Pressed Flowers of Hertfordshire John Gardner
This unique collection was made by John Gardner in the early 1970s, mainly in South Herefordshire but with a few additions from Gloucestershire and Radnorshire. It then lay forgotten for some fifty years. Now brought vividly to life, it gives a refreshingly unprofessional view of the flowers that we walk past every day in the countryside.
Each page is superbly photographed and each plant is given its colloquial and scientific names and there is information on traditional uses, unusual facts and features and poetic references.
John Gardner describes how the names originated and how the plants were viewed by the Greeks and Romans and by the great herbalists who studied them and what dangers, delights and eccentricities they uncovered and what caterpillars feed on them.
|Size:||280 x 220 mm|
Reportrait presents thirteen artists who have reimagined historical sources, altered or disrupted typical notions of how the portrait is defined, or used an image or reproduction as a starting point to create something new.
Consisting of new commissions made in direct response to Nottingham City Museums & Galleries collections, alongside loans, and works straight from the artist’s studios, the exhibition showcases painting, photography, installation, digital art, sculpture, video and drawing, many of which have never been seen in public before.
Philip Gurrey, Maisie Broadhead, Glenn Brown, Sasha Bowles, Paul Stephenson, Matthieu Leger, Annie Kevans, Antony Micallef, Jasleen Kaur, Samin Ahmadzadeh, Julie Cockburn, James E Smith and Jake Wood-Evans Continue reading “RePortrait at Nottingham Castle
27th May – 10th September”
His recent works warp the conventions of landscape painting, at times playing within the confines of perspective and scale and at others rejecting these notions completely. Somewhere between drawing and painting, his distinctive mark making approach combines the figurative with the abstract evoking a sense of mystery.
Familiar yet exotic, these mindscapes have as much to do with the inner subconscious realm as they do the external world.
Max recently completed a postgraduate course at the Royal Drawing School, he has exhibited widely in the UK and in 2016 won the Jackson’s Art Prize.
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At the Prema Gallery, Uley
31 Oct – 11 Dec”
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The first UK solo exhibition of the Taiwanese ink painting artist, featuring work produced over the last 20 years.
Reflections is the first UK solo exhibition of Wu Lan-Chiann, Chinese ink painting artist. This exhibit shows a selection of Wu Lan-Chiann’s work produced over the past twenty years. Displayed in reverse chronological order in the museum’s galleries, the exhibition has three themes; early career work, dusk to dawn series, and current directions.
At the core of Wu Lan-Chiann’s work, is a deep personal contemplation of universal themes and values that connect people across time and place. While continuing a tradition that is centuries old, her paintings are distinctly contemporary both in concept and execution. Starting from a young age, she combined Asian and Western modes of representation into a personal style that is intensely poetic. Blending two very different painting traditions, she has emerged as an artist with an authentic style marked by decisive brushwork and delicate application of colour.
In her recent work, Wu Lan-Chiann is interested in capturing the precious but fleeting moments of life through the depiction of free floating petals and leaves. She sees a comparison between the rhythm of nature and the human cycle of life. Her work captures special moments and at the same time represents the invariable and eternal cycle of life and nature.
Wu Lan-Chiann is exhibiting at the Museum of East-Asian Art in Bath
In the Summer of 2014, Dom Kavanagh underwent a double lung transplant following a lifetime suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. This inspired him to produce this fundraising book of Wildlife and Landscape Photographs in collaboration with UKGiclee
“As my own life neared expiry due to respiratory failure following 47 years of damage caused by cystic fibrosis, I returned to painting to reflect on what I would miss most and to celebrate subjects and scenes which are great for the soul and which reminded me of what we all have around us that we should be grateful for.
After a successful transplant, my painting continues and my photography resumed. Beavering away from my man cave nestled at the end of my garden in rural north Shropshire, surrounded by woodland and its evocative sights, sounds and smells, I have been inspired by the natural world to give something back, in the shape of this fundraising book, for the gift of organ donation so selflessly offered to me.”
Second Shot At Life will be published in September 2015
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The Art Circus is very pleased to announce our first print show of 2015 at the Bear Steps Gallery in Shrewsbury. Featuring a collection of Contemporary Artist’s Giclee prints from the Art Circus’ Print Gallery . Artists on show will include Ryan Humphrey, SuperfutreKid, Fipsi Seilern, Sam Branton, Marta Suuster, Christopher Gee, KEELERTORNERO, Georgia Peskett, Daisy Clark and Phaedra Peer. There will also be a parallel exhibition of Self-Published books. Continue reading “The Art Circus at the Bear Steps”