Hello from Auntie G
Neil has given me my own little bit of the website so I can share news from 212 HQ and give you some behind the canvas, lens, drawing board insights about our fabulous clients. If you are one of our clients and have got an exhibition coming up – or you’ve got news, let me know as we like celebrating your successes too.
Featured Artist at St Werburghs Arts Trail - Andrew Burns Colwill
Hot off the trail at Cheltenham – I caught up with Andrew last week about how the paint festival was for him and his new awesome work.
We are thrilled to have some of his originals at the studio for the festival. Pop down and see us at St Werburghs Arts Trail this weekend 23-24 September. We are at Unit 8 with a great selection from our artists.
Featured Artist at St Werburghs Arts Trail – Thomas Dowdeswell
We are lucky enough to have four of his originals on display for St Werburghs Arts Trail. Pop in and say hello this weekend.
Thomas and his work have been on quite a journey this year. He exhibited at The New York Art Expo earlier this year and more recently was one of ten emerging artists to be chosen for a wonderful show up in London. Fad magazine named ‘It’s Art Call II’ at D-contemporary gallery’s exhibition of one of the top 7 exhibitions to see in London that week.
D Conteporary gallery said of his work ‘Thomas Dowdeswell pulls back the curtain on current, controversial issues with surreal political satire, challenging the viewer to confront, digest and empathise with multiple perspectives, both literally and theoretically.’
The Agent and RS75 team up for Cheltenham Paint Festival
Just had a chat with Minion specialist (and 212 Productions Client) – The Agent about what he will be doing at Cheltenham.
Angus getting ready for Cheltenham Paint Festival
Angus’s plans for Cheltenham Paint Festival
Lemak is keeping it under wraps
Just had a quick chat with Lemak – really looking forward to his new piece at Cheltenham Paint Festival. I’ve had a sneak peak and it’s going to be epic.
Emma Caton - plans for Cheltenham
I caught up with the wonderful Emma Caton ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Paint Festival and asked her what she is up to.
‘I’m doing a new series of work titled #be_safe #be_seen. It is a portrait of a friend who always has my back on the road.’ It starts the launch of a fabulous project that Emma is launching.
New 6 month exhibition by Bristol's Giles Barwick
Another of Giles’ key themes across the years has been his abstract expressionistic portraiture of female faces. He says ‘I concentrate on key points cheekbones, and the proportions which are soft and gentle. When you take the eyes out of the equation people view things through the eyes – so many people judge a book by it’s cover and if people are blind they can’t judge a person by what they see. Similarly people don’t know if someone is ill with something they can’t see.’
Great exhibition by Andrew Burns Colwill extended till 24 June
This is Andy’s vision good and bad for the year 20/50. He sees both sides – yes the destruction through our impact causing climate change, but also technological advances meaning we will be able to grow beef and body parts from DNA, and there is reflection and the recognition of the need for reflection – spaces and people without a cell phone – time to be mindful.
See inside the urban dystopia of New Scunthorpe by Brett Buckle
Set in the urban dystopia of New Scunthorpe, THE ROACH is an ongoing indie comic series that follows the stupefying misadventures of a distinctly unmotivated anti hero Roach, as he navigates a planet ruled by corporate greed, bent cops and crooked politicians…with the odd giant sex crazed ferret thrown into the mix.