“Is this planet earth?” Opens at the Ferens Gallery, Hull.

The Reekie Collection

I had a wonderful time in Hull last weekend. “Is this planet earth?” opened for it’s final stage of it’s two year tour. First shown in Ty Pawb Arts Centre Wrexham in April 2018, then Aberystwyth Arts Centre in July 2018. It now resides in the excellent Ferens Gallery Hull till the 28th of July 2019.

Visitors will encounter wondrous creatures and stunning landscapes filled with colours and sensations that are heightened and strange. Beautiful to behold and often sci-fi in feel, the exhibition will have darker undercurrents relating to our destruction of nature.

There are sculptures by Salvatore Arancio, Halina Dominska and Alfie Strong, paintings by Dan Hays and Katherine Reekie, a sound installation by Jason Singh, a live performance by Patrick Coyle and videos by Helen Sear and Seán Vicary. Thank you to our curator Angela Kingston and all involved putting on the three shows.

SoCo Artists – A Smaller Picture

Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St Leonards on Sea 2 Apr – 14 Apr 11am -5pm. Closed Monday.
Open evening: 5 Apr, 6.30 – 8.30pm 

SoCo (South Coast Artists) have chosen to respond to Hastings Arts Forum’s recent show The Bigger Picture with their own exhibition entitled A Smaller Picture. The exhibition will include paintings, prints, photography and three dimensional work. SoCo is a large group of professional artists, based in East Sussex who exhibit regularly at The Arts Forum and other venues.

Sussex Spring at the Stables Gallery, Hastings,

Mad Jack, 2019, Oil on canvas.
Mad Jack, 2019, Oil on canvas.

Local artists celebrate the end of winter with evocative images of Sussex wildlife and landscapes. I will be exhibiting 3 oil paintings and my enamel jewellery.

Show runs Monday April 1 to Saturday June 1 2019
Saturday April 6th 201911am – 2pm

Refreshments * Free Parking
The Stables Theatre Art Gallery

The Bourne, HastingsTN34 3BD
01424 423221

Monumental at HAF

An exhibition of surreal landscape paintings and drawings by local artist Katherine Reekie. This collection of recent and past works explores our fascination with the monumental.  From standing stones to topiary, the world is covered in impressive examples of humanity’s ability to create art in the landscape. Katherine presents a series of imagined scenes that explore the strange and powerful effect that scale and environment have on our perception.  Her intention is not to depict reality but to nudge people to question and consider it. A Coastal Currents event.

Sept 4th –  Sept 16th, Monumental flyer

Opening Times:
Tuesday – Sunday
11am – 5pm

Hastings Arts Forum
36 Marina
St Leonards on Sea
TN38 0BU

+44 (0)1424 201 636
info@hastingsartsforum.co.uk
www.hastingsartsforum.co.uk

 

Is this planet earth? moves to Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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I’m proud to announce Is this planet earth? opens at Aberystwyth Arts Centre this week.

14 July -14 of September

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
Wales,  SY23 3DE

Is This Planet Earth? features wild creatures, exotic plant-life and remote landscapes created by nine artists. Every colour and sensation is heightened and their sculptures, paintings, sound-art, performance art and videos are all a bit sci-fi.

What if life on earth has become just a memory? What if these artists’ re-creations of nature are now the only way of experiencing it? This exhibition is presented as an offering to aliens who visit us in the future. Instead of seeing nature in reality, this is what they encounter.ber