Sticks Contemporary flyer for We Are Forest

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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

 

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).

Springtime exhibition at West Berkshire Museum, Newbury Wharf

Our Springtime exhibition for the West Berkshire Museum focuses on the area of West Berkshire and North Hampshire, and the events happening right now in Spring 2017. Nature is active with the emergence of new spring light, the bluebells in Wolverton woods or the circling of the red kite in the skies above our heads. We humans are busy too, with the construction of new homes at Newbury Racecourse or the demolition of the landmark Sterling Cables site, or the gruelling annual Devizes to Westminster canoe race, due to happen along the Kennet and Avon Canal and on to the River Thames once more this Easter.

Do come and look at the Artikinesis Springtime exhibition.  Starts 29th March and continues until 23rd April.  Every day except Mondays and Tuesdays.

Goodbye to Blake’s Lock

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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…

Last day of Artikinesis at Blake’s Lock

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We’re open 10am to 3pm today. It’s your last chance to see the 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 – you can park there, too)

10:00 to 15:00 Saturday 1 October