Month: April 2011

Quotes inspire Solihull Artists Forum show at Gallery150

A THEMATIC exhibition which stretched the artists’ creative powers is the main exhibition at the ever-busy Gallery150 in Leamington until May7.
The Solihull Artists Forum are showing Text & Texture, works by 19 members, created in response to the title. All have to be shown alongside a quote or reference which relates in some way to the work – some are fairly obvious, and some don’t seem particularly related.



Dunchurch Art Gallery show inspired by the skies

AN exhibition that looks to the stars for inspiration is being held in Dunchurch, near Rugby.
The Night Sky and Beyond features paintings by local artists Michael McCormick, Ann Brain, Ije and Ann Wright. The exhibition is on at Dunchurch Art Gallery and Painting Studio, in Southam Road, which is open Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday-Saturday, from 10am-4pm, and the exhibition is on until May 7.


Local talent on show in Coventry and Rugby photographic exhibitions

TWO short exhibitions on in Coventry and Warwickshire are showcasing photographic talents from the area.
Both look like they’re worth a visit but aren’t on for long enough for me to be able to write about them more fully in the Friday Coventry Telegraph art column.
At Rugby’s Floor One gallery in Rugby Art Gallery & Museum until May 5, Lee Prescott is showing his photographs in an exhibition called Infinite Ephemera. He lives in Hillmorton, Rugby, and this is his first solo exhibition of travel photography, and he says the works are “documenting those ordinary moments that once captured on film become extraordinary”.


Kenilworth on Brink of new art opportunities

ARTISTS are being invited to take part in an outdoor exhibition of work.
BRINK, a new ‘not for profit’ arts organisation based in Kenilworth, is calling for submissions for Art on the Edge which will take place at the Lions Grand Show in Kenilworth on June 11.
Artists will either exhibit works, or create them on the day, from installations to live painting, sculpture and contemporary-style Indian folk art. Most of the artists already involved will be present on the day to meet the public, who can watch them at work, and there will also be an artists’ picnic.
Any local artists interested in getting involved should send a biography, CV and five- 10 images to before April 30.
BRINK was founded by artist/curator Tim Robottom and writer/curator Sarah Silver, who both grew up in Kenilworth, in October last year. It aims to raise awareness of contemporary art and make more accessible to the public, while promoting talented emerging artists through events and shows that take place in less traditional exhibition spaces.
From Saturday, May 7- Sunday, May 15 BRINK in collaboration with English Heritage is presenting Temporanea at Kenilworth Castle, an exhibition of contemporary art featuring a mix of sculpture, installation and paintings by regional, national and international artists.
In the Elizabethan Garden, Stephen Charlton, bronze winner of the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show sculpture award, will be showing a series of mischievous resin mice, frozen in a moment in time, and inspired by childhood and nature.
Martin Johnson, a Coventry artist, lecturer and senior concept visualiser for Blitz games, will be showing a series of paintings interwining graphic novel-style and traditional techniques. He will also create a work on site during the exhibition.
Concetta Modica from Milan will present a piece relating to her personal history and homeland. Luke Perry, co-present of the Channel 4 series Titanic:The Mission will show video work Poveri Fiori, with footage of shipyard workers including his own father.
BRINK co-founder Tim Robottom is presenting several installation pieces, and Surminder Virk, who lives in Leamington, will show Downward Spiral, a delicate installation piece of a mattress wrapped in thread.
The exhibition is open during normal castle opening hours and the usual castle entrance fee applies.

Artists’ talks are new feature at Gallery 150

Gallery 150 in the Regent Court Shopping Centre, Leamington, is launching Art talks, an opportunity for people to meet the artists exhibiting at the gallery and get an insight into their methods, conception and production of art.
Two talks next week tie in with current exhibitions. On Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm Andy Farr will give a talk on his exhibition of paintings, and on Thursday April 21 at 7pm the founder of the Coventry-based Titanic Heritage Trust, Howard Nelson, will be giving a talk about his work and the trust.