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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Six hours later and the show is up!

The communal areas of the incubator has been transformed into an art fair for under £50 shopping from local artists and craftspeople, opening on Monday 11.30 to 2.30pm but will be on until after Christmas with work once bought and paid for, can be taken away and hidden away for Christmas morning.

Facebook photos of exhibition

By the way, this is our 18th exhibition in the incubator and our second under £50 Christmas exhibition. Plenty ideas for future exhibitions in 2012 with some of people we are considering for group, joint or solo shows represented in our fair - consider it a preview.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Artists who are exhibiting with us in the 12 Days show

Freida McKitrick- print
Liverpool based fine artist and printmaker Freida McKitrick’s work reflects the time-honoured practice of taking common, ordinary images and objects and placing them in an artistic context, but with a little twist: She selects images or things that are or were at home in ordinary human life but have some extra significance.  Freida’s art is based on observations of life using a variety of subjects to record events, situations and ideas that have inspired her, or given cause for amusement.  Freida works from a studio in a renovated mill in the heart of Liverpool city centre, she draws her inspiration from the eclectic mix of architecture, people, and culture that radiates from Liverpool and other cities that she has been fortunate to have visited.

Nathan Pendlebury - painting
Nathan Pendlebury studied Fine Art at Warrington Collegiate Institute and also at Liverpool John Moores University. He grew up in the North-West of England in Chester, Salford, Manchester, and Warrington. Nathan lives and currently works full-time for National Museums Liverpool, he also has his a studio space in Liverpool City Centre.

Gill Curry- print
(new to art @ the incubator)
Gill studied Art and Contemporary Dance pursuing a career teaching Art and Design.  During the past 20 years she has specialised in a variety of print methods (screenprint, linocut, woodcut and etching) exhibiting locally and nationally. In 2006 she read for an MA in Fine Art (Print) at Chester University and took part, in 2007, in an exhibition at the Bluecoat Display Centre commemorating 200 years of slavery.Gill completed a series of etchings recording the crossing of the Atlantic on a container ship (May 2009) from Liverpool to New York.  Her recent print projects have been exploring the life and work of Merce Cunningham, contemporary dancer and choreographer and capturing the landscapes of Hilbre Island and Les Alpilles, Provence. 

Michael William Burn- photography
Mike is a painter and decorator by trade. He discovered photography enhancement quite by accident, when in 2007 he started playing around with a computer programme which changed the colours and appearance of photographs. He really liked the eye catching effect and started manipulating my favourite images.  His work is mainly inspired by a love of iconic buildings and the ever changing Liverpool waterfront.

Linda Mary Evans- painting
Linda is a Wirral based contemporary artist whose work explores personal imagery derived from the slate mining area of Snowdonia North Wales.

Siân Bailey- illustration
(new to art @ the incubator)
Siân Bailey studied Illustration at Newport and Brighton Colleges of Art. She has been illustrating books for children for forty years and has worked for many publishers and with well known authors. She has a special interest in the illustration of Fairytales, Myths and Legends and Poetry. Most of her paintings are miniature in scale, usually still lives, landscapes or imaginative subjects, sometimes inspired by poetry.

Lisa Waldman - silver jewellery
(new to art @ the incubator)
Lisa Waldman is a jewellery designer and silversmith based in the Wirral. Lisa has been designing and making her collection for over 10 years. She has a new selection of ‘ready to wear' contemporary pieces in silver anything from simple flower earrings and silver gem stone rings to gorgeous vintage pearl necklaces and the stunning butterfly range.

Theresia Cadwallader- beaded jewellery
Theresia Cadwallader was born and brought up in Java studying civil engineering at Leeds University. She worked on building a university campus, bringing infrastructure to the jungles of Sulawesi and designing irrigation system for Lombok and Sumbawa. After taking a master degree in Irrigation Engineering at Southampton, she practised as an engineer in Jakarta and Sumatra. She then settled in Oxton. She continued working as a water engineer in the North West for a few years. She then studied fine art and jewellery design at the Wirral Met. Theresia’s work combines a strong feeling for earth and stones, often geometric with rigorous design skills, and influenced by her early years among the colours and sounds of Indonesia.

Mary Bryning - framed embroideries and cards
(new to art @ the incubator)
Patterns on the land and the structure of towns and roads have always fascinated Mary, from her early days of studying geography. She is interested in them not only for their visual impact, but also in the effects that human occupation, development and activities have on the landscape. She has been collecting antique maps for years and recently have also been influenced by the aerial photographs.She began formal art training in her late forties with an A level in Art Textiles followed by City and Guilds Creative textiles. Her work usually includes techniques of appliqué, print, hand-dyed fabrics and machine embroidery, resulting in a combination of line, colour and texture to interpret my ideas.

Rachael Howard- textiles to be worn and for the home
(new to art @ the incubator)
Rachael Howard was one of the Royal College of Art’s first six embroidery postgraduates in 1992.   Since then she has practiced as a textile artist and designer exhibiting nationally and internationally and she has undertaken a wide variety of commissions and projects including being shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts (1997).  Howard has a fascination with everyday life; she likes to sketch people – their postures, expressions and movements.  These spontaneous sketches, notes and scribbles are then translated into screen-printed, appliquéd and embroidered narrative images.  They embellish her large wall-hangings, small framed works and range of fashion and interior accessories.

Christine Toh- Textile/print/jewellery
Christine grew up in the north of France and discovered printmaking when she moved to England in 1992. In 2008 she graduated from John Moores University, Liverpool with a BA (Hons. 1st Class) in Fashion and Textile Design.

Judith Brown- jewellery
(new to art @ the incubator)
Judith Brown hand stitches with fine wires to create feminine jewellery with an intricate and delicate feel, her techniques have developed from her degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Monday, 5 December 2011

12 days til Christmas Monday 12th of December

Roger Sinek's photographs
Mike's wooden bowls
From last year's show
It is getting exciting as we are taking delivery of the art and craftwork for the Christmas exhibition at MerseyBio. All the work is under £50 making the pruchasing of art affordable for many. We will have photographs by Roger Sinek, wood from Mike Rule  who exhibited with us in the Landscape show earlier this year,  jewellery from Lisa Waldman of LW Silver and also from Theresia Cadwallader who showed her beadwork in the 2010 Christmas show, topographical embroideries from Mary Bryning, new prints from Freida McKitrick with her scenes of Liverpool that were so popular last year and were the Christmas card for 2Bio in 2009....and so much more...