Archive for October, 2012

October 29, 2012

Work up date from Fiona Gray

I am currently designing a sculptural seat for the play park at Beacon Lough East in Gateshead”

Wooden memorial seat was delivered to Kingston Park Primary School during the summer
The children & teachers raised the money to have the seat designed & made to commemorate one of their teachers who had died from cancer.


The design incorporated text and images routed onto the seat.

New range of whimsical clocks based on fishing, sailing boats & beach huts  available direct from Fiona Gray – prices start from £45.00 fionagraydesigns@hotmail.com

 

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October 29, 2012

To Wooler & Back Again

To Wooler and Back Again

 

An Exhibition of Landscapes and Cityscapes

By Jim Edwards and Natalie Bell

Mushroom Works

Last year Jim and Natalie returned to Newcastle, after a year living and painting in Northumberland, which inspired a more rural direction in both their painting.  Living in Wooler, on the edge of the Cheviots allowed them to immerse themselves in the landscape, to fully experience and explore the changing environment.

“Through the seasons, it was the agricultural changes to the landscape that were the most dramatic, and seemed to make my surroundings come alive. I was inspired by the contrast between the flat angular farmlands and the gentle roll of the hills, yet they flowed seemlessly together.” Natalie

“Being accustomed to the complex structures of the cityscape, it took some time to interpret the open landscape.  I became drawn to the manmade structures in the Northumberland landscape, of isolated farmhouses and the network of geometric walls stretched over hillsides.” Jim

Following their return, they reconnected with the city, the experiences of last year has inspired them, and allowed them to appreciated both environments from a new perspective.
This exhibition is a showcase of their new work, and a visual record of their experiences.Last year, Jim and Natalie returned to Newcastle, after a year spent in Northumberland, which inspired a more rural direction in both their painting. Living on the edge of the Cheviots allowed them to immerse themselves in the landscape, to fully experience and explore the changing environment.

“Through the changing seasons, it was the agricultural changes to the landscape that were the most dramatic, and seemed to make my surroundings come alive. I was inspired by the contrast between the flat angular farmlands and the gentle roll of the hills, yet they flowed seemlessly together.” Natalie

“Being accustomed to the complex structures of a cityscape, it took some time to interpret the open landscape. I became drawn to the man-made structures in the Northumberland landscape, of isolated farmhouses and the network of geometric walls stretched over hillsides.” Jim

Following their return, they have reconnected with the city, the experiences of last year have inspired them, and allowed them to appreciate both environments from a new perspective. This exhibition is a showcase of their new work, and a visual record of their experiences.

October 28, 2012

*Sparkle*

Welcome aboard for a sparkling adventure around The Islands of  Objects. Meet fantastic creatures and keep a look out for hidden  treasure…
Part of the Juice Festival happening this weekend…..

A gentle, interactive performance / play session for babies and young children created by Alison McGowan and visual artist Tanya Axford;  performed by Alison McGowan and Alex Finnegan of PuppetShip

Photo by Richard Kenworthy
October 22, 2012

October 9, 2012

Winter Print & Book Binding Workshops @36 Lime Street

Print & Book Binding @36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton

Saturday 27th October 2012 10-4pm £55

or

Saturday 10th November 2012 10-4pm £55

The next series of Print & Book Binding workshops @36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton will include the opportunity to buy a simple bookbinding pack with all the materials and tools to get you started.  Each day long workshop introduces you to a selection of simple printmaking techniques onto paper, that can be folded and stitched into a selection of hand made books suitable for your own project or a a series of bespoke gifts.

The workshop is ideal for those with no experience and those needing a refresher course.  Bring a project idea along or take part in the numerous possibilities that can produce your own unique books.

To Book: Booking FormWeb 2012 print&Book

Email: theresa_easton@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 07981381830

Ouseburn Warehouse & Studios

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn

Newcastle, NE1 2PQ UK

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, the cultural quarter of Newcastle and a stones throw away from Gateshead based, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

October 8, 2012

Sarah Blood @ the 5th Annual Frieze Week


The fifth annual Frieze week exhibition from Plus Art Projects, and the inaugural exhibition at the Mayor’s Parlour showcases bold and unconventional works by 67 artists, straight from the artists’ studios.


The exhibition includes a souvenir from the Chapman Brothers’ controversial Hell sculpture, neon artworks by Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk and David Batchelor, taxidermy sculpture by Polly Morgan, a myriad of paintings which range in subject and scale, amongst many other works. Art works are numbered, not conventionally listed; the viewer encounters ambitious, enticing and occasionally challenging artworks, directly, without influence of authorship.  The wide range of content and making gives this exhibition a pinhole view of some of the most exciting and challenging contemporary art in London now.


