BOOK Coming Soon…
A Sick Logic
Anna Chrystal Stephens & Glen Stoker
Designed by Paul Bailey
Published by Site Gallery
Launch – June 2017

With contributions from: Monique Besten, Fernanda Eugenio, Anna Francis, Jake Harries, Cristina Lina, Fiona MacDonald, Hadiru Mahdi, Dorothee Perin, Sally Pointer & Gareth Riseborough, Richard Prideaux, Stefan Szczelkun, Studio Polpo, JD Taylor and Carla Wright

'How do we even begin to have a conversation about the gargantuan problems of finite resources, personal ethics and social change in a frame that renders an individual life seemingly powerless? In an exploration of these subjects, this project has developed with creative vision, deep thinking, provocation and a huge sense of humour and humanity.

Operating precariously on many levels, not least in their treading across the liminal spaces between authorised bodies of thinking enshrined in the establishment, artists synthesise and connect ideas. In exploring micro-actions that could take place in our day-to-day lives (such as collecting edible plants, making fires or learning new DIY skills) the authors connect us to alternate realities. Ideas of human agency, environmental change and expanded complexity are threaded throughout the book; a carefully woven document of the creative leaps between ideas, people and places that have produced a unique body of knowledge. The content collected here is not a linear argument, but rather a set of propositions and experiments drawn together from a range of worlds and disciplines that provoke curiosity and challenge us to think with new patterns.' (Excerpt from Laura Sillars’ introduction)

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The Edge, Bath
February - May 2017
I am currently edngaged in a residency with the rest of Vulpes Vulpes at The Edge art centre, we are working between Bath and our London studio over the course of the residency.

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The Know Show
The Edge Art Centre, Bath
6th May – 10th June 2017
Gayle Chong Kwan, Will Shannon, Owen Griffiths, Steven Pippin, Vulpes Vulpes, Emma Smith

Initiated via installations in the Edge’s larger gallery and an event space in the adjacent gallery, The Know Show is a ‘live’ exhibition looking at the ways human knowledge is distributed in society.

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With Feral Practice
Peer Gallery, London
8th February 2017
As part of Fiona MacDonald’s Night of Foxing I will be leading a workshop ‘Eating like a fox’.

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Time & Space Residency
Metal, Southend
14 - 19 November 2016
Vulpes Vulpes

Personal and group research into Play and Economics. Brainstorming, reading, discussions, landscape. Investigating how economic history/theory can be understood through play.
Also including a workshop for Arts Award participants devised during the residency.

Vulpes Vulpes is a collective of four artists: Laurie Storey, Carla Wright, Hadiru Mahdi, and Anna Chrystal Stephens.

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Transmission Lecture
SHU, Sheffield
8 November 2016

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The Woodland World
Soreham Woods and Village Hall, Kent
26 July - 27th August 2016

Fiona MacDonald: Thinking and Making with Woodland
Anna Chrystal Stephens: The History of Fire-Making
Glenn Morris: Tree Knowledge, Science and Folklore
Molly Maitland: Herbal Medicine from the Woods

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The Edge Art Centre, Bath
17 September - 22 October 2016

Avant Gardening, Emma Smith, Gayle Chong Kwan, Sandra Porter, Sovay Berriman, Vulpes Vulpes, LOW PROFILE, The Decorators. Will Shannon

Including contributions from creatives, tradespersons, academics, conservationists and local residents Know-How celebrates the importance of sharing and applying knowledge in our society. The exhibition features an active learning zone, resource room, screening room and lecture hall, unfolding through a unique schedule of events as a live or participatory experience. Activities showcase the wealth of practical and transferable knowledge held by communities in the region. Know-How offers skill-sharing sessions in bee-keeping, plumbing, gardening, sustainable living and design as well as discoverable insights into the natural world, social history, science, technology and the human body.

