Thursday, April 21, 2011


Deep into the Woods Timelapse from Henry St leger on Vimeo.

MOTORCADE/FLASHPARADE invites you to the Private View of                                 
PV Friday 22nd April at 6.30pm till 9pm
..includes live music and live drawing.. presents:  ILLUSTRATION

Private View: Friday 22nd April 6.30pm to9pm
Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th April: 11am to 5pm

Seven members of a new illustration collective present their second exhibition 'Illustration' at Motorcade/FlashParade from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th April.

The collective was established in 2010 by a group fo University College Falmouth Illustration graduates, with the aim of exhibiting and promoting their illustration to a wider audience.

On display will be a diverse cross-section of contemporary illustration produced in a range of media. This will include children's illustration, editorial and advertising work, photography, greetings card designs and fashion illustration. Members of the collective have already had commissioned and published work.

The collective are hoping the exhibition will showcase this alternatived to Fine Art to a broader and more diverse audience.

Original artworks, limited edition prints and greetings cards will be available to purchase at the exhibition. You will also be able to meet the illustrators whose work is on show.

The private view will include live music from Amanda Lucas and Jamie Fyffe, live drawing from Dave Bain and Tom Mead and a bar.

Illustrators exhibiting:

Liz Clayton
Amy Brazier
Philip Rhys Matthew
Lucy Boden
Sophia Bloxham
Amberin Huq
Vicki Jones

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Motorcade/FlashParade invites you to enjoy DONKEY ISLAND....


 Private View of DONKEY ISLAND on FRIDAY 15th APRIL at 19.00 till late. DJ, dancing and free hot pizza if you’re early enough... yes, you heard me... piping hot pizzas!!

Private View: 15th April 19.00 till late
Saturday 16th April 12.00 to 17.00
Sunday 17th April 12.00 to 17.00

Robert Prideaux presents a series of videos from his new project Donkey Island.

A landscape is transformed through the medium of film... it is no longer the same place. But in its stead, a highly believable, unreal landscape is created. There are no limitations as to what can occur in this new landscape.

Donkey Island is just such a place. Prideaux has filmed an old quarry in Bristol whose heavy industrial past  has shaped the evolution of its topography. Playing with time, place, camera movement, and his own presence within the moving-image-screen,  Prideaux fabricates his own history of this new place.

By adjusting and tweaking the "truth" of the site of filming, how "real" or "unreal" something is on Donkey Island becomes unclear.

Prideaux runs around, stumbles through and explores this new terrain, challenging his and our relation to the highly believable yet unreal world inside the moving-image-screen.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Private View: Thursday 7th April

Private View: Thursday 7th April 6.30 – 9pm
Opening times:                    
                        Friday 12 – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 – 5pm

Spring Show - curated by Fiona Cassidy

Deborah Feiler · Helena Haimes · Lydia Halcrow · Catherine Knight · Harriet White

New work from 5 Bristol based artists sharing a new studio together and responding to their past work, their surroundings and to each other. BA and MA graduates from UWE and Bath School of Art and Design, their work ranges from video to painting across a range of media, with influences as diverse as memory, surrealist history, photography, mapping and our connection with landscape.

Deborah Feiler
Deborah Feiler’s work contemplates our connection with landscape. By making visual equivalents for the elusive experience of silent watching, lines are appropriated from the outside world and scratched or drawn into paint or gesso. An interest in the interface of various disciplines loops in and out of the work – science, geology, psychology, whilst the choice of palette is about referencing light rather than local colour.

Helena Haimes
Helena Haimes works primarily in video and installation. Her most recent pieces have been performance to video interpretations of particular anecdotes/works from the literary and artistic history of surrealism. She often features directly as an odd ‘re-enactor’, and uses mirrors and reflections as deceptive tools to play with the viewers’ perception of the action.

Lydia Halcrow
Combining painting and drawing on canvas, Lydia’s starting point are a series of walks that enable her to collect clues and remnants that hint at past activity in a place and how it has evolved and formed over time. These layers of shapes and symbols are combined to form a series of experiential maps that chart her experience of walking in a place - marking time with her feet against the ground.

Catherine Knight
Catherine Knight's fascination with the process of sifting through old family photographs is the ongoing motivation behind her paintings. Drawn to certain photos which stick in her mind, the images are re-invented creating dreamlike, other- worldly states. The heightened colouration suggests a romanticised or hazed over version of events. They mirror how family histories and personal mythologies are half- remembered, smoothed over, or exaggerated over time. They make the viewer question - Do I know these people? Is this place real? Have I been there?

Harriet White
Harriet White’s highly detailed portrait paintings reflect conflicting senses of intimacy and glamour; Images of luscious, thickly applied makeup evoke an initial sense of dazzle and seduction, yet also suggest a certain underlying vulnerability.