Nine: A Look Beneath the Surface

This month our resident Studio Artists have dusted off their paints, prints and cameras and selected the best pieces of their current projects, created in their studios just above the gallery, for their annual in-house exhibition.

In 2013 the Studio Artists joined as 'Eight'. Since then spaces have swapped hands and some of the artists have moved out of Surface Gallery’s studios and onto new projects and activities. This year, a collaboration of nine current and previous resident Artists have opened their part-time home and gallery, showcasing the diverse work and the breadth of talent in a multi-faceted exhibition including photography, printmaking, paint and Yoda...

Launched Friday 25th July, Nine will be open to the public until the 9th August – alongside this, exhibiting artist Paul Henegan is sharing the exploration of print in his own practice through a number of open workshops on Saturday 2nd August - He has been teaching for many years and has run several successful print workshops in the past, so come along, have some fun, see if you're up-to-scratch and produce some prints to take home...even stick them on your fridge!

One of Paul Henegan's prints in 'Nine'.

One of Paul Henegan's prints in 'Nine'.

A cheeky peek at Paul's studio space, which he shares with wife, Gerry.

A cheeky peek at Paul's studio space, which he shares with wife, Gerry.

Along with Paul's print work, our Artists work with photography, printmaking, mixed-media installation and sculptural tableau. One of our other longstanding artists Ian Cutmore is displaying his current project work – Through the medium of photography, Ian explores his interest in landscapes through the 'fleeting, contingent imagery observed while travelling'.

Part of Ian Cutmore's space in 'Nine'.

Part of Ian Cutmore's space in 'Nine'.

Your final sneek peak...is the work of resident Jade Yasmin How. Jade's 'Materials of choice' are “Pen, photoshop, sewing machines, digital printing, neoprene and Cork material”. In Nine, she presents elegant and simple linework which contains an in depth context of what she calls “simple pleasures” and “sensory desires” of “tatlie humanity”. Now that was a mouthful.

Jade Yasmin How - Milk & Honey

Jade Yasmin How - Milk & Honey

Jade & Charlotte's artsy/shabby-chic studio space.

Jade & Charlotte's artsy/shabby-chic studio space.

There is still plenty of time to learn more about our wonderful Nine artists, so come along to Surface and see their exhibition in the flesh! This is an annual event showcasing the artists that make Surface what it is - one not to be missed!

Exhibition open until 9th August 2014.

 

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 1200 - 1800
SATURDAY 1100 - 1700

Workshops:
Saturday 2nd August.
11am-12pm, 1pm- 2pm, 2.15pm-3.15pm
Children & Families: all ages welcome. £2.50 per person.
Booking is advisable as spaces are limited. Please contact us to reserve your place: surfacegallery@gmail.com

 

Written by Megan Bonser, Surface Gallery Volunteer.