Extended Traces

Our exhibition at Andover Museum, Traces of Prehistory, officially finished today… but its been extended until midday Wednesday.

So you can still go and see it all day (10am to 5pm) Tuesday, and on Wednesday morning (10am to 12 noon).

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Artikinesis are:

Adeliza

Amanda

Brian

Elinor

Rosemary

A multimedia installation

We Are Forest opened yesterday at Sticks Contemporary in Gosport, and can now be seen in its full multimedia glory.

It consists of our collaborative representation of a forest, painted in black and white directly onto the gallery walls, an atmospheric soundtrack composed for the show by the very talented Tanith Lawrey, and a video featuring drawings and colour effects that is projected onto the wall and ceiling. Our sketchbooks and other preparatory material are available to view and there is a selection of related work that can be purchased.

The exhibition is free to view.

Sticks Contemporary is located in Gosport Shopping Precinct, just off the High Street.

A number of events will be held at the gallery during the Artikinesis exhibition:

  • Sticks Art Café, 1-3pm every Friday
  • “Draw a Forest” drop-in workshop, 11am-4pm, Saturday 17 March – part of Get Creative 2018
  • Sticks Café Conversation (subject: “Nature as art”) 1-3pm, Saturday 14 April

 

A work in suspended progress

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.

 

We are forest

A new project at Sticks Contemporary, Gosport

February – April 2018
Exhibition: 7 March – 14 April, Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.

Artikinesis will be presenting a room-sized artwork exploring our relationship with trees.

Visitors can watch the artwork as it grows in the week before the exhibition opens, and later immerse themselves in the installation. Integrating painted and projected artwork with a haunting soundtrack composed for the work, it will be a calm space in an urban setting, a chance to contemplate what trees have to offer humanity. What answers do they hold to the problems we face as a species and as individuals? Should we be seeking to renew our acquaintance with our earthy, earthly companions? We owe the trees a great deal: since primeval times, these beneficial beings have cleansed our air; they have provided us with shelter, fuel, food and medicine. Do they speak among themselves? Do they seek to communicate with us?

Walk through our forest, be part of it and find new forest paths of your own.

[Click here for all Artikinesis posts about this project]

Elinor, Rosemary, Amanda and Adeliza are very excited to be working with Sticks Contemporary and Liveartlocal CIC for this project.

Sticks Contemporary, Unit 15, Gosport Precinct, South Street, Gosport PO12 1HA

 

The Basingstoke Project 2017

Artikinesis’ Basingstoke Project is currently on display upstairs at the Willis Museum in Basingstoke. We are sharing the building with Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Turner and the Sun touring exhibition (downstairs) until the 16th of December, so you might want to allocate a little extra time in order to catch both exhibitions.

 

Our colouring book on display in the tall cabinet, along with a lino print based on an opportunistic sketch.

2 – 22 December 2017

Tues to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00
Sat, 10:00 to 16:00

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Newspaper Review

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Newbury Weekly News: Lin Wilkinson Review of Springtime Exhibition at West Berkshire Museum, pub. 6 April 2017

This week’s Newbury Weekly News (April 6, 2017) carries a review of the Artikinesis Springtime exhibition, written by Lin Wilkinson. She describes it as a “vibrant group show” and goes on to pick out several works. The review is on page 37 of the newspaper and is included in our Press Cuttings section (edited April 14, 2017).