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Fankle Unspun Exhibition

19 Jun 2024

One week to go until the second Fankle exhibition, Unspun.


Fankle Art Collective

25 June - 6 July 2024 

Private View: Thursday 27 June 6 – 8pm 

Unspun is an exploration of undoing, release and disintegration, and a loose and lively celebration of holding things together in which nine artists from the Fankle Collective focus on making, remaking, spinning and transformation. They bring together ideas of deconstruction and rebuilding, disconnection and reconnection, fragmentation of language and communication. In the show, Fankle members unravel and spin stories over time, mythology and place, exploring migration, home and belonging, our relationship to nature and the non-human. 

As Unspun’s narratives emerge, tangling and untangling, visitors are reminded of the idea that a world of life is woven from physical and emotional strands, overlapping, contrasting, constantly changing and fragile. Fankle is a multidisciplinary art collective formed in 2023 by emerging artists from the Middlesex University MA Fine Art and MA Printmaking programmes. This show encompasses printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, painting, collage, photography and film and video. 

The group’s name ‘Fankle’, a Scottish word for entanglement, reflects the complex web of ideas that combine in their shows and the varied generational and geographic origins of its members, with threads extending to Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Berlin, Munich, Baghdad, Tehran and Mexico City. Artists: Maryam Abdollahi | Phil Dunn |Angela Forrester | Carolyn Murphy | Moritz Nicolai | Iliana Ortega-Alcázar | Jan Pimblett |Hanan Tawfiq | Kathy Rooney

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Willesden Gallery, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF

The gallery is on the ground floor of The Library at Willesden Green, a 5 minute walk from Willesden Green underground station (Jubilee line). Open weekdays 10.30am to 8pm, Saturdays 10.30am to 5pm and Sundays 12pm to 5pm.

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