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Collateral Drawing 5

Rose Wylie | Jonathan Wright | Jonathan Parsons | Tim Noble | Nicole Mollett | Andrew Kötting and Eden Kötting | Gary Hume | Georgie Hopton | Matthew Herbert | Darrell Hawkins | Edgeworth | Bella Easton | Billy Childish | Scarlett Carlos Clarke | Jemima Brown

2 September – 5 November 2017

Strange Cargo, Folkstone

Collateral Drawing is a curatorial project by BEASTON projects, which explores the relationship between finished artworks and the various by-products associated with their production by exhibiting them alongside one another.

Jonathan Parsons

Bluestar (TERS inverted), 2017, oil on linen, 61 x 81 cm


oil on masking tape, tracing on polyester drafting film, paint test on linen and analytical drawing on card showing the order of strokes in the original source


Jonathan Parsons is known for the diversity of his practice, which includes installation, sculpture, found objects, drawing, painting and fabrication. He was selected for the British Art Show 5 (2000) and was one of the youngest artists to be included in the notorious Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts (1997), which toured to Berlin and New York. He co-curated Seeing Round Corners for Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016), which attracted more than 150,000 visitors. Recent solo exhibitions include: New Paintings, New Art Projects, London (2014) and Zed’s Dead, Loewe Contemporary, London (2012). Recent group exhibitions include: Abstract Remix, New Art Projects, London (2017), The Order of Things, The Wilson, Cheltenham (2017), Imperfect Reverse, Camberwell Space Projects, London (2016), Mechanical Abstract, Turps Gallery, London (2016), Geographies, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan (2015) and Mind the Map, London Transport Museum (2012).


Sea Music in Residence

21 October 2017 – 7 January 2018

Poole Museum, Dorset

Sea Music in Residence celebrates the recent conservation of Anthony Caro's Sea Music sculpture and is the culmination of three artists' residencies. This exhibition showcases the work of Jonathan Parsons, Amy Bourbon and Becci Louise Fearnley who were each invited to respond to Sea Music, its location and the conservation project.

Jonathan Parsons, title page of 'sea music blue tide' (2017), limited edition artist's book