Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Reveal - A Christmas showcase of handmade craft: 25 - 28 November 2010 & 2-5 December 2010

Reveal starts from 5pm to 8pm this Thursday 25th November at The Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley on Thames, RG9 2AQ. This is the first of two shows and will continue to be open between 10am to 5pm from 25th to 28th November. 

Reveal showcases the work of 28 local artists, each producing quality handmade distinctive and bespoke Christmas gifts.

If you can't make the first show there will be a different range of equally high quality Christmas gifts for sale from 2nd to 5th December at the second show. Please join us for the private view of the second show between 5pm and 8pm on Thursday 2nd December. There will be wine and nibbles as well as the opportunity to chat to the participating artists. 

All major credit and debit cards are accepted.  See www.revealshowcase.com for further information and a preview of the fabulous gifts that will be on sale. 



Tuesday, 16 November 2010

TAKE OFF


arjeea21
TAKE OFF
contemporary art exhibition at
New Greenham Arts
Tuesday 7th - Saturday 18th of December
private view on Thursday the 9th of December 7 - 9 pm
arjeea21, launched in Reading in 2008, is now fully fledged.
Its artists explore and air issues, events and ideas - not always safe ones.
We invite you to contemplate, enjoy, argue, discuss and go away thinking about new horizons.

New Greenham Arts

113 Lindenmuth Way, New Greenham Park, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HN

Thursday, 11 November 2010

South Hill Park - Upcoming Exhibitions

New Exhibitions: 27 November 2010 – 23 January 2011
Opening Reception on Friday 26 November, 6.30-8pm. All welcome.

FLAW: The New Work by Derek Hill
Bracknell Gallery

Derek Hill works on up to ten paintings at a time - all of which are made on canvas prepared on a stretcher of wood and board, often laid flat on the floor. Hill’s process of painting combines industrial paint and solvents with oil painting. As the result, the canvases develop rich luminous quality, appearing almost three dimensional and become transformed under both natural and artificial light.

Hill’s practice presents the paradox of the industrial processes, which involves using toxic and combustible materials, to achieve something alive and organic. Hill presents a unique vision of abstraction in painting that explores the artist’s unenviable task of pursuing the art of perfection.

Derek Hill is the co-founder and lead artist of the Art Studio, Sunderland, where he has been based since 1986.


Jerwood Drawing Prize
Mirror Gallery and Atrium

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. It aims to promote and reward excellence and talent in contemporary drawing practice, through the support and recognition of work by established and emerging artists.

From just under 3000 entries, the 2010 exhibition is selected by Charles Darwent, Art Critic, Independent on Sunday; Jenni Lomax, Director, Camden Arts Centre; and Emma Talbot, artist.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is part of Jerwood Visual Arts, a major initiative of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

www.jerwoodvisualarts.org
http://twitter.com/jerwoodjva

Fantastical Drawings by Rosamund Farmer
Community Gallery

Guildford based Rosamund Farmer creates drawings of homes and public spaces such as museums, which reflect how inhabitants relate to the space. Within the domestic, she focuses on the imprint of inhabitants and life’s necessities and comforts on a personal and individual level whilst celebrating “unnecessary” beauty and decorative elements. The work represents an idealised view of both domestic and invented rooms which fulfils the artist’s desire for the extraordinary.

For the Community Gallery, Rosamund will also create a site-specific wall drawing.

Rosamund has exhibited extensively, both collaboratively and independently throughout the South-East, and won the Art at Work prize from Guildford Arts (2009).

http://www.rosamund-farmer.co.uk/

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Caversham Artists - The Art Cell - 11th - 20th November.

Caversham Artists are back! The Art Cell is an exhibition in Wokingham running from 11th - 20th November.

They are back with a mixture of sculpture, painting, pottery,jewellery, photography, silhouette work, decoupage, and woodwork.

This is a showcase and sale of work by Anne Webster, Barbara Goodbun,Charles Burns, Joanne de Nobriga, Louise Spiers, Mary Phelan, Nicola Duncan, Julie Simmonds, Roger Smalley, and Peter Quarmby.

Venue: 43c Peach Street, Wokingham, RG40 1XJ
Times: Thursday 11th November - Saturday 20th November
12-5pm Monday-Friday and 10:30am-5pm Saturdays

Join the artists for a celebratory late night opening on Thursday 11th November 5 - 8:30pm. Be the first to enjoy the exhibition and meet the artists over a glass of wine.

http://www.cavershamartstrail.co.uk/

This exhibition is part of the ’more arts’ campaign, bringing more arts to the Wokingham Borough. Empty shop exhibitions across the Borough are co-ordinated by local charity The Cultural Partnership. To find out what’s on, or to get involved visit www.morewokingham.org.uk .

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Caversham Artists Christmas Show 2010

On 6th  & 7th  November Caversham Artists 2010 Christmas show is taking place at New Directions, Caversham. There will be 16 artists taking part selling a range of handmade goodies including jewellery, paintings, decoupage furniture, wood, ceramics, glass, drawing, stone carving and more.

The show will be open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November. There is free parking in Waitrose car park.

There will be the opportunity to pose for a silhouette cut in 2-3 minutes by artist Charles Burns, on Sunday 2-5pm. Children and adults are welcome and no need for neat hairstyles!

New Directions will also be offering Pottery workshops on both Saturday and Sunday.



Some of the Caversham Artists are also showing their work at 43 Peach Street, Wokingham. 11th to 20th November. See www.cavershamartstrail.co.uk for further information.