We are excited to introduce the artist Jilly Greenwood who will be selling some of her gorgeous work, and also carrying out a family friendly print activity on Saturday the 19th of October as part of our open studios event
‘I specialise in painting vibrant, richly coloured canvasses portraying semi-abstract scenes focussing on colour, texture, rhythms and patterns of nature that reflect my passion for colour line and form. I also design and make unique fashion jewellery using semi precious materials.’
‘As a parent, I felt frustrated by the lack of imagination offered in the form of textiles and decoration for children’s rooms. Bored of predictable motifs and tasteless design, I set out to break the mould. Many parents prefer tasteful and unique interiors whilst children require stimulation, through colour, pattern and inspiring pictures. I was all about finding the right balance and compromise! At Kate Usher Studio, we strive to create innovative and exciting wallpapers for interior spaces which cater to the needs of both style savvy adults and their fun-loving children.We believe in bridging the fantasies of children and the tastes of adults to achieve a more liveable, creative and unique family home.’
We are proud to reveal that we will have visiting artist Richard Henry Hurst selling some of his delicate water colour prints at our open studios event. Richard describes his work as records of his “…emotional connection to the moorland landscapes of the north, to the elements, seasons and time of day, to variations in light and humidity. Using a variety of techniques, sometimes combining pictures
from different periods of his life, he works with washes of colour to form images of feeling and transience. His prints, which will be exhibited, are taken from his paintings. The scanned images are cropped and digitally enhanced to form new works which are then printed.”
To see more of his work, come along to our open studio event https://eleventhavenuestudio.wordpress.com/
Regional artists and arts practitioners will be running an Open Studio event alongside an exhibition of new, exciting work this October 2013 in association with East Street Arts Annual Open Studios event
Dates and Times:
- Friday 18th October 5 – 8pm
- Saturday 19th October 11 – 5pm
- Sunday 20th October 11 – 5pm
Eleventh Avenue Open Studios is an exciting event to showcase the work of its resident artists; Corinne Lewis, Terri Miles, Suzanne Hutton (Rednile Projects), Jonathan Lloyd West, Chris Kell, and Mark Lloyd (Swallows Foundation UK).
The studio will also be hosting an exhibition, including works for sale, by regional artists, designers & makers.
The event aims to highlight the artistic talent in the area, promoting Gateshead as a thriving creative hub. It also offers a unique opportunity to support networking between the businesses located on the Team Valley, encouraging innovative partnerships between artists and professional service providers.
This will be an opportunity to learn more about this unique Gateshead based initiative, purchase unique artworks and visit the artists’ workspace that will be open to the public throughout the weekend.
There will be live music and refreshments during the opening night and artists will be available all weekend to chat to visitors about their work. Visitors can also take part in family friendly activities, offering them a chance to get creative and take home their own unique artwork.
Free admission and open to the whole family!
Eleventh Avenue Studio is supported by East Street Arts and their national temporary artists workspace programme.
28 September – 4 October 2013
Opening reception: 28th September, 16-18:30
Gallery K35 is pleased to present its first exhibition ‘BUBBLE’, a group exhibition
organized by Gateshead based artist Jonathan West. As North East England suffers
from significant cuts in its culture budget West decided to start a gallery that has
no institutional backing and is non-commercial. Located in a disused office-block
K35 operates outside of art competitions and closed off commercial/institutional
systems, which means it is one of the few places where critically engaged works of
art can be displayed in the North East by, as yet, unknown artists.
Inspiration for ‘BUBBLE’ came from the difficult situation faced by artists looking
to gain a foothold in the art world. Only two things were requested of the artists –
that their works were representative of their practices and fit into the gallery space.
Nine young artists who had previously never exhibited in the North East responded
by providing a wide range of works including sculpture, installation, painting and
drawing, as well as video and photography. Presented works playfully engage with
themes of materiality, critical attitudes towards art, gestural approaches to painting
and organic methods of making automatic art.
The 9 Artists included in this exhibition are:
Vanessa Bradley was born in 1990 in Cheltenham and lives and works in London.
She received a BA in Painting from Camberwell College of Arts.
Hazel Johnson was born in 1989 in Exeter and lives and works there. She received
a BA in Painting from Camberwell College of Arts. Recent exhibitions include
The Forth Wall, Northcott Theatre, Exeter (2013/2012), PARTAKE – The Truman
Brewery, London (2011), Pass Present and Future, Phoenix, Exeter (2011).
Dolly Kershaw was born in 1991 and lives and works in London. She recieved a
BA in Photography from Camberwell College of Arts. Her most recent exhibitions is
‘Camberwell Degree Show’, London (2013).
Anya Kovalieva was born in 1986 in Belarus, currently living and working in Gateshead.
She received a BA in Fine art Photography from Valand Academy of Art, Gothenburg,
Sweden. Recent exhibitions include Gothenburg Biennial, Sweden (2013)
and Red Sky AT Morning, Red Stone Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden (2012).
Angus Morton was born in 1989 in North Yorkshire and lives and works in London.
He received a BA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Arts. Recent Exhibitions
include ‘Vapour’ (Solo), Public House Projects, London (2012) and ‘South East Art
Feast’, Utrophia Project Space, London (2012).
Jack Lovell was born in 1991 in Kent and lives and works in London. He is currently
studying at Camberwell College of Art. Recent exhibitions include ‘Blueprint’,
Grey Space, London (2013) and ‘Vault’, Shoreditch Town Hall, London (2013).
Matt Nokes lives and works in London. He received a BA in Painting from Camberwell
College of Art.
James Rooney was born in Newcastle–Upon–Tyne in 1989 and lives and works in
London. He received a BA in Painting from Camberwell College of Arts. His most
recent exhibition is ‘Camberwell Degree Show’, London (2013).
Jonathan West was born in Middlesbrough in 1990 and lives and works in Gateshead.
He received a BA in Painting from Camberwell College of Arts. Recent exhibitions
include Gothenburg Biennial, Sweden (2013), ‘South East Art Feast’, Utrophia
Project Space, London (2012).
One studio available to rent at Eleventh Avenue Studios in the Team Valley Gateshead – large ground level space with natural light and free parking right outside. Also available; a large project space to use for one off projects, rehearsals, exhibitions, workshop etc – see photo. Please message Eleventh Avenue Studio for further details…