The Mildmay Collective- 23rd of April at The Printhouse Gallery in Dalston.


Exhibition dates: 23rd April to 23rd May.
Private View: Thursday 23rd April, 6:30pm - 9:30pm.
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm. 

The Mildmay Collective are pleased to invite you to their opening on Thursday 23rd April at 6:30 pm at The Print House Gallery, Dalston.

Please join us for a drink on the opening night.


An exhibition of work by The Mildmay Collective, a group of 30 care home residents, families and staff co-led by artists Amy Pennington and Clea House who have been in residence since June 2014. Many members of the collective are adults suffering from degenerative illnesses. The work reflects the struggles of living with these conditions, their perception of societies view on them and the political and social nuances of living in a care home. 
Working from a training room turned art studio The Collective have been involved with art projects as groups, but also individually. This mixed media show includes: a series of political text based prints, a knit bombed wheelchair, and the remnants of a protest soap opera. A central piece of the exhibition is a vending machine that stocks purchasable artworks that reference the collective's work from the past year.
The artistic process enabled members of The Collective to express themselves as individuals and develop their own arts practice. The residency has sought to challenge the role of what art can be in care settings, placing art at the centre of activity in the home. The Collective invites you to enter their world and to view things from their perspective.  The show is a promenade through this reality so many do not encounter.
The core collective members are: Daniel Berhane, Jean Curtis, Gary Dunn, Sue Finn, Clea House, Tracey Musgrave, Tony Neville, Amy Pennington, Helen Theodore, Alex Wright, Mia Wright, Michael Waller
Amy Pennington is a northern artist based in London. Working primarily with drawing and people she often ventures off the paper into mediums such as film, installation and conversation. Amy often works in collaboration with people in spaces that do not typically inhabit artists such as estates, caravans and shops. Most recently she has undertook residencies with Battersea Art Centre (London), In-situ (Manchester) and has shown work at Project Row Houses, Houston, USA.
Clea House has been working as an artist and designer in care homes for five years. Her practise focuses on prop making, photography and sound. She set up the award winning Cocktails in Care Homes project with Magic Me and has worked with a collective designing interiors for parties.


Disrupted at mac birmingham

Curated by Noemi Lakmaier during her year-long residency at mac, this exhibition explores a sense of awkwardness...


Disrupted is a group exhibition that has been conceived for mac birmingham to directly respond to, and interact with, the arts centre venue, the building and its audiences.

The artworks and installations exhibited here invite visitors to encounter the 'Other' - that which is different and unfamiliar, often remaining unseen in our day to day lives - and to engage with it in a familiar space.

Curated by Noemi Lakmaier during her year-long residency at mac, the exhibition explores the sense of awkwardness such encounters can bring, and the unique experiences and unexpected insights that can emerge from them. 

Disrupted brings together both established and emerging artists working in the realm of Disability Arts, including the Swedish performance artist Anna Berntdson, London-based artist and activist The Vacuum Cleaner, Martin O'Brien and up and coming sculptor Anna Smith from Wolverhampton.

Disrupted is a mac birmingham commission in partnership with DASH as part of 'IN', a DASH initiative concerned with sustaining Disability Arts in the mainstream.

The exhibition is on display until Sunday 3rd May 2015!

Bishops Castle Town Hall

Bishop's Castle Town Hall will be hosting its second Open Art Exhibition in July, between the 4th and 31st.


For your chance to exhibit, email - events@bishopscastletownhall.co.uk

You can also phone 01588 630023 or drop in to the Town Hall for more details.

The exhibition aims to showcase high quality work that will have a wide appeal for visual arts audiences.

The closing date for entries is June 5th 2015.

This exhibition is open to all 2D artists.

Tickets can be bought from the Town Hall or online here - bcth.ticketsource.co.uk  

DAC Annual Exhibition

A celebration of the life of Mark Annis, a visual artist and long time Disability Arts Cymru member.


DAC Annual Exhibition:

Disability Arts Cymru are proud to present a touring exhibition bringing together a diverse range of multimedia visual art by over 40 Disabled and Deaf artists from across Wales.

Exhibition dates:  December 3rd 2014 to January 3rd 2015 – Norwegian Church, Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff.

January 8th to March 8th 2015 – Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead.

Tour dates for summer 2015 to be confirmed!

For more information contact Disability Arts Cymru via email: kate@dacymru.com or telephone: 02920 551 040.

At Home: A Living Centenary, 1914-2014

DASH trustee, Nicola Lane, is creating an innovative installation in London which is certainly worth exploring!


Preview event: Wednesday 22nd October at 5:30pm.

Artist filmmaker Nicola Lane's mother Diana was born in Cyprus on 15th August 1914, the month and year WWI was declared. Her soldier father departed for campaigns in the Eastern Mediterranean and France. Diana did not meet him until 1918, after he had been wounded at the Somme.

