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Show Opening 13th September

September 8, 2013

After launching the first collection of  beautiful, fresh and feminine originals by Georgina Anton,  Art-el Gallery are now very proud to present a brand new collection of work in Georgina’s first solo – Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Storm, opening at Co-Lab on Friday 13th September 6pm – 11pm until Friday 27th September (see flyer below for full details).

We would love for you to come and join us on the opening night (you can find us on the corner of Fairfax Street, Bristol) and see for yourselves just how truely stunning and imaginative Georgina’s work really is and there will be refreshments and some good tunes spinning too.

 

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Coming to Art-el Gallery soon – Georgina Anton

July 23, 2013

Art-el Gallery will soon be introducing new artist Georgina Anton to the web-site.  Her work is of differing contrasts from light and airy to dark and moody, but all her paintings have one thing in common and that is that they are simply stunning.

Beauty is in the eye of the storm:  An introduction to Georgina H. Anton

Beyond the contrasting conditions of a youth spent in Leeds, Sheffield and Sydney Australia as an art student, the lifelong works of Georgina H. Anton have ultimately been shaped by the opposing powers of dark and light, tension and tranquillity and by Mother Nature’s ability to combine the chaotic with the clinical.  Street art, Blue Note LP sleeves and the merging of far-removed techniques like textiles and music, were all sources of inspiration when honing her skills, before she went on to  follow in the footsteps of peers Canaletto, Rene Mackintosh and Brett Whitely to name but a few.

'Midsummer'

‘Midsummer’

Once a humble, selective florist with an enviable client-base that featured an array of Australian A-list celebrities, as well as assignments for the Royal family, Bristol-based Anton effortlessly endeared VIPs with her unassuming approach. This held her in good stead and as her career path evolved, it led her to become an artist and collaborator who worked with prestigious contemporaries such as Psyops, Australian Fashion Week and L’Oreal New York, where top teamwork-derived results were produced by adopting Anton’s open creative process.

'Double Denim'

‘Double Denim’

The opportunity to combine fine art with floristry afforded Anton some invaluable insight into her organic creations and instinctive output. Whilst creating less flirtatious works that would signify her coming-of-age as a conceptual artist, designer and illustrator, she became friends with many established creatives including Mark Tappin & Simon Gofton (founders of TappinGofton) and photographer Kate Peters.  Throughout every textured design, whether floral of otherwise, Anton still preserves her admiration and unapologetic reverence for spontaneity.

'Dodge a Bullet'

‘Dodge a Bullet’

It could be said that Anton, whose love of graffiti inadvertently led her to failing the 11+ exam, owes it all to a dedicated art teacher and the monetary gift of encouragement they left upon their passing, so as to nurture her obvious talents.  Today, Anton’s audience remains appreciative of both her line and brush work, which thrives on the freedom she grants herself when working.  Anton’s atmospheric creations continue to reflect her love of nature, aesthetics, simplicity and style, with loose, crisp edges currently guiding her long-serving curiosity with all things strangely beautiful.

Please visit www.georginaanton.com for further information.

Words by Ant Standring.

BROTHER DOLOMITE – NEW WORK BY EKO

May 5, 2013
Art-el Gallery are proud to present revered artist Eko, and to unveil his latest retrospective work, the eagerly anticipated ‘Brother Dolomite’ collection.Eko’s newest and original range of mixed media artwork features canvas boards and papers as well as a fanzine and exclusive exhibition screen print.

‘The ‘Brother Dolomite’ collection affords viewers an almost long-lost insight into yesteryear’s pastoral psychedelia movement. Whilst reanimating this civil yet corroded and largely undiscovered artistic spate, Eko’s renderings create a micro cosmos of imagery that’s brilliantly bound by the ethereality of a seemingly prodigal yet precious past.

Brother Dolomite
Artel Gallery @ Co-LAB
2-4 Fairfax Street
Bristol
BS1 3DB
Opening Reception Friday 17th May 6-9pm

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10TH TEMWA ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION 11th MAY 2013

May 4, 2013

 

IT’S THE 10TH TEMWA ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION – AND YOU’RE INVITED!

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This year, Temwa will be hosting a very special ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION – the 10th auction since the first was held at the Tobacco Factory in 2003. This years anniversary event will celebrate the huge and positive impact the artistic community has had on the people living in northern Malawi.

Over the last ten years Temwa has grown and developed alongside the urban art scene, artists have become established on a world wide scale, and Temwa’s projects have expanded to help tens of thousands of people to dramatically change their lives.

To date, £85,000 has been raised through Temwa’s art events. 

