Tuesday, 14 November 2017

OHOS artist selected for Discerning Eye, SFSA Open and Rye Winter Salon

Index, mixed media and sawdust on panel, 40x30cm, 2017

Artworks by OpenHand OpenSpace studio member Robert Fitzmaurice have been selected for the following exhibitions this winter:

16 Nov - 26 Nov 2017
A show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world
Mall Galleries, London SW1

24 Nov - 09 Dec 2017
Selected artists from an open call across the UK and Europe
Rye Creative Centre, New Road Rye, East Sussex TN31 7LS

SFSA Painting Open
08-10 Dec & 14 - 17 Dec 2017
An exhibition of small works celebrating contemporary painting
No Format Gallery, Deptford, London SE8 5JB

For more images or enquiries please visit: fitzmaurice.works

Sunday, 29 October 2017

The Guiltless Garden

It's difficult to write about this outstanding exhibition of work at Brock Keep by Lisa Marie Gibbs (26 - 29 October 2017) because her work says it all so much better through her painting, drawing and printmaking: difficult questions asked, pathways followed (or not), temptations resisted (or not), waystages contemplated.... a scary garden of potential delights.

For Such A Time As This

Peter Driver's work is - as always - thoughtful and thought-provoking, and his exhibition at Brock Keep (18-22 Oct 2017) is much appreciated.  It juxtaposes serious concerns about our society with a purposeful and irrepressible optimism. It integrates traditional visual activities such as drawing, text, printmaking, and birdwatching with a contemporary use of ideas, materials, expression and performance.  The results of his practice are intriguing and uplifting.  See www.peterdriver.info for more about Peter and his work.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Gap Junction

A new network of links is growing out of OHOS artist Ingrid Jensen's recent exhibition at Propeller in Toronto (20 Sept - 1 October).  Watch out for future links and digital exchanges between Propellers and OHOSers.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Living in the Berkshire Iron Age

Many thanks to Andrew Hutt and his colleagues in the Berkshire Archeological Society for presenting such an informative exhibition about living in the Iron Age in Berkshire, with talks, and activities for children to make miniature round houses.  Thank you also to the artists who made and presented artwork responding to this exhibition, and to Reading Museum for the loan of artefacts. OHOS welcomes the opportunity to expand its heritage activities to complement its art exhibitions: it makes a good diverse programme in the historic Brock Keep. The exhibition is open until Friday 13 October (Mon - Fri 3pm - 7.30pm), and there is a talk on Wed 11 October at 6.30pm: Power and Politics in Iron Age Berkshire.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Heritage Open Weekend at The Keep

We had a fantastic weekend showing many new visitors and old friends around 
Reading's awesome Brock Keep. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Imagined Futures - OHOS Artist's exhibition in Southampton

OHOS artist Peter Driver has an exhibition opening in a unique gallery in Southampton, on Friday 1 September 2017. The K6 Gallery is based in two adjacent K6 telephone boxes (the K6 model is the old-fashioned red phone box). The exhibition features a set of six large woodcut prints, a stack of free prints for visitors, and four banners Peter has made jointly with his wife Liz Driver. 

Peter describes the work as ‘an impotent protest against current primary education policy’ and ‘gestures towards future policies that prioritise creativity and imagination’.

The gallery is open all day, every day and the show runs until 1 December 2017.

Read more details here: http://k6gallery.com/exhibitions