The Artist as Medium – Jacqui McIntosh

Jacqui McIntosh looks back at the exhibition Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist as Medium which explored the changing terms of artistic engagement with mediumship – from spiritual inspiration and creation during séances and trances, to practices of automatism, channelling, and paranormal investigation. In this illustrated talk she will examine key works by artists such as Yves Tanguy, Ithell Colquhoun, Austin Osman Spare & Ann Churchill amongst others (shown at Drawing Room, London, Sept 2020), and the intriguing encounters that connect them.

Not Without My Ghosts was a Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition, developed in partnership with Drawing Room, London, and curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Simon Grant and Marco Pasi travelling to Drawing Room, London (Sept-Nov 2020), Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (Oct-Dec 2021), Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (Jan-March 2022) and Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (March –June 2022).

Bio

Jacqui McIntosh is a writer, researcher and curator based in London. She is Exhibitions Manager at Drawing Room where she contributes to the understanding of the medium of drawing through research, curation of exhibitions, writing, exhibitions management and programming of events. She has curated independently and in her current role and has a particular interest in artists whose spiritual development has evolved in tandem with their artistic output. She is currently researching the drawings and works on paper of Ithell Colquhoun and is part of the British Art Network’s 2022 Emerging Curator’s Group. She has written extensively since 2003 and is a member of AICA. Her writing has appeared in newspapers, art publications and catalogue essays for galleries and artists. Jacqui also has her own artistic practice, working predominately in drawing, print and collage.

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Mar 15th 2023 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

£5 - £10 & By Donation

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