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
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.
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
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…