Artikinesis are currently working on “Ideal Landscapes” for an exhibition at Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton, Hampshire in November.
Next week will be the final week of our exhibition in Andover – but what a week it promises to be!
Today is the Andover Shilling Fair (which sounds like fun), and the museum, which is normally closed on Sundays, is open today, so that’s an extra day to see the exhibition (if the rest of the attractions don’t hold you too long).
And from Tuesday to Friday, the museum is holding a “Week of Archaeology” (they aren’t open on Mondays). The museum staff and the artists were all delighted at the serendipty of the timing, as our exhibition fits quite nicely with the theme (especially as it includes Brian’s studies of finds from the collection of the West Berkshire Museum).
Saturday 30 June to Saturday 18 August 2018
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed except for Sunday 12 August when the museum is open for the Andover Shilling Fair
The art in Artikinesis’ new exhibition is a response to prehistoric man’s influence on today’s landscape, and a reflection on our relationship with the distant past. Mysterious stone circles, intriguing barrows, exhilarating hill forts and illuminating finds: the essence of history, of human hopes and fears over the years.
Adeliza Mole • Brian R. Marchant • Amanda Bates • Rosemary Lawrey • Elinor Cooper
We hope that you enjoy the exhibition and that you find beauty and value in our work.
Exhibiting our multimedia installation We are Forest at Sticks Contemporary in Gosport gave us opportunity to meet many members of the community for chat and exchange of ideas about art. Among our most memorable encounters were with the art students at St Vincent’s College Gosport who met us for a talk about how We are Forest emerged and as a starting point for an exhibition of their own. Artikinesis had the privilege of attending their private view which followed on once we had washed down the gallery walls (see below) ready for their artworks (see below) . See some of what went on and what’s happening at Sticks Contemporary now at https://www.facebook.com/LiveArtLocalCIC/
Thank you to Beth and Ed at Sticks
Our installation of We Are Forest has been interrupted by Storm Emma, who has brought sub-zero temperatures and high winds to North Hampshire. With icy conditions and snow drifts piling up on the roads, we have been unable to travel down to Gosport to finish what we started earlier in the week.
Unfortunately, this means that the preview on Saturday has had to be cancelled, but we still hope to be able to get to Gosport and finish the painting before Wednesday (7 March), when the gallery reopens and the exhibition is due to start.
They say that Oak is king of the forest and that Beech is the queen.
The oaks shown here are drawn in medieval-style iron gall ink (made from oak galls), using a dip pen, the beech in a more prosaic (but easier to handle) modern ink, using a fountain pen.
These are some of the sketches we made when we visited a local woodland, Bowdown Woods. Continue reading “Bowdown”