Art Fairs

Dialogues / London Art Fair

21-25 January 2015

Dialogues (Art Projects / London Art Fair), Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street London. N1 0QH

The International 3 has been selected for the Dialogues section within Art Projects at London Art Fair. Dialogues has been curated by Anna Colin. For our contribution to Dialogues we will be presenting the work of Hannah Dargavel-Leafe on our booth and the performance ‘on summary in freedom’ by Maeve Rendle as part of the fair’s Talks and Performance programme on Thursday 22nd January at 7pm.

More information about Dialogues can be found here

Hannah Dargavel-Leafe

Hannah Dargavel-Leafe’s practice is concerned with the rhythms and structures in the city: the space and time that the city exists in and that which exist in the city. Her practice can be research led and her investigations realise themselves in various media including sound, drawings, installations, models and sculptures. In her practice, structures, diagrams, musical notation, maps and inventory are all used  to record or instruct how the object can perform in space. Her recent work has focused on  building sites: the supporting structures in the city – the scaffolding and cranes – and the abandoned, half-built structures.

Hannah Dargavel-Leafe (born 1987, London.) graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA Hons Fine Arts in 2010. Since that date she has exhibited in group exhibitions at The International 3, Bluecoat in Liverpool, and at ICA London. In 2012 she was the recipient of a Cornerhouse Micro Commission (Manchester) and in 2012 – 2013 was selected for the Artists Access to Art Colleges residency at Manchester School of Art. In 2014, Hannah began her MA Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Hannah’s first solo exhibition took place at The International 3 in 2014.

Maeve Rendle : ‘on summary in freedom’ : Presented as part of London Art Fair’s Thursday Late 

More information about the performance at London Art Fair can be found here

In this work, Rendle considers the idea of thinking freely, and explores the point at which imaginative, free thinking is lost as literal interpretation takes over. Using a novel to explore ways in which reading and writing are simultaneously the tools and trappings of knowledge and creativity she equates the mental space one occupies when reading with the physical space one seeks out in a desire to think freely. This space becomes the freedom which enables inspiration. The critical question she asks is: how do we free ourselves in reality without losing our freedom in thought ?

Video documentation of the previous presentation of ‘on summary in freedom’ at Black can be found here

Maeve Rendle was born in London in 1980 and lives and works in Manchester. She studied at Nottingham Trent University (2003) and at Manchester School of Art (2005). Recent exhibitions and projects include a solo exhibition at BLACK, Salford (2014), Innsbruck International (2013), The Way We Do Art Now, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Unframe, a solo exhibition at Grundy Gallery, Blackpool (2010), Unresolved, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Radical Obsolescence, an editions project by Manchester School of Art in collaboration with Ceri Hand Gallery (2009). Maeve Rendle was longlisted for the Northern Art Prize in 2008. Maeve’s solo exhibition, Gretta’s Gabriel, Gabriel’s Gretta will launch at The International 3 in December 2015.





  • Maeve Rendle -on summary in freedom

    still from performance, 2014

  • Hannah Dargavel-Leafe,

    Blueprint for crane motif 3.1, 2014, inkjet print on colorplan paper. 41cm x 29cm Edition of 30 + 3AP's

  • Small connecting part installation image

    Photo: Fran Blythe

  • Inverse Game of Jacks copy

    3D printed plastic, metal ball bearing, plywod and stain. G-clamp, powder coated steel stand

  • Hannah Dargavel-Leafe, Score for a Yawn

    2011, pen and pencil on paper, A2