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  Messy Business...

Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin have been successful in applying for a new commission with People United. The project, working title Messy Business, involves developing ideas with members of Joining Hands, Joining Hearts, an organisation that provides access and support for individuals who have suffered from domestic violence or sexual abuse.

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, from April to November 2018...more news to follow

Normal to Dissent
Group exhibition in the Lethaby Gallery windows of Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London        
Exploring ideas of representation and misrepresentation, this exhibition contains work by staff, students and alumni from CSM, (image by Becky Hancock). 5-26 April 2018    
Beyond Orientation: Eight Views
Exhibition in Vienna, at the Korean Culturehouse.
6-21 September 2017.
The third installment of a research programme exploring orientation as gardening and care of the self, co-curated by Almut Rink and Anne Eggebert.
Group show, including work by Margot Bannerman, Ben Cain, Regula Dettwiler, Anne Eggebert, Kyoko Ebata, Polly Gould, Almut Rink and Matthew Wang, and with Ursula Reisenberger.
Sarah Cole has worked with National Trust volunteers to develop a visitor experience for the Family Apartments at Calke Abbey, their 'Unstately home'. The apartments, used by the Harpur Crewe family, have been opened to the public in 2017 for the first time.
Shoestring is a new audio work, in five parts, accessible at various times during the visitor season throughout 2018. Each audio experience lasts approx 12 minutes and gives the listener a unique insight in to the lives of the people who lived in the apartments during the mid to late 20th century.
Breath Taking  
watch the video of Breath Taking here
Video made with Annis Joslin and Berkhamsted's Children's Centre, produced by Linzi Stauvers, commissioned by Pavilion, Leeds. The work is inspired by the landscapes of the families and Capability Brown's Golden Valley at Ashridge Estate, exploring ideas of illusion, facade, moments that take your breath away and play.
This short film was screened at the Tetley building in Leeds, with a presentation by Griselda Pollock, January 2017.
Other news:

The Wild Washerwomen

In August 2016, Sarah Cole led a week of activities and experiments on the canal tow path of Church, Accrington, with Idle Women care-takers Rachel Anderson and Cis O'Boyle. There are plans for her to return to the Selina Cooper in the near future.

An image from In-Kind was used in February 2017 for the marketing of the British Academy's conference Vulnerability and the Politics of Care; Cross Disciplinary Dialogues, convened by academics from Oxford Brookes University.
For more information about In-Kind, click here  
Watch the video of In-Kind here
Sarah Cole has an image, from her work Smother, in this new pack of emotional learning cards, produced by Iniva, containing 30 contemporary art cards with commentary and questions exploring sexual identity and intimate relationships.          
Sarah presented her thoughts on 'Methodologies of Socially Engaged Art' at Tate Modern in April 2016, as part of Dr Danny McNally's research with Peckham Platform, along with Barby Asante, Marijke Steedman and Paul Goodwin.
Sarah Cole and Jill Keegan talked about In-Kind at Cubitt's Public Wisdom Symposium in March 2015. This talk has now been published in AGEING IN PUBLIC, creative practice in ageing and the public realm from across the UK, edited by Daniel Baker, 2016 - view the pdf
Interview with Sarah Cole for ae newspaper (Arts & Education). This publication includes features by Griselda Pollock and Sadie Coles and is aimed at an audience of young people - view the pdf