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The Zeitgeist Open Catalogue “ When I first saw the Zeitgeist Open Exhibition 2013 I immediately felt an overwhelming sense of curiosity. It's been a pleasure to have been involved with a show of such diverse and fascinating contemporary work.” Selector Graham Crowley

The Zeitgeist Open 2013 - Curated by Annabel Tilley & Rosalind Davis Selected by Graham Crowley, Susan Collis, Rosalind Davis & Annabel Tilley Exhibition Open: 27 September – 5 October

Selected Artists Hermione Allsopp, Jane Archer, Katrina Blannin, Claire Brewster, Jason Brown, Tom Butler, Emma Caton, Martyn Cross, Helen Donnelly, Nathan Eastwood, Gethin Evans, Gordon Flemons, Aldobranti Fosco Fornio, Tina Francis, Neill Fuller, Dominique Goodwin, Jonny Green, Luke Humphries, Mandy Hudson, Catherine Jacobs, Michael James, Evy Jokhova, Simone Kennedy, Simon Leahy- Clark, Charlotte C Mortensson, Olivia Moullaali, Simon Ogden, Rebecca Parkin, Edward Parsons Brown, Ana Ruepp, Julia Russell, Wendy Saunders, Sarah Shaw, Timothy Shepard, Paul Smith, Srinivas Surti, Annie Suganami, Claire Tindale, Jeremy Turner, Dina Varpahovsky, Eleanor Wemyss, Ben Woodeson and Carol Wyss. Press Release: Zeitgeist Arts Projects are proud to present the second annual Zeitgeist Open Exhibition. This year 42 artists were chosen by selectors and fellow- artists Susan Collis, Graham Crowley, Rosalind Davis & Annabel Tilley from the 287 entries received. The idea behind an open exhibition is that it is exactly that: open. Open in all senses: open to all artists, open to all mediums. The open for us is about giving exposure to talented artists, to create networks for them and to discover work that positively shines with new ideas, spanning sculpture, collage, print, photography and painting. Within the selected works there exudes a quiet confidence in each piece. We see this buoyancy and selfassurance in Neil Fuller’s still life painting: Goin Down to the Country with its bright cartoonlike depiction of a comic plastic tree, whose original cheap manufacture and long-lost conception are at odds with the studied painted version which is a playful conflation of two traditional painting genres (landscape and still-life). Similarly, and with this same theme, Still Life by Gordon Flemons is reminiscent of consumer products ready for shipping, the objects here are obscured and inaccessible behind a barrier of black polythene. The black film strips away detail, colour, and identity. Branding has gone. Knowledge and access are denied. Only form remains. The eye is brought to bear on the taut surface of the wrapping only to raise unanswered questions of what lies beneath.


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Gordon Flemons’s Still Life

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Rebecca Parkin’s Meat Pirate

Again, in Rebecca Parkin’s meat pirate we have to adjust our vision; look closer but still it is not clear what we are looking at. Within some of the works there is a feeling of absence, of mourning. This is apparent in the embossed bones of Carol Wyss’s Bodyprint and the pathos of Jonny Green’s Christmas with its slumped figure and can also be found in Claire Tindale’s exquisite miniature of a wheelchair entitled: In Those We Trust and Aldobranti Fosco-Foranti ‘s Free Shadow which might remind us of Peter Pan’s lost shadow. Tom Butler’s Phic, a concealed, locked-in portrait resonate with explorations of identity and surrealism. These are themes also present in Martyn Cross’s Primordial Soup featuring another of his well-known collaged interventions using old seventies children’s knitting patterns and Simone Kennedy’s Twenty Six Mothers which has women with large beautiful butterfly heads pushing prams. Simon Leahy-Clark’s Staircase and the labyrinth Walking Round St George’s Church, Bloomsbury by Timothy Shepard are collage work of meticulous detail. For both of these artists there is a fascination with the mediated images, the recycling of the news, to construct other worlds from the machinations of an everyday world. Figurative works are fleeting, turned away or locked away from us, in reverie, suspense or hope such as in Nathan Eastwood’s Fiona in the Bathroom , Wendy Saunders’s Man with Eyes Closed and Annie Suganami’s Stanley Spencer-esque self-portrait in green stripes painted over an existing painting entitled: Me Green. If several works in The Zeitgeist Open make us look again because of their blatant: Look at me attitude then it is fair to say that this year’s Zeitgeist Open Exhibition is an exhibition in two halves – a snapshot of now, and a snapshot of now influenced by twentieth century art history. So that in among the new new we find the new re-imagined with obvious references to: Hans Arp, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali or mid-twentieth century British painting like in Mandy Hudson’s exquisite painting: Windmills which references the aesthetic language of the forties and fifties and work by Ivon Hitchens & Winifred Nicholson.

