In celebration of the archetypal trickster on April Fools’ join artist and qualified teacher Kelly Sweeney for this rare opportunity to work from the evolving pantheon of supernatural entities, as her psychic frenetic Harlequin is brought to life by a model for the first time. The Harlequin takes us on a trippy yet tragic journey in the artist’s recent short film Colour Me Pink, that premiered at The Horse Hospital in January.
This will be a fun and informal approach to drawing as you are taken through a series of experimental techniques with bags of freedom to off-road as you get swept up in the absurdity.
ALL abilities are welcome from first-timers to accomplished artists’. Individual support will be available throughout but space given where it is desired. All materials are provided, but you are of course welcome to bring your favourite sketchbook or pen if that is how you roll (dry, dust-free materials only please). Fly solo. Bring friends. Make new ones.
Join us on this perfectly timed evening trip that witnesses Sweeney’s schizophrenic Harlequin become the painted, the sculpted, the fetish, the summoned, the conjured and the seer in all their physical glory. If you love the sound of this, check out our other event where Sweeney present’s the ethereal goddess MDMA Medusa that features in her recent film Colour Me White. Think of a1960’s sci-fi ritualistic Medusa concoction of a being.
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.