Posts Tagged ‘event’

Art-el Gallery opening 20th January 2012

January 3, 2012

Happy new year everybody and thanks to you all for your support throughout 2011.

Our new year starts with a bang as Art-el opens it’s first gallery space and we would like to invite you all to come and join us for food and drinks on the 20th January from 6pm – 9.30pm to help us celebrate as we embark on the next leg of the Art-el journey.

We will initially be showing a selection of works currently represented on the Art-el web-site but this will soon be changing so watch this space for future events and gatherings.

Look forward to seeing you all on the 20th.

 

Please click here for map & directions  Map

John Abell solo show – The Emporium 1st -17th February

January 26, 2011

Cardiff based artist John Abell’s work explores the human condition via drawing, print and painting. The images are charged with a sense of darkness, fear, and death, in a sense of pessimism or even nihilism.  We’re looking forward to this one.

http://johnabell.blogspot.com

2010 in review

January 4, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,600 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 82 posts. There were 138 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 266mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 109 views. The most popular post that day was I’m sure TOX has long commenced his ’10 bombing spree but we loved this.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were art-el.co.uk, facebook.com, banksyforum.proboards.com, en.wordpress.com, and jerforceone.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mark ryden, belton, mercy centre logo, scooterman, and mr jago.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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I’m sure TOX has long commenced his ’10 bombing spree but we loved this January 2010
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Art-el wlecomes Vermin March 2010
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SCOOTERMAN June 2008

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Pam Glew – A Mirror Distorted August 2009

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Mr Jago – ‘Cloud Talk’ @ Stolenspace Gallery September 2008

EVICTION of Classics Free Shop & Emporium Art Gallery

November 18, 2010

If you are not already aware, then now you will be:-

2 vital community resources are currently under threat of Eviction in Bristol’s most vibrant , political and ceative hub. These are Classics Free Shopand Emporium Art Gallery, 35 – 37 Stokes Croft. The latter has provided exhibitions for a very broard spectrum including: The Somalian Youth Project, Big Issue, Burning Candy Crew, Amnesty International and of course Dale VN Marshall’s ROOM 101 to name but a few.  Whilst the former also a Non Profit based organisation offers a range of  Clothing, Household Goods and Books all for free to the  Community, Local Homeless Charities are now reffering their clients to the shop. When you consider the welfare cuts now taking place as well as funding being slashed in the Arts, these buildings are providing an even more vital service than ever.

Click the link below for the full press release, look out for the petitions, get involved!

35&37 Stokes Croft Press Release

Lokey Solo Show @ WOC Gallery 12/11/10

October 26, 2010

At 6pm on Friday 12th November Weapon of Choice Gallery will be throwing open their doors to the first solo show from the artist  ‘Lokey’.  Lokey was born and raised in Bristol.  His passion for graffiti started in the mid 1980’s following  a chance encounter in a local park with some break-dancing kids who had returned from their American holiday armed with hip-hop mix tapes and photographs of graffiti. 

Lokey is a product of the  Kingswood Hip Hop scene that nurtured the likes of Deed, Cheo, Kato and Soker.  The youngest of the Veterans of Bristol writers he has been painting the streets for the last twenty years during which time  he has been a member of Bad Applez, Dry Breadz, collaborated with many of the big names in graffiti (including Banksy) and is now considered one of the best 3D letter writers around.

This show is an exhibition of artworks adapted from Lokey’s black books, his inspiration for his graffiti, and an insight into his imagination.  This one’s not to be missed!

Show runs until the 5th of December 2010.

Upfest 5th June 10

June 16, 2010

We popped by Upfest on Saturday 5th June to say hi to some friends and took a few snaps while we were there.

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Advent Opening – 4th Dec

December 6, 2009

What a night!

It was a quiet start which did cause a little anxiety as the 2 degree gallery space is pretty well unknown and off the beaten track!

But people did find us and the gallery and the evening saw a constant flow of people.  The space was really well received as was the art work on display which, as we were showcasing some new and different artists, gave us all a very warm feeling inside.

We were particularly pleased to welcome Pedro Matos a Portuguese artist who actually made the journey to be at the opening night.  It was really good to meet him and his girlfriend and were stoked that they could be there – thanks guys.

It was a particularly bleak evening on the weather front and we would like to thank everybody for turning out and making Friday such a great night – the mulled cider and flaming brazier certainly helped.  And many people hung around despite the weather evening after we shut the doors for the night.

Here are a few snaps of the evening – the show is open until the 20th December Wed – Sun 11am to 7pm so if you couldn’t make it on Friday or even if you did but want to come and have another gander there is plenty of time to pop along.

For those of you who are unable to make please take a look at the attched pdf document (click on the word advent below) and if anything takes your fancy drop us a line at all@art-el.co.uk.

