PREVOUS GUESTS HAVE INCLUDED: Professor MIKE TOOBY on Naoshima Island, 'Art Island', Japan. Hauser&Wirth-Bruton, Head of Education, DEBBIE HILLYERD. Artist, PAUL DESBOROUGH. Artist, MICHAEL PENNIE/Artist and Curator, FIONA CASSIDY. Director/Chair of Wells Art Contemporary, LIZ HEAD. Artist, PAUL VIVIAN, winner of 2015 WAC. Artist, CAROLE WALLER. Musician, JUSTIN ADAMS. Director/Curator, JOHN BENINGTON on Grayson Perry. Film maker, GEOFF DUNLOP. Curator/Artistic Director, TOM TREVOR. Artist/Architects: SOPHIE WARREN & JONATHAN MOSLEY. Artist, CHRISTOPHER BUCKLOW. Musician/Drummer, CLIVE DEAMER (Portishead, Robert Plant, Radiohead and Get The Blessing etc). Professor Mike Tooby on artist Albert Irvin. Artist, DEXTER DALWOOD & Philosopher, BARRY C. SMITH. Artistic Director Artes Mundi, KAREN MacKINNON. Artist, PETER RANDALL-PAGE. Artist, RICHARD TWOSE. Gallerist, DANIELLE ARNAUD. Research artist/Curator, Salisbury Arts Centre, Dr. MICHELLE WHITING. Cultural Forum, DAVID METCALFE. Director 44AD Gallery, KATIE O'BRIEN. Director Fringe Arts Bath, ARRAN HODGSON. University of Bath, ICIA, LYNDSEY HUGHES. Bath Spa University, Head of School of Art, ANITA TAYLOR. Artist/fabricator, STEVE HAINES. Director Holburne Museum, XA STURGIS. Artist, PAUL McGOWAN. Muscician, JIM DICKINSON on Paul Klee. Curator TATE Britain, Chris STEPHENS. Artist, KEITH HARRISON. Artist, ROBERT SCOTT on William Scott.
Our next Artbar guest is the artist Sandra Porter RWA who will talk about her prints, paintings and her current exhibition at the Museum in the Park, Stroud.
“Sandra Porter studied Fine Art at Stourbridge College of Art, achieved an MA in Fine Art Painting from Chelsea School of Art in 1981 and studied Printmaking with Dorothea Wight at Morley College in the 1990s.
She is a contemporary abstract artist interested in the symbiotic relationship between painting, drawing and printmaking. Her work currently explores a fascination with grids, stripes and recurrent schemes which often find their beginnings in architecture, usually grand as in St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow or Siena Cathedral in Italy. Recently, humble corrugated iron bothans on the Isle of Skye have caught her eye, appearing like drawings in the landscape and inspiring the new works which are shown in this exhibition. This is Sandra Porter’s first solo museum show and will include large-scale carborundum prints, drawings and paintings.” The exhibition is supported by Arts Council England & The Iona Foundation, Amsterdam.
ARTBAR GUEST: Max Naylor discusses his work which is a playful exploration of drawing and surrealist landscapes. He shall also discuss his recent residency in LA. See more of his work here: http://www.maxnaylor.com/
Our guest on Tuesday 21st will be ceramicist, Sara Moorhouse whose work can be currently seen in ‘The Art of Perception: Seurat to Riley’ exhibition at The Holburne Museum in Bath.
Sara Moorhouse was born in Sheffield in 1974. Originally from Worksop in Nottinghamshire, Sara trained initially at West Nottinghamshire College of Further Education before studying Illustration at the University of Wolverhampton. Following a Post Graduate Certificate in Art and Design Education at Exeter University, Sara taught and lectured. Then she studied Ceramics and took a Masters and PhD at UWIC School of Art and Design, Cardiff.
Sara says of her work: “The development of my work into ceramics, colour, and spatial perception began with a Masters degree at Cardiff in 2003. The work explores the ways in which spaces within landscape appear altered depending on the ever-changing colours of season, weather, time and farming. The bowls act as a canvas for paintings that distill specific landscape scenes, perceptibly altering the size, depth, and shape of the form by the applied colour.”
Our Artbar guest this month is the art dealer, curator, consultant, and Chairman of the Wilhemina Barns Graham Trust, Geoffrey Bertram. http://www.barns-grahamtrust.org.uk The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust was established by the Scottish artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham in 1987. The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust exists to enhance the reputation and understanding of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham as one of Britain’s most significant 20th-century artists, and through her legacy supports young people and other individuals to fulfill their potential in the visual arts. http://www.barns-grahamtrust.org.uk