Plus Art Projects is known for its cutting edge intuitive response to curatorial pluralism, across a wide range of mediums and diversity of views, which stand in relation to one single approach or method of interpretation. Diversity of methodology is stressed by the inclusion of over 60 established and emerging artists working in painting, sculpture, neon, photography, taxidermy, film, drawing, mixed media works and high end takes on appropriation.


Sue Arrowsmith, Peter Ashton Jones, Annie Attridge, Franko B, David Batchelor, Katrina Blannin, Sarah Blood, Sean Branagan, Tamsin Casswell, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Katy Cole, Mat Collishaw, Dan Coombs, Mark Croxford, Jason Davidge, Adam Dix, The DnA Factory, Dominic from Luton, Howard Dyke, Rosie Edwards, Tracey Emin, Damien Good, Nitin Goyal, Ken Graham, Tim Holmes, Mustafa Hulusi, Nick Jeffrey, Ben Kustow, Peter Lamb, David Leeson, Sarah Lucas, Dingbot Mclatchley, Declan McMullan, Harry Meadley, Tanya Millar, Simon Mitchell, Luke Morgan, Polly Morgan, Darren Murray, Morag Myerscough, Lyle Perkin, Benedict Radcliffe, Tabita Rezaire, Kerry Ryan, Yana Ryan, Giorgio Sadotti, Peter Saville, Mark Siebert, Michael Stubbs, Jessica Temple, Sarah Tulloch, Gavin Turk, Covadonga Vales, Harry Weller, Gillian Westgate, Alison Willoughby, Phill Wilson Perkin, David Wood, Elizabeth Wright.


Curated and produced by neonist Kerry Ryan, artist Declan McMullan and Jessica Temple


The nine post-private view acts include Gavin Turk, Dave Collishaw DJing, as well as a plethora of bands and music, promising another legendary Plus Art Projects Frieze week party.




Plus Art Projects
The Mayor’s Parlour
First Floor
Bow House
153 – 159 Bow Road
London E3 2SE


info@plusartprojects.com <mailto:info@plusartprojects.com>
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http://www.themayorsparlour.com <http://www.themayorsparlour.com/>


Opening times:
9 – 9 daily
9 – 6 Saturdays
9 – 4 Sundays


Nearest Stations
Bow Church: DLR (1 min walk)
Bow Road: District, Hammersmith & City Line (3 min walk)
Stratford: Central, Jubliee, DLR, overground (12 min walk)

Please contact Jessica Temple at info@plusartprojects.com <mailto:info@plusartprojects.com> regarding press previews and supplementary information including images, selected artworks and biographies.

October 3, 2012

New Studios available at 36 Lime Street

 

36 Lime Street Ltd’s guiding principle is to provide secure, affordable studio spaces for rent for creative artists, and in doing so to contribute towards the regeneration of the building and the area.

We aim to foster the principles of co-operation in members involvement with industry and commerce, training and education, and leisure and recreational activities.

36 Lime Street is proud to be a member of the National Federation of Artists’ Studio

Providers.

Studio 4D

has plenty of power sockets, a phone line, storage space and 2

large windows overlooking the Ouseburn River. There is a small kitchen that

is separated from the rest of the studio by stained glass doors. The kitchen

has a sink although it is currently disconnected from the water mains.

37.80m

² Quarterly rent of £392.36

The current Member is looking for a £3,230.23 Premium for the re-assignment

of the lease.

Studio 4E

has plenty of power sockets, a phone line, a working sink with

some kitchen units. A mezzanine provides plenty of storage space and there

are 2 large windows overlooking the Ouseburn River.

34.50m

² Quarterly rent of £358.11

The current Member is looking for a £3,401.14 Premium for the re-assignment

of the lease.

Studio 2I

is a small, windowless studio in the heart of the building on Level 2.

This studio is ideal for someone looking for a drawing / painting room or small

office. It has plenty of power sockets and communal sinks are close by.

10.9050m

² Quarterly rent of £113.14

The current Member is looking for a £905.90 Premium for the re-assignment

of the lease.

Bills

Electricity is charged on a usage basis with the cost of communal areas

shared between all studios. Members are responsible for arranging their rates

and other utilities as well as supplying and maintaining appropriate fire safety

equipment for their practice, PAT testing of their portable appliances and

inspections of other electrical supplies.

Viewings

To arrange viewing of the studios on

Level 4 please contact:

Luke Allan:

info@alecfinlay.com or Simon Canaway: simon@supanaught.com

0191 260 5550 07739 840 355

To arrange a viewing for studio

2I please contact:

Mick Dixon:

mickdixon@mac.com

Available Studios_October 2012_Level 4&2