Claire Hollywell 28th August – 30th September
Opening event 6-9pm Tues 28th August – all welcome, come and chat to Claire about her work. From abstract explorations of colour to ethereal landscapes, her work is a visual treat from an unsung talent flourishing on the local art scene. In the downstairs area.
Amy Scott-Pillow 28th August – 30th September
‘The Hope’ – a selection from Amy’s imaginary pub installation. In the upstairs gallery.
Amy produces both large-scale objects and small-scale creations. Her smaller works have been mistaken for advertisement material and can be documented through photographs or simply left in situ. She will often recreate objects in as much detail as possible, creating real, tangible and functional objects, using a variety of sources including local archives, images taken while exploring her city, her own family images as well as those shared online. She is interested in local and personal history, class culture and ‘crossing the class divide’ – to borrow the subtitle from Lyndsey Hanley’s book ‘Respectable’. In her most recent work’s ‘THE HOPE – II’, ‘In the heart of the Strong Country’ and ‘Always Served Here’ she has explored a very personal family connection through writing and object making. Originally from a council estate in Southampton, but relocated to a new build middle class suburb in Surrey as a child, the work has provided a way to reconnect with parts of herself and her family, parts that have been lost and separated by social class, distance and death.
Rosina Godwin 8th September – 30th October
A window-installation of selected pieces from Rosina’s ‘Mütter‘ series of knitted sculptures.
The work takes inspiration from Sigmund Freud’s essay Das Unheimliche (The Uncanny, 1919). Referring to the repression of a once familiar object or experience, which when rediscovered induces fear.
The work also explores the mother archetype, described by Carl Jung as a recurring image or thought representing the human experience across both time and culture. The association can be positive in the case of mothers and grandmothers, or negative and terrifying, with witches and the malevolent female god Medusa.
The pieces are made from nurturing materials, such as woollen blankets and knitting, sculptured into taboo body parts.
Bex Willis 2nd – 28th October
Cyanotypes. Opening event 6-9pm Tues 2nd October – all welcome, come and chat to Bex about her work and how this technique is used to create images in scales of blue from often natural objects. This is a whole-building show – the main downstairs space is fully accessible.
RKP 30th October – 25th November
Drip art. Unusual forms and materials. In the downstairs area.
Adam Brimson 30th October – 25th November
Details to follow. In the upstairs gallery.
Christmas Art Show 2018 27th November – 23rd December
A selection of work by local artists on both floors – time to grab those festive gifts!
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