Old & New Art Exhibition at St Mary de Haura Saturday 3rd to Sunday 18th June 2017 11am- 5pm Monday to Saturday – 2pm- 5pm on Sundays The theme this year is Old & New and can be interpreted in any way you wish as long as there is some kind of connection with the theme. Suggestions for ideas: Anything showing comparison or contrast of ‘Old and New’ eg, scenic views, places, buildings, people, objects changing due to technology. You can choose to use either just the word ‘Old’ or just the word ‘New’. For sculpture, mosaic, textile, glass, collage etc it can be the materials used that refer to being ‘Old’ or ‘New’. You may have a piece of work which was made some time ago but which holds special memories or depicts a past event or occasion which visitors would find interesting ...Read More
Kore Sage gave a great demonstration yesterday at Huntington hall of the amazingly versatile products in the Powertex range. She showed us 3d possibilities for sculpture and 2d and 3d Stone art texture for canvases and lots more. I loved the Bister walnut inks and pigments especially. I can't wait to get some and have a go. Very inspirational . Thank you Kore i hope you can do some workshops for us later in the year. For more info see www.powertex.co.uk and
Mixed Media with Powertex Powertex was developed as a liquid fabric hardener but can be used to create mixed media work including paintings, sculpture and jewellery. Wet Powertex can be sprayed or painted with bister (walnut ink) sprays and heated to form crackle effects. Stone effect combines the adhesion of the Powertex medium with Stone Art paper particles to build up convincing textures. Once poured, the window for use is about 1 hour, giving lots of time to manipulate fabric or collage. In a couple of hours it’s touch dry for spraying, painting, or varnishing. In a week, Powertex is fully hardened and in 3 weeks is weatherproof. The medium has changed my work and I’m exploring new techniques and experimenting with new materials. There will be Powertex demonstrations on Sat...Read More
DRAWN TOGETHER is a group of artists whose engagement with line, texture and composition has inspired their work. The threads of this came together whilst working creatively and experimentally at the Seawhite Studios. Although they have all previously exhibited separately, the commonality of their approach led to an exhibition at the R.K. Burt Gallery in London last year. Their subjects are diverse, from large to small, abstract to literal, concrete to fanciful and from the imagined to the imaginative. Enjoying this experience, the synergy of this group has created an exciting platform to exhibit DRAWN TOGETHER, “Works on Paper” at The Skyway Gallery Shoreham. Artists: Liz Hammond Shelagh Wilson Gill Bouch Angela Southon Jill Norton Libby Goddard Jo Mason Liz Hobden
I met Adur Art Collective member Neil Wilkinson at the Creative Buzz at West Street Loft. A Shoreham-based sculptor, he has exhibited across East and West Sussex. 2016 has been a busy year for him, with shows at Brighton Open Houses, the Adur Art Trail and the Arundel Gallery Trail. We had a brief chat and I wanted to find out more about him. I’m always interested to see what other artists are doing, where and how they work, so I wangled an invitation to Neil’s house. After a warm welcome, Neil showed me some of the finished pieces around his house. His figurative sculptures are on an intimate scale and remind me of Rodin’s moody men and cavorting women from the Gates of Hell. Neil’s female figures are sensual, liberated and ecstatic; his male figures are angst-ridden or blan...Read More
Tickets available at the Shoreham Gallery Shoreham Gallery are happy to be selling tickets for the fantastic “Celebrating Shakespeare” Shoreham Wordfest event held on the 20th – 23rd April. Pop in any time to browse the event listings (and the art) and purchase tickets of your choice. The programme is packed and diverse, and the theme threading through events this year is the enthralling world of Shakespeare‘s villains. It begins on the 20th April with a Shakespeare film night, showing probably the best-ever ‘Richard III’ at the wonderfuly characterful West Street Loft. On Friday 21st in the afternoon there’s a vigorous discussion, ‘Richard III Villain or Victim?’. In the evening the lively talented Wick players are at West Stree...Read More
Are you an artist and you want the chance of creating a Hare sculpture? Being involved in this project means that if you are successful and are picked to complete a Hare, then you will be involved in probably the largest tourism destination event in 2018, giving you great exposure, as well as it being a very rewarding project knowing you are helping a charity make money for their funds. All the Hares from the City trail go to auction on 11th October.
I am settling into my new studio space in central Shoreham, even though it seems I barely have time to get there, with my ongoing commitment to the Strawberry Hill House residency, regular teaching and exciting one off courses. It is, though, a space to call my own, a private place where I can shut the door on everything else, and it is a place where I can dream. Sometimes I may just have an hour to spare, and if I am tired, I just go there to lie down. If you like lying down whilst drawing, why not sign up for the new Gestural Drawing short course at Seawhite this summer, working on paper so large that it covers the floor and walls and you need your whole body to get involved. With Spring almost in the air, Grounded is a similarly physical course, going down to the woods to gather mud and...Read More
This week I saw two exhibitions focusing on women artists at the Whitechapel Gallery, London .The Guerrilla Girls challenge art institutional attitudes since the late 1980s, it’s good to see them still present and still active. Their work is loud, colourful, fun but always asking the question ‘where are the women artists?’ This time they focussed on following up some of their original research into equality practices in galleries by sending a questionnaire out across the US and UK. The responses (and non-responses) from each institution have been converted into poster form and displayed, the non-responsive list stuck to the Whitechapel Gallery floor for you to ‘feel free to walk on!’ “Terrains of the Body” – 17 photographers from the Nationa...Read More
Lorna Casey list of recommended upcoming exhibitions focusing on Women artists is available here. Many thanks to Lorna for her ‘Herstory of Art’ talk on 8th Feb . It was such a nourishing session: substantial, engaging and entertaining. There was lots to ponder, much to amuse. Header image Medallion, 1937 by Hannah Gluck Hannah Gluck, Fine Art Society, New Bond St, London – to 28th Feb 2017 Modern British Women – 14 artists, Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London – to 28th Feb 2017 Claude Cahun and Gillian Wearing: “Behind the mask, Another Mask”, NPG, London – 9th March to 29th March 2017 Geurilla Girls, Whitechapel Gallery, and NMWA photography – “Terrains of the Body” – to16th April 2017 Lubaina Himid “...Read More
Check out the fabulously quirky Rendezvous café / gallery in Duke Street Brighton. adurArtcollective members are showing work in a Brighton & Hove Arts Council exhibition. I handed my pieces over to Shann on Monday. He said that he’d be hanging the new artworks this coming weekend. So get over there and see the NEW exhibition on for 3 months.