SHOUT Festival Showcase with John Yeadon
Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 November
Events Room, First Floor
Shout Festival presents a solo exhibition by Coventry-based artist John Yeadon.
Over five decades, John Yeadon’s practice has explored issues of politics, sexuality, food, national identity, the grotesque and carnival. Essentially a painter and printmaker, who also experiments with digital and photographic techniques, Yeadon embraces the pornographic, humorous, oppositional, disquieting, difficult, obsessive and unfashionable.
SHOUT Cultural Producer Channi Dorset has selected works from Yeadon’s archive to exhibit alongside Ikon’s exhibition Edward Lear: Moment to Moment . Together they have considered what is ‘seen’ and ‘unseen’ in Lear’s landscapes, taking into account his complex attitude towards his homosexuality.
About the artist
John Yeadon’s art education started in the 1960s with a Pre-Diploma at Burnley Municipal College and School of Art, followed by a Diploma at Horney College of Art and an MA from the Royal College of Art. Having taught Fine Art at Coventry Polytechnic for over 30 years, Yeadon has recently supported Ikon Youth Programme to reimagine Slow Boat as a local art school.
About the producer
Channi Dorset an MA in Interdisciplinary Practices (Art and Design) from Birmingham City University (2019). A female, queer illustrator, they also work as a cultural producer. Dorset was most recently a producer of the Neighbourhood Live Sites for the Birmingham 2022 Festival. Their role was to produce a 2-day festival in partnership with the deaf-blind charity, Sense, at its community hub in Selly Oak.