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There Are No Firm Rules
Site Gallery, Sheffield
26 July - 27th August 2016

For their summer Platform residency, artists Anna Chrystal Stephens and Glen Stoker will use field research and practical experimentation to explore the fundamentals of life: food, shelter, community and a reconnection with the land. Presenting their collection of DIY manuals, craft and survival books, the gallery will become part library, part out-door training centre and part studio. Offering a range of walks, talks and hands on workshops, alongside making their own prints, photography, sculpture and installation, they will open up new possibilities around how we structure every day life.

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AHRC national event: Common Ground,
21st June 2016

Anna Chrystal Stephens & Glen Stoker
Common Ground is a celebration of the AHRC Commons community. This gathering is an opportunity to share knowledge and expertise, to establish new networks and projects, to be inspired, and to further develop the case for the importance of arts and humanities research.The Common Ground activities are run by participants from organisations across the UK including Higher Education Institutions, cultural organisations, museums and galleries such as the British Library, National Archives, Science Museum, Tate London, the National Railway Museum, Sage Gateshead, Rolls-Royce and community groups.

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The Artist Proposes
Site Gallery, Sheffield
17 December 2015 – 16 January 2016

The Artist Proposes is a showcase exhibition offering insight into the Platform residency programme, exploring the ideas and enthusiasms of six future artists in residence:
Beatriz Olabarrieta, Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson, Laura Wilson, Anna Chrystal Stephens & Glen Stoker

From sculptures that speak, to focus groups that transition into game-like performances; from artists hunting for mushrooms, to dancers and bread bakers working together in the gallery – Platform residencies enable interaction between artists and the public at the work-in-progress stage.

This unique artistic development scheme turns Site Gallery into an open studio where the creative process becomes the artwork on view. We pair each artist with a mentor, commission a new critical text and encourage debate and discussion through a vibrant series of public programme events.

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Platform Study Day
Site Gallery, Sheffield
21st November 2015

Join the 2016 Platform artists as they share the initial ideas that will shape their residencies: from live performance and dance in the gallery to bread baking and survivalist techniques.

Platform is a nationally unique development programme, which gives our galleries over to an artist, or group of artists, to make new work in public. Following the exciting Platform residency projects developed in 2014/15, applicants from across the UK were invited to propose an idea for which they need time, space and investment to develop to proof of concept stage.

A panel, including curators and young people from our Society of Explorers, selected 6 artists to develop 4 new projects in 2016. The selection criteria can be summed up as ‘why make this work in public?’

This Platform Study Day will encourage discussion and debate, exploring the thoughts, dreams and concepts of artists.

Joining them at this event will be a group of Platform alumni, members of the selection panel and Site Gallery’s curatorial team.

The event will explore the strange and wonderful place between private practice and public participation that emerges from each Platform residency: what is the benefit of going behind the scenes and giving access not only to the end product, but also to the creative process? How can the work benefit from the insights and enthusiasms of Site Gallery’s audiences?

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Tremelo Projects, London
2 – 4 OCTOBER 2015

An outdoor sculpture exhibition and performance programme by Tremolo Projects at the Middlesex Filter Beds

Julie Hill, Scott Massey, Mark Siebert, Paula Smolarska, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Phill Wilson Perkin and Samantha Taylor, Jonathan Trayner and Robin Fencott

At the edge of the Hackney Marshes and Clapton lies the Middlesex Filter Beds. It is a beautiful old industrial space built to stop the spread of cholera in the 19th century. Since its closure in 1969 it has been taken over by nature and the casual stroller. Tremolo Projects has invited nine artists to present sculpture and / or performance in guerrilla fashion using the format of the sculpture park for the duration of the Art Licks Weekend.

Exhibition map and details will be posted by Thursday 1 October

Part of Art Licks Weekend Festival 2015

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The Blue
Bermondsey, London September - November 2015

The Blue Project is a collaboration between London artists and community groups in Bermondsey (Southwark Irish Pensioners Project, Bermondsey Community Kitchen and Blue Anchor Library), working together over a three month period for a series of workshops, a publication, trips and installations. The project culminates in a dinner party in Roule Road community hall with food cooked by the Community Kitchen and, served to the Irish Pensioners by the artists.

