Discovering the Paintings of Jane Walker
Apr
7
Apr 15

Discovering the Paintings of Jane Walker

Discovering the Paintings of Jane Walker
April 8th - April 15th
Opening Night: Friday April 7th, 18:00-21:00
 

This April Surface Gallery invites you to discover the paintings of internationally acclaimed artist, Jane Walker.

Since leaving the Royal Academy Schools Jane Walker has explored many different aspects of painting. Recently Walker has been concentrating on line only to build up her current images of cities. The character of the lines is different in separate groups of her work. The backgrounds are made up of dense layers of glazes in contrasting colours. The cities tend to be under pressure with the smallest buildings at the bottom. Tension in the lines reflects tension in the urban environment. The energy in the lines varies greatly from one painting to the next. The paintings are made as figurative paintings. The artist has recently discovered that her work can be read as music which is an abstract reading of the same paintings.
 

Opening Night:
There will be an Artist Talk at 7pm when visitors will be invited to listen to Walker discuss her creative practice.
 

There will also be improvised interpretations of the artist's work throughout the evening. Antonio Ciavarella will interpret Walker’s paintings, playing piano and integrating electronics into his performance. There will also be improvised interpretations from Phileas Flute, and from Ensemble D’juil, a collaboration between cellist and bassist, David Dhonau, and composer, percussionist, producer, Julian Broadhurst.
 

Discovering the Paintings of Jane Walker will open in the Project Space in conjunction with Draw the Line in the Main Gallery. As always, there will be a donations bar, with ales provided by local brewery, Springhead.
 

Creative Writing Workshop: Saturday 8th March, 12pm to 2pm
Participants will be invited to respond to both Draw the Line and Discovering the Paintings of Jane Walker, to reimagine the visual in the written.
Suggested donation £2
 

Free entry: All Are Welcome

Draw the Line: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition
Apr
7
Apr 22

Draw the Line: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition

Draw the Line: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition

April 8th - April 22nd
Opening Night: Friday April 7th, 18:00-21:00

Bea Last/ Bettina Fung/ Carole Sherman/ Charlotte Eagles/ Chris Stokes/ Christopher Marrows/ Daniel Hunt/ Daniel Rapley/ Elizabeth Grainger/ Emilio Mossa/ Emily Catherine/ Esperanza Perkins/ Eugene Macki/ Eva Rudlinger/ Greig Burgoyne/ Hannah Birkett/ Helen Walsh/ Ian Turnock/ Jesse Eric Schmidt/ Jessie Berger/ Joseph McKenna/ Lydia Brockless/ Mark Langley/ Mark Nathan Willetts/ Michael Tansley-Thomas/ Mima Kearns/ Nectairos Stamatopoulos/ Niall Farrelly/ Nicci Haynes/ Nick Gear/ Patrick Milsom/ Phillip Allison/ Ray Radnell/ Rosemary Meza/ Rupert Hartley/ Sally Booth/ Sam Metz/ Scott Robertson/ Sharon McElroy/ Tracy Miller-Robbins/ Uta Feinstein/ Vanda Campbell/ Yossi Govrin

This April at Surface Gallery, Draw the Line will ask the question, what is drawing today? 

Chosen from 300 submissions, the exhibition will showcase a selection of contemporary art from across the world. Draw the Line features over 60 works that expand the definition of drawing. A variety of approaches, from experimenting with different mediums to utilising diverse presentation methods, including moving image, offer an unusual perspective on what constitutes contemporary drawing. One of the building blocks of art, drawing is at the core of artistic practice. Often overlooked as a means to an end, drawing has been enjoying a resurgence in recent years, emerging as a vibrant area of research in contemporary art.

The opening night will feature a performance, Communion, by one of the selected artists - Bettina Fung. As part of the exhibition, there will be a projection of animated drawings. In addition, a drawing created by resident studio artist Céline Siani Djiakoua especially for Draw the Line will be exhibited on the gallery's front windows.

The winner will be awarded a solo show at Surface Gallery.

Draw the Line will launch in the Main Gallery in conjunction with Discovering the Painting of Jane Walker in the Project Space. As always, there will be a donations bar, with ales provided by local brewery, Springhead.

Free Entry: All Are Welcome