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Ninth in the series of 'In Conversations' at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, artist Ruth Claxton is in discussion with Sally Shaw, Head of Programmes, Modern Art Oxford, talking about Claxton's new installation, Specular Spectacular (Cheryl, Jo, Joanne, Elinor, Claire, Anna), made specifically for her solo exhibition at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 7 June - 27 July 2013.

Ruth Claxton was awarded the 2012 Arts Foundation Sculpture Fellowship. She completed a site-specific installation for the Guangzhou Triennial 2012, China, and has recently completed a permanent sculptural installation for the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, acquired by the Contemporary Art Society, London. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe; Spike Island, Bristol; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool; Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales; Faye Fleming and Partner, Geneva; and Ingleby, Edinburgh. Other shows and projects include Undone, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; Remake, Remodel, National Glass Centre, Sunderland; The Figurine Dialogue, Crystal Palace, Stockholm; Known Unknowns, Gallery Loop, Seoul; Daybreakers, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton and An Archaeology, 176, London. She has completed public art works for Situations (Wonders of Weston, Weston-super-Mare) and Meadow Arts (House of Beasts, Attingham Park).

Sally Shaw is currently Head of Programmes at Modern Art Oxford. Previously, she was Deputy Head of the Mayor of London’s Culture team, which involved projects such as overseeing the Fourth Plinth programme and commissioning a series of high profile contemporary artworks for the London 2012 Festival. Between 2006-10 Sally was a Curator for Art on the Underground, where she implemented a range of strategic programmes across the capital.


The event will begin at 7pm on Thursday 27 June 2013, with drinks from 6.30pm. Places are limited, to reserve a seat follow the link on this page or call the gallery on +44 (0)20 7734 7760.

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