Thursday, December 5, 2013

Motorcade/FlashParade National Open 2013

Thank you to all who came to the Private View of the third M/FP National Open, particularly Axel Wieder. Thanks once again to Axel, Roy Voss and Hannah Knox for making such an excellent selection, and to Charlotte Cousins for her brilliant curation of the show.

Many of the artists selected for the show were able to attend and it was a very great pleasure to present the prize of £500 to Lewis  Khan for his powerful photographs and video. Highly commended were Linda Taylor and Sarah McNulty.

Preview:  Thursday 5th December, 6pm - late                        

Prize announcement after 7pm

Exhibition Continues: 
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6th, 7th & 8th;
Thursday 12th – Sunday 14th December
12-5pm daily

Selected by:
Axel Wieder
Roy Voss
Hannah Knox

Curated by:
Charlotte Cousins

Chris Fordwoh
Linda Taylor
Sarah Wilton

We would like to thank everyone who entered this year's competition. The judges were hugely impressed with the quality of work being created across the country.

Helen Grant

                                 Neil Fuller

Lewk Wilmshurst

 Lewk Wilmshurst

 Sarah McNulty

Chris Fordwah

                        Zervou and Kerruish

                       Sarah McNulty

 Sarah McNulty

Elliot Conway

 Lewis Khan

Lewis Khan

 Elliot Conway

Clare Thornton

 Lewis Khan

Sarah Wilson

 Solveig Settemsdal

Sarah Wilton

 Polly Kelsall

Charlie Godet Thomas

 Linda Taylor

Elliott Conway, Charlie Godet Thomas, Linda Taylor

Lewk Wilmshurst, Sarah McNulty, Elliot Conway, Charlie Godet Thomas

Neil Fuller, Lewk Wilmshurst

Elliot Conway, Clare Thornton

 Sarah McNulty, Charlie Godet Thomas, Elliot Conway

Polly Kelsall, Helen Grant, Charlie Godet Thomas, Zervou and Kerruish, Elliot Conway

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


a solo show of new projection works by Rod Maclachlan

Private View:
Friday 22nd November      6pm-late
Exhibition continues Sat 23 and Sun 24 then Fri 29, Sat 30 and Sun 1st December 
12 mid-day - 5pm
or by appointment: 07956 408 829

Passing the Time is Maclachlan's first solo show bringing together a selection of recently developed 
works that play with analogue projection and the sculptural form. This combining of media reflects Maclachlan's preoccupation with the relationships between perception and imagination, the physical and the ethereal.

The resulting installations amplify the dynamics of objects in the round; their form, texture and the play of light on planes and surfaces.

He draws on the pictorial formats of still life and landscape and the use of repetitive, hypnotic movement, resulting in the works that explore materiality, entropy and cycles of time; evoking states somehow suspended between past, present and future.

For two new works, Maclachlan has taken inspiration from objects left by his late father. These items are explored using opaque-object (episcopic) projection. The artist uses this archaic technique due to its simplicity and immediacy, finding it the most direct and non-refrential process of mediation. The images are not illusionary as the reality and the image of that reality cannot be separated.

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Roderick Maclachlan (born 1974) lives and works in Bristol. Studied: BA (Hons) in Fine Art: Sculpture - Glasgow School of Art in 1996, MA Fine Art, University College Falmouth in 2008. His installation works have been experienced as part of Life's An Illusion Love is a Dream, Liverpool Royal Standard (2013) One-on One Festival, Battersea Arts Centre (2011) Inbetween Time, Arnolfini (2010), and Small World Fair at Metal in Southend-on-Sea (2010).

Collaborations include working with composer Hauschka for The Bristol Proms, Bristol Old Vic (2013), with artist Harminder Judge on Do What Thou Wilt, Spill Festival, The Barbican (2011) and with composer Roly Porter on Fall Back at Faster than Sound, Snape, Suffolk (2011).

Tuesday, November 5, 2013



  1. Private View: Friday 8th November 6pm till late
    with drinks, delicious curry and music

    Exhibition continues:

    Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Thursday 14, Friday 15,
    Saturday 16, Sunday 17:

    12 mid-day to 5pm

    Andrew Litten’s work stirs from the groin – that place of raw bestiality and tenderest compassion. It is the place we all fear; a place of the extreme duality and conflicting, barely controllable urges – a bipolarity of our human beast within. Like so many expressionistic artists, Gorge Baselitz comes to mind, in Andrew’s work the rawness is also the vulnerability. Andrew is searching for poetry, the poetry of living, loving, hurting and dying; the vulnerable, the powerful, the human.

    But there is a continuity to Andrew’s work in duality, contradiction and opposition; his work carries extreme experience; passion and flippancy; allure and repulsion. These qualities and Andrew’s sense of purpose have been influenced by the powerful poetry of Louise Bourgeois, the master of interpreting our human beast within.

    Text by Jane Boyer

    For Litten, as a figurative artist representing the human form, the manipulation of materials and the manipulation of identity are intrinsically linked. Perhaps subversive, tender, malevolent, compassionate – pure expression, which is not political or demographic or defined by taste, is at the heart of it all.

    Creativity is empowering and empathy is powerful - and the need to see raw human existence drives it all forward.