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NOW: PARALLEL REPUBLIC: THE ART OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

04/10/2014 – 29/11/2014

Parallel Republic: The Art of Civil Disobedience is an exhibition of Syrian art and citizen journalism. Syria is a country rising up against oppression and imposed silence. The massacre of tens of thousands of people – the exact figure still unknown today – in Hama in 1982 could only be referred to as “the events of 82”; the trauma and grief of war met with a tyranny of silence, and freedom of expression with torture and death. As the war rages on and under the weight of this oppression, countless artists, musicians and activists are standing up to be seen and heard, dealing with the chaos of war through painting, illustration, photography, film, graffiti and music.

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PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Bradford Beach

NOW: BRADFORD BEACH

02/08/2014 – 29/09/2014

Bradford Beach is an immersive exhibition bringing the beach to Bradford over the summer. The installation involves seascapes from the North, South, East and West coasts of Britain carried out by photographers Julie Dawn Dennis, Sharon Harvey, Celia Jackson and Jim Stephenson; specially commissioned coastal field recordings from around the world by sound artists such as BJ Nilsen, Tara Jane Oneil, Mike Harding, Patrick Farmer, Rough Fields, Jez Riley French and MV Carbon; and eleven tonnes of sand covering the gallery floor.

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Lydia Goldblatt - Still Here

STILL HERE – LYDIA GOLDBLATT

22/05/2014 – 26/07/2014

Goldblatt’s series, Still Here (2010 – 2013), takes as its point of departure the family home, focusing on the transitional experience of the artist’s parents as they age. The work stems from a desire to address the inevitable changes wrought by her elderly father’s approaching death.

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Rickie & Jamie McNeill - Drip Visit

MAZY WAY or A LUDDITE’S HEIGHT – JAMIE & RICKIE MCNEILL

12/03/2013 – 17/05/2014

Jamie and Rickie McNeill’s art works have been variously described as copies of worm casts, measurements founded in the megalithic inch, water time signals, and everything in between. Misreadings aside, what’s most apparent – even from the most cursory glance at their ‘stuff’ – is the palpable sense of two brothers from Strathclyde quietly and consanguineously going about their business (of Art).

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(c) Robert Ormerod

PORTRAIT SALON

10/01/2014 – 08/03/2014

We’re opening Fuse Art Space with a bang on January 10th, as we invite Portrait Salon to christen our walls! Portrait Salon is a form of Salon des Refusés – an exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show – which has a long tradition as a fringe way of showcasing artists’ work that may otherwise go unseen. Devised by Carole Evans and James O Jenkins, Portrait Salon aims to show the best of the unselected entries from the annual National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize.

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Events

ALL OF OUR EVENTS ARE FREE

FILM

MUSIC

29/09/2014 - 8PM
KING AYISOBA / BLOOD SPORT

RECON Festival comes to Fuse Art Space, on the very last day of Bradford Beach. It’s a rare opportunity to hear the magnificent Ghanain kologo master King Ayisoba, and a final opportunity to get some sand in your shoes. More info here

04/10/2014 - 8PM
HIBERNATE

Hibernate Recordings present another in their series of special events at Fuse. Bringing you not one, not two, but three debut performances from Caught in the Wake Forever and The Sly & Unseen this promises to be a varied night of immersive electronics and acoustic wizardry. More info here

11/10/2014 - 8PM
LAFIDKI / THE THOMAS FAMILY

Cambodian sound and visual artist plus Sheepscar Light Industrial honchos. More info here

12/10/2014 - 8PM
ASIQ NARGILE

Nargile Mehtiyeva has been playing saz (long-neck lute) and singing since the age of 15. Fluent in Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Russian, Nargile represents the cosmopolitanism of old Tbilisi… More info here

18/10/2014 - 8PM
CONQUERING ANIMAL SOUND

Conquering Animal Sound is the pairing of Glaswegians Anneke Kampman and James Scott. They’ve been making music together since 2009, their debut album, “Kammerspiel”, being released on Gizeh Records and their recent follow up “On Floating Bodies” on Chemikal Underground. More info here