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Advent Art Show, 2 Degrees Gallery, opening 4th Dec 09

November 24, 2009

Here are the details folks – should be a good one so please drop by and show your love x

When: 4th – 20th December 2009

Art-el & Tunnadine Fine Art present ‘Advent’

Advent aims to provide a visual seasonal treat and bring an end to the period of expectant waiting, brightening up the festive season with a unique exhibition of new ideas and visual delights.

This show will bring you work from a wave of the galleries newer artists who present an aesthetic of visually challenging work, ranging from classic figurative portraiture to the grimy and still developing genre of the street. Although this show will be far removed from the usual urban/street art crew they are both primarily associated.

Selected from each gallery is a mix of local, international and national artists from as far afield as the USA, Portugal and Swansea!

High Renaissance, Fran, ill joseph, Joshua Barber, Leanne Ellis, Motorboy, Pedro Matos, Ria Hill, Simon Riley and Tom Hine.

The period of expectant waiting and preparation will cease and commence simultaneously at 7 p.m. on Friday 4th December at the newly discovered and delightful ‘2° Degrees Gallery’, a new creative space situated in Montpelier, in the heart of Bristol’s creative quarter.

2 Degrees Gallery, 2 Picton Mews (right off of Picton Street), Montpelier BS6 5PB

Preview will be on Friday 4th December 6.30pm until 10pm.
Then open from the 5th to the 20th December
(Wed to Sun 11am until 7pm)

http://www.art-el.co.uk
http://www.tunnadine.co.uk

Pam Glew – A Mirror Distorted

August 6, 2009

Pam Glew is putting in an appearance in Hollywood this month in a group show at the Carmichael Gallery along with Andrea Michaelsson, Candice Tripp and Cherri Wood, details and information below.

Exhibition Dates: August 6 – August 27 2009

Address: Carmichael Gallery / 1257 N. La Brea Ave / West Hollywood CA 90038

Carmichael Gallery invites you to attend A Mirror Distorted, an all-female international group show featuring new works on canvas, paper and mixed media fabric by artists Andrea Michaelsson, Candice Tripp, Cherri Wood and Pam Glew.

A complete show preview can now be seen here.

Please contact art@carmichaelgallery.com to enquire about available work.

Afghan

Afghan Girl (above) is from the new ‘Culture Clash’ series, using eclectic found imagery as a starting point, which is both compelling and yet has some element of vulnerability. The emphasis on the new works is to use found imagery from diverse sources; children in horror films (Daydreamer & Wonder), contemporary images of models and icons (Saint & Candy-pop Antichrist) and children in war-torn states (Afghan Girl).

The paradox of the imagery is explored in the fabric flags I use. Constructing handmade flags, making a hybrid of British/ American/ Iraqi/ Palestinian flags, to create a new emblem is partly a comment on the current international climate.

Candy

Candy Pop Antichrist (above) is loosely based on Lily Allen, I chose her because of her ‘bad-girl done good’ attitude. Its called ‘Antichrist’ because of the inverted union jack has been turned into an upside-down cross whilst still being recognisable as a British flag.

saint

Saint (above) is based on the model Lily Cole, the one with the angel face and a saintly look about her, (I can’t help thinking that the Pre-raphealites would have loved Lily Cole, shes like a modern day Elizabeth Siddal). The ‘idol’ is given a halo of light, a gentle nod to the way we celebrate beauty above many other attributes.

 The original flags were made from American flags, turned into Union Jacks with many pairs of denim ieans with the rivets and pockets still visible. The images are painted with bleach freehand with a sponge, to make these new deconstructed cameo portraits.

Win A Portrait Painted By Artist Vincent Brown

June 15, 2009

Bristol based Artist Vincent Brown is a multi award winning artist who produces figurative art relating to the human form, predominately the painted portrait. His work has won him much acclaim and has been exhibited at some of the most prestigious portrait exhibitions in recent years, including the BP Portrait Awards and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. 

Vincent has very generously offered a raffle prize in support of the cause GetDringMobile, who are currently raising funds to purchase a fully adapted vehicle for friend Mike Dring who broke his neck in a road traffic accident in 1996, which left him confined to a wheelchair.  Such a vehicle will allow Mike to drive independently whilst remaining in his wheelchair.  The the winner will have their very own portrait painted by Vincent, whose work is phenomenal, his paintings have sold for up to £7k so this truly is an amazing prize.

Tickets are £5 each and can be purchased by using the paypal button on the how to give page of the GetDringMobile blog at http://getdringmobile.wordpress.com, please ensure that you state the payment is for raffle tickets, the number that you wish to purchase and your name and address under the “instructions to seller” option.  Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to Get Dring Mobile to GetDringMobile c/o 28a Royal Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol, BS16 9DQ again please ensure that you include your name and address.

There is no maximum number of tickets, good luck.

Here are some examples of Vincents commissioned portraiture, to see more of Vincents work please visit http://www.vincentbrown.co.uk

Mr_Hart

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