The FoundryGallery-once part of the Phoenix Ironworks Lewes. It was converted
for use as a public space in August 2006 by Artemis Arts. ’A wonderful
important space. A magic venue full of atmosphere and style.’ Visitor comments.
Artemis Arts is a local charity set up in 2006
by Wenda Bradley and Christine Hall.
This year it is offering a platform for the work of three artists who use fantasy and the
imagination as starting points for their work. Subconscious connections lead
the viewer on a journey through dream and memories where familiar objects suddenly
possess new meaning and reference. Toys and other familiar items are reframed
and offered to the viewer to take another look.
Process and diverse
materials are evident in the surfaces and textures of her eclectic, drawings,
paintings, prints and collages. Helen reworks images by refining and
simplifying . Aspects of the observed world are represented through the impact
of dynamic marks and colours.
‘I make paintings and drawings instinctively; references
inspirations come from autobiographical experiences, feelings and the love
of art fashion and nature .The choice of images together with the variety
of materials are what makes the work unique and have a strong
physical presence .” Helen Turner
Helen Turner is a painter and printmaker.She studied at
College of Art and now lives and works in Lewes East Sussex. Her
work achieved prominence when she was shortlisted for the prestigious John
Moores Contemporary Painting Prize in 2002 and subsequently when she was selected
to be Artist for the Day at Flowers Central Cork StreetLondon in 2006. In 2008 she was invited
to exhibit at Flowers East in a mixed show and recently had a two person show with
Sophie Smallhorn at Chalk-Hill gallery in Guildford. Helen continues to exhibit in London, the UK and Europe and has a growing reputation.
Workshops Helen will be leading two practical
workshops for adults during the exhibition. These will take place in the
gallery and be based on her working practice. The first, ‘Intimate Nature”, will use a huge display of plants and flowers as
a starting point for drawing and mixed media. Participants will be encouraged
to work in a variety of scales and experiment with ideas and processes. Her
second workshop, ”Transforming Objects’,
will play with the ideas of why particular items intrigue and fascinate. In
some cases the objects themselves may become the surface for paint and collage.
Participants will be asked to bring objects that could be transformed in this
way, e.g. trays, old framed paintings, bags, shoes etc
Nick Marsh Cute and cuddly objects are transformed into
disturbing totems through the use of photography and digital manipulation. The
artist changes scale and context to translate familiar images and ideas into
sometimes sinister and challenging forms.
"Essentially I want to create images that make some sort of sense of
'being', work that is a creative, reflective, intuitive and thoughtful response
to the world I live in.
Photographic, computer and print technologies are used to create the work.
Themes and images, and their underlying ideas, are developed and evolve through
the processes of selection, juxtaposition and editing." Nick Marsh
Nick studied at Brighton Polytechnic and
went on to Wimbledon School of Art MA.
Exhibited in a number of national print shows including at Reg Vardy Arts
Centre, Sunderland and The Morley Gallery, London; Clifford Chance, KPMG, BFK
Bank, London, Silverstein Gallery, New
York , Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery
Works in collections of KPMG, Eversheds Contemporary Art Collection
Nick’s work will be the focus of the first family workshop
on Saturday 29 August when visitors will be asked to
reconsider favourite toys and belongings.
The artist will be present to discuss and lead the work.
It is hoped that an exhibition of the work produced in the workshops will be
displayed in the gallery.
Gary Goodman paints
images of resounding directness. This produces work of intense human
understanding that belongs to a lineage of artists that include Jean Dubuffet,
Vincent van Gogh, EL Kirchner and Edvard Munch
Garyhas exhibited his paintings, drawings, prints and
sculptures all over the world - from Alaska to New Zealand via Europe
shown in many galleries in England including
the National Portrait Gallery, Royal College of Art (Hunting Art Prizes) and
Mall Galleries (Discerning Eye) - recent exhibitions include new paintings with
Billy Childish; and printmaking with
MC Escher and Chris Pig in Atlanta,
An upcoming show of painter printmakers at Zimmerstewart, Arundel, shows Gary exhibiting alongside Paula Rego, Chapman Bros., Jim Dine, Peter
Gary is also a writer; in 1998
he completed a catalogue of drawings and poetry with contributions from
Professors Norbert Lynton and Michael Tucker.. In 2009 he was
included in the Java Monkey Poetry Anthology (Kodac Harrison USA) and also
helps organize regular poetry events under the name Desperate For Love.
past 20 years he has taught on a variety of courses at various universities and
colleges and continues to run workshops in printmaking, drawing and painting.
Gary Goodman works from
his shed at the end of the garden in Sussex.
‘There is a good deal of the shamanic in Goodman.’
Prof Michael Tucker
‘Gary Goodman is driven - his work is elemental,
searching, honest. ‘
‘Gary Goodman is not trying to impress anyone with his
Gary Goodman is merely saying hello with some
brutal, Goodman’s way of painting is highly poetic’.
Prof Norbert Lynton
The exhibition offers an opportunity to experience the
work of this fascinating artist and to also attend a performance of poetry and
music that he is presenting on Thursday 10 September 8pm’ Desperate for Love’ in the Foundry Gallery. He will also be
available during that evening to discuss his work.
The design on the invitation card has been created through
a combination of images from the three artists
brought together digitally by Nick
One of the aims of Artemis
Arts is to act as an interface between the art and the audience by
encouraging active participation in workshops for all ages and abilities. To
this end there will be three family workshops on each of the Saturdays during
the exhibition. Visitors will be welcomed and encouraged to produce their own
responses to the Wonderland created
by the three artists.
More information available at www.artemis-arts,co.uk
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