Recently Nicola discovered a photograph of Diana and her first husband in their house in Cyprus, celebrating Diana's 20th birthday at a formal 'luncheon' with officers from the Mediterranean Fleet. Research indicates that the photograph was taken when the Mediterranean Fleet visited Famagusta in 1934, as increasing unrest in the Middle East & Europe foreshadowed the conflicts of World War 2. 

The glamorous lunch guests and that world have vanished. Memory loss has fragmented Diana's past and present, and in her 100th year the important people in her world are the carers and healthcare professionals enabling her to live at home. 

On July 17th 2014, the 1934 photograph of Diana's 20th birthday lunch party was re-enacted in Swiss Cottage Gallery, the photograph's table & settings re-created by Nicola and her creative team.  Nicola invited Diana's carers, District Nurses, London Ambulance paramedics, A&E nurses,  & other healthcare professionals, to celebrate Diana's Centenary by re-enacting the lunch party with a menu selected from her 1930's Housekeeping scrapbook, cooked by local chef Beatriz Rodriguez and served by volunteers. The re-enactment was filmed from start to finish, visible to Swiss Cottage Library's public through the Gallery's glass doors. 

From this material Nicola will create a 'Living Centenary' installation in Swiss Cottage Gallery. Photography, sound recording and the projected film of the Centenary lunch party will be accompanied by a programme of talks and events, with the lunch table and it's 12 chairs used as a platform for discussion and audience interaction. Archives relating to the exhibition will be uploaded to the Imperial War Museum's "Lives of World War 1" site.

Through the relic of the photograph and its re-enactment, audiences & participants explore the enduring power of human contact and the power of relics & archive within history and living memory: WW1's Centenary embodied & mirrored in Diana's 1914 -2014 timeline.

AT HOME: A LIVING CENTENARY 1914-2014 exhibition runs for the period: 18th October – 12th November 2014.

The exhibition is curated in partnership with London Borough of Camden.  

For more information on Swiss Cottage Gallery and the work of Camden Council's arts team, visit: http://www.camden.gov.uk/swisscottagegallery

Many thanks to Waitrose John Barnes for their generous donation to the project.

Update from The Willow Gallery

Highlights from the recent newsletter of The Willow Gallery in Oswestry - including call for exhibition entries.


Call for Entries:

 Autumn Exhibition - Saturday 4th October to Saturday 8th November.
Art & Craft Exhibition - Saturday 15th November to Saturday 17th January 2015.

Please email the gallery for a full application pack for each exhibition!

Willow Gallery CIC Exhibition: Information for Exhibitors...

Exhibition Title: Autumn Open Exhibition
Dates: Saturday 4th October to Saturday 8th November

Summary: An Open Exhibition of contemporary artwork in all media and subject matter.
Media: Open to all media: Paintings, sculpture, original prints, textiles, drawing, ceramics, photography, glass and metal work. Installations considered, please contact the gallery.

Description: This exhibition will run for 5 weeks. Artists can submit a single piece or a series of work, submission fees are according to the space used rather than the number of works submitted. The gallery will be responsible for hanging all artwork. Artwork can be replaced as work sells with no extra charge.
Exhibition Timetable:
Entry Form, with Entry Fee and Signed Exhibitors Agreement, Hand in Deadline of: Monday 29th September

Artwork Delivery: Monday 29th September, between 9am and 12am.
(Alternative earlier delivery can be arranged by prior agreement).

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 4th October 2014 to Saturday 8th November - 5 weeks . Collection of all unsold artwork: Monday 10th November 2014 9am to 12am.
Submission Types and Prices:
Type 1: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) under 100cm - £12.
Type 2: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) under 200cm - £24.
Type 3: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) under 300cm - £36.
Type 4:  Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) under 400cm - £48.
Type 5: Plinth for sculpture, ceramics and 3D work – 20x30cm -  Â£15.

Willow Gallery CIC Exhibition: Information for Exhibitors

Exhibition Title: Art & Craft
Dates: Saturday 15th November to Saturday 17th January 2015

Summary: An open exhibition of contemporary artwork and handmade craft.
Media: Open to all media: Paintings, sculpture, original prints, textiles, drawing, ceramics, photography, glass and metal work. Installations considered, please contact the gallery.

Crafts: High quality British made craft. Items will be displayed in the gallery space and the gallery team will curate your work, you are welcome to include your own hanging and display systems.

Description: This exhibition will run for 7 weeks. Artists can submit a single piece or a series of work, submission fees are according to the space used rather than the number of works submitted. The gallery will be responsible for hanging all artwork. Artwork can be replaced as work sells with no extra charge.

Artwork Delivery: Monday 10th November 2014                        
(Alternative earlier delivery can be arranged by prior agreement)

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 15th November to Saturday 17th January 2014
Collection of all unsold artwork: Monday 19th January 2015

Submission Types and Prices:
Type 1: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) under 100cm - £18.
Type 2: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) under 200cm - £36.
Type 3: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) under 300cm - £54.
Type 4:  Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) under 400cm - £70.
Type 5: Plinth for sculpture, ceramics and 3D work – 20x30cm -  Â£20.
Type 6: Cabinet - £30.

