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on feeling the pressure of a new exhibition

Thursday 3 May 2012

more exhibition news: i have had two more of my earth/bound series of works selected for a new curated art exhibition, feeling the pressure at Rhyl Arts Centre in Wales.

these are the exhibition invites, which have a curious printed lustre, looking a little like smooth granite or stone & gold on a tombstone. i do not know if this visual aesthetic interpretation was intentional, but it has a slightly apocalyptic tone – and they shimmer and change with the light…

i also had to write about one hundred words about my art in the exhibition. in this regard, i always find myself focusing on the externalised factors (the environment) which influence the making of my art. there are other factors which are more personal to the artist, as if one’s experience and perception of the environment is merely a conduit to exploring feelings about other things… feeling the pressure…

the two artworks i have in this exhibition are earth/bound i and earth/bound vi; these sculptural reliefs are for sale in the exhibition (no pressure). here is a photograph of them, which i took just before i packaged them up and sent them to the gallery at rhyl arts centre.


[earth/bound i & vi, 2011, 30cm x 30cm x 5cm]

earthbound exhibition text

read a little more about the beginnings of the earth/bound series here.

it was earlier in the year when i saw the ‘open call’ for artists to apply for feeling the pressure and i decided to submit an application. i was pleased to have some of my artwork selected for this exhibition as it is a new audience and context for my art.

earlier in the year (or maybe it was last year) i said that i would focus on exhibitions which seemed most appropriate for my art.

the other ‘open’ art exhibition i applied to this year was on the map at hastings museum and i was pleased to have two of my artworks selected for that exhibition too. read more about the on the map art exhibition here.

the art exhibition feeling the pressure runs from 
5 may to 2 June 2012 (more details about the exhibition are below).

UPDATE: there’s a slideshow of some of the works in the exhibition on the BBC news website

Feeling the Pressure

Climate change is the broad subject of this art exhibition, comprising work selected from an open call to artists across the UK. Rising sea levels, drought and over consumption in the world are just a few of the issues that artists have chosen to highlight in Feeling the Pressure, often with a touch of humour!

A prize of £500 is also being awarded, and the exhibition is sponsored by TEGNI and NORTH WALES HYDROPOWER, who are working together to provide sustainable energy for future generations.


feeling the pressure art exhibition poster

[feeling the pressure, exhibition poster]

The artists exhibiting in Feeling the Pressure are:
 Sonja Benskin Mesher, Mary Conway, Sarah Durham, Simon Farid, Helen Snell, Ian Brown, Stuart Carr, Martgaret Tietze, Pat Thornton, Tim Pugh, Emma Louise Preece, Simon Collinge, Mark Sheeky, Jon Kehoe, Jazz Green, Dorothea Reid, Lisa Carter, Tara Dean, David Rasores-Parry, Anne-Mie Melis, John Clarke, Sue Clarke, Lin Cummins, Simon Job, Andy Owen, Harriet Challis–Jones, Jane Glennie, Clarrie Flavell, Jim Taylor, Esther Tew.

Feeling the Pressure
5 May – 2 June 2012
Rhyl Arts Centre
Church Street
Rhyl
WALES
LL18 3AA

Exhibition open: Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm; Saturday 10am – 12.30pm

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on the map, art exhibition : a private view

Saturday 7 April 2012

i received these photographs of the art exhibition on the map from the exhibition curator at hastings museum in the e-post today…

it looks good; i hope to get to see the exhibition before it closes in june 2012 (and visit the newly opened jerwood gallery, which is also in hastings)…

hastings museum art gallery, on the map art exhibition 2012

Clare Brewster, The little birds, papercuts (left wall); Carl Jaycock, Blue Blood – We all want the world, four digital prints (centre right);

hastings museum gallery, on the map, contemporary art exhibition 2012

hastings museum art gallery, on the map art exhibition 2012

Judith Adler, Floorboard Crossing, digital photographs (left); Sally Underwood, Triptych, knitted textile (centre); Jazz Green, Earthbound II & III, mixed media on panel (right);

hastings museum gallery, map art exhibition 2012

Judith Shaw, Icelandic Journey I & II, paint and photographic image on paper (left);

hastings museum and gallery, on the map contemporary art exhibition 2012

hastings museum and gallery, on the map art exhibition 2012

Jean Davey Winter, Wetlands – Mapping, acrylic on canvas (centre);

hastings museum and gallery, on the map art exhibition 2012

[exhibition photography © 2012 Alexander Brattell]

On the Map features the work of eighteen contemporary artists whose work is variously inspired and informed by maps, cartography and mapping the environment. (I have two works in this exhibition). ‘On the Map’ is at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, curated by Catherine Harvey, exhibitions officer & keeper of world art.

On the Map: Historic Maps & Contemporary Map Art
10 March – 17 June 2012
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Johns Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1ET

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a new exhibition on the map

Thursday 8 March 2012

two of my recent ‘earth/bound‘ artworks have been selected for a forthcoming art exhibition, on the map, at hastings museum and art gallery.

on the map - art exhibition - hastings museum and art gallery
[on the map, hastings museum & art gallery]

on the map (which includes a display of hastings museum’s collection of historical maps) opens to the public on saturday 10 march 2012 and the exhibition is open daily until 17 june 2012.

earthbound ii - painting by jazz green - on the map art exhibition
[earth/bound ii 2011, detail]

the above image is a detail of the textured surface of the painting, earth/bound ii. see a few more of the earth/bound series of mixed media works on panel on my new paintings page – and of course, this painting can currently be seen in the on the map art exhibition, if you are in sussex or the south coast region of england, uk.

on the map features the work of eighteen contemporary artists whose work is variously inspired and informed by cartography and mapping the environment.

there are also some special events in conjunction with the on the map art exhibition. here is a list of the events at hastings museum & gallery in march 2012:

travelling around our world
free museum trails & activities on the theme of transport and exploration
(daily; enquire at reception desk)

the unbuilt room : seth kriebel
saturday 17 march 2012
a performance game for five people at a time
every half hour from 11.30am – 3.00pm
(free)

map-making workshop : ed boxall
saturday 17 march 2012
11.00am to 1.00pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm
(free)

mapping hastings
an illustrated talk by steve peak
saturday 24 march 2012
2pm
£4 (includes tea & cake)

visit the hastings museum and art gallery website for more information on the on the map art exhibition and related gallery events.

On the Map: Historic Maps & Contemporary Map Art
10 March – 17 June 2012
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Johns Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1ET

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A satellite view of Hastings, courtesy of Google Earth

google earth - a satellite view of hastings, united kingdom
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