nothing sticks to nothing Installation view, 2019

Henry Hudson nothing Sticks to Nothing LIVE!

Hannah Barry Gallery
4 Holly Grove
London, United Kingdom

To mark the closing week of Henry Hudson’s exhibition nothing sticks to nothing, Hannah Barry Gallery will be hosting a weeklong programme of live events in which various artists respond to the alpine scenography featured in Hudson’s latest suite of paintings.

The show, which opened on 31 January, is comprised of a cycle of four large-scale paintings, all of which are rendered in plasticine, the artist’s signature medium, and wax. The works are made more compelling by a swirling scagliola floor, which was designed by Hudson for the show.

The complimentary programme, entitled nothing Sticks to Nothing LIVE!, features work by seven artists, including musician and songwriter William Rees, cellist and singer-songwriter, Lucinda Chua, and Gaunt - the musical pseudonym of interdisciplinary artist Jack Warne.

All events are open to the public, require no pre-booking and are free of charge. First-come first-served entry.

nothing Sticks to Nothing LIVE! Programme information:

William Rees of Mystery Jets presents Song Cycle Friday 8 March, 18:30 - 21:00
Performance at 20:00

Rees presents Song Cycle, an evening of musical performance that brings together the sounds of thirteen distinct musical artists. Song Cycle seeks to offer a safe space for writers and performers to step out of the darkness and share something intimate, unfinished, never-before-heard. Performers include Pete Cochrane, Billy Blond (formerly Vince Kidd), Blanc, Sinead O’Brian, Show Boy, Delilah Montagu, Sophie-Rose Harper, Tom Odell, City Fall, Rose Elinor Dougall, Waiting for Smith, William Rees and Remer Cier.

About William Rees: Rees is a musician and songwriter living in London. His band Mystery Jets continue to thrive and survive after 12 years of touring, recording, performing, djing, writing and collaborating.

Henry Hudson iPad Portraits Saturday 9 March, 11:00 - 18:00

Inspired by wayside shrines found on pilgrim routes across Europe, Henry Hudson will spend a day in his own alpine environment, making portraits of visitors to the gallery on his iPad. Developing themes present in the exhibition - itself inspired by Hudson’s own journey of recovery and loss - these portraits are testament to the character of the symbolism of the wayside shrine. Portraits will be conducted on a first-come first-served basis throughout the day and will be printed and sent digitally to the sitter on completion.

Lucinda Chua
Wednesday 13 March, 18:30 - 21:00; performance at 19:30

London-based cellist and singer-songwriter, Lucinda Chua will perform an improvised, multi-layered cello soundscape in the gallery. Chua will reconstruct string arrangements from her forthcoming EP, Antidotes 1, building on multiple harmonies in the space that respond to Hudson’s immersive exhibition.

About Lucinda Chua: Chua is a musician that flexes seamlessly between intimate pop songs barely whispered to expansive and multi-layered string soundscapes, whilst seamlessly weaving together the sounds and voices that have inspired her. Her debut EP will be released on March 20th.

Wedding #1 (Hosted by Jamie Lee & Alan Fielden) Thursday 14 March, 18:30 - 21:00; readings at 19:15

Wedding #1 with readings from Sophie Robinson, Es Morgan, Patrick Davidson Roberts, Alan Fielden and Bonnie Hancell is the first in a series of cross-disciplinary text and performance evenings breaking new ground in live readings.

Reverse Landscape: Gaunt with Olivia Parkes Friday 15 March, 18:30 - 21:00; performance at 19:15

Jack Warne (Gaunt) has created an array of direct sonic interpretations of selected works in nothing sticks to nothing. He will be exploring the process of landscape becoming soundscape and vice versa. Gaunt’s brooding soundscapes will be accompanied by spoken word from British-American writer Olivia Parkes.

About Gaunt: Gaunt is the musical pseudonym of interdisciplinary artist Jack Warne. Olivia Parkes is a British-American painter and writer based in Berlin. She has been nominated for Best Small Fictions 2018 and has been an artist-in- residence at Joshua Tree National Park in California.

Recomposed by Max Richter, Vivaldi The Four Seasons Saturday 16 March, 11:00 - 18:00

Max Richter’s interpretation of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons will be amplified through the gallery all day, echoing and 

augmenting the duality and power of Hudson’s alpine environment. The end of the exhibition is balanced in real time between winter and spring, and so too these landscapes, material and mental, shift between the changing seasons and the mind in all seasons.

About Max Richter: Richter is a German-born British composer who has been an influential voice in post-minimalist composition and in the meeting of contemporary and lassical musical styles since the early 2000s. Richter’s complete recomposition and reinterpretation of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons was premiered in the UK at the Barbican Centre (2012). The album is played by the violinist Daniel Hope and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, and conducted by André de Ridd

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