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John Wardle

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

John Wardle is an enigmatic painter and musician…

Hatitze Achmet

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Hatitze Achmet has been living and working in Manchester since 2018. She was born and raised in Greece. Between 2011-2017 she lived in Istanbul, where she studied painting at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. During and after her studies she took part in a number of group exhibitions and workshops.

In 2016 after her graduation, she was hosted at the “One year in the Passage” project for young artists in Istanbul. In the period of 2017-2018 she worked on her ‘OLYMPOS’, ‘BOTANICAL GARDENS’, ‘REFLECTIONS’ and ‘CONNECTIONS’ series.

Her latest works are the ‘Reflections’ and ‘Connections’ projects. Hatitze aims to reflect what she gets from the world around her. We see a confusing scene in her canvases and chaotic city plans on her paper works. We can see only some parts of the people, things, nature or city which are depicted in her works.

Beside her basic practice on oil painting she is practicing on linocut printing. Her interest is concentrated on the surfaces, the textures and the materials which she uses each time.

Exhibitions and workshops participations :

-2018, GaleryDeniz of DenizBank, ‘One year in the Passage’ (group show), Istanbul

-2017, Bankside Gallery (group show), ‘National Original Print Exhibition’, London

-2017, ARTIST, Art Fair, “AMA/ BUT” (group show), Istanbul

-2017, Tophane-I Amire Culture and Arts Centre, ‘Painting and Drawing Exibition’ (group show), Istanbul

-2017, Zorlu PSM, ‘The Arts for Goodness Association’, Istanbul

-2017, Bazaart, The Sofa Hotel (group show), Istanbul

-2016, Gallery Soyut, ‘New Space’ Project (group show), Ankara

-2015, ARTIST, Art Fair, MSFAU (group show), Istanbul

-2014, ARTIST, Art Fair, MSFAU (group show), Istanbul

Also:

-2016, ‘Olympos Painting Workshop’, MSFAU, Antalia

-2014, ‘Kilyos Painting Workshop’, MSFAU, Istanbul

-2013, ‘Kilyos Painting Workshop’, MSFAU, Istanbul

Felicity Meachem

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

FELICITY MEACHEM

Felicity MeachEm is a recent graduate of Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton and is now based in Manchester. Burgeoning with an overload of pattern, her work explores whether the decorative has a place within contemporary Fine Art Painting.While pattern can still signify twee, kitsch, the degenerate and the feminine, all of the old disparagements which critics imposed against it, with the right use of decoration MeachEm believes that in painting it can be evocative, multivalent, vigorous and empowering.

  Images sourced or appropriated from different cultures define the subject matter in her paintings. Such as Parisian tile patterns, Japanese Kimono and iconic African Dutch wax prints. This is in order to create a utopian world where all cultures can live in harmony.The work highlights the unavoidability of politics. She is aware that by contrasting and balancing different cultural iconographies, from western tonon-western patterning,it can be quite contentious. Especially with its relation to ‘Orientalism’. However, in opposition to this her work wishes to investigatethe complexity of cross-cultural fertilization. And shestrongly believes that internationalism of pattern work is a cultural fabric that overlaps. 

She has also been shortlisted for The Graduate Art Prize 2018 with her painting ‘I’m Alright, Hiding Tonight’.

W :: www.felicitymeachem.com

I :: @felicitymeachempainting

Email: fmeachem@hotmail.co.uk

Northern Realist

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Northern Realist teaches short courses in drawing and painting rooted in the classical atelier tradition. We guide our students through high quality training specialising in portrait, landscape, figure drawing & painting. 

Artistic Director Christopher Clements trained at Manchester School of Art and The Angel Academy in Florence. 

Workshops are well structured and class sizes are small so that you can work at your own pace.

Northern Realist takes a warm, friendly approach and welcomes students of all abilities. Through the courses and drop in sessions we aim to foster a hub for like-minded artists who want to develop their work together.  

Website: www.northernrealist.com
Telephone: 07976 738212
Email: info@northernrealist.com

Instagram : NorthernRealist

Facebook : NorthernRealist

Sandra Robinson

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Sandra is a graduate of the Manchester School of Art. A contemporary abstract artist, primarily a painter but also working with collage contemporary drawing and mixed media.

Email :: Sandra.m.robinson@ntlworld.com 

Instagram :: sandrarobinsonart

Twitter :: @colourofideas

Olga Gerke

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Olga’s art club is a small sunny studio in AWOL studios, just one stop from Piccadilly Gardens, where you can rekindle your art enthusiasm in friendly atmosphere.

Olga was born in St-Petersburg and was living in Manchester for 20 years. She works in central library and runs workshops for children and adults. Her style stems from Russian art traditions and global practice of International Watercolour Society Globe. Her works were exhibited in Myanmar, Nepal, Italy (Fabriano) and Manchester.

Email o.gerke@gmail.com

FB www.facebook.com/Russianspeakingartpicnic/

Instagram olga_gunilla

Sharon Campbell

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Sharon Campbell is co-creator of the award winning ‘The Chandelier Of Lost Earrings’.

Currently collaborating with Rachel Ramchurn on ‘A Museum of Journeys in a Chest of Drawers’ an Arts Council England funded project, aiming to discover and exhibit familiar stories that which unite us through there commonality. Working with a Stockport based mental health and wellbeing group and a Nottingham based Refugee woman’s group.

This is based on the research and development project ‘A Pocketful of Treasure’.

Sharon’s work is motivated by the storytelling and narrative possibilities of familiar and personal everyday notions and objects, which resonate and connect with people. The aim is to create transformational works, which draw out the extraordinary from the ordinary, to speak of identity and community, the common themes that bring us together.

Sharon works in the field of contemporary visual art creating process led public artworks which focus on engaging with people, local communities and building relationships.

Sharon has worked in schools, hospitals and community centres, libraries and galleries.

sharonkdoc@yahoo.co.uk

W www.axisweb.org/p/sharoncampbell/

W www.apocketfuloftreasure.wordpress.com/

Instagram     sharon_m_campbell

T @skdocampbell

Images  credits:

Summer House – ©McCoy_Wynne

The Chandelier of Lost Earrings  – Geoff Brokate

A Pocket Full Treasures –  Jana Liggett

Jude Wainwright

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Bev Stein

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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