Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Art across Hampshire (and a bit of Wiltshire)

Christine Marlow ~ Millennium Walk,  acrylic

I've spent the last couple of weeks driving around Hampshire and parts of Wiltshire looking at art. I've seen ALL the art... at least, I feel as though I have. This is what I've seen.
  •  The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers at the St Barbe Museum in Lymington,
  • Sculpture in the gardens of The Mill at Gordleton,
  • Conversations with the Collection - The Sarum Artists at Salisbury Museum (the new Wessex Gallery of Archaeology is well worth a look too),
  • Hampshire Open Studio at Rum's Eg in Romsey,
  • Orginal prints at Badger Press in Bishops Waltham,
  •  New Road Artists in Timsbury,
  • Chandlers Ford Art Group, Chandlers Ford.
Although it's Hampshire Open Studios week, most of these shows were not part of that. You really could clock up some miles if you tried to get round all those!

Friday, 21 August 2015

New image and a muddle of ideas

Started a new image a couple of weeks ago. Main elements draw and initial line etch done. All very quickly, then it stalled... 

In one of those phases at the moment where I have so many ideas I can't settle to any one of them so don't get anything done. More words needed to crystallise my thoughts I think.

Monday, 10 August 2015

The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers at St Barbe Museum

Mychael Barratt ~ Lost Magic Kingdoms
There's a selection of prints from the RE Summer Show at Bankside on display at the St Barbe Museum in Lymington at the moment; much more convenient for me than trekking up to London.

I haven't been to the show or a number of years so as well as some of the old favourites (like Mychael Barratt - the print shown here kept us busy for some time trying to work out which books the little images relate to), there was quite a lot of work by artists I'd not seen before. 

Delores de Sade's work caught my eye - I've not come across her before. Her etchings had an air of 19thC book illustrations... there was something Holmesian about the look of them and with titles such as not without undue prolixity and hence arises a digression, my penchant for narrative was thoroughly satisfied. 

Having said I'd not come across her, I've just looked at her website and realised I have seen some of her work before. More investigation of this interesting artists needed I think.

Dan Holdsworth: Spatial Objects

On now at Southampton City Art Gallery.