Artist Ellie Harrison is having a London launch of her Plymouth College of Art published book Confessions of a Recovering Data Collector, which charts her former practice of keeping a record on pretty much everything she did, or as Ellie says, “it’s the first publication dedicated to my former ‘data collecting’ practice” at Space Studios, London, on Thursday, October 8, at 7pm.
The book features a specially commissioned text by Sally O’Reilly and Sally and Ellie will be at the London launch. Ellie told Arts+Culture: “Sally and I will be presenting an introduction to the groundbreaking new therapy (outlined in the book) which helped me recover from my past obsessions and become a better artist.”
The group exhibition is curated by Jo David and Rachael House in response to the innovative 1930s social health project The Peckham Experiment. It also features work by Jonathan Bishop, Gayle Chong Kwan, Jay Cloth, Nicholas Cobb, Freee, Dean Kenning, Freddie Robins, Mark Wayman and Annie Whiles and takes place at various venues across south east London.
• The Book Launch & Therapy Session, takes place at Space, 129-131 Mare Street, London, on Thursday, October 8, between 7pm and 9pm. It’s a free event, but booking is essential. Confessions of a Recovering Data Collector, published by Plymouth College of Art Press, will be available at a special launch price of £5.
• The Peckham Experiment at Space Station Sixty-Five, runs from Friday, October 9 to Sunday, November 15
Read Ellie Harrison’s top five tips to being a great artist on the People’s Republic of South Devon
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