For craft displays select the amount of wall space you would require to be used to display your items. 

Please email the gallery for a full application pack for each exhibition or if you have any further questions regarding exhibiting.

The Willow Gallery is a community interest, not-for-profit gallery, therefore your support is much appreciated.

The Willow Gallery, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AD.
Tel: 01691 657575. Email:willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com


Art at the Town Hall

Bishops Castle Town Hall is about to host their first open art exhibition - and we encourage local artists to participate!


Starting on Saturday 27th September, the exhibition will run through until Sunday 19th October.

The aim is to exhibit high-quality work that will have a wide appeal for visual arts audiences.

For your chance to exhibit, email info@bishopscastletownhall.co.uk or alternatively phone 01588 630023. You can also drop in to the Town Hall for more information and to acquire an application form.

The closing date for entries is Friday 12th September.

Ryan gander exhibition

Make Every Show Like It's Your Last. On display at Manchester Art Gallery until 14th September.


Ryan Gander, one of Britain's most acclaimed contemporary artists, has opened his largest UK solo exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery.

BBC report and interview with the artist: http://bbc.in/1nDgMlo

Find out more about the exhibition: http://bit.ly/1pWHvrM

Artists of Autism

In association with The Art House Wakefield and Anna Kennedy Online. An Awareness, Acceptance, Educational and Positively Encouraging Event!


Artists with Autism of various medias from across the globe are showcasing their amazing work!

On show until 30th July at Fell House, George Street, Wakefield, WF1 1DF. The exhibition is open during the following times;

Monday to Wednesday between 10am and 5pm. Thursday between 2pm and 6pm. Friday between 10am and 5pm. Saturday between 10am and 4pm. Sunday between 11am and 4pm.

There will be inspirational talks by positive role models of Autism. Stands offering valuable information about Autism and Aspergers. Yorkshire needs to jump forward with it's awareness and support for the Autistic Spectrum Condition - lets start now!

Arranged by Karen McGuire, who is from Wakefield, lives in Wakefield, is on the Autistic Spectrum, is mother to a child on the Spectrum and works as an  Autism Friendly Portrait Photography as well as being the Events Photographer for Anna Kennedy Online, a London based Autism Charity.

Artists of Autism Exhibition is endorsed by the support of "The 142's Autism Rocks Roadshow" and the world famous UB40.

Twitter: AutismArt Exhibition - @AutismArtExhibi

Facebook events page: http://on.fb.me/1jlyuYk

Read more here http://bit.ly/QZf2W1

Creating a Scene

Plus additional exhibition, Painting In Another Dimension at the Oriel Davies Gallery. The exhibition opening of artist Megan Wyatt.


Creating a Scene:

Art is often about illusion; taking us on a journey to alternative places and situations, leading us to question what we believe and often triggering emotional reactions that we might otherwise not encounter.

Creating a  Scene illustrates this through a focus on set design, bringing to light some of the disciplines involved and the collaborative aspects between artistic design processes necessary for success. Bridging theatre, opera, visual art, performance art, dance, architecture and film, it is apparent that the common thread is the set; a vehicle for the final production where there is mutual reliance between it, the performance and the artwork.

The exhibition includes examples of the design process including sketches, working models, finished designs and theatre sets by leading international artists as well as work by emerging new talent. Exhibiting artists include Edward Allington, Franko B, Ivor Beddoes, Giuseppe Belli, Julian Crouch, Richard Deacon, Hein Heckroth, Christopher Hobbs, Howard Hodgkin, Derek Jarman, Philip Lee, Davy and Kristin McGuire, Bruce McLean, Louise Ann Wilson and Edwin Zwakman.

Curated by Naomi Law and Jeremy Webster. Creating a Scene is a touring exhibition from The National Centre for Craft & Design www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

Painting in Another Dimension:

Megan Wyatt.

Focusing on the potential of contemporary painting, Chester-based artist, Megan Wyatt looks at the medium's associated formal mechanisms, conventions and existence both historically and in contemporary practice.

Working traditionally with raw pigments, Wyatt systematically attempts to control colour, the opacity of the paint and its appearance when applied onto different materials (in this instance layers of acetate). Responding to and integrating the work with the architecture of the space, she applies loops of painted and layered acetate to form compositions free of the convention of the frame and the two-dimensional surface. The quality and aspect of light, as it shifts through the day, both informs and completes the work according to its situation.

Megan was mentored by Oriel Davies as part of the Axis initiative Out and Beyond from 2012-2013 and is currently undertaking a practice-led PhD at Glyndwr University.

Exhibition opening on Saturday 28th June between 6pm and 8pm.

7pm featuring Slip and Taffeta by Philip Lee and Cally Trench. A live body performance with clay (contains male nudity).