OFF THE WALL 3 exhibitions to see this month Lucinda Bunn
Wonderland, Harborne Art Gallery, Harborne Harborne welcomes well-known Twickenham based artist Stephen King (no, not the horror writer) and favoured artist of actor and writer Nigel Planer with a solo exhibition of his bold and evocative landscape paintings. These are combined with his portraits of Alice in Wonderland, which come from a series of portraits he produced of amateur actors in their costumes. His art is now rising in value, so don’t miss this utterly beautiful spring exhibition.
Oil in Canvas 32x42 inches
Frametec 8 Greenfield Road Harborne B17 OEE 0121 428 1038 www.frametec.co.uk
“’Must a name mean something?’ Alice asked doubtfully. ‘ OfNigel course it Bates must,’ Humpty Dumpty saidSutton with a shortColdfield laugh: at Artifex, ‘my name means the shape I am-and a good shape it is, too. With a name you mightlight be anyand shape,textures almost.’” features strongly in the work of Nigel The playlikeofyours, reflected
Bates who is exhibiting throughout March. Brightly coloured flowers, abstracts and figurative work, contrast with other pieces using clear resin. Nigel has been involved with the Creative Arts for over 20 years, setting up and running Artifex contemporary art gallery. During this time, he has developed his own work, experimenting with a mixture of different media and materials along the way. The Mitchell Centre Weeford Road Sutton Coldfield B75 6NA 0121 323 3776 www.artifex.co.uk
Hipgnosis – Masters of Album Cover Artwork, St Paul’s Gallery, Birmingham St Paul’s Gallery is celebrating the works of two great artists, the late Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell, who founded the infamous photo-design studio, Hipgnosis until the 5th April 2014. Known for their famous album cover designs for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and many more, these iconic images will be alongside a collection of new unseen prints created by Storm and Aubrey. St Paul’s will also be launching the 10cc collection created by Hipgnosis in the early years of their career and throughout. Albums include Sheet Music, How Dare You!, Bloody Tourists and more. 94-108 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1TH 0121 236 5800 www.stpaulsgallery.com