Between the Spaces: Studio Artists Show
Aug
11
to Aug 26

Between the Spaces: Studio Artists Show

Between the Spaces: Studio Artists Show
12th - 26th August 2017
Opening night: Friday 11th August 18:00 – 21:00
Helaina Barkworth / Jessica Cormack / Paul Henegan / Gerry Henegan-Barr / Melvyn James / Peter Lumley

Surface Gallery is pleased to announce the return of our annual studio artists show, Between the Spaces. The exhibition will see work from our longest-standing surface dwellers and welcomes our newest.

The show communicates the diversity of our artists through the mixture of disciplines, from Paul Henegan's autobiographical assemblages to Gerry Henegan-Barr's sculptural tableau: a post-apocalyptic vision of an environmentally ravaged earth. Charged with making the earth habitable again, robot custodians construct a swan museum to commemorate the many beautiful creatures that perished, and await the imminent return of a new generation of earthlings. Alongside the space-age musings of Henegan-Barr, experience the Peter Lumley's spiritual journey through paint. As Lumley explains: “I have transformed into a sensitive; a person who is able to detect when spirits are present. It's a skill that's evolved over hundreds of paranormal investigations”. As Lumley observes, “I've become a fine-tuned instrument of spiritual sensitivity”. As always, our annual celebration of in-house talent really does promise something for everyone.

During the exhibition, several of our studio artists will be delivering workshops. join Paul Henegan and make your own autobiographical assemblage to take home, or drop by and try your hand at cyanotype photography with Jessica Cormack. To bring Between the Spaces to a close, Gerry Henegan-Barr will be running a hybrid creatures workshop.

Between the Spaces opens in the Main Gallery in conjunction with Juxta, a solo exhibition by Bethan Lewis, in the Project Space. There will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Springhead.

Free entry: all are welcome

Workshops
3D Wood Workshop with Paul Henegan
Saturday 12th August
10:30-1:30, £5 per hour

Make a Cyanotype Print with Jessica Cormack
Wednesday 16th August
11:00-15:00, £1 per print

Hybrid Creatures with Gerry Henegan Barr
Saturday 26th August
11:00-1:00 & 14:00-16:00, £2.50 per hour

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Juxta: The Midlands Printmakers Prize Exhibition by Bethan Lewis
Aug
11
to Aug 19

Juxta: The Midlands Printmakers Prize Exhibition by Bethan Lewis

Juxta: The Midlands Printmakers Prize Exhibition by Bethan Lewis
12th - 19th August
Opening Night: 11th August, 6-9pm

This August, Surface Gallery presents Juxta, a solo show by Bethan Lewis. The exhibition was awarded to Lewis as the Surface Gallery Prize for the Malt Cross Midlands Printmakers Open 2016.

Bethan Lewis is a creative designer with a desire for colour found in her natural surroundings. Using her skills as a photographer, Lewis captured inspirational moments from her recent travels, transforming them into fluid and illustrative design. Juxta is inspired by the polluted surfaces revealed in her photography, which captures something so beautiful to the eye yet so destructive to our environment. Bittersweet beauty found in the delicate illustrative fluorescent lines coincides with fluid flashes of bright colours. This has been created through hand printed techniques and small elements of digital print.

Juxta opens in the Project Space in conjunction with our annual studio artists show, Between the Spaces, in the Main Gallery. As always on the opening night, there will be a donations bar with ales from the local brewery, Springhead.

Free Entry: All Are Welcome

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