Inspired by late nineteenth century Arts & Crafts idealism and applying Walter Benjamin's reflections on 'the authentic' to an era of digital reproduction, Lilleengen revisits the origins of photography, employing a physical handcrafting process and alternative exposure methods to examine themes of loss and transience in the now abandoned forests of Sweden, her family home.
More information on the artist and her work can be found at www.annalilleengen.com
Menagerie | Lucas Stephens and Morwenna Catt | 06 - 28 April 2013
Sometimes our deeper mind throws up animal imagery, when we dream, when we daydream, when our normal everyday way of thinking is disrupted or challenged. We are making an exhibition of work where animal imagery plays a central role. We understand these figures as archetypes or messengers whose function is to contribute to the individuation of the mind.
Jane Fielder | 02 - 31 March 2013
Drawings exploring the image of the life model across different media, including watercolour, pastel, acrylic ink and collage.
Heads | Timothy Alexander Forster | 01 - 24 February 2013
Heads is a series of large-format photographs exploring the conflict of distance and proximity between the subject and the viewer.
Surface Pressure Trace | Manya Donaque | 07 December 2012 - 27 January 2013
Surface Pressure Trace is an installation exploring the language of print, including material, process and form.
Catalogue. WHB: 0001 - 2154. | Denise McIlroy | 03 - 25 November 2012
Gachette destroys an old copy of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.
The paperback has been painstakingly taken apart and cut into 1.5 cm base isosceles triangles. The resulting strips were rolled and glued into small beads, glazed 4 times with PVA and twice with nail varnish. Each bead was then individually photographed, numbered and placed into a sealable plastic bag with the representation of itself.
WHB: 0001 - 2154 both embodies and displays a cultural necessity to collect and collate, categorize and catalogue. The transformation of an old paperback copy of Wuthering Heights into decorative trinkets extends the inherent logic of myth making, re-deploying it to calibrate the insidious displacement of a palpable reality.
Textures of Spurn | Alice Fox | 06 - 29 October 2012
Textures of Spurn is an exhibition of works on paper, silk and linen from Alice's residency at Spurn, East Yorkshire: a remote and ever changing spit of land that protrudes into the mouth of the Humber estuary.
More information on the exhibition and the artist's residency at Spurn Point can be found at www.alicefox.co.uk.
Decision v Indecision | Helen Wood | 08 - 30 September 2012
There are many decisions to be made about what, how, where and why to draw. When drawing from observation I attempt to relate to and translate what I am looking at, always with the underlying desire to 'make it work'. Whilst in this activity I become familiar with the subject and at best I am connected and in the moment, losing my normal awareness of time.
At worst, I feel inept.
Focusing on the grouping of objects (stuff) in the house and taking that idea outside, noticing categories everywhere... making small semi observational studies, to working on a larger scale... I continue to explore my drawing language.
Dean Clough Life Drawing Class | 07 - 29 July 2012
An exhibition of works by artists from the Life Drawing class at Dean Clough, working under the guidance of painter in residence Doug Binder.
Contributing artists: Sarah Bannister, Doug Binder, Cath Everett, Peter Ford, Dave Godfrey, Anthony Gower, Roger Hitchen, Keith Hanselman, Jennifer Jones, Frank Majkowski, Phil Moody, Colin Morgan, Chris Murray, John Robb-Webb, Sheila Smith, Kate Stuart and Sue Thompson
Receptacle | Onile Onile | 11 - 29 June 2012
In my usual child-like way, I give you a display of potential actions, which might mix and inter-react within the mind, when making a decision or preparing an action. The bowl as a vessel can be seen as a chalice or cell, which receives and distributes these potential actions. I thought it would be interesting to show the emotions, determinations and functions as nouns and verbs in reciprocating modules - open to view - ready to interact with themselves and eventually the world.
Oliver Neilson | 05 - 27 May 2012
In my obsessive collecting and making I am trying to re-animate the old lost ways. Make the past take new forms. Shake the sepia out of it; return it to the present it once was.
Full Many a Flower... | Malcolm Barton | 07 - 29 April 2012
"Full Many a Flower..." is a series of paintings which speak of the transience of beauty in nature.
Blue Rinse Blue | Amrik Varkalis | 03 March - 01 April 2012
This exhibition celebrates my recent obsession with Blue and my on going love of applying colour in painting and printmaking. My obsessive nature drives and shapes my work but it also leaves me feeling Blue for a while. Working with a limited palette sets challenges but I relish the discipline, and these paintings and prints are the result. Blue Rinse is a light hearted reference to my age and my constant awareness of the possibilities of developing a 'blue rinse eye' as a painter and printmaker.
