Saturday, 27 August 2011

"Surface Value".....

"Surface Value" Art Exhibition

After a month of work the Exhibition is in full swing....well actually half way through! We had a really good preview night and thankfully we had a lot of support and interest and the atmosphere was really positive and enjoyable......even though the weather was truly miserable it didn't dampen our spirits! 

so what  was the exhibition about?'s the general outline...

Six Fine Art Degree students are working collaboratively to produce a body of work influenced and inspired by The Royal Auction Rooms.
The starting point of the work culminating in an Exhibition is based on the site itself: its present state, memories of its past, it’s links with the area and the possibility of other worlds that it could represent… short the “space” within 14 – 15 Queen Street, Scarborough.

We produce an assorted body of work between us and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge! A month is not very long when you have to research, produce, promote and deliver! however, I  think the work showed a true  and varied reflection of the site....'s a few photos - ok rather a lot actually! - of the exhibition and preview evening...

oups...caught red handed...just the one!
saturday lunch time and visitors are starting to arrive...

My work...
"Empty" Annette Messager inspired wall hanging in mixed media

really enjoyed layering images, prints and textiles  
mixed media assemblage
I just couldn'r resist putting some of my old suitcases with bits and pieces inside - akin to an auction room
"Faded but not forgotten"
mixed media and acrylic on canvas
"Window thru' time"
mixed media: canvas, sheer materials, image transfer, machine embroidery

oil on canvas
"elements from time"
mixed media assemblage

....and now here's some work from the other exhibiting Artists...

Di Malcomson

Yvonne Sanders

Ryan Chadwick

Carmen's work,  which can also be seen behind Ryan's work was created in response to his moons

Carmen Mills


Jane Sullivan

Images and details used to when researching etc sketchbooks, books and lots of wallpaper!

I had a  great time and really enjoyed working with everyone,  a wonderful mixture of calm and crazy Artists (crazy mainly being Ryan, sorry mate!) and a pleasure to work with. From the advice and kind words from Carmen, Yvonne and Di who have all just finished their Degrees, I thank you. To Jane and Ryan.....good timez!....and now it's homework time as back to uni in two weeks!

To my husband and kids, thanks for being sooooo supportive and understanding, I really appreciate it, especially you all mucking in on Friday night too, the kids look very professional in their black aprons handing out nibbles!
I've learnt a lot about organising an exhibition and the pro's and con's involved. It's been a fantastic learning curve and hopefully it may lead to exhibiting my work in some of the local galleries and maybe some sales too!

...thanks for reading, back soon!

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