05.04.17 'Odd Guides: Food and Nature'
Lea River Park: a new landscape for London
New London Architecture
The Building Centre, London
28.03.17 Artist Talk
Croydon School of Art
25.03.17 - 16.05.17 'Anthropo-scene'
Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
23.03.17 - 26.03.17
Drawing Now, Paris
25.11.16 - 25.03.17 Peckham Platform Retrospective
01.10.16 'The Pan Hag Field Kitchen'
Outdoor event on former Easington Colliery site for the public to explore lost and overlooked traditional skills and customs related to crafts, growing, food, and nature, including peg looming, proggy mat workshops, woodturning, sea glass collecting, and the world's first ever Pan Hag Championship. A printed legacy of the two years of research, events, and activities, ‘The Pan Hag Map’, will be available spring 2017.
04.05.16 - 04.06.16 'Plot', Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait City
My moving image work 'Plot'(2013) is shown in group exhibition 'What's your Location: Re-Imagined Reality'. http://capkuwait.com/portfolio/whats-your-location/
16.04.16 Talk 'Surviving as an artist', Rivington Place, London
07.01.16 Interview on BBC Radio 3
I was interviewed on Free Thinking Arts and Ideas programme about my current project 'The Pan Hag' in East Durham, commissioned by Forma
22.09.15 Lecture at Falmouth University
Gayle Chong Kwan Artist's Lecture, Photography Department, Chapel Lecture Theatre, Penryn Campus, Falmouth University, 5pm
05.09.15 'The Pan Hag' at Peterlee Festival
'The Pan Hag' will be at Peterlee Festival, where I will be gathering vernacular definitions for the Pan Hag Dictionary and recipes and ingredients of panhaggerty and panackerty
01.07.16 International Artists' Development Award
Award to work in New York researching photography in the public realm
25.06.15 - 15.06.15 Solo exhibition 'Intimi Nutrimenti' opens at Palazzo Rosso, Genova, Italy
22.06.15 Talk on'Anthropo-scene', Bloomberg SPACE, London
Gayle Chong Kwan and Rut Blees Luxemburg in a presentation of our work in relation to the City, in discussion with Francis Marshall, Senior Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London. 6.30-8.30pm
08.06.15 'Arripare', in Stockton-on-tees
Last week to see 'Arripare', 40-metre public-realm photographic installation in Stockton-on-tees, as recipient of the inaugural REFOCUS: The Biennial Castlegate mima Photography Prize(http://www.refocusprize.com/gayle-chong-kwan/)
02.06.15 Talk on exhibition 'Anthropo-scene', Cultural Bites, Bloomberg, London
12.05.15 Solo exhibition 'Atlantis', Odyssud, Centre Cultural de Blagnac, France
12.05.15 - 25.10.15
09.04.15 - 27.06.15 Solo exhibition 'Anthropo-scene', Bloomberg SPACE, London
18.04.15 'Plot', Why Would I Lie, Royal College of Art Research Biennale, London
18.04.15 - 23.04.15
I have been researching the varied landscapes around Stockton-on-tees, from the vast industrial and chemical landscapes of Seal Sands, to the stalls at the weekly market in the centre of Stockton-on-Tees, the replica of the historic Endeavour, and running workshops with local community groups. This research led to the development of 'Arripare' (2013), a 40 metre long photographic installation, commissioned for the Refocus: The Castlegate mima Photography Prize, the first award for photography in the public realm, which I was delighted to be awarded. Following a period of local historical research and engagement with local residents, I created 'Arripare', a mythical island - an alternative version of Stockton and the surrounding areas - seemingly hovering between arrival and appearance or departure and disappearance. Combining complex multiple techniques of documentary photography, collage and sculptural construction, the island is rooted in the context and history of its location and the river which runs alongside it, and yet enveloped in mist, the island could be located in the past, present or future, sighted in the midst of a vast ocean or be hovering somewhere in the clouds. My island takes its title from the origin of a word rooted in the sea - 'arrive' - from its vernacular Latin root 'arripare' meaning 'to touch the shore', and references Captain Cook's epic voyages on the Endeavour, the area's industrial and historical relationship with the sea, and its international connections.