ALCOHOL and art often go together, and Brink, a ‘not-for-profit’ arts organisation based in Kenilworth, is presenting its third Vino Veritas artist showcase at Kenilworth Wines.
In this one you can browse for a bottle while admiring the works of Andrew Christopher, a graduate of the London Guildhall University who currently lives and works in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The works are a mix of acrylic on canvas and pen and ink drawings on paper, and are described as having a dreamlike quality, “combining imagery of children and animals in what can only be described as a fantastical dance of the macabre”.
There is a narrative running through the series, relating to childhood, storytelling and games. All the works on show are available to buy as originals or prints.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.