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 brinkevents@gmail.com 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.

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