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Three100 Fundraising for permanent, affordable studio provision in London

100 artists and makers are offering 100 pieces for sale to 100 buyers. Artists and makers of London are coming together to support the purchase of permanent studio provision. They are weary of the closure of their workspaces and are taking a stand to support studio provider Second Floor Studios & Arts in creating 80 permanent studios in Deptford.

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Sisetta Zappone

Sisetta Zappone


In my work I employ etching, intaglio and lithography techniques. I use natural materials such as stone, copper and wood because drawing onto these media has something almost ritual for me due to...

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David Gates

David Gates


A winner of the Jerwood Award for Contemporary Making 2010 Gates’ London practice draws together a multi-stranded approach to designing and making. His work embraces functional expediency as well as...

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SFSA curate and programme no format Gallery. From November 2016 the gallery has a new home in a railway arch Anthology Deptford Foundry.The gallery programme supports artists, craft makers and designers, curators, students, local schools and colleges, and other arts organisations through exhibitions, talks, studio visits, and other events.

If you would like further information or interested in submitting a proposal please contact: Matthew Wood
studios@secondfloor.co.uk Tel: 07946554574 / no format Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt Street, Deptford, London, SE8 5JB

Image: [ALLOY] Opening Nov 2016




Adjacency

Derval Tubridy

23 March – 1 April 2017

Opening Reception Thursday 23 March 6-8pm

Opening hours: 23-26 March 11am-6pm
27 March – 1 April by appointment

Adjacency

[the quality or state of being adjacent, or of lying near, bordering]

Adjacency is a series of paintings and mixed media works based on the witness statements, maps and photographs from the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday 1972. The exhibition examines the uncertain relation between topography and cartography, between narrative and the event, within contested historiography.

Derval Tubridy is Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. Born in Cork, Ireland, she studied at Trinity College Dublin. Her practice is mixed media painting located at the intersection between language, materiality and process. Recent projects examine painting as forensic practice, a means through which textual and visual material used as evidence in public inquiries inform our affective understanding of past and current events.

d.tubridy@gold.ac.uk

www.dervaltubridy.com

@DervalTubridy


Advanced Contemporary Portraiture and Figurative in Encaustic and Mixed Media run by Lora Murphy
3rd - 9th April 2017

YouTube clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUOXFUwhq1w

This fast paced, workshop will be 5 full days of tuition, including a contemporary portraiture segment and then branching out into mixed media, with all kinds of materials including lots of new ways of working with encaustic ... The portraiture segment of the course will also include ways of working with alternative materials, working on canvas and jute, combining casein paint and gesso with encaustic.

For the other two days, we will work together heart and brain storming, using ink, paper, pours and collage on board or on canvas, giving ourselves permission to be as wild and free as we want with our painting .. this will be an intuitive way of working and we will support and encourage each other to reach new levels with the work ..

All materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring along anything you particularly like, including ephemera and collage materials plus music that inspires you ..

Everyone is invited to do morning pages in the weeks leading up to the workshop, as a way of igniting inspiration .. but that is up to you   no one is compelled to do it.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be available all day and you can either bring a sandwich or pop out for food at lunchtime ..

Hours generally are 10-5 but often my students stay much later again, up to you!

 

Please contact me at artforlife@live.ie if you have any questions.


[ALLOY] 001: Inaugural
Exhibition PV Thursday 3rd Nov 6:00 - 9:00pm
Fri 4th - Sun 6th Nov 12:00 - 6:00pm
Mon 7th - Sun 13th Nov 12:00 - 6:00pm

Five South London based artists form the working collective [ALLOY]. Alex Simpson, Laura Hudson, Lauren Ilsley, Jessie Sheffield and Rachel Ara span a variety of media but connect via an interlacing web of concerns around materiality and the body’s relevance in our post-industrial, digital age. Collectively questioning how reality is determined by the man-made world in which we live.

[ALLOY] 001:Inaugural will be [ALLOY]’s first collective show and brings together sculptural works by five artists expanded into dimensions often associated with cinema. In each work time, light, motion, sound or information become a fourth element, integral to or expanding upon the physical dimensions of form. Taking 3D into 4D and narrative into a spatial, physical experience.

Alex Simpson’s corporeal clay form creates an interior space that affects the body in proximity, the surrounding air and therefore sound are disrupted as the vibrations surrounding us are altered by its presence while Laura Hudson’s Free Fall suspends a body weight of sand in a single rusting chamber, a sand timer in which only the past and present are visible and time will run out. In Lauren Ilsley’s Empyrean Alignment no.1 a static surrogate body is disrupted by the artificial motion of light; the power to control our environment is in question as is the influence of the immaterial on the material. Jessie Sheffield’s carefully engineered cylinders act as a prism through which to reframe the subconscious references and material assumptions that make up what we perceive to be reality. In Rachel Ara’s This Much I’m Worth, data is mined from the internet and fed to algorithmic endorsers that calculate the sculpture’s own value. Displayed in real time on cold cathode tubes the monetary value is surrounded by the gaudy bright lights of neon.

Alex Simpson studied Illustration at Brighton University and Ceramics at the Royal College of Art. Laura Hudson studied Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art, Moving Image at Central St.Martins and has a background in film and media arts curation. Lauren Ilsley studied Arts at Nottingham Trent and Ceramics at the Royal College of Art. Jessie Sheffield studied Fine Art at The Byam Shaw School of Art, Glass at The Royal College of Art and has a background in Horticulture and Landscaping. Rachel Ara studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, furniture making in Devon and has a background in computer systems design. These five artists have exhibited individually nationally and internationally.

Website: www.alloy.org.uk


Modern Makers IV: Sculpture / June 2016 Open Studios





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will be hosting the forth in a series of exhibitions celebrating the diversity of contemporary artists based at SFSA. Modern Makers IV: Sculpture, exploring the process giving a tangible and visible form with sculpture.

Image: Christopher Baxter 'Untitled' (Slate Wings III ), Slate and steel 2015



















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