Affordable art fair
The Affordable Art Fair is very much one of those occasions where you can wheel out the phrase: does what it says on the tin. It’s coming to Birtley in November.
I have a number of original artworks hanging in my flat and I can honestly say they make me happy every time I look at them (which is more than I can say for my kettle). Original art can really light up a home and that’s why I’m chomping at the bit to check out the next Affordable Art Fair. And with prices starting from a tenner (and going up to £200), it’s also a great place to pick up a Christmas gift. The show has been curated with the focus on high quality, fresh and dynamic work, with photography, illustration, painting, drawing and collage all represented. The work displayed comes from international and local artists including Jake Mullin’s interior design prints, Nikki Brewer’s graphic collages (work pictured) and Beth J Ross’s abstract original paintings. Fill yer boots.
Affordable Art Fair, 16 November-31 January, Gallery, Thought Foundation, Clarity House, Durham Road, Birtley. (There will also be a late night shopping event on 14 November, 5-9pm.) More details: thoughtfoundation.co.uk
I have several pieced of work in the Affordbale Art Fair in Durham. The show runs until end of January 2020
I will be showing work in the show, Housekeeping at the Jeannie Avent Gallery in East Dulwich from January 23rd to February 4th 2020. The show is curated by Jessica Mankowska. More details to follow.
depictions of living
have been invited to show two pieces of work for the upcoming exhibition, Depictions of Living -art and activism in time of climate crisis. The show opens in January 2020 at Art Pavillion, Mile End, East London
the death of art
Anja von Kalinowski
Iluá Hauck da Silva
Sons of Incoherence
Sweet ‘Art are thrilled to invite you to The Death of Art, our next multi-disciplinary art exhibition, showcasing the work of over 30 visual artists.
The exhibition, running over the Halloween period, is guaranteed to be terrifyingly good. No tombstone has been left unturned in selecting artists whose works explore themes including death across cultures, grief and celebration of life, burial and resurrection and visions of the afterlife. Artistic offerings will pay homage to dead artists and dead art practice, and explore the ‘death of art’ in relation to art historical and cultural relevance.
The exhibition will take place in Vout-O-Reenees Stash Gallery and the opening reception and costume party will be hosted in the aptly decadent Vout-O-Reenees arts members club, housed in the crypt of a gothic church. Enjoy yourself to death at the opening reception on 17 October where you can meet the artists, enjoy a glass of wine in beautiful surroundings and view the most wonderfully weird, gloriously gory and mercilessly macabre artworks.
Then join us again if you dare on 2nd November for our Death of Art costume party for an evening of art, cocktails, spooky performance and storytelling, music and a sweet treat gory banquet! Create your own exquisite corpse while enjoying a poisonous cocktail; hear tales of murderous artists and deadly artworks by candlelight, courtesy of the talented Laura Sampson; feast on the entrails of Gilbert & George at our gloriously gory buffet; and then cower in abject terror from performances from The Ghost of Art and Marnie Scarlet! Very fancy dress will be mandatory at pain of death. Think zombie Picasso; think ghostly Van Gogh. Come as horrifying artworks, dead and decaying artists, and murderous makers. You should be dying to come!
The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, 30 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB
16 Oct -2 Nov, 18.00-23.00 daily Tues - Sat
Opening Reception (free) – 17 October 18.00 – late
Costume Party (Tickets via eventbrite)– 2 Nov 18.00 – late
Tickets for The Death of Art Costume Party can be purchased here
Please contact us for further queries. For further details and info about us please check out our website and social media
This upcoming show at The Art Rooms, Kings Heath Birmingham is an Art Bank project and will be curating this exhibition with Paul Johnson. The Art Rooms is a disused electrical shop that will be demolished in a matter of months. This is an opportunity for artists to make and show work in an unconventional setting. The opening night on 16th October 2019 will be a private view of the work and there will also be a dystopian disco. More information coming soon...
uncertainty and the unknown
About the Exhibition
Uncertainty & the Unknown is the latest open exhibition at Institute of Mental Health, produced in collaboration with City Arts Nottingham. It includes over 50 works from artists with lived experience of mental health issues, people inspired by the exhibition theme, and professionals working in the field of mental health.
Professor Gary Winship explains the theme:
"There is an old saying: ‘may you live in interesting times’. There is no doubt that we are living in interesting times, but this can bring with it great uncertainty and anxiety. For some people the unknown can feel like a threshold of terror, especially if you live with the challenge of mental health distress. Artists can offer essential reflections on the world around us. They can take our fears about the unknown and show us the possibility of hope."
The exhibition runs from the 5th June to the 27th September 2019. It is open for viewings on weekdays from 10am to 4pm.