26/10/2014 - 4PM
OPAL TAPES SHOWCASE

Opal Tapes take to the road with a new European tour, and a super-heavy lineup: Karen Gwyer, Wanda Group, Patricia, Holovr and Basic House. This is going to be a really, really special event. Early start, free entry, cheap bar. More info here

31/10/2014 - 8PM
RAFAEL TORAL

Rafael Toral plays electronic music today as a jazz musician would play his instrument, applying jazz discipline and working practices to his abstract electronics. The result is truly evolutionary music, once described as “a brand of electronic music far more visceral and emotive than that of his cerebral peers”. More info here

08/11/2014 - 8PM
SHIELD PATTERNS

Shield Patterns, the Manchester-based duo of Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox, create intense, infectious and incredibly detailed dark-pop music. More info here

08/11/2014 - 8PM
STEVE HAUSCHILDT

Steve Hauschildt is an American electronic musician and was a founding member of the band Emeralds. His debut full-length Tragedy & Geometry was released in 2011 via Kranky Records. More info here

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About Us

Fuse Art Space is a gallery, art space, performance venue and shop in Bradford city centre. We host exhibitions, artist talks, film screenings, workshops and performances, and we stock a wide range of art books, magazines (fancy ones, glossy ones, DIY ones, photocopied ones), prints, cassettes, vinyl, CD’s and other objects of artistic merit. In the shop, we keep the quality high and the prices low; mainly to make sure people have reasonable access to great stuff. As far as our exhibitions go, they’re always free. All exhibitions are curated by Sarah Faraday.

We’re open from Wednesday to Saturday, 11:00 – 18:00, and other times for special events – keep your eye on the events section, or even better subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date. We have regular in-stores and signings by artists and performers, and sometimes we might need to operate an RSVP system, so don’t miss out.

We gratefully acknowledge the support and assistance of Arts Council England, Fabric, Bradford City Council, Image Group UK, W Madden Building and Timber Supplies, and Little Valley Brewery.

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  • Fuse Art Space is a Community Interest Company formed to promote contemporary art and music in the centre of our community. We rely on public funding, sponsorship, patronage and donations from supporters. If you’d like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at sponsorship@wearefuse.co. If you’d like to make a donation to help keep Fuse going, please donate via Paypal.

SUBMISSIONS

  • We’re always looking for interesting work to include in our arts zine, PAPERVAMPIRE. Past editions have featured Sohrab, Maria Minerva, Si Clark, Hildur Gudnadottir, Britt & Amanda Brown and plenty of other stuff – you can check it out at www.papervampire.org. Email links (no attachments please) to submissions@wearefuse.co.  If you’d like to submit a demo to Bomb Shop, use the DropBox at soundcloud.com/bombshop/dropbox

VOLUNTEERING

  • We’re always looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of Fuse Art Space, from helping out in the space and stewarding events to hanging exhibitions and getting involved in marketing. There’s a lot to do, and even more to learn. If you’re interested in helping us to make Fuse a resounding success whilst getting valuable experience in contemporary arts, drop us a line at hello@wearefuse.co with your CV and a note about what you’re looking for in a voluntary position.

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Let your event unfurl in the inspiring surroundings of Bradford’s freshest avant-garde art space! Fuse Art Space offers the perfect city centre location for events such as performances, film screenings, launches, talks and meetings. Email hello@wearefuse.co for more information.

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For all press enquiries regarding Fuse Art Space, our exhibitions, editions and events, please contact Sarah Faraday at sarah@wearefuse.co

For all press enquiries regarding Bomb Shop, the label’s artists or it’s releases please contact James Birchall at james@wearefuse.co

PRESS RELEASES

Lydia Goldblatt – Still Here (Released 13/05/2014)

Portrait Salon Artist Talk (Released 06/02/2014)

Rejections (Released 28/01/2014)

Portrait Salon 2013 (Released 03/12/2013)

Fuse Art Space – Grand Opening (Released 02/12/2013)