Socket Artists in Midlands Open 2017

Socket artists Barbara Clayton, Gill Hugman Perkins and Nicola Rae have all had work selected for this year’s Midlands Open exhibition at the Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington, DE74 2PQ. The exhibition launched on Sat 26th August, and continues until 23rd September 2017. Opening times are Thursday-Sunday 10.00-5.00pm, see the Tarpey Gallery website for more information.

Below: Barbara Clayton, collage (2017):

Janet Turville in the ‘The Adam and Eve Project’, continuing at Southwell Minster

Socket artist Janet Turville is one of 13 regional  visual artists taking part in The Adam & Eve Project, which presents the participating artists’ individual responses to various aspects of the Adam & Eve story.

The project was launched at the St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne, in June, (see previous post). It now moves to the Chapter House of Southwell Minster where it will be on display from 29th Jul – 20th Aug 2017, with a PV on Friday 28th Jul 7- 9pm. Click here to view the Adam & Eve Project catalogue.

Janet has created two digital fabric prints for the project which portray a contemporary, imagined view of the Garden of Eden in the Age of Plastic, detail below:

 

The project will tour until Feb 2018, further planned venues including:

  • Melbourne Festival: St Michael with St Mary’s Church, Melbourne, 16th – 17th Sep 2017
  • St Chad’s Church, Stafford: 25th Sep – 8th Oct 2017
  • Doveridge Art Show: Village Hall, Sand Lane, Doveridge. 25th – 26th Nov 2017 10.30am – 4.30pm
  • Brampton Art Gallery: Newcastle-under-Lyme. 13th Jan – 25th Feb 2018

Participating artists: R.N Clarke, Michael Cook, Elizabeth Forrest, Lee Mackay, Simon Manby, Rebecca Mercer, Duncan Pass, Sue Prince, John Rattigan, Sarah Sharpe, Roger Sutton, Anna Thomas and Janet Turville.

 

Janet Turville in the Adam & Eve Project, launching Ashbourne June 2017

Socket artist Janet Turville is one of 13 Derbyshire and Staffordshire based artists who have been invited to contribute to The Adam & Eve Project. The artists’ brief was to make a personal response to the time honoured narrative of Adam & Eve, and in particular to re-imagine some key aspect from its well- established iconography.

Janet has created two digital fabric prints for the project which portray a contemporary, imagined view of the Garden of Eden in the Age of Plastic, detail below:

The Adam & Eve exhibition opens at the St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne, for the start of the Ashbourne Festival, with a private view, Thu 15th Jun, 5 – 8pm. The exhibition continues here until 1st Jul. 

The exhibition will tour until Feb 2018, planned venues including the following:

  • Southwell Minster: 29th Jul – 20th Aug 2017, private view – Fri 28th Jul 2017
  • Melbourne Festival: St Michael with St Mary’s Church, Melbourne, 16th – 17th Sep 2017
  • St Chad’s Church, Stafford: 25th Sep – 8th Oct 2017
  • Doveridge Art Show: Village Hall, Sand Lane, Doveridge. 25th – 26th Nov 2017 10.30am – 4.30pm
  • Brampton Art Gallery: Newcastle-under-Lyme. 13th Jan – 25th Feb 2018

Other participating artists include R.N Clarke, Michael Cook, Elizabeth Forrest, Lee Mackay, Simon Manby, Rebecca Mercer, Duncan Pass, Sue Prince, John Rattigan, Sarah Sharpe, Roger Sutton, and Anna Thomas.

 

Gill Hughman Perkins in Artspace “Odyssey”, Stamford, Jun 2017

Socket artist Gill Hughman Perkins is part of an Artspace exhibition at the Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford, PE9 2DL. Gill is one of 18 Artspace members who are exhibiting work relating to the theme of “Odyssey”. The exhibition launches with a PV Sat 3rd June 2-4pm, and continues until Sat 17th Jun, Mon-Sat, 9.30am – 9.00pm . Visit the Stamford Arts Centre website for further information.

