‘The pattern and texture of plants hold a particular fascination for me. The process of observing closely, drawing and producing multiple images through a variety of print media is seductive.
I am currently exploring nature printing: how nature prints itself using garden plants and seaweed’.
NEED TO SEEM TO GLIMPSE
AMBER WALLIS – PAUL PHILIPSON – ROSS TAYLOR – WARWICK BAKER – LISA YOUNG
Five artists exploring themes of silence, the sublime, and nature & the body in modern times.
'Now thou has finished thine appointed task here below, stern Mind, and gentle playful sun has streamed into the last evening storm on thy breast and filled the storm with roses and gold.
The globe and all earthly things from which the fleeting worlds are formed were much too small and light for thee.
For thou wast searching for something higher than life behind life, not thine own self, no mortal or immortal being but Eternal, the Alpha, the God-the appearance of the things of this world below, both evil and the good, was so indifferent to thee. Now thou are resting in the real world of being, death has taken from thy dark heart the whole sultry cloud of life and the eternal Light stands uncovered, the Light thou hast sought so long; and thou, one of its rays, dwellest once again in the fire.'
Jean Paul from Titan
SUN IN THE SKY, YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel is all of the yellow drawings Tai has ever made. Previously un-exhibited, these works have all been made over the past 5 or so years, usually during breaks and in between other shows or projects. They are made when she is in a certain mood, seeming to come from a place that is private, quiet and almost meditative. They are drawings made for the pure joy of drawing. Throughout history, the colour yellow has been associated with many things; cowardice, caution, crime, friendship. In Tai’s world, yellow is a warm place where procrastinating, playing and wasting time is A-OK and she would love you to come visit.
GALLERY 2 + 3
9112011: A DECENNALIA
CURATED BY PETER THOMAS
ANDY HUTSON - MIA SALSJO - LINDA TEGG - PETER THOMAS
A Decennalia was an ancient Roman festival that was celebrated each decade to mark another ten years under the Roman Empire.
It is ten years since September 11, 2001, and the images and memories of that day’s events continue to inform border protection, the movement of humans, war, international policy, aid, video games and disaster films. Is this the first decennalia of the Empire of 9/11?
9112011 : A Decennalia presents four artists’ responses to the events of September 11, 2001, and the ten years since those events first dominated television screens around the world. The exhibition questions the remembrance of that event over others, its place in history and its ongoing influence in our lives in four very different ways.