Monday, 27 July 2009

Jock Mooney - Laboratory, Jerwood Space

Some of Jock Mooney's lithographs will be on show in "Laboratory" at the Jerwood Space.

29th July - 30th August

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Shortlisted - Mikhak Mirmahmoudi

We would like to congratulate our assistant, Mikhak Mirmahmoudi on being shortlisted for the Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4's "4 New Sensations." This follows her recent graduation from Newcastle Universities Fine Art Dept. with a 1st & acceptance into the Northern Print Biennale - 2009 Print Awards.

"4 New Sensations was launched in 2007 by Channel 4 and The Saatchi Gallery to find the most imaginative and talented artists graduating in the UK and to support students leaving art college. In 2007 and 2008 shortlisted students have sold their work and been offered exhibitions as a result of the competition.

This year's judges are: artist Gavin Turk; Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, London; critic Louisa Buck; and Alison Jacques, owner of Alison Jacques Gallery in London.

An exhibition of the 20 shortlisted graduates chosen by the judges will take place in London during Frieze Week in October 2009 at the A Foundation at the Rochelle School in Shoreditch..." Click to read more >>

PRINT – call for work

Mushroom Works Gallery is looking to exhibit unusual images of the North East as part of its forthcoming exhibition, PRINT.

The North East of England is filled with famous and picturesque landmarks which are well known and loved. This exhibition seeks to show the less obvious but equally alluring images of the region. (This show is to celebrate the unusual and unknown. Please don’t send in images of The Bridges, The Angel or Baltic.)

Entry is open to all artists working with print as a medium (ALL forms of print will be considered; screen-print, lithography, giclee (digital), photography, woodcuts, engraving, linocuts, etching, drypoint, aquatint, mezzotint, etc.)

The exhibition will open on 5th September and run until 26th September (preview Fri 4th).


Please include a paragraph about yourself, brief details of your proposal (in no more than 500 words) and two images of what you plan to exhibit (or similar) and a web link if you have one to Lara Robinson - You must include your NAME, ADDRESS, DAYTIME TEL, MOBILE TEL and EMAIL ADDRESS in the proposal.

Deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 14 August.

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Monday, 13 July 2009

Darren Banks: Blob 21 heading to China

We are pleased to announce that Darren Banks' litho "Blob 21" has been selected for:

Qijiang Printmaking Festival

The festival will be hosted by the Chongqing Cultural Bureau, Chongqing Artist’s Association, Qijiang County Government, Sichuan Province, China.

The venue of the exhibition will be the Qijiang Farmer’s Printmaking Institute Exhibition Hall, north of Jiulong Square, Qijiang Xincheng District, Qijiang, Chongqing, China.

Festival dates are from the 25-27th September 2009.

Coordinators in the UK: Wuon-Gean Ho and Weimin He

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Darren Banks: Contemporary Art Society website

In a parallel universe, Darren Banks makes drawings of enigmas, blobs, microbes, and beasts from beyond. In this, his elusive process of slow erasure produces phantasms of a homespun calibre... read more>>> Contemporary Arts Society website

Monday, 6 July 2009

Tereza Buskova: In the Independent today

Here is what was in the Independent Newspaper today:

Plenty of smashing new talent in store

Some of the art world's biggest names have nominated their favourite rising stars for an exhibition at Selfridges. They tell Charlotte Cripps why they chose them.

Anita Zabludowicz

Collector and Founder of Gallery 176

RISING STAR: Tereza Buskova

"Fate brought Tereza Buskova to me. Our curator at 176, Elizabeth Neilson, saw her graduation show at the Royal College of Art in 2007 and loved her work. Then Chris Shaw, an old friend of mine from Newcastle, sent me a link to it. She does not produce masses so we were lucky enough to start working with her quite quickly. Her work is like nothing you have seen before. She works in a very intuitive and unique way, making films, mesmerising constructions built upon her experiences of her Czech heritage, which have an ethereal, timeless quality. They seem to have been made somewhere between the 1920s and 2100. They're essentially documented improvisations between herself and actors, dancers and performers whom she dresses in the most stunning costumes based on traditional Czech dress. The result is hard to pin down and utterly captivating."

Friday, 3 July 2009

Alex Charrington: Northern Print Biennale Awards

Alex Charrington's monoprint, Repeated Arcs (I) is currently on show in the Hatton Gallery until 15th August 2009 as part of the Northern Print Biennale 2009 Print Awards.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Jock Mooney @ Vane

Photograph courtesy of Vane

Three of Jock Mooney's lithographs (pictured right); That's sic, A Girls Dressed as a Hill on the Outskirts of Kyoto & Awk! Awk! are currently on show at Vane in A room inside them. 2 July – 1 August 2009