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Jade Montserrat, Susannah Stark, Roy Claire Potter
Programmed by Jude Browning

Friday 31st January
7 – 9pm
Free and unticketed.

Jade Montserrat
Susannah Stark
Roy Claire Potter

Pre-ramble is the first in a series of three events programmed by Jude Browning and David Dale Gallery which will take place between January-March 2020. * The event explores “the rehearsal as form” to support artists whose practice engages with writing, performance and modes of live delivery.

Poster by Marta Perovic
Pre-ramble is supported by Creative Scotland.

* A preliminary Pre-ramble event took place at David Dale Gallery in January 2019 with performances by Jessica Higgins, Lucy Duncombe and Jude Browning.


Click here to buy At Practise: Issue 1 which features writing by Jade Montserrat, Susannah Stark, Roy Claire Potter, Shona Macnaughton, Sam Hasler, John Ryaner, Carl Gent, Nicola Singh and Ashanti Harris.

Jade Montserrat is the recipient of the Stuart Hall Foundation Scholarship which supports her PhD (via MPhil) at IBAR, UCLan, (Race and Representation in Northern Britain in the context of the Black Atlantic: A Creative Practice Project) and the development of her work from her black diasporic perspective in the North of England. She was also awarded one of two Jerwood Student Drawing Prizes in 2017 for No Need for Clothing, a documentary photograph of a drawing installation at Cooper Gallery DJCAD by Jacquetta Clark. Jade’s Rainbow Tribe project – a combination of historical and contemporary manifestations of Black Culture from the perspective of the Black Diaspora is central to the ways she is producing a body of work, including No Need For Clothing and its iterations, as well as her performance work Revue. Jade was commissioned to present Revue as a 24 hour live performance at SPILL Festival of Performance, October 2018, a solo exhibition at The Bluecoat, Liverpool (Nov – 10 Mar 2019), which toured to Humber Street Gallery, Hull (July – Sept 2019) and was commissioned by Art on the Underground to create the 2018 Winter Night Tube cover. Recent selected screenings, performances and presentations include: SPACE studios (2018), ICA Philadelphia (2018), Arnolfini, and Spike Island, Bristol (2017), Alison Jacques Gallery (2017) and Princeton University (2016).

Susannah Stark lives and works in Glasgow. She studied Printmaking at the RCA in London (2014 – 2016). Stark’s work is dedicated to exploring female voice and storytelling as a practice for healing, resistance to and change from the proliferating separation of body and mind in capitalism. With Viktoriya Myronyuk she is a recipient of a 2019 i-Portunus/Creative Europe grant for an ongoing performance research project in Ukraine. With Hussein Mitha she was the recipient of an Elephant Trust grant for Correspondences – a Sound and Light Installation, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, July 2019. Exhibitions include Unnatural Wealth, CCA, Glasgow, 2019; Interzone, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK, 2018; Searchlights, bb15, Austria, 2018; Lilt, Twang, Tremor, CCA, Glasgow, 2017 – 2018; The Minch, Susannah Stark and Suzanne Dery, Market Gallery, Glasgow, 2017; Unnatural Wealth, Susannah Stark and Karolina Lebek, StudioRCA Riverlight, London, 2017; Film + Sound Programme at Art Basel In Miami Beach, Susannah Stark and Donald Hayden, Soundscape Park, USA, 2016.

Roy Claire Potter works across publication, performance, installation and film to think through modes of reading, writing and speaking in order to address social and intimate violences, and their effects on articulation. For Pre-ramble, they will continue to work through a text that’s not yet settling into form, begun during a period of research on ‘male’ modelling and internet pick-up artists’ desperate and depressing codes of practice, among other things, etc., etc..