Over the Art Licks Weekend 2nd - 4th October, Vulpes Vulpes gallery will be an open studio.

Elaine Reynolds, Berry Patten, Hadiru Maudi, Carla Wright, Anna Chrystal Stephens. Laurie Storey

>> Blue Project blog

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S T R U C T U R A L O B J E C T/ Houseproject 27
June 2015

A structure was built inside a living room, mimicking domestic space. The structure is a collaboration between Linda Persson & Sophie Yetton. Inside the structure various artists are shown:

Bridget Currie, Alison Currie, Peter Eccher, Lauren Godfrey, Kate McMillan, Benjamin A Owen, Linda Persson, Laure Prouvost, Ross Taylor, Anna Chrystal Stephens & (Andy Warhol in spirit)

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Vulpes Vulpes book
February 2015

Go to Ground is an account of the first five years of Vulpes Vulpes, containing archival material that documents the workings of the project, as well as commissioned texts and contributions from artists. This book is an insight into the motivations of the group and an informal resource for artist-led activity. - a v a i l a b l e - h e r e -

Contributors: Patrick Goddard, Berry Patten, Emily Ballard, Copenhagen Place (Justyna Kabala & Paul Gwilliam), Christopher Rawcliffe, Hadiru Mahdi, Christina Laskaridis, Verity-Jane Keefe, Laurie Storey, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Glen Stoker, Reuben Bowles, Adam Burton, Ben Garrod, Carla Wright.

Designed by Paul Bailey

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Artist's Talk at Exeter Phoenix
Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
5pm 27th May 2015

The Last Wednesday Series. A series of artists’ talks in association with Exeter College’s Centre for Creative Industries.

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Curated by Shaun Doyle & Mally Mallinson
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter January 2015

PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS is an exhibition curated by Shaun Doyle & Mally Mallinson, exploring contemporary artists’ manifestos and works inspired by the manifesto format.
‘Racing around a fireball is a blob of filth on which ladies stockings are sold and Gauguins prized, truly a most deplorable business…’ WALTER SERNER, 1918
PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS has been conceived as a collection of contemporary artists manifestos. Celebrating the somewhat foolish idea of declaring your intentions to the world with the hope of changing it…
PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS Is a tragi-comedy of baroque minimalist clownery, grandiose and ill conceived in the extreme…
PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS Is like an over stuffed letterbox at election time and a landfill of a publication.
PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS Embraces all the half-baked ideas, dead ends and prejudiced rants that make artists manifestos wondrous artworks in themselves.
PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS Accepts the paucity of the written word and in an unbridled display of generosity has included images made in the spirit of the manifesto.
If art critics behave like naturalists trying to ascertain an artist’s complexity from a small sample of their droppings, then PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS is a smorgasbord of odorous delights. – Doyle and Mallinson

Aid and Abet, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, ASP, BAZ, Mark Beasley, Mathieu Beausejour, Shane Bradford, Kerry Campbell, Billy Childish & Harry Adams, Ami Clarke, Leigh Clarke, ommon Culture, Leslie Deere, Arnaud Desjardin, Doyle & Mallinson, Benedict Drew, atti Ellis, Plastique Fantastique, Laura Oldfield Ford, Anna Francis, Simon Fujiwara, Andrew Gilbert, Kenneth Graham, Oona Grimes, S Mark Gubb, Lucy Harrison, Emma Hart, Emma Holmes, Stewart Home, Kevin Hunt, kennardphillips, Dean Kenning, Peter Lamb, Abigail Lane, Cedar Lewisohn, Sarah Lucas, Dominic from Luton, Jenny Moore, Harriet Murray, Richard Paul, Mark Pearson, The Cult of Rammellzee, Clunie Reid, Tanja Ritterbex, Katie Schwab, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Melanie Stidolph & Max Catterall, Neil Taylor, Pat Rock, Jennet Thomas, Sarah Thorley, Jessica Voorsanger, Vulpes Vulpes, Alice Walton, Frank Wasser