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SPOTLIGHT ON JULIE DAVIS

Each month a different King Street Gallery artist is featured in our Spotlight Room. Throughout March the painter Julie Davis will be showing her work in a stunning new exhibition entitled “All that Glistens”.

Julie told us: “Although my subject matter appears eclectic, my work reflects my fascination with light and surface, and many of my pieces include metallics as a way of bringing in light.

“Inspired by the so-called 'Old Masters' - many of whom were, in fact, female - I also use traditional still life painting methods to explore how light creates form. I am therefore a visual magpie, seeking treasure wherever I can find it.”

Julie Davis has a Masters in Fine Art and Art History from Aberystwyth School of Art, and has been a member of King Street Gallery since 2017.

“All That Glistens” runs in the Spotlight Room until the end of the month. Click here to find out more about Julie Davis’s work.

 

NICKI HEENAN IN THE CHATE ROOM

Nicki Heenan is an international artist who uses both water media and oil and wax to create paintings with heart, atmosphere and impact. Her new exhibition, “Landscape - an encounter with minerals”, runs in the Chate Room until 22nd March.

This body of work combines minerals with cold wax and mixed media to render the landscape in physical terms. Nicki Heenan’s paintings have a visceral quality that imbues their surfaces with complex depth and nuance of colour achieved by layering and glazing. The work on show ranges from seascapes to landscapes with pieces painted en plein air and in the studio. Nicki’s work has been exhibited at Mall Galleries, London in the NEAC, RI, RBA and ROI open shows in consecutive years.

Cold Wax workshops – limited spaces available!

Nicki Heenan is also running two one-day Cold Wax workshops in the Gallery on Thursday 14 March and Saturday 16 March 10am - 4pm, and there are a limited number of spaces still available. Please contact the Gallery to book your place asap.

Costing £80, this course we explore the basic building blocks to using oil and cold wax. Cold wax is a versatile medium and can be used to modify paint to give body, texture and translucency.

Nicki Heenan will be doing several demos on the different techniques and then focussing on participants’ own individual enquiry and helping them to incorporate new techniques into their work.

Follow this link for more information.

 

PETER SPRIGGS AND REDVERS JOHN: PLAYING WITH DIFFERENCES

“Playing with Differences” is a new show by artists Peter Spriggs and Redvers John which runs in the Chate Room from 25th March – 1st April.

Redver John told us: “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.”

Peter Spriggs said: “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.”

 

LIMITED SPACES LEFT FOR DAVID TRESS MARCH WORKSHOP

We have a limited number of spaces left at our David Tress workshop which runs on Sat 23rd and Sun 24th March.

The two-day course, “Responding to Landscape – Expression and Structure”, includes demonstrations and practical tuition by one of Britain's most inventive and celebrated landscape painters.

Read more about the course here, and please contact the Gallery asap to book your place.

 

CHARLOTTE LEADBEATER EXHIBITION RAISES £700 FOR GLANGWILI HOSPITAL

Earlier this month King Street Gallery artist Charlotte Leadbeater presented a cheque for £700 to the Glangwili Hospital chemotherapy department. The money was raised by Charlotte’s “Into the Light” exhibition which showed in the Chate Room last November.

Charlotte, who recently received treatment in the chemotherapy department, said: “I wanted to give something back - to give people hope even in the midst of frightening and invasive treatment. There is always something you can do, and using the creative process puts you in control. I was terrified of chemotherapy particularly, and although not pleasant it was not as bad as I feared.

“The staff in all the hospitals I was in have been amazing, and we are so lucky with our National Health Service professionals. Even under intense pressure no cross words spoken, care and attention to the patient uppermost in their minds from surgeons, doctors and nurses.”

 

Charlotte presented the cheque members of the department who said they had been inspired by her initiative and felt very valued because of it. 

Congratulations, Charlotte!

 

NEW SPRING SHOW AT KING STREET GALLERY!

A fantastic Spring Show of new work by King Street Gallery artists is now on display in the main gallery and runs until early May.

The Show features a fresh selection of work to brighten your day and put a spring in your step! Our artists’ disciplines range from contemporary painting, print-making, photography, ceramics and textiles to jewellery, sculpture and drawing.

Pop in and see our fantastic range of Welsh art!

 

OPEN ART COMPETITION 2019 – GET INSPIRED BY SPACE!

We’re delighted to announce that the theme of our 2019 Open Art Competition is “Space”.

The concept of space is multi-factoral and can be interpreted in many ways. The success of the Open Competition at King Street Gallery continues to attract a high standard of entries, and this year you can submit up to two pieces. The overall winner will receive a £200 prize.

We hope you feel inspired! Find out how to enter here

 

 

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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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King Street Gallery cooperative includes artists from a wide range of disciplines,including contemporary fine art, ceramics, photographers, stained glass, wood turning, textiles and sculpture.

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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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