2015-Invite-London

UTOPIA: DYSTOPIA. Pippa Blake

 

26th – 31st May 11-5 pm

Private View 26th May 6-9pm

Pippa Blake will present an exhibition that took inspiration from a Chichester Festival Theatre production in May.

Blake first thought of making work based on a theatre production several years ago, excited at the prospect of exploring the visuals, atmosphere and psychology of a play. She was subsequently invited to set up a residency at Chichester Festival Theatre during Festival 2014 and chose to focus on Pitcairn, a world premiere by Richard Bean, which charts the aftermath of the infamous mutiny on The Bounty.

The subject matter resonated strongly with the artist who has twice sailed across the Pacific and spent time in French Polynesia.

“I am fascinated by the idea of utopia: dystopia, of matters apocalyptic and how humans respond to each other in times of adversity,” she explained. “Although set in 1789 I felt the play was very much a reflection on our own society and issues happening in the world today.”

After attending rehearsals and gaining an insight into how the play was put together – “basically how a new world is created” – Blake began work on paintings in her studio leading to this body of work.

Utopia: Dystopia will be at the Embassy Tea Gallery in London from 26 – 31 May, 11am – 5pm (Private View, 26 May, 6pm – 9pm) and at The Auditorium, Edward James Studios, West Dean College, near Chichester from 5 – 17 June, 11am – 5pm (Private View, 4 June, 6pm – 9pm).

Pitcairn was a co-production with Out of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe, directed by Max Stafford-Clark.

The world premiere was held at the Minerva Theatre from 22 August – 20 September 2014, followed by London dates and a UK tour.

Pippa Blake was born in Portsmouth and now lives and works in Emsworth on Chichester harbour, having travelled the world extensively. She graduated from Camberwell School of Art in 1976 with BA Hons Fine Art (First Class) and from West Dean College in 2005 with a Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction). In recent years her work has stemmed from the aftermath of war and terrorism.  Blake frequently exhibits in the UK and New Zealand; in 2014 she showed work in Paris at the Galerie du Jour Agnès B and at the Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.  Her work is included in private collections worldwide: www.pippablake.com

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Insight Gallery Exhibition

InSight

4th – 7th June

Friday 11am -6pm

Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday 11am – 3pm

Private View – 4th June 6-9pm

The Insight Gallery Exhibition is presented by the final year BA (Hons) Digital Photography students of London South Bank University. The work showcases a range of photographic styles, moving images and video installations covering a variety of subjects.

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Falmouth Fine Art London 2015

Opening times:

Friday 3 July: 10:30 – 6:30pm

Saturday 4 July: 10:30 – 6:30pm

Sunday 5 July: 10:30 – 2pm

The Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University presents a showcase of work selected from the BA(Hons) Fine Art degree show by art critic and curator Sacha Craddock and curated by artist Jesse Leroy Smith.

Fine Art at Falmouth has a long and distinguished reputation for excellence and continues to help students meet the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary art world and the fast growing creative industries.  BA(Hons) Fine Art offers its students an exceptional environment for thinking and making, fostering experimentation and critical dialogue. Exhibitions and other professional skills development opportunities are supported during the course, and many alumni have enjoyed success and critical acclaim, including celebrated artists Tacita Dean, Hew Locke, Tim Shaw, Ben Rivers, Lynette Yiadom Boakye and Jessica Warboys.

 

Artists selected for this exhibition will also benefit from a critique of their work in situ by The Falmouth School of Art’s Visiting Professor of Fine Art, Cornelia Parker.

 

www.falmouth.ac.uk/art

http://thefalmouthschoolofart.wordpress.com

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Blasphemy – Lakhveer Azad

Open to Public: Tuesday 18th August- Sunday 23rd  August 2015, 10.30am-5.30pm, free entry

Private View: Friday 21st August 2015, 6-9pm

Blasphemy is the second solo exhibition of emerging artist Lakhveer Azad.

Blasphemy is a series of about 40 paintings celebrating the right to criticize. Blasphemy hails the right to question, ridicule and deconstruct anything. Lakhveer believes that there is nothing sacred and thus there is absolutely nothing which can be blasphemed against. He concludes the act of blasphemy does not exist; ‘a world in which you can have your ideas crushed, deconstructed and falsified is indeed the only world worth living in.’

The paintings are bold, iconoclastic, playful and comedic. They’re a rich assortment of colour, style, point of attack and texture. Lakhveer invites you into the worlds of punch lines, into the worlds you believe shouldn’t be formed because they’re not allowed, into the worlds of white noise absurdity which you’d only notice as such if you stepped back.

Blasphemy does not aim to shake anyone’s belief and neither does it believe itself able to do so, however it hopes to make you laugh at it.

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Previous Exhibitions

Invite

Under the Radar

Open to Public: Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 11am-6pm

Private view: Tuesday 19th May, 6-9pm

www.undertheradar2015.co.uk 

Under The Radar is a group show presenting the work of sixteen second and third year students from the BA (Hons) Fine Art degree at Havering College.

Eager to demonstrate that creativity and commitment exist beyond the established Art School brand, the show features a diverse range of work including audio, installation, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.

An excellent example of effective collaboration, the second year students organise all aspects of the exhibition from securing a venue, fundraising and managing publicity, to curating a show which communicates the individual concerns and achievements of each artist.

The exhibition also aims to raise money for the Daisy Palmer Trust, a charity supporting a young, local girl suffering from Chronic Intestine Pseudo-Obstruction (CIPs).

Alex Bolton, Alice Long, Andrea Whitaker, Eliza Parkin, Emma Savage, Danielle Heath, Heather MacDonald, Laurence Manley, Lubaba Mahmud, Nicola Windle, Paige Barnes, Sophia Nicholls, Steven Soper, Toni Longhurst, Tony Roe, Silke Ukena.

Contact

For more information about Under The Radar, contact havering-undertheradar@hotmail.com

For information about the course or studying at Havering College of Further And Higher Education, contact Sue Withers, Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Fine Art swithers@havering-college.ac.uk

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West Kent College, University of Kent BA (Hons) Photography Group Exhibition

Open to Public: Tuesday 12th May – Saturday 16th May,
10:30am – 5:30pm, free entry
Private View: Thursday 14th May, 6-9pm
The final year degree exhibition for the BA (Hons) Photography students of the University of Kent showcases the work of ten emerging artists/ photographers. With a wide range of subjects and styles exhibited it promises to be an exciting and eclectic show comprised of historical and contemporary styles of portraiture, as well as a variety of abstract work, landscapes and documentary photography.

 

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Rose, Lemons, Okra or Goutweed

Private view Wed 6th May 6-9

Group exhibition by Slade Students

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