Artists’ Talk: Meet the artists

Led by Gill Crawshaw Some of the wonderful artists who are exhibiting in the Love Arts Festival will be talking about their work at this informal event. This will be a great opportunity to get an insight into how artists work towards an exhibition, as well as learning more about their practice and influences. There will be chance for questions …

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Love Arts Festival Launch

Celebrate the launch of Love Arts 2018 at the opening of the Highlights exhibition in St John’s Centre

Once and Now – Morticia

PHOTOGRAPHY, MONOCHROME, HISTORY Remnants of the past, and our connections to them, are Morticia’s chief inspirations. She uses a mix of analogue and digital photography and site specific materials to create her mostly monochrome images. For the last five years she has been exploring the history of St George’s Field and these images are the result of her research so far. Mon 1 Oct – …

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The Tennis Ball – Mindy Goose

DOGS, WALKING, PHOTOGRAPHY Mindy’s fine art practice looks at walking as art. Inspired by the Becher’s typologies, her collections of observations uncover the journeys she takes, the paths she frequently walks, and the flux in which nature exists. She is concerned with how our environments connect to us, and what that means for a person with a disability. Walking with her …

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Sidetracked – Conrad Cookson

PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE, BEAUTY A series of photographs that look for beauty in unexpected places. Conrad Cookson takes found objects and discarded items and turns them into something new. His photographs transform humdrum things into beautiful, sculptural formations. Some are spontaneous, some are planned. All are bold, interesting and defy explanation. This is Conrad’s first solo exhibition. You can also see one of Conrad’s …

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Aire Place Exhibitions – Gemma Carlier & Chlo Elizabeth

PHOTOGRAPHY, GENDER, PAINTING THIS WOMAN’S WORK Gemma Carlier In This Woman’s Work Gemma Carlier examines themes of worship, power, gendered labour, and the boundaries between devotion and compulsion. The installation consists of a circle of standing obelisks, invoking memories of pagan places of power. The obelisks are woven from wool, challenging the expectation of masculine stonework and commenting on the nature of …

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