What's On

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Upcoming LAS events:
** LAS SUMMER EXHIBITION - Fri 26th August - Mon 5th September
** LAS EVENING MEETING - Art as Therapy, with Frances Newman - 1st September - details

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Upcoming - Frances Newman's talk, 'Art as Therapy'

After the break in August we're back with our next evening meeting on Thursday 1st September, and it's on a fascinating topic that we've not covered before - a talk on the use of art as therapy, by LAS member Frances Newman. Ahead of time, Frances has very kindly sent along some of her works (click to enlarge):

The talk is at the usual time, 7pm for 7.30pm, at the Studio in the Ludlow Assembly Rooms. It's £3 for members, £5 for guests and just £1 for students. Drinks and biscuits are provided, but we ask a 50p donation here to help us cover costs.

See you on the 1st of September (well, hopefully see you at the Summer Exhibition Preview Evening first...)!

Reminder - Silk Top Hat Summer Exhibition

Don't forget, the Silk Top Hat Summer Exhibition is under way with new work from John Alford, LAS member Tamsin Bridge, Patrick Howse and former LAS President Noel Shepherdson as well paintings, prints and sculpture by other Silk Top Hat Gallery artists including Edward Bell, Nik Burns, Mary Griffin, Rae Harrison, Jenny Jones, former LAS President Keith Noble and Matthew Wood.

The exhibition is on until 3rd September, and is well worth checking out.


Friday, 19 August 2016

Capture the Castle

CAPTURE THE CASTLE will showcase over 20 contemporary artists’ response to the theme of castles - some artists are local while others are from further afield. The exhibition has been curated by Tim Craven and Simon Dorrell.
The story will span from Iron Age hill forts to Gothic Revival castles of the 19th century. Although united by the subject, the artists employ a diverse range of idea and style. Media will include prints, drawings, paintings, embroidery, photography and glass.
The participating artists are: Graham Arnold, Tim Craven, Simon Dorrell, Diana Craven, Fiona McIntyre, Peter Davies, Robert Amesbury Brooks, Peter Jarvis, Pauline Bullard, William Vaughan, Nick Schlee, Howard Phipps, Richard Bavin, Annie Ovenden, Tamsin Abbott, Nick de Serra, Gareth Rees-Roberts, Kate Cochrane, Alison Woodhouse, Lois Hopwood, Owen Rimington, Guy Lester, Ciara Lewis, Shelagh Popham, Alison MacGregor Grimley and Susannah Royle.
The exhibition is open throughout h.Art week from 10th–18th September, 11am–5pm each day. Admission free.
How to find St Michael's Church, Discoed:
Leave Presteigne heading west on the B4356. After 1 mile take minor road (straight on) signposted Cascob. Continue for 1 mile. Church approach is up on left after Discoed sign.
Full details here www.discoed.org


Thursday, 18 August 2016

New Chang Thai Mural

From the Chang Thai Facebook page:

Our Thai Jungle mural is coming on, a new work by newly graduated Aysha Tengiz. Watch the work in progress over August. 

Monday, 15 August 2016

Kidderminster Paint Jam 2016

Kidderminster paint jam 2016 hosts some of the UKs biggest street art talents for a weekend of painting and music from the boars head fringe festival.  Starts 11am on 20th August, and ends 21st August at 11pm.  At Boars Head, Kidderminster.

Friday, 12 August 2016

That's Oxfordshire - Matt Smart's Artistic Vision

In a short interview with media outlet That's Oxfordshire (click for link), LAS webmaster Matt Smart spoke about his inspirations, how he sees a connection between cave art and street art, the concept of taking or not taking that step to break down a barrier and speak to someone, and a whole lot more. Go take a look:

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Pushing the Envelope exhibition

As efficient as email is, nothing beats the simple pleasure of receiving a letter through the post. During the Presteigne Festival, Mid Border Arts are hosting an exhibition titled Pushing the Envelope at the Assembly Rooms in Presteigne.  

Showcasing artworks created on envelopes, the exhibition celebrates the world’s first postage stamp – the Penny Black. The exhibition is both colourful and playful and demonstrates that pen and paper still have an huge aesthetic appeal in this age of digital communication.
The Pushing the Envelope exhibition was kick started by Neil Hadfield, Illustration Course Leader at Hereford College of Arts. The college worked collaboratively with Katie Nairne of House of Illustration in London; the UK's only public gallery dedicated solely to illustration which was founded by Sir Quentin Blake. Together with the Hay Literary Festival they invited an international array of artists and illustrators to create embellished envelopes using a mix of mediums. From collage, to paint, to typographic designs, each artist made their mark on the back of an envelope and then posted it to London.
The work has made its way from across the globe, from Europe, Japan, and the USA and even as far as Australia.
On Sunday 28 August at 5.00pm Neil Hadfield talks about the exhibition and tells how its makers were inspired to contribute to the project. (Event 18 of The Presteigne Festival - tickets available online https://presteignefestival.com/. Tickets are £6 unreserved. ).

Pushing the Envelope runs from August 25-30 at The Assembly Rooms in Presteigne, LD8 2AD, from 10am – 5pm daily. Access at all times cannot be guaranteed because of Presteigne Festival talks and performances.