 

Socket artists deliver sustainable chemistry commissions

Socket artists Jane Pepper, Nicola Rae, Janet Turville and Helen Williams are amongst 10 artists selected to make work for display in the Glaxo-Smith-Kline Sustainable Chemistry Carbon Neutral Laboratory on the Jubilee Campus of Nottingham University.

The work was commissioned by the School of Chemistry as a response to the fire of September 2014, and the 10 selected artists are all staff and alumni of the university’s recently closed BA Fine Art(Hons) course. The work produced spans a range of media and has been installed throughout the ground floor of the completed building, including the Winter Garden and foyer area.

Clockwise (detail): Nicola Rae, Helen Williams, Jane Pepper, Janet Turville.

There will be a launch event on Wednesday 14th December 6-8pm to celebrate the work produced, and a printed catalogue will be available. Both the launch and the catalogue have been organised by Socket artist Gillian Perkins.gsk-cnl-art-launch-invite-nov-2016

Full list of participating artists as follows: Kate Genever, Alison Morgan-Tansley, Nicola Rae, Jane Pepper, Ju Smith, Denise Sowden, Janet Turville, Jane Wheat, Helen Williams, Ali Woolacott.

Socket artists in Secret Postcard Show, Bromley House Library

Socket artists Janet Turville and Barbara Clayton are participants in Bromley House Library’s “Secret Postcard Show“, organised and curated by Socket artist Nicola Rae in her capacity as librarian and exhibitions manager for the library.bh-secret-postcard-show-composite-nov-2016

The Secret Postcard Show is part of the library’s 200th birthday celebrations, and comprises over 300 postcards, donated by professional artists, library members and community art groups, and displayed anonymously in the library’s Main Gallery. Postcards are available for purchase at £5 each, all proceeds going to Bromley House Library and The Renewal Trust, a regeneration charity working in St Ann’s, Sneinton and Mapperley.

The exhibition launched Sat 19 Nov and continues until Sat 7th Jan 2017. It is open to non-members of the library 2pm to 4pm on Wednesdays, and 11am to 1pm on Saturdays. See the Bromley House Library website for more details. 

Barbara Clayton in the University of Nottingham Summer Exhibition 2016

Socket artist Barbara Clayton has had two photographic collages selected for inclusion in the University of Nottingham’s Summer Exhibition 2016 at the Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside during July.

The collages, ‘Goodbye No 6’, feature an architectural detail of the Fine Art Studios at 6 Triumph Road, soon to be demolished following the recent closure of the BA Fine Art course.Barbara-Clayton-summer-exhibition-July-2016

The annual Summer Exhibition showcases recent artwork by staff, students and alumni of the University. It is open daily, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm Sat 9th – Sat 23rd July 2016, admission free.

Socket artists in Nottingham University’s final BA Fine Art shows

Socket artists Barbara Clayton, Sue Greenaway, Jane Pepper, Gill Hugman Perkins, Nicola Rae, Janet Turville, and Helen Williams are all taking part in shows at the Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside, to mark the final closure of the University of Nottingham’s part-time BA Fine Art course.

Exhibitions of work by teaching staff, alumni and graduate resident artists accompany the 2016 Degree Show. Barbara Clayton, Jane Pepper, Nicola Rae, Janet Turville and Helen Williams are amongst 11 artists taking part in the Graduate Residents’ Show, curated by Janet Turville. Socket artist and course leader Gill Hugman Perkins is part of the Staff Show whilst Sue Greenaway features in the Alumni Exhibition.

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Details of some selected work (L to R) Helen Williams, Barbara Clayton, Nicola Rae, and Janet Turville:Socket-artists-graduate-residents-details-June-2016

All the shows are now open, and there will a combined PV on Wed 15th June 6-8pm. The Graduate residents show runs until Thur 23rd June whilst the other exhibitions continue until Sun 3rd July. Opening times are 11-5pm Mon-Sat and 12-4pm Sun – see the Lakeside exhibitions brochure for full details.