Peter Spriggs and Redvers John

Playing with Differences

25 March – 1 April 2019

Open Evening on Monday 25th March 6-8pm

Peter Spriggs

Is drawing a dog worth the bother? Yes. Why? It (the dog and the act of drawing) force me to slow down, observe and reflect. I have needed to slow down, observe and reflect following the recent passing of my mother.

Redvers John

I was born in Wales and am proud to be Welsh and Wales has also inspired some of my paintings. After studying an Access course at Coleg Sir Gar I progressed to study a degree in Fine Art – Painting, Drawing and Printmaking.  During this time I became interested in the subject of collecting and memory and the use of collage and the torn edge of the paper. I am also interested in mixed media collage which also features in my work along with typography.

My work reflects my passion for collections and collecting and is intrinsically linked to my own collections of vinyl records and Punk music memorabilia, as well as photographs depicting personal memories through landscape. I have been inspired by the modernist painter Kurt Schwitters and his Merz collages, as well as the contemporary artist Jamie Reid. I am also interested in typography which often features in my work referencing popular music culture. 

My collection of personal imagery is photographed, printed, ripped and torn to make collage compositions and then manipulated using photography before being re-printed.  These new compositions are often ripped again and re-collaged; the ripped parts and edges are juxtaposed, layered and then replicated through painting.

Socio-political elements are brought forward through the use of what appear to be random icons from past and present material culture.  These fusions of different elements are frozen in real time as well as fictional time in the picture-plane, giving a sense of nostalgia: they anticipate the frenetic and uncertain world of globalization.

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Yve Kelly has been a member of King Street Gallery since September 2010. She produces large scale, ethereal, colourful paintings.

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Thursday 14th March 2019 10:00am - 16:00pm: Nicki Heenan Cold Wax Workshop 2019

Saturday 23rd March 2019 10:00am - 16:00pm: Responding to Landscape - Expression and Structure by David Tress

Saturday 20th April 2019 10:00am - 16:00pm: Responding to Landscape - Expression and Structure by David Tress 2

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4th January 2019 - 6th March 2019,

Members New Year Exhibition 2019

An exhibition of new works by gallery members for the New Year including paintings, original prints, fine art ceramics, photography, textiles and jewellery.

8th March 2019 - 1st May 2019,

Members Spring Exhibition 2019

An exhibition of new works by gallery members for the Spring including paintings, original prints, fine art ceramics, photography, textiles and jewellery.

8th March 2019 - 22nd March 2019,

Nicki Heenan

A solo exhibition by local artist Debbie Dunbar.

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Monday 25th March, 2019Peter Spriggs and Redvers John

Friday 20th September, 2019Space - Open Art Competition

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