The Forgotten City | Gemma Doyle | 03 - 26 February 2012
A photographic representation of the contrasting differences between the mills that are still operating and those which have been closed for many years.
6-inch Cube | 02 December 2011 - 29 January 2012
A diverse group exhibition of beautifully crafted small and miniature artworks made from across the UK. Ideal for Christmas gifts.
Magsueden Art Group | 04 - 27 November 2011
Margaret, Sue and Denis met while attending an Art Therapy Course at a Cancer Support Centre in Bradford. This yearlong course, tutored by Steve Davis, inspired them to set up their own group after the tuition had finished. Convening weekly in the Meeting Room at South Square, the group were provided with a nurturing and reflective retreat in which to grow creatively.
New Paintings | Martin Hearne | 07 - 30 October 2011
A collection of new paintings by Martin Hearne.
Order into Chaos | Colin Lyall | 03 - 25 September 2011
Drawing from urban calligraphy, lost languages, primitive symbols and street graffiti, Lyall expresses and explores the bombardment of conflicting messages and symbols present within all our daily lives.
Captured | Carole Kirk | 02 - 31 July 2011
Developed from mundane family snapshots, these paintings explore notions of surveillance, child development, and identity.
Fluvia Fluxum (River Flow) | Ruth M. Robson | 04 - 26 June 2011
An exhibition of works that show the intricate currents or flow patterns created during the passage of river water over and around obstacles such as weirs, pylons and rocks.
Rhiannon Lowe | 06 - 29 May 2011
My drawings are of things I think I remember, or might have seen. Even if imagined, they are familiar somehow. They are not particularly alluring, sadly. I'm hoping that'll change.
Departuresarrivals | Valentin Boiangiu | 02 April - 01 May 2011
Ideas of departure and arrival act as coordinates between which the artist's inventions can appear and reappear across the surface of the painting.
Curated by Martyn Hill
Sculptural Explorations | Gus Wright | 05 - 27 March 2011
Influenced by rhythmical and lyrical Celtic Designs, these sculptural and ceramic works reveal a sense of truth as the lines and curves come together.
Twiston Beck | Glyn Hughes | 05 - 27 February 2011
These paintings were executed after Glyn Hughes was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer one year ago. At the same time Glyn acquired the use of an isolated stone hut in the Ribble Valley. Delight in the natural world there saved his life and produced a spate of paintings and poems (Coincidental with the exhibition a book of poems A Year in the Bull-Box will be launched at the exhibition). The paintings use a combination of acrylic and oil on board or paper. After a lifetime of writing and painting these pictures are a breakthrough from obvious approaches to landscape. Though not seemingly naturalistic they are based on a keen eye for natural detail that has been Glyn Hughes' hallmark throughout his career.
As a writer he has been awarded many prizes including the Guardian Fiction Prize. further information on Glyn can be found at www.glynhughes.co.uk
Parallels | Christine Meyer-Eaglestone | 05 November - 22 December 2010
Specializing in hand-cut marquetry and dyed wood veneers, Christine manipulates line, edge, colour and texture to generate compositions which convey a sense of order and balance.
OD'd on Colour | Amrik Varkalis | 01-24 October 2010
Recent work that shows the artist's continued love of colour to create semi-abstract compositions.
New Work | Val Emmerson | 04-26 September 2010
Although working primarily with paint, Val Emmerson's background in textiles informs her observations and reinterpretations of natural objects found in her garden and the landscape of the Dales.
New Work | Gillian Holding | 07-29 August 2010
Gillian Holding's work explores the contradictory realities and perceptions of contemporary society, encountered through the randomness and absurdity of daily life. She works with traditional and digital media, employing a wide range of figuratively-based imagery.
Her exhibition of new work is the outcome of journeys made at the end of last year in Israel and the Palestinian territories: the quintessential evocation of conflicting truths and realities and multiple perceptions of a single narrative.
The subjects of the work are anonymous: decontextualised, assumptions must founder. Israeli, Palestinian, Christian, Jew or Muslim? Nothing is as may seem at first sight.
Ruth Wilkinson | Mosaics | 03 July - 01 August 2010
"I'm fascinated by Islamic art and architecture, Asian textiles and the rich and vibrant colours that
come alive and seem to dance and sing when bathed in sunshine. The many different patterns, forms and designs within nature and man-made will be a constant form of reference".
