Sunday, August 16, 2015

Art Market Maidstone September 19th

I am pleased to have been  accepted for the first Art Market in Maidstone, September 19th at the Market Hall, ME16 8LW.  Website here 

The organizers are modelling the market  roughly on the Art Car Boot Fairs and an Art fair and have a lot of interesting artists lined up.

I will be taking along a selection of my paintings and art work, prints and cards and looking forward to meeting people at the Market.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Pilgrimage and Urbanize exhibition at The Pie Factory

There was an interesting exhibition at The Pie Factory in Margate this week. Called Pilgrimage, and one continuing exhibition called Urbanize.

 Pilgrimage showed work by a number of artists in mediums including photography, etching, painting and sculpture. Many of the artists exhibiting works were graduates from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone and the University of the Creative Arts in Rochester.

The exhibition’s curator was Emma Frye, who wanted the show to show traditional methods of making art.

Ed Thompson's work The Red Forest, more info on his website. Photography exploring the landscape and forests in Chernobyl using infra red film, made me think again about the long term effects of radiation, as well as being strangely beautiful images.

In Gallery 7 Tommy Gurr has an exhibition called Urbanize. The exhibition continues till the 19th of August.
It is his first solo show and includes his stencil work, more images on his website
The images are striking and contemporary, reflecting the urban world around us.