National Gallery Macedonia: When Art and Science Overlap
Date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 18:00 BST
Address: Online – Live streaming from National Gallery Macedonia - book your place here.
Inter- and Trans-disciplinarity have recently become distinguishing elements of contemporary art. When borders between disciplines blend together and are erased very often results are enriching for both disciplines and result in work neither could have predicted. A particular example of a collaboration between practitioners with different specialisms will be the focus of this talk. The artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva and the scientist Prof. Alastair Forbes will talk about their work together, with moderation by Ana Frangovska.
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva – Prof. Alastair Forbes (interdisciplinary collaboration)
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva (born 1971, Kavadarci, North Macedonia) is a Macedonian-born artist based in UK. She has exhibited extensively and realised numerous commissions nationally and internationally, in gallery spaces, museums and within the public realm. Hadzi-Vasileva was selected by the Ministry of Culture to represent Macedonia at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, with Ana Frangovska, curator at the National Gallery of Macedonia. She graduated in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1998.
Alastair Forbes is Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu in Estonia. He is also Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of East Anglia, where he was until August 2020 Research Director and Clinical Gastroenterologist. His scientific work is mainly in intestinal failure and nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease, but he is also committed to medical education, and has a career-long interest in ethical issues and other points of interface with society more generally. He was proud to play an active role in the staged performances of Incontinentals, a light-hearted approach to the serious problem of faecal incontinence. He was previously at UCL and at St. Mark's Hospital in London. He has been Education Director of the European Nutrition Society, General Secretary of the British Society of Gastroenterology, and Chairman of the British Association for Clinical Nutrition. He has written more than 250 original papers, many reviews and contributions to guidelines, and is widely cited.
Participation is open to everyone.
Macedonian translation will also be provided.
Preston Park Gilded Twin
Date: The garden is open every Sunday from July 4 – September 26, 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 17:00 BST
Address: Bristol Gardens, Brighton, BN2 5JE, England, United Kingdom
Visitors have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the ambience whilst sampling homemade fare from our special cafe, run by Siobhan FitzGerald of TABLE.
They will have first sight of the magnificent felled Preston Twin, which Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is transforming into a stunning art work to be shown in our 2022 sculpture exhibition. For further details click here.
The Secret Garden is COVID-Secure.
Entry to the Secret Garden is free and accessible for wheelchairs. Donations towards the upkeep of the garden are welcome. Click here for details about how to donate.
Lakeside Arts: In conversation with Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Opening Hours: 13:00 – 14:00 BST
Address: Online – Live streaming from Lakeside - book your place here
Join us for an interview with Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva on Monday 12 April, 1pm. Whilst in conversation with Head of Visual Arts Programming, Neil Walker, Elpida will discuss the processes of inspiration and creation. Exploring and experimenting with highly unusual materials, Elpida creates beauty from the most unlikely of places.
In 2016, she created a new body of work for the Djanogly Gallery inspired by medical research into digestive diseases undertaken at the @uniofnottingham. The exhibition 'Making Beauty' (2016) also included her first UK showing of a major artwork commissioned by the Vatican for the Venice Biennale in 2015, and a large-scale installation exploring near-death experience. The featured work incorporated pigs’ caul fat and cow stomach that were transformed from a perishable waste product into a sublimely beautiful material via a chemical process similar to embalming.
Bow Skills Talk: International working for artists with the British Council & artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Opening Hours: 18:30 – 20.00 GMT
Address: Bow Arts Courtyard Room, Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Rd, Bow, London E3 2SJ
Come along for a unique panel discussion where special guests Jenny White, Head of Visual Arts Programme at the British Council, and practising international artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, will discuss the opportunities, benefits and challenges for artists to work internationally. This session aims to offer an insight into what working internationally can offer and how it can expand and strengthen your artistic practice.
John Hansard Gallery invites you to a Zoom-hosted talk with Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva discussing her artistic practice, projects and residencies
Date: Thursday, 29 October, 2020
Time: 18:00 – 19:00 GMT
Address: Online - Zoom-hosted talk - book your place here.
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva works across varied media of sculpture, installation, video, sound, photography and architectural interventions to regenerate unconventional materials and create a response to the particularities of place; its history, locale, environment and communities through her practice.
At the end of 2019, Hadzi-Vasileva completed an Artist in Residency at LuxeLakes A4 Museum in Chengdu, China as the only UK artist to participate and has since been invited to develop a proposal for a permanent site-specific installation at The Eco Centre at Luxelakes A4 Museum.
In her talk, Hadzi-Vasileva will share her experience in China, the process of developing the proposal for the commission with Luxelakes A4, and discuss exhibiting at the Venice Biennale as a representative of her country (Macedonia, 2013) and following commission by the Vatican (Pavilion of the Holy See, 2015), as well as other recent exhibitions.
Artist talk - Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 19:00 GMT
Address: Towner Eastbourne, Devonshire Park, College Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ
Join Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva for a talk on her most recent work and residency at Luxelakes A4 Art Museum in Chengdu, China. Hadzi-Vasileva will share her experiences of international projects, providing insight into how to source opportunities and create a proposal for residency programmes.Hadzi-Vasileva will also be offering two 1-2-1 mentoring sessions for artists at her studio in West Sussex, providing guidance including how to develop applications for commissions and advice on international opportunities. These will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
Artist talk - Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva sharingher recent commissioned projects and residencies
Opening Hours: 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
Address: Ovada, The Warehouse, 14a Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NJ
At the end of 2019, Hadzi-Vasileva completed an Artist in Residency at LuxeLakes A4 Museum in Chengdu, China as the only UK artist to participate. Hadzi-Vasileva will be sharing her residency experience in China, the process of developing the proposal for the commission with A4, and talk about exhibiting at the Venice Biennale as a representative of her country (Macedonia, 2013) and commissioned by the Vatican (Pavilion of the Holy See, 2015) and other recent exhibitions and commissions.
Mentoring Session with Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva
Address: Ovada, The Warehouse, 14a Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NJ
In addition to her upcoming talk at OVADA, Hadzi-Vasileva is offering the opportunity for three OVADA Associate artists to have a half day (each) 1-2-1 mentoring session, at her studio in West Sussex. During the session, Hadzi-Vasileva will be able to support artists with advice on the progression of their work, applying for commissions and supporting future ambitions. A particular area of interest is advising artists on how to develop creative opportunities in China.
This opportunity is extended to OVADA Associates and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Only three places are available.