We are excited to kick off 2024 with the second of our Associates programme, Rub n Roll, an 8 week practice based residency leading up to and exhibition in March.
We're delighted to announce that the participating artists are: Eleanor Whiteman, Bella Kerr and Kate Shooter. With lead Artists, Sarah Garvey and external Professional Mentor Lisa Chappell, the Associates will explore new techniques for image making via print.
The project focuses on non-toxic plate making methods and a contemporary open ended approach to image construction, which aims to extend their visual language.
The gallery will be closed for 8 weeks, January-February 2024 as the gallery is transformed into a situ print workshop for the residency.
The gallery will reopen on the 7/3/2024 with Clay & Vapour, the first of the Associates exhibitions.
Rydym yn gyffrous i gychwyn 2024 gyda'r ail o'n rhaglen Cymdeithion, Rub n Roll, preswylfa 8 wythnos yn arwain fyny at arddangosfa ym mis Mawrth.
Rydym yn falch o allu cyhoeddi mai'r artistiaid fydd yn cymryd rhan yw: Eleanor Whiteman, Bella Kerr a Kate Shooter. Gyda'r Arweinwyr Sarah Garvey a Lisa Chappell, bydd y Cymdeithion yn archwilio technegau newydd ar gyfer creu delweddau drwy argraffu.
Drwy ganolbwyntio ar dechnegau creu gyda phlât anwenwynig a golwg penagored i wneuthuriad llun, gyda'r bwriad o ehangu eu hiaith weledol.
Bydd yr oriel ar gau am 8 wythnos, Ionawr-Chwefror 2024 tra bydd yr oriel yn cael ei drawsnewid i weithdy argraffu ar gyfer y breswylfa.
Bydd yr oriel yn ailagor ar 7/3/2024 gyda Clay & Vapour, y cyntaf o arddangosfeydd y Cymdeithion.
Sarah is a figurative artist who incorporates solar plate technology with painterly analogue materials and methods.
Sarah is not a traditional printmaker, combining technology and differing print techniques to create her images. Recurring themes are figuration, boundary spaces, the elements and natural phenomena.
Using repetition, translation, rotation of the motifs, to create a space open to appropriation by the viewer, a future narrative.
Lisa Chappell is a London-based artist and printmaker, currently working as Specialist Screen Print Technician for UAL.
Lisa’s current practice explores motion, stillness and duration: focussing on the spaces in-between experienced by travel, and fleeting moments of shifting vistas and changing light. Momentary views photographed through windows provide a starting point to be developed through CMYK processes, screenprint, intaglio or lithographic techniques.
Kate Shooter’s approach to painting has always been process driven. A fast conversation between mark and response allowing subconscious narrative to bubble up through the layers. Works often hover in that liminal space between abstraction and figuration.
“I came to the realisation some time ago that all my work is self-portrait. My compulsion to paint is really the need to make the interior exterior, to render as authentically as possible the experience of being human - more specifically me, through paint on surface.”
Kate studied art at Howard Gardens Art School in Cardiff and then Wimbledon School of Art in London. Her practice is based in South Wales where she paints in her home studio in the black Mountains.
My background in Geology and photography has deepened my relationship with the landscape and I am always looking to explore this dialogue through my practice, which includes painting, printmaking and photography.
I often find myself drawn to the coast in particular, where Time is exposed on an epic scale. I have always had a love of nature and engaging with the outdoors is an important part of my process and also represents my connection to a place.
My drawing underpins a visual practice spanning installation, small-scale making and film, produced and shown in a range of contexts, including regional and major London galleries and international residencies.
Until recently I was a lecturer, teaching at all levels from Foundation to post-graduate, and I have over the last decade curated several exhibitions in collaboration with Amanda Roderick.
Born in SW London, I spent my teenage years in rural Herefordshire and then returned to London to work and to study fine art and film. I have been living in Wales for 25 years and now live and work in Cardiff.