Current Events #50. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 50 of 2017.
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Massaging The Message
8 December – 17 December 2017
‘The Magma Group seek to examine to what extent Marshall McLuhan’s well known phrase ‘The Medium is The Message’ applies to fine art. This is explored in their exhibition of paintings and sculpture atArthouse1. McLuhan said ‘Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of…media…than by the content of the communication’. However The Magma Group ‘…whilst not denigrating the role of medium in the ultimate work, credit other aspects with having equal input…in the transmission of its message…’ says art writer/critic Anna McNay. She further points out that the group believes ‘…expressive use of feeling,…’ a well developed idea and ‘…sensitive ..handling of the artist’s medium’ are all necessary to get the artist’s message across.’
Exhibiting Artists includep: Kimbal Quist Bumstead, Siro Carraro, Dagmar Dost-Nolden, Michael Hutchison, Carolina Khouri, Andrew McDonald, Gary William Myatt, Marie-Therese Ross and Annie Zamero.
45 Grange Road
Flotsam and Jetsam
11 December – 16 December 2017
This exhibition is made up of paintings, prints, greetings cards and stained glass mirrors made by members of the Preparation for Work and Life Department at SGS College.
Amanda Cooke, Judith Birkett, Val Saunders, Fay Crawford, Charlotte Darleston and Katie McCue.
Stroud Subscription Rooms
Art for Living – @Sybil Colfax & John Fowler
6 December – 21 December 2017
Recent works by seven contemporary artists:
Fergus Hare, Mat Humphrey, Hedley Roberts, Kadie Salmon, James E Crowther, Jack Milroy, Zachari Logan
Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler
89 – 91 Pimlico Road,
Anthony Donaldson – Patrick O’Reilly – Colin Self: Three Wise Men
6 December – 20 December 2017
This gallery brings together the work of Antony Donaldson, Patrick O’Reilly and Colin Self who are all renowned artists and long standing friends of the gallery. All three have collected and taken inspiration from popular culture in their careers creating their own visual imagery which is highly regarded. This show includes work in the mediums of painting, collage and sculpture.
The Mayor Gallery
21 Cork Street
8 December – 19 December 2017
A pop-up exhibition of applied and fine art with a winter theme, curated by Paul Newman.
12 Days is a collection of Fine and Applied Arts, gathered to celebrate Yuletime, in the beautiful setting of the Round Tower at Black Swan Arts in Frome. It is a collection of Printmaking, Ceramics, Woodwork, Painting and Drawing, on a Winter theme.
Exhibiting artists include:
Amanda Bee | Alice Blogg | David Daniels | Jon England | Bjork Haraldsdottir | Susanna Lisle | Clare Mahoney | Paul Newman | Myrtle Pizzey | Howard Phipps RWA | David Smith | Liz Somerville | Sarah Targett | Sarah Truscott | Matt Waite | Guy Watts | Suzanne Woodward
Black Swan Arts
2 Bridge Street,
12 December – 23 December
This is AIR Gallery’s first external exhibition. Land Marks includes the work of Kate Davies, Sarah Feinmann, Magie Hargreaves and Fiona Moate. It focuses on nature and the traces, erosions and edifices, from wheel tracks to monuments, fences to hill figures, that are the results of time, history and people’s interactions with their surroundings.
There is an evening event on the 14th December.
14 December – 16 December 2017
Paper Cuts is an exhibition of new artists from around the world. They’ll be holding an event on December 14th and all the works will be available online, with new works on paper added every day
59 Amwell Street,
7 December – 17 December 2017
A fundraising exhibition of newly commissioned artist’s editions and unique works by a range of internationally acclaimed artists.
Exhibiting artists include:
Lisa Brice, Thomas Dozol, Tom Ellis, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard,
Fabienne Hess, Donna Huddleston, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski,
Cary Loren, David Noonan, Nicholas Pankhurst, Lyle Perkins, Thomas J Price,
Caragh Thuring, Jessica Warboys, Sue Webster, Lucy Woodhouse
309 Bethnal Green Road
Kingsley Nebechi Solo Exhibition
12 December – 17 December 2017
Kingsley Nebechi is an Italian born, British raised illustrator. His work is inspired by his love for patterns, comics and fashion.
Kingsley’s artwork has been featured on book covers, ad campaigns, product packaging
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
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