Art Below take over at Regent’s Park Underground Station for Freeze Week. Featuring artists; Timothy Gatenby, Sabrina Rowan Hamilton, Jo Holland, Harriet Hoult, Emma Johansen, Ru Knox, Stephanie Mill, Fleur van der Minne, Rita de Sa, Simon Stephenson, James Vaulkhard
‘Whether you call someone a hero or a monster is all relative to where the focus of your consciousness may be.’ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
Re:Centre Present ‘Choose Your Hero’ Exhibition
In the communal Riverside studio at Re:Centre, Hammersmith, nine London based artists have been given the chance to step out of their traditional modes of working, and enter a reflective and inspiring space to reconnect to themselves, to others and to their creative practice.
‘Choose your Hero’ opens with a private view on 4th October 6.30 – 8.30 pm at Re:Centre. Following the private view the exhibition is open to the pubic (admission free) 11 am – 5 pm daily until 17th October.
25% of the proceeds go towards developing Special Yoga at Re:Centre which aims to support and facilitate the practice of yoga for children and adults with special needs.
Private View: Thursday 4th October, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Address: Re:Centre, Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, London W6 9HA
Exhibition runs until 17th October 2018, 11am – 5pm daily
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Timothy Gatenby, Sabrina Rowan Hamilton, Jo Holland, Harriet Hoult, Emma Johansen, Ru Knox, Stephanie Mill, Fleur van der Minne, Rita de Sa, Simon Stephenson, James Vaulkhard
CURATOR: Ben Moore
From July-October I am taking part in the Artist Programme at the Re:centre (https://recentre.co.uk) situated at Thames Wharf, Hammersmith. It is an exciting residency in a superb location with ten other inspiring artists.
We are all working towards an exhibition in October on the theme, ‘Hero’ taken from Joseph Campbell’s, ‘The Hero’s Journey’.
Saturday Night Sunday Morning, will be on display in Marching Through the Fields exhibition as part of the Warbling Collective, 9-14th August, East Dulwich come along if you can!
View, ‘3 Hours From London’ (oil on canvas, 30x40cm, 2018), at the RBSA Gallery Birmingham. The exhibition ‘Prize’ is open 10 May – 23 June.
‘The paradox of motorways; like dark clouds collecting before a storm, a hard sterility has crushed the cavalier spirit which crowned their early days by way of death, speed cameras and congestion. Motorways are now a means to an end. There is hardly a sense of excitement at the prospect of new roads being opened. Local protest appears more likely to manifest amongst people keen to keep the drone and fumes away from their homes.
Despite their relentless unease, I find grace in these magnificent roads; the palisades, the drivers and concrete tunnels. A sense of flying through the world, elevated as if magically teleporting in evolved vessels of glorified metal. The landscape which has reformed itself to complement the slick redesign of whizzing steel. The wonderful collaboration between people and their vehicles, dicing with death by putting their trust in one another. Nature restructured.’
‘Up,’ painted earlier in the year has been long listed for the Jackson’s Art Prize 2018. Please follow this link to vote! https://jacksonsart.awardsplatform.com/
‘Dark Lanes’ (oil on canvas, 20x25cm, 2018) received the Winsor&Newton Painting Award at the 301st Royal Society of British Artists exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
“This is a countryside lane near where I grew up in Warwickshire, England. I have many memories of winding my way along these roads in various moods, at different times of day and types of weather.”
View, ‘Wake’ (oil on canvas, 100x80cm, 2018), at the RBSA Gallery Birmingham. The exhibition ‘Open All Media’ is open 1 March – 31 March.
”Wake’ is about getting up and ready for the day, the moment between sleeping and waking when dreams are most vivid and determining between the fragments of imagination and daylight reality are hard to distinguish.
Often there is a friction as one attempts to hold onto the dream world and contemplate the meaning of the seemingly random events. Everyone can relate to the feeling of not wanting to get up from this relaxing state and in the painting the pose is slightly startled to express this uncomfortable in-between.’