Date(s) - 02/04/2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HOXTON 253 art project space
As part of this Fist Thursday live event, we are excited to be hosting Sweeney’s first performative piece that will see the filmic invocation of her supernatural entities transcend into the gallery space.
HOXTON 253 invites you to join curator, writer and researcher Linda Rocco, co-curator of Witches, Scamps and Things, a solo presentation by artist Kelly Sweeney, as she shares insight, responds to questions and unpacks your experience of the artist’s phantasmagoric world. Seduced by all things transcendental, this is for Sweeney the realm of schizophrenic psychic harlequins, ethereal goddesses, orchid-clown hybrids and demonic balls.
Whilst Rocco will be present to expand upon your trip through this otherworldly landscape, Sweeney will be inhabiting the gallery space in an alternative form. With both live offerings operating on a rolling basis throughout the duration of the evening, you are welcome to attend at any time to experience all facets of the event.
Linda Rocco is a London-based contemporary art curator, writer and researcher, who graduated from the Royal College of Art. She has curated public events and exhibitions internationally with established small-scale institutions such as Delfina Foundation, to warehouse spaces including Yinka Shonibare’s Studio and the curation of the public sphere for Nine Elms on the South Bank. Linda is co-founder and co-director of the Cambridge-based Festival and programme of workshops ‘I’m Here, Where Are You?’. Linda regularly works as curator for artists and private galleries, as well as consulting for charities, foundations and public institutions on accessibility, inclusivity and collaboration in contemporary and participatory practices.
Kelly Sweeney is a London-based multidisciplinary artist who studied at Nottingham Trent University and Chelsea School of Art graduating with an MA in 2014. Sweeney exhibits regularly, and has work in private collections in Europe, Asia, America, Canada and the UK. Witches, Scamps and Things showcases an Arts Council England supported body of work comprising film, sculpture and paintings.
A text by curator and writer Linda Rocco accompanies the exhibition. The gallery is hosting a programme of events alongside the show. Join our mailing list for further details or discover the full programme here: hoxton253.com/kelly-sweeney
The exhibition and associated programme is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.