - A new
Landmark for people, artists and the region
The project proposes the building of a large
grass covered hill in the centre of Birmingham and programme it with an
eclectic set of artist led events/happenings/artworks/mini festivals/
educational projects running to the end of the Olympics in June 2012.
The hill is a new landmark for the region, dramatically changing the topography
of the city terrain. Being on it gives a sense of ascent above your normal
daily life and an experience of the city from a different perspective.
The hill is a direct response to the growing need to bring green spaces
into our cities, and prioritize ‘people spaces’ over ‘commercial
The hill is a ‘space’ for visitors to have experiences –
play, interact, explore, learn, laugh, share, discuss, socialise etc.
A place for real experiences and contact with each other and the natural
world rather than the virtual. For 6 months running up to the end of the
Olympics in June 2012 it is ‘animated’ by a programme of works
by regionally, nationally and internationally respected artists, art organisations,
creatives and educationalists. The theme of this programme is ‘Play’
and is intended to seed and generate a future legacy for the arts and
people in the region.
The hill also offers a unique chance for artists to bring their ideas
and work out into the open. Through a residency programme, it also offers
a platform and development opportunity for emerging and young artists.
Book 'A' published - 160 page Artist
View PDF download here
Example pages shown above.