Entries tagged with "Demonstrations"
Simon is a Belfast based commercial and editorial photographer specialising in architecture, food, event and industrial photography.
A former press photographer, Simon has had work published in national papers from The Times to The Sun and in international publications such as Wallpaper* Magazine and GQ.
I was born and brought up in Barnard Castle, Co.Durham and educated at Falmouth School of Art.
A sense of place has always been an important aspect of my engagement with the landscape. Much of my work in the past has relied on travelling to remote areas in New Mexico, Wyoming and more recently trekking in Nepal.
Engaging with the Artist-Teacher M.A. at Liverpool John Moores University in 2005 enabled me to embrace a number of themes and issues relating to the land. My work is involved with the power of nature and the elemental forces found within the landscape.
I am a painter working predominately in watercolours and oil paint, although I hope in the future to return to print-making.
I am an ecological artist based near Stoke-on-Trent and the focus of my practice concerns people's connection with Nature in their everyday lives.
Recent practice has involved creating opportunities for people to engage with Nature through a number of garden projects:
- In Flight Diner - an avian intervention, commissioned by AirSpace Gallery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent for their Bird Yarden
- How Does Your Garden Grow? - a conversation initiated with allotmenteers around Stoke-on-Trent about their relationship with Nature with resulted in an exhibition of photographs and a seed-planting workshop at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
- Meantime Meadows - a guerrilla gardening project based on city demolition sites. Explored people's relationship with wildflowers and notions of the beauty and worth of 'weed' species.
- Memory Garden - a reminiscence and mapping project with the senior sitizens of Hanley Heritage Group using memories of gardens, plants and people, from whom they had become disconnected with, through the progression of age.
- Grow Your Own Garden Festival - a proposal for a Second Stoke-on-Trent garden Festival that explored making the city an ecological network by connecting gardens, waterways and green spaces.
- Last Post - a mail art swansong for the pillar box and a guerrilla garden project.
A qualified horticulturalist (BTEC HND in Landscape Design, RHS level 1 & 2 in Horticulture) I am often found up to my elbows in mud, be it on my organic-run allotment or whilst initiating art and horticulture in non-art spaces.
Contemporary artist based in Crewe. I make paintings on canvas, original printmaking and artists books.
I run classes and workshops in a variety of media, including collagraph printmaking, adult education art classes, and staff development activities
I also make contemporary paintings for interior design schemes
Visit my website www.artestella-scholes.co.uk for further information and details of work, exhibitions, etc.
After always having a love of making crafts I started working in silver over seven years ago. Being largely self taught I have developed my skills over that time to create beautiful pieces of jewellery in silver and in gold. I sell my work in galleries, shops, through my online shop and at designer-maker craft fairs. My work is on display and for sale at:
The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Oxton
Castle Parks Art Centre, Frodsham
Dee Fine Arts Gallery, Heswall
Tania Holland Gallery, Bridgenorth
Music Bro's, Shrewsbury
My very lastest work includes the use of a 10 tonne hydraulic press to create truly unique press formed jewelllery set with precious gemstones.
Because of my love of this craft I teach jewellery making workshops to extend this craft to others. I have workshops mainly at The Potters Barn, Sandbach, Cheshire, but also at various other locations in the Northwest, South England and East Yorkshire.
I have extended my craft to include not only sales and running workshops but also to include carrying out jewellery repairs and one to one tuition. I also take commissions and welcome couples who wish to make their own wedding rings!
My central interest lies within the landscape, its power and secretiveness, which in its essence can lift the human spirit. Mine is not a romantic vision, or a search for the picturesque, but an intimate relationship that can be harmonious and confrontational. The landscape is a creature not to be tamed, but one from which to learn.
From close up and personal, pattern and texture, echoed in the more general, larger monumental forms of trees and hills. Vegetation describes the form of the landscape as do clothes on the human figure.
The idea that the very rocks and ground beneath our feet may have been molten, submerged under the sea, cut by a glacier, eroded by the elements, or scarred by man,
lends a timescale and history that is awe-inspiring. To find the unexpected, the surprise that comes from direct engagement through drawing will always be a spur for motivation.
Whether landscape, or landscape of the figure, I look for the sensuous presentation of an idea.
Graduated from Victoria University, Manchester and went on to teach for over 20 years.
He has spent several years in Japan and Sweden learning and teaching. In both countries he exhibited in galleries: in Tokyo and Stockholm.
Since returning from Sweden, he has exhibited in galleries all around the northwest and taken part in many arts festivals as well as organising events in Vale Royal.
His work is varied and exciting. From illustrations for children’s books to spray can art on walls and murals of life sized figures. He works in the community having done commissions for example for the Olympic Committee in Crewe in 2012. He creates covers for magazines such as The Reader and has held solo exhibitions in various locations around the country.
He is on the boards of several organisations for the Arts in the Northwest and is a part time teacher at Mid Cheshire College.
Having made the step to working in a commercial setting at Funky Aardvark, he is setting his goals at being more commercially astute and in a wider context, bringing art in general terms to venues such as castle Park Arts Centre and being more involved in Cheshire Artists Network as they hold their annual exhibition this year during Festival of Arts in Northwich. This year he faces the challenge of curating the whole event including demonstrations and exhibits too to be displayed on a narrow boat
Studied art & design in the 60's to degree level..... graphics, illustration, textiles. Travelled worldwide and raised a family. Worked for 18 years using art as therapy for adults with challenging behaviour. Presently experimenting with papercraft and running workshops.