New Paintings | Richard Wincer | 05 - 27 June 2010
Canvasses repainted over and over again until they resolve themselves, in the search for a magical moment when things finally come together.
Daniel Metcalfe | Urban Landscapes | 03 April - 02 May 2010
These pictures represent a kind of step away from my normal approach to painting. I tried to distance myself from any particular subject or idea and instead construct an image that was entirely governed by my aesthetic logic and instinct. What I find revealing is my tendency to naturally organize space as a 'readable' landscape.
Life Studies | Doug Binder | 06 - 28 March 2010
Painter in residence at Dean Clough Gallery and founder of South Square Gallery, Doug Binder exhibits recent life studies.
Beatle beetles | Martin Procter | 06 - 28 February 2010
Beetle illustrations inspired by The Beatles' song titles.
Drawing the Line | Michael McCartney | 07 - 30 November 2009
A reflection of the artist's development over the last six months from representational drawing of the human form to more minimal, expressive and abstract forms using the line as my visual language.
New Work | David Thomas | 03 - 25 October 2009
"Fools words things / that things of actual sing" is from a poem by a Cornish poet whose name, I'm ashamed to say, I can't remember. This fragment has been pinned on the wall of my workshop for years. It seems to sum up how I feel about the gulf between how we think we know the named world and how we really experience it.
Groups exhibition | The Small Group | 05 - 27 September 2009
This exhibition brings together a collection of small textile work from this Harrogate-based group of artists.
Islay | Pete Lund | 8 - 30 August 2009
Earlier this year I spent a week on Islay. It was wonderful - mountain goats, rabbits and a seal nearby called, of course, Sammie. I also had a drink with the island's woman undertaker - I'm not sure why!
Transcendental Force | Siu Kwan Bevan | 4 - 26 July 2009
Bevan attempts to illuminate the visual and conceptual relationship between Eastern and Western abstract art. It takes reference from both Chinese calligraphy and the work of abstract expressionists. Bevan examines how Oriental Daoist and Buddhist philosophies related to abstract expressionist working methods.
Head Spam | Michael Stewart | 6 - 28 June 2009
Head Spam is a collection of blackly comic pen and ink drawings from local writer Michael Stewart: dream images, nightmare visions, derived from doodles, ink spillages and happy accidents.
For more examples of work: www.artflock/artist/headspam
Shadows and Reflections | Beryl Robinson | 2 - 31 May 2009
An exhibition of enhanced photographic images that explore the possibilities of shadows and how they are stretched, bent, and thrown across different surfaces; blowing in the breeze they are constantly on the move.
Beige and Fluffy | Amrik Vakarlis | 4 - 26 April 2009
Amrik's recent works are a slight departure from her usual colourful paintings based on the Pennine landscape. Print & Mix is her current method of producing images which are intended to be visually engaging and challenging.
A Sense of Place | Lesley Birch | 7 - 29 March 2009
A varied collection of mixed media paintings and prints interpreting the wild atmosphere of Almscliffe Crag, How Stean Gorge and the windy coasts of Scotland.
Gazing into Glazing | Tony O'Connell | 7 February - 1 March 2009
A reflective ramble of reflections photographed in the centre of Bradford during late December 2008. Reflections come and go according to prevailing conditions, offering different perspectives on familiar scenes which can highlight hidden details or glimpses of the past
6 Inch Cube | Group Show | 6 - 21 December 2008
Earlier this year artists were invited to respond to the them 6 Inch Cube [artworks to be produced no larger than 6 inches in any direction]. The subsequent responses reveal a diverse and tentative range of beautifully crafted artworks, ideal for Christmas gifts.
New Work | Giuseppe Lambertino | 8 - 30 November 2008
Through the camera lens, subjects such as abandoned buildings and peripheral spaces are re-examined and re-explored. Using intricate enhancement techniques the final, re-worked, image reveals hidden subtleties and intriguing truths previously overlooked in the original photographic scene.
Giuseppe is an emerging Yorkshire based artist who uses digital photography to produce images of a diverse nature, from conceptual art to band photography and commercial commissions.
Drawings and Imagings | Michael Horne | 6 - 28 September 2008
An exhibition exploring the possibilities and approaches to contemporary drawing
Lines are the simplest of all artistic marks. The drawing of a single line is like the beginning of a language or the start of a story. On its own, a single line is the first utterance with little meaning until joined by further lines positioned in relation to it. It is now when a story begins to develop in scope, complexities, pretensions and hopes. Lines upon lines give successive possibilities of meaning and interpretation, until their visibility is obscured by the story that we read from them. But at the heart of it is that simple single line.
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