Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Monster Club - OHOS artist Prabhat Basu Exhibition in Birmingham

Prabhat Basu

Opening Event
Friday 7th November 4.30 – 8.30pm
Artists talk Sunday, 16th November 2.00pm
Open Daily from Saturday 8th November to Sunday 16th November.
11.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday
12.00pm – 5.00pm Saturdays and 12.00pm – 4.00pm Sundays

The Works Gallery, Jubilee Centre, 130 Pershore Street, Birmingham B5 6ND

Monster Club is a visual art exhibition of Monster themed work, including drawing, painting and sculpture as well as performance based film.  The artists bought together for this exhibition have created work that encompasses the idea of the monster. Their interest may be something innate and deeply rooted in perhaps a childhood passion for exploring or depicting a monster or masked character of some sort. The exhibition explores aspects of fear and the uncanny, as well as humour, the absurd and the fantastical. The artists tap into their passion for literary and cinematic monsters, folk stories and allegorical tales. They are conjured up and imagined, they are a dip into the pool of childhood play and the grown up performance of art. The monster makers in the show create a conversation with themselves, the other monsters makers and with you!
The monster makers come together from Birmingham and Loughborough, London and Kolkata. They include regional, national and international artists, recent graduates and current students from the School of Arts at Birmingham City University and Loughborough University. The exhibition also includes the work of a diverse group of young artists aged 8 -16 from a local art club run by Friction Arts.

The Artists: Alexi K, Amelia Seren Roberts, Andy Newman, Craig David Parr, David Miller, Hannah Honeywill, Ian Andrews, Matthew Krishanu, Ole Hagen, Paul Langford, Paul Newman, Prabhat Basu, Rafal Zar, Rebecca Nuttall, Sarah Fortes Mayer, Shelley Hughes, Yuyu Wang and the young artists of Friction Arts Saturday Art Club.

Monster Club is curated by Birmingham based artist Paul Newman. Paul has exhibited at The Jerwood Drawing Prize and Marmite Painting Prize 2012 as well as Painting Show at Eastside Projects in 2011. He is a previous prize winner at The West Midlands Open 2012 and Nottingham Castle Open 2011.

MONSTER CLUB is funded by A Grant for the Arts, Arts Council England and supported by Friction Arts and The Midlands Industrial Association.

Parcel Fever Comes to Town! - Constellation at Reading Museum - Friday 24th October 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm

A trail of dynamic art, theatre and site-specific installations will spread throughout Reading town on Friday 24th October 2014

Parcel Fever Comes to Town –  Is OPEN HAND OPEN SPACE ARTISTS contribution to this important annual arts extravaganza.

A Live exhibition that unveils its self bit by bit... OpenHand OpenSpace's amazing collection
of artists, will be bringing a series of ‘parceled up’ art work to the museum entrance. Each
'gift' will be unwrapped as a live experience, and the exhibition will gradually grow before
your eyes. The artists will be on hand to discuss their work.


Monday, 13 October 2014

The Big Draw - A National Event - The Keep Sunday 19th October 2014

Join artists Martin Stubbington and Ingrid Jensen on a drawing adventure at The Keep this weekend. Try different drawing methods and materials working on large and small activities. All events are free, suitable for all ages and you are more than welcome.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

365 drawings 365 dessins

Last week at the Keep, curators Cally Trench and Tineke Bruijnzeels brought together their year-long drawing project.  This included the work of 51 guest artists from England, France and Switzerland, many of whom gave talks and performances.  About 100 visitors participated in lively discussions and a sumptuous banquet.  Many thanks to all who made this event such a success!  For anyone who missed it, there will be another chance to see the drawings at  La Galerie d’Anières,  near Geneva in Switzerland,  4 - 17 May 2015.