Fishmarket at... presents a host of art events taking place at venues across Northampton

By Ruth Hazard | 04 May 2012
The soon to be demolished Fishmarket Gallery in Northampton© The Fishmarket Gallery
Event: Fishmarket at… various venues, Northampton, throughout May

After hearing their home was due to be demolished as part of the Northampton redevelopment project, the team at the Fishmarket gallery decided they would go "offsite" to continue bringing contemporary art to the town while they wait for their new site to be renovated.

Fishmarket at… has been running throughout April with art and film being shown in spaces across Northampton based on the themes of change, transience and collective memory.

If you haven’t had the chance to get to an event yet then here are some of the highlights coming up in May...

Let's Go! Alex Pearl, May 1-31, 16 Abington Square

Artist Alex Pearl has created a parallel universe in an empty shop. Cut glass tumblers, tureens and decanters form an alternate crystal world that is inhabited by tiny spacemen. On view all-day and stargazing at night.

Join curator Catherine Hemelryk on May 25 at 2pm for a short informal tour of the project and to find out more about the artist’s practice. Book your free ticket here.
Crit Group Northants, May 5, 2pm, Burn Street Studios, 7-9 Burns Street

During Fishmarket at…, the Crit Group has found its temporary home at Burn Street Studios. A space for artists, writers and cultural producers to discuss their work, the next meeting is on 5 May and sessions will be held every six weeks. Run by artists Kate Harrison and Peter Slack.
Interference Interference: Joe Brown and Josh Ryan, May 17, 6.30pm, MK Gallery Project Space, 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes
Northampton-based musicians Joe Brown and Josh Ryan are using sound, light and projections in this audio-visual performance. Interference Interference was first performed at the gallery in 2011 and to pay tribute the set will include elements of the soon-to-be-demolished Fishmarket building.
Salon Saloon: Jennie Syson, May 24, 6pm, Sanctuary Studios, 2 Clare Street, The Mounts

Jennie Syson, an independent curator and writer based in Nottingham, will be talking about her curatorial practice, in particular the work she has done offsite. The event will also be a chance to meet artists, filmmakers and people working within the creative industries.

Free tickets available here.

  • Fishmarket at… will continue to run until October. All events are free unless otherwise stated. To keep up to date with the season programme see the website or join their facebook community.
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