Recent Exhibition 'Adaptation'

shown June 2016, Transition Gallery, London 

Jackie Chettur, Matthew Richardson & Gerbrand Burger

Adaptation explores the indeterminate time and space of literary fiction and how it might be adapted. Jackie Chettur, Matthew Richardson and Gerbrand Burger make use of the gaps that are inherent in how and why a story is read, imagined and made visible. The narratives distilled in this exhibition are re-formed and extended through print, assemblage, animation, drawing and sound.

From the series 'Thus Tess Walks On' Photopolymer Gravure 2016 

From the series 'Thus Tess Walks On' Photopolymer Gravure 2016 

A fall into Grace 

Set of 21 cards designed for use by a matchmaker during an afternoon of romantic storytelling across Aberdare, production devised by John Norton in collaboration with Jackie Chettur, September 2015. Cards designed by Jackie Chettur

Set of 21 cards designed for use by a matchmaker during an afternoon of romantic storytelling across Aberdare, production devised by John Norton in collaboration with Jackie Chettur, September 2015. Cards designed by Jackie Chettur

  I have recently completed work as artist /producer, on the second phase of my 2011 Aberdare theatre project A Fall into Grace, where I had created a series of theatrical stereoscopes depicting a simple fictional love story, I also encouraged members of the public to record their own experiences of falling in love. These audio recordings were exhibited alongside my fictional tableaux. The compelling and sometimes devastating nature of these stories inspired me to develop the project further and an illustrated anthology of romantic writing was published in December 2015 in both paper back, with a special edition hard backed book. As with the first project, the theme of 'Romantic Love' was explored through both fiction and biography. Acclaimed authors and artists ran writing and printing workshops for diverse groups of people. In September 2015 I invited, theatre producer John Norton to produce a day of Romantic Storytelling across Aberdare. This involved a market stall; our matchmaker Madam Rita; a curious audience; a set of specially designed playing cards; a campaign map; four coded maps; much screen-printed material, posters, illustrations and wallpaper; one beautiful young man who sang to everyone on the hour and flirted with Madam Rita; twenty one storytellers, and seventeen venues across the town, including, benches, cafe's, a vintage car, a bridal shop, a bed shop, a florist, the ringing chamber of a church and a graveyard. I worked with Sarah pace of Addo on the development and production of the project. The project was funded by Arts Council of Wales, the Ashley Family Foundation and Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council, through their Town Heritage Initiative Scheme.

 

I have recently completed work as artist /producer, on the second phase of my 2011 Aberdare theatre project A Fall into Grace, where I had created a series of theatrical stereoscopes depicting a simple fictional love story, I also encouraged members of the public to record their own experiences of falling in love. These audio recordings were exhibited alongside my fictional tableaux. The compelling and sometimes devastating nature of these stories inspired me to develop the project further and an illustrated anthology of romantic writing was published in December 2015 in both paper back, with a special edition hard backed book. As with the first project, the theme of 'Romantic Love' was explored through both fiction and biography. Acclaimed authors and artists ran writing and printing workshops for diverse groups of people. In September 2015 I invited, theatre producer John Norton to produce a day of Romantic Storytelling across Aberdare. This involved a market stall; our matchmaker Madam Rita; a curious audience; a set of specially designed playing cards; a campaign map; four coded maps; much screen-printed material, posters, illustrations and wallpaper; one beautiful young man who sang to everyone on the hour and flirted with Madam Rita; twenty one storytellers, and seventeen venues across the town, including, benches, cafe's, a vintage car, a bridal shop, a bed shop, a florist, the ringing chamber of a church and a graveyard.

I worked with Sarah pace of Addo on the development and production of the project. The project was funded by Arts Council of Wales, the Ashley Family Foundation and Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council, through their Town Heritage Initiative Scheme.

'A Fall into Grace romantic writing from Wales'   paperback edition designed by: Jackie Chettur, published by Addo

'A Fall into Grace romantic writing from Wales'  
paperback edition designed by: Jackie Chettur, published by Addo

'A Fall into Grace romantic writing from Wales'  Hard Back Edition, Published by Addo 2015 - image shows: story and illustration by Rebecca Spooner

'A Fall into Grace romantic writing from Wales'  Hard Back Edition, Published by Addo 2015 - image shows: story and illustration by Rebecca Spooner