Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Babylon at the Turbine House, Blake's Lock

Estelle Birch, Emma Tovey, Charlie Prentice, Michael Maskell, Gemma Baker, Sam Holroyd, Francesca Pattison

The artists have created work that links directly and indirectly with the history, myths and religion that Babylon has to offer.


21 April - 28 May 2009

10am - 5pm Mon - Sat
Newbury Corn Exchange
Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD

A group of visual artists give their personal interpretation on dance and music: Sadie Brockbank, Shirley Eccles, Paul Forsey, Sally Haynes, David H. Jones, Kate Kessling, Helen Lunn, Arran Miles, Sarah Moorcroft, Nigel Moores, Sue Ross, Steve Sommerville and Jane Whitaker.

Presented by Open Studios 09, West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

At Play at South Hill Park

18 April - 21 June 2009

At Play in the Bracknell Gallery and Tall Hall.

Open Wed 7-9.30pm, Thu-Sat 1-9.30pm, Sun 1-5pm
The exhibition re-creates in both adults and children a sense of what it is like to be a child at play. It encourages the viewer to gaze, to remember, to touch, to explore, to trust, to think, to laugh, to peer, to concentrate, to join in, to bend down, to take a chance … and to play.
At Play 1 features work by Marco Cali, Marcin Gajewski, Rosie Gibson, Judy Goldhill & Sophie Loss, Susan Eyre, Cathy Hart & Esther Jervis, Aaron Head, Pernille Holm-Mercer, Ingrid Jensen, Philip Lee, Siobhan McAuley, Samantha Mogelonsky, Fedor Pavlov-Andreevich, Kay Sentance, Liz Whiteman Smith, John Tenniel and Cally Trench. At Play is curated by Outi Remes and Cally Trench.

Image by Susan Eyre: Restricted View (Winter), detail

Live performances on 17 April:

6.00 - 7.30pm: Philip Lee, in Sitting Slip, explores extreme forms of child’s play and pleasure in doing something that an adult is not supposed to do.

7.30 - 8.30pm Fedor Pavlof-Andreevich performs Dead Radio. The audience is invited to twiddle the artist’s knobs making him physically switch from station to station – signing, reading news, quoting popular radio shows – all from the Soviet Union era.
Also, Sandcastles by Kay Sentance in the Bracknell town centre and the arts centre during the exhibition and opening day. Sandcastles, far from a beach, aims to provide playful reminders and surprising chance encounters between the sandcastles and the public.

Plus Images 32 group exhibition in the mansion spaces, presenting the best of British contemporary illustration.

South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA. 01344 416240

Monday, 6 April 2009

Full of Beans

Full of Beans: An Exhibition Taking a Look at Life
Featuring Artwork by Shelley Montague, Bithja Moor, and Paul Mullins
Friday, 1st to Monday, 4th May
St Andrew's Church, Harrogate Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 7PW

Three local artists who are members of St Andrew's invite you to their show exploring the theme of life over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. This is a contemporary art exhibition in a religious space, and not a religious art exhibition. We do hope, however, that the space will provide a reflective setting in which to share some of our thoughts about life -- the little and the big, the serious and the light-hearted. There will be a mixture of different media on display, ceramics, sketches and installations, as well as a range of activities and events throughout the weekend.

Friday 01 May
7- 9 pm opening (everyone is welcome)
8 pm introductory talk by Nancy Cho (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture)
Saturday 02 May
open 2 - 6 pm
2 - 4 pm guided drawing session
Sunday 03 May
open 2 - 6 pm
4:30 pm choral evensong
Monday 04 May
open 2 - 6 pm
4 - 6 pm live jazz

There will be refreshments available every day from 2- 4 pm
All welcome. Entrance is free.