Week of Wildlife Art 28 June - 2 July, The Mall Galleries, London Forming the heart of the annual David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Week of Wildlife Art exhibition is the shortlist for the 2016 Wildlife Artist of the Year prize. From Earth’s Beautiful Creatures to Urban Wildlife, over 130 original works shortlisted for the £10,000 sponsored top prize will challenge your preconceptions of wildlife art. davidshepherd.org
Holly Rozier: Unheimlich 1 June - 3 July | Corridor Gallery, Brighton This June, Corridor Gallery in Brighton is host to the exciting first solo exhibition of textile artist Holly Rozier, featuring brand new site-specific installations created from domestic materials such as hosiery, stuffing and textile remnants. In a lengthy and complex process these materials are mutated; twisted, formed, shaped, hand-dyed, and delicately finished with intricate embroidery detail and intense beadwork. The title of the exhibition ‘Unheimlich’ is a slightly perplexing German word with no direct English equivalent. The translation offers three differing meanings which perfectly sum up Rozier and her bizarrely beautiful body of work; an exploration through the mediums of textiles, soft sculpture and installation. The artist describes this special site-specific show as: “A range of different scale anthropomorphic forms that look less ‘human’ than ever, whilst dealing with much more undeniably unifying and universally ‘human’ emotions than I have ever explored before.” The exhibition will show from 1st June to 3rd July at Corridor Gallery, 28 York Street, Brighton. hollyrozierartist.com / corridorgallery.co.uk
Drawn to the Valley Tavistock Summer Exhibition 27 – 31 July | Tavistock Town Hall, Tavistock The Drawn to the Valley group was formed in 2003 by the artists of the Tamar Valley Area as both a support network and a way to bring the area of natural beauty to life through art. The group now has over 160 members, ranging from painters and printmakers to ceramicists, sculptors, calligraphers, jewellers and textile artists. The annual Tavistock summer exhibition showcases this variety of work from the artists, while the Open Studios event which runs from 27 August – 4 September gives visitors the opportunity to see more behind the work. drawntothevalley.co.uk
Published on May 30, 2016
The universe. For many artists it is their life’s work to explore this infinite expanse, and through their art, shrink it into something w...