Ana Pallares, born in Barcelona in 1993, is a self-taught artist, whose practice reflects on pain, death and other intangible realities which all too often occur with little reason.
Ana says, “I strive to find, and attach, new meanings to these realities, hoping to present them in a healthier, more manageable way – ultimately aiming to turn destructive feelings into constructive action.”
She also portrays characters that she is intellectually, emotionally or sexually attracted to. She has exhibited in Barcelona, Madrid and London, at The Hundred Years Gallery, The Brick Lane Gallery, Lacey Contemporary, Walton Fine Arts and the Illustrated Art Fair, 2016.
Ana’s first solo shows appeared in London last year, at The Hundred Years Gallery and Ziferblat. She has occasionally worked as an illustrator for digital culture magazines.
“TRAGICOMEDY” BY ANA PALLARES
In this online exhibition you will find a collection of works that Ana Pallares created between 2015 and 2016. The works were done using Posca markers and acrylic paints on paper or linen.
Universe with its galaxies.
Galaxies with their planets.
Planets with their countries.
Countries with their cities.
Cities with their humans.
Humans with their problems.
Problems with their causes.
Causes with their context.
Ana Pallares with all these stuff inside her head to she’s getting crazy because she has a universe on her mind.
See more from Ana at her Tumblr site, Instagram and Facebook profiles. If you would like to contact Ana, you can do so, here.
Images below from Ana Pallares solo show at The Hundred Years Gallery.
The Horsfall Micro Commissions 2017-18
Deadline Friday 5th May 2017
Applications are invited from artists and creative practitioners working in any art form for the 2017/18 Micro Commissions Programme with The Horsfall at 42nd Street.
The Micro Commission programme is a research and development opportunity for creative practitioners working across any art form. Designed to foster experimentation and innovation in creative practice within the realms of young people’s mental health and wellbeing, Micro Commissions enable practitioners to engage with an established mental health charity with its own creative programme and dedicated creative venue; The Horsfall.
We invite applications from creative practitioners from any discipline who wish to explore one of the following:
– The intersections of their practice with young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
– How the history of The Ancoats Art Museum or 87 Great Ancoats Street (the site of The Horsfall) can inspire and inform our arts and mental health practice at The Horsfall (resources are currently being curated into an online collection and can be supplied upon request).
– Ruskin/Horsfall’s vision for Useful and Beautiful art and how this can be reflected in arts and wellbeing work with young people at The Horsfall.
– The natural world in the urban environment and its relationship to young people and mental wellbeing.
You can download the full application guidelines PDF here: The Horsfall Micro Commissions Application Guidelines 2017
About 42nd Street
42nd Street is an innovative Greater Manchester mental health charity committed to supporting young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional well-being and mental health, promoting choice and creativity. With an excellent 35 year reputation, our unique holistic service model combines therapeutic psychological interventions with advocacy and social care. We reach 2000 young people each year via individual therapeutic support, projects and activities, leadership, peer research and a creative programme.
About The Horsfall
The Horsfall is a new venue and creative programme for Manchester, dedicated to improving young people’s mental health and wellbeing and the opening programme of projects, workshops and events will see artists, makers and heritage experts working with young people to reinterpret stories from the past, interrogate their own stories and to imagine new futures.
About the Micro Commissions
The Micro Commissions will be reserved for practitioners who are 35 years of age or under on 1st May 2017.
As this commission programme is conceived as a period of research, testing and experimentation, the only set public outcome is a presentation or sharing about your commission for an audience to be determined by The Horsfall team (including young people and the Creative Producer) and the commission holder.
As well as having access to one floor of The Horsfall for the equivalent of one week, commission holders will have access to 42nd St staff and their expertise in the field of young people and mental health.
It is not necessary for the applicant to consider or plan any direct delivery with young people during the commission period, although we do welcome applications that consider the involvement of young people in some way.
The Horsfall is based in central Manchester and easily accessible by public transport. The building consists of three floors and either the ground or first floors are potentially available for the commission. The ground floor is fully accessible.
There are two Micro Residencies in 2017 each lasting approximately one week. This can be a block of time or individual days taken over an extended period. Commission holders will receive:
– £500 expenses
– Workspace at The Horsfall
– Support from the Horsfall programme team (creative producer, engagement officer and communications officer)
– Access to support and information from mental health practitioners as necessary and where possible.
Chosen practitioners must have a current DBS at the time of taking up the micro commission. 42nd Street is able to assist in this process if necessary.
