Posts Tagged ‘Co-Lab’

SHOW OPENING TONIGHT (13:09:13)

September 13, 2013

Just a quick reminder that tonight is the opening of Geargina Anton’s solo exhibition – Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Storm.

Doors open at 6pm at the Co-Lab shop on Fairfax Street in Bristol (on the corner of the infamous Nelson Street) and there will be tunes and refreshments.

If you can’t make it tonight you have until the 27th September to drop by and feast your eyes on the beauty of this new collection of work.

Please see the flyer on the blog post below or contact Art-el Gallery at all@art-el.co.uk for further details.

For a sneaky peak see below ūüôā

 

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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‚Äôs 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.

New prints by EKO

May 24, 2013

EKO’s solo show Brother Dolomite is now open and in full swing at Art-el Gallery but is only open until the 7th June so if you haven’t been to check it out already, hurry down,¬†the clock is ticking.

Co-LAB
2-4 Fairfax Street
Bristol
BS1 3DB

The show prints are now available to purchase from the Art-el on-line gallery.  Priced at £45.00 they A3 in size and in a limited edition of 30, signed and numbered by the artist.

More work from the show will be released shortly, so please watch this space.

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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‚Äôs newest and original range of mixed media artwork features canvas boards and papers as well as a fanzine and exclusive exhibition screen print.

‚ÄėThe ‘Brother Dolomite’ collection affords viewers an almost long-lost insight into yesteryear‚Äôs pastoral psychedelia movement. Whilst reanimating this civil yet corroded and largely undiscovered artistic spate, Eko‚Äôs renderings create a micro cosmos of imagery that‚Äôs 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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Co-LAB – officially open

March 17, 2013

Wow what a great day it was yesterday.

The one thing that we didn’t think would be working in time was the wonderful coffee machine, so when on Saturday morning the Co-LAB shop slowly filled with the aroma of ground coffee beans everybody breathed a sigh of relief and smiles filled faces.

The shop was busy all day and filled with great tunes as the DJ line up took turns at the decks.

A huge thanks to everybody who mucked in to make this happen (and happen on schedule), to all those that made the effort to put your head through the doors yesterday (and hopefully in the days, weeks, and months to come), to the artists who made those extra special touches, to the DJ’s for banging out da tunes, to all those who helped get Co-LAB out there re-blogging, sharing and re-tweeting and of course to Ujima Radio’s Mistri, although if you weren’t listening I can’t tell you why! (98FM)

Co-LAB is now open everyday at 2-4 Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3DB – Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sundays 11am – 5pm.

http://www.facebook.com/BristolCoLAB

Come and see what it’s all about.

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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 – 2 days to go!

March 13, 2013

The shop is really coming together now.

The amazing coffee machine has arrived, Max Gregor has been busy adorning the walls with some beautiful spray art and the first pieces of art work have been hang on the Art-el wall.

A great DJ set is currently being put together for the opening on Saturday, which includes Dee Jay Dino, Bash Money, Luminous Mary and John Nation.

Join us 11am to 11pm, we’re sooo excited and can’t wait to welcome you all.

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Co-LAB opens 16th March 2013 – 6 days to go!

March 10, 2013

Co-LAB HQ was a hive of productivity all day yesterday, things are really beginning to take shape and we are all getting super excited.

A massive thanks to everybody who helped out yesterday, it made a huge difference and thanks to all those who put their heads round the door to show some love.  Get the word out there, this place is going to be happening!

Taking a breather today to go visit some lovely Mum’s and then back to it on Monday!

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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 Рthen Mon РFri 10am Р6pm & Sun 11am Р5pm

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

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