HOXTON 253 invites you to join curator, writer and researcher Linda Rocco and multidisciplinary artist Kelly Sweeney in conversation as they unpack her solo exhibition Witches, Scamps and Things. This is Sweeney’s first solo exhibition in London since 2016, showcasing a new Arts Council England supported multidisciplinary body of work including film, sculpture, painting and, for the first time performance. Join us for this informal and open dialogue between the artist and co-curator, that very much welcomes audience participation and questions.
Everyone is welcome, please make sure to RSVP.
Experience the artist debut performance piece at our Live Art Event Performance on 2 April between 7-9pm.
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.