How to apply:
Please send the following:
– A one-page statement outlining your practice, your interest in the Commission, and how it will benefit one or more of the following:
– Your work
– Young people
– The Horsfall
– 42nd Street
– Your CV
– Supporting material – This must be in the form of a pdf containing up to 8 images and no larger than 10mb in size. You can include links to work online and your website within this document. If you want to include moving image/sound work in your application please include links to your work online.
There are two commission time slots. These will be confirmed by mutual agreement with the chosen candidates and will be between June 2017 and January 2018.
If you have any further questions about any aspect of the application please feel free to e-mail Julie.McCarthy@42ndstreet.org.uk. Please send applications by e-mail to Julie.McCarthy@42ndstreet.org.uk.
Selection Panels and Timescales
The Micro Commission panel is chaired by Julie McCarthy, Creative Producer for The Horsfall at 42nd Street. The rest of the panel is made up of:
– Two young people from the Creative Agents group at The Horsfall
– A representative from The Kim Lindfield Trust
The deadline for submissions is Friday 5th May at 12 midday.
Successful candidate will be notified by Friday 12th May.
This opportunity is open to creative practitioners working in any discipline at any stage of their
career. The commissions are reserved for practitioners aged 35 years or under on 1st May 2017.
Students in full time education are ineligible to apply.
We regret that we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
all words and artwork, ©Derek Collins. If you would like to get in touch with Derek, please email us.
I ain’t sure if this makes sense… but I reckon “sense” is a commodity I bartered long long many moons time ago…
Am a epileptic ex-junkie word wranglin’
music manglin’ monad…
presentin’ these pictorial pustules…a pair of perfidious polyps
funnelled through the cold slops of
a broken soul
bolstered + procured by profound
isolation I place my gifts upon yr altar
all my futile generosities, straight from the
id, tremblin’ n naked on the barren shores of a post-addictive alienated consciousness…
image 1: the symptom pool
“the Terrible Mother, the vagina dentata, the Fury, Lilith, Justine the Hag, Babylon the castrating harlot, The Venusian conspiracy…”
image 2: the girl who lived on heaven hill
“the Great Mother, the nurturing anima, The Madonna, The daughters of the heart, Christabel, Juliette, The Yin, La Femme…”
d+sea the otherorganism awaits…
I walk on mirrored angles
broken light insists
I must cross these frozen borders
and upon strange circuits
they melt but persist…
What: The Deadends, multidisciplinary, visual art, installation and performance
When: Open weekends 12–5pm, until March 12, 2017
Where: Studio One Gallery, 7–9 Wandsworth Plain, London SW18 1ES. Map
The Deadends – A celebration of a made-up culture
The documentary The Deadends (in search of truth) was recently shown at the ICA 100 years of Dada, giving rise to the misplaced idea that they are a made up cult rather than culture.
Bringing together the largest collection of Deadend material to date, the celebration will also include speculative enactment as well as featuring the first ever discoveries of Deadend sonic artefacts; The Deadends resonance (recently detected by Andy Barrett) with extracts from The Assemblage Brain by Tony D. Sampson https://soundcloud.com/mbg-1/deadend-resonance-2
The somnambulist critique of the Deadends has been taken as an opportunity to contextualize the radical new theories developed in Tony D. Sampson’s new book The Assemblage brain. The book unravels the conventional image of thought that underpins scientific and philosophical accounts of sense making, providing a new view of our current time in which capitalism and the neurosciences endeavour to colonise the brain.
NB: The curators have requested that visitors be aware that the Deadends would not have referred to themselves as the Deadends and that this is a convenient moniker derived from the signature shapes in the artefacts.
What: New work from Mental Spaghetti collaborator, Vincent Black
When: 10am-5pm, 3-25 February, 2017
Where: The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, Notting Hill, W11 2AY
The Arches Project is a place that offers a platform for creative talents of all disciplines, to gain experience and exposure to become employable within their industry, by showcasing the work in an exciting and unique space within the Birmingham art scene.
We are currently seeking work for an exhibition called ‘Reflected Realities’, which aims to explore the differences between what people think and see.
We are looking for works that are sculpture, installation, collage, mixed media, 3D and 2D work.
The deadline for submission is 21st April 2017 and the exhibition will run from 9th June 2017.
We would really like to involve artists who have experience with mental health and can therefore offer a unique perspective of their own reflected reality in a creative way.
To apply, see poster, below.