Andover Museum of the Iron Age
Saturday 30 June to Saturday 18 August 2018
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The art in Artikineisis’ 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.
We hope that you enjoy the exhibition and that you find beauty and value in our work.
Amanda, Adeliza and Elinor will all be participating in Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire 2018 from 12 May to 3 June.
Rosemary will be involved in the Isle of Wight Open Studios from 13 to 23 July.
Squeezed in between those two events will be the start of the next Artikinesis exhibition, which will be in Andover. More details will follow…
I have been using a piece of hardboard as a trial “wall” for We Are Forest, testing the paint system over a base coat of emulsion, and trying out some ideas for the finished piece.
Artikinesis had a field trip last Friday to Withymead Nature Reserve near Goring in Oxfordshire.
Continue reading “Withymead Nature Reserve”
It was a good last day today, despite the rain. We had our busiest day to date, with well over 30 visitors in a shorter day than any other. There weren’t any new sales, but there were many interesting – and interested – people.
There was also a flotilla of kayakers who seemed to be having a lesson in the river Kennet immediately downstream of the Turbine House.
It was a delightful venue, and we’re not ruling out an Artikinesian return there at some point in the future…
Just Thursday, Friday and a short Saturday left of Artikinesis at Blake’s Lock.
Today’s picture is a sketch, made during the exhibition’s run, of some of that handsome Victorian machinery that I mentioned yesterday.
I’ve been spending so much time at the Turbine House recently, and it’s such a great location, that I think I shall miss it after we close our exhibition at 3 pm on Saturday. (I won’t miss the traffic in Reading, though.) Water all around (and under our feet), exceptional views, handsome historic engineering, and a splendid exhibition to show…
Much of my contribution to that exhibition is about the surface of the water. Today, during a quiet spell, I used nearly every media that I had to hand to try and portray the energy of the rushing wave patterns generated by the weir. The resulting sketch is shown above, but you can see my other (more considered) studies of the river’s ever-changing surface as part of the Artikinesis at Blake’s Lock exhibition.
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)
10:00 to 18:00 until 30 September; 10:00 to 15:00 on the final day, 1 October
BBC Radio Berkshire rang us today and invited us to speak to Debbie McGee on Sunday morning. Listen to BBC Radio Berkshire from 9am on Sunday 25 September to catch us…
BBC Radio Berkshire – 95.4 FM, 104.1 FM