This years event kicks off with with live painting from some of the urban art scenes finest talents, including Mr Jago, China Mike, Mau Mau and more to be confirmed. PLUS Babyhead frontman Tom as the entertaining auctioneer. And as if that isn’t enough, there are some legendary DJs and beatboxers lined up to carry the party on into the wee hours.

Viewing begins at 6pm, auction starting at 8pm.

The catalogue of work can be found on-line at Temwa’s  new website at http://www.temwa.org/  and while your’re there check out  the amazing work Temwa do

 

Co-LAB opens 16th March 2013 – 1 day to go!

March 17, 2013

With only a day left to go until the doors were thrown open to the public, there was a lot to do on Friday.

The t-shirts crew’s were in hanging up stock and pictures were frantically being screwed onto walls.  The huge music system got a make-over from a ‘mini’ Unwellcome Relatives’ crew, 3dom threw some colour around inside and the outside got a neon make over by Paris.

And with only a few finishing touches left to do first thing on the Saturday morning the opening was well on schedule!

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Co-LAB opens 16th March 2013

March 8, 2013

It was a tough decision for us at Art-el Gallery to call it a day at The College Project at the end of last year, but they do say that as one door closes another opens and that is exactly what has happened.

Art-el has joined forces with the lovely PAPERpublication to form the collaborative community that is Co-LAB.

A coLABoration of 2 art galleries, a cafe,  4 T-Shirt companies and a publication all under one roof, this is going to be the new cool place to be.

The shop opens on the 16th March so come and join us for our opening at 2-4, Fairfax Street (corner of Nelson Street), Bristol BS1 3DB, between 11am – 11pm.

We are all currently working hard to turn this shop into the monster that is is destined to be, here are a few snap of work in progress .. as you can see there is still lots to do.

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Where:  2-4 Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3DB

Telephone:  07584 905546

E-mail:  CoLABbristol@yahoo.co.uk

When:  Opens 16th March 2013 – then Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm & Sun 11am – 5pm

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BristolCoLAB (come and like us!)

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Stroll by Slinkachu

January 3, 2013

We love this – big thanks to who killed Bambi?

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Mini Interview with Max Rippon @ Fecal Face

January 3, 2013

Click HERE for a great interview with Art-el artist Max Rippon from the good folks at Fecal Face.

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‘Your Name’ – available at http://www.art-el.co.uk

2012 in review

January 3, 2013

Art-el Gallery would like to wish all it’s readers a very happy and healthy 2013 and to thank you all for your support in 2012.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Click here to see the complete report.

Art for Africa, London 2012

December 10, 2012

This week Dreweatts hold their annual Urban & Contemporary Art Auction, they have also added a charity collection for Temwa to their catalogue.

The collection is currently on view at Dreweatts, 24 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1PP. There will be a launch party on Monday 10th December, 6pm-8pm, if you are in London you will be very welcome to come to the event which is sponsored by Staropramen & Averys Wine Merchants.

If you are interested in any of the art work, yet unable to attend the actual auction which will be held on Tuesday 11th December at 4pm, we can arrange phone bidding, online bidding or reserve bids.

 

 

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This year’s ‘Art for Africa’ for Temwa collection is one of their strongest yet, boasting exceptional pieces from artists, including Mr Jago, andy Council, Jim Starr, Dicy, K-Guy and Adam Koukoudakis.

Each piece has been uniquely created and donated to the event which means that all the money raised goes directly to Temwa.

Temwa has strong links with the urban art scene and as been supported by a wealth of talented artist’s since the charity’s conception in 2003, with the Art for Africa auctions being held annually in Bristol and London.  Temwa’s project’s in Malawi have expanded and are now helping to dramatically change the lives of thousands of people.

A full catalogue of the work for sale can be downloaded, please click here.

For further information please contact jo@temwa.org.uk or phone 07855 967 864.

Win a limited edition print!

And if you can’t make it to the auction in London, you can still get involved by purchasing a raffle ticket online (just go the website, and scroll down to the raffle link). Tickets cost just £5, and you will be in with the chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes…

First Prize: A Will Barras limited edition dry point etching: ‘Storm’. Artist proof. 5 of 10.
Second Prize: A Rowdy print: ‘Neon Nightlife’. Digital screen print. 50cm x 70cm.
Third Prize: A limited edition Paris design Temwa t-shirt. Created by Paris especially for Temwa.

The raffle will be drawn at the launch party, and online tickets must be bought before 4.00pm, Monday 10 December. 100% proceeds are going to support Temwa’s projects in Malawi.

 

 


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