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 Artikinesis’ 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.
Adeliza Mole • Brian R. Marchant • Amanda Bates • Rosemary Lawrey • Elinor Cooper
We hope that you enjoy the exhibition and that you find beauty and value in our work.
Exhibiting our multimedia installation We are Forest at Sticks Contemporary in Gosport gave us opportunity to meet many members of the community for chat and exchange of ideas about art. Among our most memorable encounters were with the art students at St Vincent’s College Gosport who met us for a talk about how We are Forest emerged and as a starting point for an exhibition of their own. Artikinesis had the privilege of attending their private view which followed on once we had washed down the gallery walls (see below) ready for their artworks (see below) . See some of what went on and what’s happening at Sticks Contemporary now at https://www.facebook.com/LiveArtLocalCIC/
Thank you to Beth and Ed at Sticks
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…
Some new Artikinesis artworks can be seen at St Nicolas church in Newbury tomorrow (Tuesday 6 June) 9:30 a.m. until Friday at 3:30 pm (exhibition closed between 1:30 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday). Church buildings have long held a fascination for Brian and Amanda, and are a perennial feature of their work. Adeliza, Elinor and Rosemary have created some new works especially for this exhibition which features local churches and the canal to coincide with a visit to Newbury by the Boats of Hope who make it their mission to bring communities together. This is a great opportunity to take a tour of the bell tower at St Nic’s and get a unique view over the town. First come, first served for tower tours on Tuesday 6 June; 10.00am / Noon and at 2.00pm. Limited availability. The art exhibition is free to visit and we will be running a children’s art competition, displaying the winning artworks on the final day and with our very special colouring book as prizes.
We would like to thank St Nicolas’ church for their generosity for lending us the space for this exhibition and for their helpfulness throughout.
Today Artikinesis took some of our remaining colouring and poetry books to the Bookface Bookender artists’ handmade book fair in Reading where our contributions were admired by many. There was indeed much to admire at all the stalls with some exquisite handmade books. Those of particular note, in my opinion, were ones that explored the relationship between art and science. The Rising Sun arts centre is at 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST, and is full of life and has a wonderful welcoming atmosphere with plenty going on including bookbinding workshops upstairs during the book fair. If you missed the book fair there is still chance to visit it tomorrow between 11 and 5pm though sadly Artikinesis will not be there tomorrow. You can still obtain a copy of either our colouring book or our beautiful hand-printed, hand-bound poetry book by contacting us through this website. Every one is a unique work of art in itself, or so say our happy customers.
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