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Desktop Studio Visit: Ain Bailey & Hannah Wallis

Revisit sound artist and DJ Ain Bailey in conversation with curator Hannah Wallis for the third in our series of Desktop Studio Visits, streamed live from this page 16 August 5pm.

Discussion focused on the development of Version, Ain Bailey’s current exhibition at Wysing Arts Centre, curated by Hannah Wallis as DASH Curator-in-Residence. The in-conversation event was followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience.

The artists Ain Bailey mentioned at the end are: Phoebe Collings-James, Adam Farah, Jimmy Robert, Jasleen Kaur, Rehana Zaman, Sonia Boyce, Claudette Johnson, Helen Cammock, Remi Graves, and Junior Boakye-Yiadom.

To listen to the Desktop Studio Visit as a podcast, visit our sounder.fm page here, or find the episode on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Access Information

This video is captioned, and an audio described version is available to watch. The podcast is audio described, and a transcript is available to read as a pdf and a .docx file in 14pt 1.5 spacing. Click here to read a transcript as a pdf file, and click here to read a transcript as a .docx file

Version runs between 12 July to 22 August open daily 12-5pm, free admission.

Click here to book a free exhibition ticket.

About Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey is a sound artist and DJ whose compositions encompass field recordings and found sounds and are inspired by ideas and reflections on silence and absence, architectural urban spaces, and feminist activism. Her electroacoustic compositions are created for a variety of forms, including multichannel and mixed media installations, moving image soundtracks, live performance and dance.

In 2019 Bailey exhibited as part of The Range at Eastside Projects, Birmingham; RE: Respite at Transmissions Gallery, Glasgow; and presented her first solo exhibition, And We’ll Always be a Disco in the Glow of Love at Cubitt, London. Bailey has collaborated with numerous artists including; Sonya Boyce with Oh Adelaide! which toured to Iniva, London, Tate Britain, CCA, Glasgow, Whitechapel Gallery London and The Kitchen, New York between 2010-2015; as well as Jimmy Robert, Jasleen Kaur and most recently Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski with Remember to Exhale for Studio Voltaire, 2019.

Between 2017-2019, The Pitch Sisters was presented as part of Sounds Like Her, a touring exhibition curated by Christine Eyene and commissioned by New Art Exchange, Nottingham and a Serpentine commission working with MRI clients who are LGBT+ asylum seekers and refugees remains ongoing. In 2020 Bailey was commissioned by Radiophrenia Festival and in 2021 will be presenting new works with Rewire Festival and Tectonics Festival.

About Hannah Wallis

Hannah Wallis is an artist and curator based in the Midlands. Concerned with how visual and performative knowledge production can inform and be informed by collectivisation, collaboration and long-term research cycles, Hannah has worked under the moniker of Dyad Creative since 2014 and is currently working as curator-in-residence at Wysing Art Centre alongside her role as Assistant Curator at Nottingham Contemporary. Committed to embedding accessibility practices within the arts and supporting the working rights of artists and art-workers, Hannah has worked with National Gallery, London, Aural Diversity, DASH and East Street Arts among others.

About DASH

DASH and Wysing Arts Centre are working together as part of a three-year programme of curatorial commissions providing individual residencies for three artists/curators who identify as Deaf and Disabled people with three major arts organisations around the UK.

To find out more about DASH, visit their website here.

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