Performance Reading by SILVIA ZIRANEK and JOHN JAMES

Wednesday 10 July, 7pm, promptly 

Gallery Petit, Chelsea, London

Following the MAKING ART exhibition launch, there will be a reading by artist Silvia Ziranek with a special appearance of the celebrated talents of the esteemed poet John James at Sandra Higgins’ Gallery Petit on Wednesday 10 July, to begin at 7pm, promptly. 

John James, an experienced and particular poet, will read about creativity, about creating, about the art the act of making: words, sounds, an action here a hand on a heart in a well loved France (with a bottle) there. Silvia will entertain with culinary tracts detailing earlier menus (some edible) from and for younger times.Together, the poet and artist will captivate the audience through monologues of metaphor, mimicry, and passion at the Gallery Petit. 

This event forms part of Sandra Higgins’ on-going series of salon-style shows at the Gallery Petit, based at her home in Chelsea. These exclusive private receptions offer collectors, academics and enthusiasts a unique opportunity to engage with selected artists and their work in a refreshingly informal setting. 

Silvia Ziranek, a prominent British artist, is best known for her performances, that often employ a range of quirky movements, materials, costume, and sculpture in order to make strong social and personal commentary. Ziranek’s art makes frequent comments on traditional domestic roles, particularly roles for women in society, collapsing the ‘pretentious and absurd’ values of daily life through language and action. She has performed and exhibited throughout the world, including features at Tate Modern, The Other Art Fair, and recently at University of Westminster’s London Gallery West. 

John James has been a published poet in and around Britain since the 1960s. Associated with the Cambridge School, his work focuses largely on the modern human experience, while making notable connections to literature past. Energy and lyricism drive James’ art, and performances of his poetry, such as a reading at Late at Tate Britain in 2011, are known for their experimentation and charisma. James is also the former Head of Communication Studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. 

For full address, contact: or 07721 741 107 

This event will also provide an additional opportunity to view MAKING ART, the group exhibition co-curated by Sandra Higgins and Silvia Ziranek.

Duration 10 July 2013 - 10 July 2013
Times 7pm, promptly
Venue Gallery Petit
Address Chelsea London SW10, ,
Contact 07721741107 / /

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