Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Stunning Visual Arts in Bridport

There's a remarkable calibre of Visual Arts on show in Bridport over the next couple of weeks -

* First of all I must invite you to the Official Launch of Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios, taking place from 6:30 to 9pm on Thursday 19 May in the Ballroom at the Bull Hotel, along with a selection of art from participating artists in a show called 6"x9" - which is the size of works that each artist has submitted.

* The actual Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios event starts this Saturday 21 and continues to the following Bank Holiday Monday 30 May.

The event has been brought forward from August this year, and extended in lengh, taking place over 10 days. You can see a couple of examples of my recent works on my BOS page.

As if that wasn't enough, there are a number of brilliant exhibitions on in West Dorset, including -

* The " 2x2x2" exhibition at the Bridport Arts Centre, showing the work of painters Wendy Poole and Alastair Barford... (two videos on these artists below)

* That exhibition changes the following week, and will be showing two new artists - Jollyon Carter and Alice Jones.

"This May Bridport Arts Centre launches a new slot for emerging visual artists from Bridport and around the region. 2x2x2 will feature two artists sharing the Allsop Gallery, for two weeks, twice. Both exhibitions will offer audiences fresh, new ideas from artists who are exploring and developing their practice. For some this will be their first gallery show." Polly Gifford, BAC Director

* Another brilliant exhibition has just opened at Sladers Yard, West Bay, showing a range of paintings by Robin Rae and Alex Lowery.

* Meanwhile, at Artwave West, in Morecombelake, there's a group show, including local artists Jon Adam and Boo Mallinson.

More information about these shows:

Arist Wendy Poole at the Bridport Arts Centre

Wendy Poole is showing a mini-retrospective of her work at the Bridport Arts Centre as part of the "2x2x2" exhibition. She is a remarkable talent, highly recommended!

Video walk-through:

Artist Alastair Barford at Bridport Arts Centre

At just 23 years old, Alastair is definately a talent to watch. This highly accomplished series of paintings will travel down to Falmouth for Alastair's Fine Art Degree Show in early June.

Video walk-through

Finally, here's a video of George Shaw, Turner Prize nominee, talking about his work at the LinkBaltic Centre for Creative Art.