Archive for June, 2012

Reminder: Nick Walker TMA-Paris print release

June 19, 2012

A reminder that this print by Nick Walker will be available to purchase on Saturday 23rd June 2012 from the Opera Gallery, Paris, at 2pm. This edition is printed on 330gsm Somerset paper and the size is 94 x 71cm. The price is £450.00 / €560.00. For those queuing on the day of release the prints will be sold strictly on a one print per person basis.

For those outside of Paris, there is a lottery in place which will remain open until 12pm on the 22nd June. Please email info@theartofnickwalker.com with ‘TMA Paris Lottery’ in the subject line if you would like to enter. Winners will be selected at random on 29th June and contacted shortly thereafter. Big thanks to the overwhelming amount of people who have already subscribed.

Good luck!

ERMS ‘Everything Begins with An E’ – show print now available

June 7, 2012

Erms solo show, ‘Everything Begins with an E’ is now in full swing @ Art-el and the show print ‘Crime!’ is now available the Art-el website at £60.00.  It is a 4 colour screen print on 300gsm Fabriano paper, signed, numbered and dated measuring 35cm x 45cm.  Each has been printed slightly differently so are listed individually.

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Erms ‘Everything begins with an E’ solo show @ Art-el Gallery

June 5, 2012

It was a very busy week last week. Erms arrived into Bristol from Paris on Sunday 27th May and on Monday the work began.

First up deciding the order of the paintings and marking out the walls ready to go to town with the Montana!

Tuesday – and it’s time to make a start on the show installation piece and fashion some aerosol caps out of buckets.  Just for the record, DIY stores do not make downpipe in lengths that will fit into a standard hatchback car – so for any of you out there in Bristol who saw some crazy woman in a car park attacking downpipe with a hacksaw – that was me and this is why!

Great waves made on the painting front on Wednesday.

As if it wasn’t enough that the walls have eyes, it’s also time to add some skeleton hands – lots of them!

Painting done it’s time to start hanging – string, clips and a man who can tie knots desperately required (and found in the form of Aeddon who was amazing, big up and thanks for all your help).

On Friday printmaster and sticker king Stickee arrived to add some vinyl finishing touches.

Not long to go and the gallery is looking somewhat …….. unready!   It’s a mad dash to the 6pm deadline and we didn’t quite make it, a little wait was necessary but we hope it was worth it.

The work is absolutely amazing and with the exception of the show print all the work that you can see in these photo’s is freehand and original, using a range of media including, gouache, permanent marker and posca.  The detail is just outstanding.

Paper Jam Series detail

Last Night on Earth
detail

All remaining original work is now available at Art-el Gallery.

The show is open until June 22nd.   Thursday & Friday 11:30 – 17:30 and Friday 12: to 16:00.

Don’t miss it and please don’t mention luggage tags!!!

The making of Mark Lyken Solo Exhibition ‘Pattern Interrupt’ 4th May 2012

June 5, 2012

It’s out with the old and in with the old at Art-el Gallery.

Erms solo show ‘Everything Begins With An E’ opened with a bang on Friday evening, after a busy and tiring week putting it up – more to come about that soon.

Pattern Interrupt, Mark Lyken’s solo show is down and has left the gallery, and the event seems like such a long time ago now. That said the show will live on in our hearts and of course on the internet! Lets take a little look back and how it all began.

Thanks to Mark for having the faith and for agreeing to put on Art-el first solo show, all who help out putting the show up and all those who came to view and of course thanks to Joe Clarke for an amazing momento of the achievement in the form of this short film.

Work from the show is now available on line at Art-el Gallery.

Bristol Biennial @ The College

June 5, 2012

The College threw open it’s doors on Friday night as part of the Bristol Biennial (1st – 16th June).

It was a hugely busy and succesful night attracting artists and the local community who took great pleasure in the vast array of art work and creativeness that was on offer, enjoyed walking the art and sculpture trail and then relaxed to the sounds of Yaffle and Insomniac Jack.

This work can continue to be seen throughout the 16 days of the Biennial, but in order to take in the whole event it is best to save your visit for a Thursday, Friday or Saturday as this is when Art-el Gallery and Kathy Hindes, 1000 birds sound and visual installation are also available to view.

Here is a little run thorugh & visual sample of what you can expect to see.

Explore the College site via the art and sculpture trial, there are maps and information available in the main exhibition space.

‘Hedgehog’ by Paul Green, resident of The College Project

‘Argon Bird’ by Boswell

In the main exhibition space there is a group exhibition of work from from the amazing and talented residents of the college, including sculpture by Pete Mountain, Matthew Billington and Lillith C Green life drawing by Colin Stevens (who also runs classes at the college), photography by Joe Clarke & Ashley Clarke and Stefanie Dring and painting by Kerry Day.

The Main Exhibition Space.

In addition there is a solo photography exhibition by Matt Smith (Mattko), 30 photographs both digital and exposed print each telling it’s own story called ….

Open Thursday & Friday 11:30 to 17:30 and Saturday 12:00 to 16:30 is a sound and visual installation by Kathy Hinde and Matthew Fairclough.  Many of the 1000 paper cranes used in this exhibit have been made by the local community.

One Thousand Birds installation by Kathy Hinde & Matthew Fairclough

Also available to view on the same days and during the same hours is the Erms solo show ‘Everything Begins With An E’ in the Art-el Gallery.

ERMS solo show @ Art-el Gallery

The shows own blog and further pictures coming here soon.

So come down and check this out for yourself soon, it an amazing place and there is much going on.

And finally a huge thanks to all those who made this event possible, you all know who you are.  BIG LOVE X

Andy Council Installation @ Zion, Bristol

June 4, 2012

So this event occurred just over a week ago now but since then things have been a bit crazy for us at Art-el, however it’s still worth a mention and a few pics.

In Bedminster Down you can found a little gem of a communty art space,  ZION promotes art from within the local community by showing regular exhibitions and holding creative events and other activities including quiz nights, markets and workshops.

In April of this this year artist and illustrator, Andy Council painted Zionasaurus in the centre’s garden to celebrate the official opening.

Since then Andy has spent a fair bit of his time at Zion turning this painting into sculpture, and after a complicated construction, Zionasaurus was finally installed at Zion Community Art Centre, Bedminster Down, Bristol and received an official launch party on the 26th May.

And, whilst on the subject of Andy Council, here’s the piece he painted at Upfest this weekend (a bit more current!), on North Street’s Workout Gym, Bristol.


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