These are some of the sketches we made when we visited a local woodland, Bowdown Woods. Continue reading Bowdown
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.
Sticks Contemporary, Unit 15, Gosport Precinct, South Street, Gosport PO12 1HA
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.
2 – 22 December 2017
Tues to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00
Sat, 10:00 to 16:00
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).
The first of several Artikinesis exhibitions planned for 2017 will be at the West Berkshire Museum in Newbury, 29 March to 23 April. We’ll be exploring our local area with art inspired by West Berkshire and North Hampshire.
This is one of Rosemary’s oil pastel drawings made during the exhibition period, showing some of the objects that accumulate in the water.
Our exhibition only has two days left, now – tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. At 3 o’clock on Saturday, we will start taking the exhibition down, although a few of the sold works are due to be collected before that time. Don’t worry – we have a couple of reserve pieces that will fill the gaps, so if you can’t make it until later on on Saturday, you won’t find the walls empty!
The Turbine House,
part of the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock,
off Kenavon Drive, Reading, RG1 3DH
(access through car park of the Bel and Dragon restaurant – you can park there, too)
10:00 to 18:00 on 30 September; 10:00 to 15:00 on 1 October
If you missed hearing us on the radio, you can listen here:
Artikinesis appear 17 minutes in (and resume 36 minutes in, after news, weather, travel and sport), ending at 39 minutes.
This is a prototype for the handmade books that we’ll be making for the Blake’s Lock exhibition. The covers and binding material will vary, but the books will all use a Japanese-style binding, and they will contain poems and woodcut prints based on artwork from our Blake’s Lock exhibition.
The poems are all written by an exciting young poet, Duncan Lawrey, who is working with us for this project. He is writing poems inspired by our artwork, and we are making woodcuts based on the same artwork. We are printing our woodcuts in a Japanese style, using the beautiful, translucent Kozo paper. The poems are to be printed onto another Japanese paper, Simili.
“The Screw” is Duncan’s poem for one of Amanda’s paintings, “Thomson Turbine”, which is shown below along with its woodcut print.
The books will be available to purchase at Blake’s Lock during the exhibition.
Artikinesis at Blake’s Lock
17 September – 1 October 2016
Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock,
Kenavon Drive, Reading, RG1 3DH