Mandy Hudson, Windmills

Ana Ruepp, To Capture


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While in Ana Ruepp’s work: To capture the Unknown Quality of the Instant we are reminded of Joan Miro. What does it mean that this next generation of artists, contemporary artists working now, have become so interested with the art of a hundred years ago and what was then termed Modern Art? This is surely more than a passing phase. It is a phenomenon that is becoming more common, and more prevalent in current art practice. Past ideas and painterly languages are reimagined and evaluated in a genuine way- not just as post-modern sampling and pastiche. ends

Selector: Graham Crowley When I first saw the Zeitgeist Open Exhibition 2013 I immediately felt an overwhelming sense of curiosity. It's been a pleasure to have been involved with a show of such diverse and fascinating contemporary work. Work that references the likes of Marsden Hartley, Prunella Clough, Ralph Goings, Stuart Davis, Gwen John and even the very early work of Ivon Hitchens. Voices so disparate and so marginal as to be unfashionable. But at a time when the market is dominant, I can think of no greater compliment. Speaking as a practitioner, being fashionable isn't an accolade - it's a death sentence. This show contains work that ranges from the touching reality of a soviet childhood to a fascination with British 19th century colonialism. The kind of work in which meaning generates appropriate form. At long last; an exhibition that represents a credible attempt to reclaim experience as an intelligent and legitimate form of first order meaning. There's also a long overdue return of skill; demonstrated in exquisite painting, marquetry and weaving. Precision of means is no longer a stranger. The ZAP Open has always been a 'celebrity free' zone. The implications of this are enormous. The results speak for themselves. The entire Zeitgeist selection panel were practicing artists. Which means the level of discussion was professional and informed rather than a fantasy shopping trip. I'd much rather be judged by one of my professional peers than a half-forgotten children's TV presenter from the 1970's. The work ranges from the exquisite to the precarious. This show is a testimony to thoughtful reflection and attention. To love and skill. The work fascinates and captivates. Reflection, intimacy and generosity have replaced rhetoric and bombast. This is much more than mere 'product'. The selectors of Zeitgeist Open had the breadth of knowledge to identify exhausted academic conventions. There's an overwhelming sense that the work in this show was made because it was worthwhile. This show is a project of reclamation and celebration. In short - a joy.


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Graham Crowley, Allotment

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Susan Collis, You Again

Selector: Susan Collis I have a fondness for the Open Submission Exhibition as I strongly believe that it was one of the ways in which I gave my own career an important kick-start after leaving college. I remember that during the final year of my postgraduate study.. and for a few years afterwards, I applied for many Opens, including the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Aspex Gallery’s Emergency and New Contemporaries. I also remember how great it felt to get a ‘yes’ answer – a seeming affirmation that I was on the right track , as well as the crushing disappointment when the answer was no… So I was honoured when Annabel and Rosalind asked me to be on the judging panel for this year’s Zeitgeist Open, now in its second year and already on the map as a great showing opportunity for artists of all disciplines. But I was also equally daunted at the prospect of giving ‘yes’ or ‘no verdicts to the works presented. Annabel and Rosalind’s criteria of seeing the work ‘blind’ so to speak is an interesting one, - each work is viewed without accompaniment of the name, statement or CV of the artist who produced it and I was surprised at how unsettling a prospect I found this. Their remit though, of encouraging total inclusivity is laudable. However, I found myself going straight to Google when I got home, to check out the artists that I had felt particularly strogly about. What was I looking for? Not just affirmation that my ‘art radar’ was in working order, but a sort of Zeitgeist I suppose. In turn this made me think about what an evasive concept Zeitgeist actually is –more like a current to be swept along with than a style to be copied (we saw a surprising amount of works that looked as if they could have been produced by the same artist). Since the judging day, I’ve given a lot of thought about the process we went through and the reasoning’s behind certain works being chosen over others. Leaving aside the obvious detrimental effects of (sometimes howlingly) bad presentation, I was left wondering just what it was about some works that caused the 4 people in the room to shout a simultaneous ‘YES!!’ An unexpected outcome for both Graham and myself was that we found ourselves being most drawn to works that were as dissimilar our own as was possible to be. Other criteria that came to bear on my own choices was a sense in the work of experimentation, of curiosity about the world, of something that even though it might be referencing previous movements or practitioners, felt like something new and fresh. These artists shone through.


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Annabel Tilley, Zebra in the Garden of Eden with a Rubbing-down House. After George Stubbs (1724-1806).

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Rosalind Davis, The Distance Between.

Selector: Annabel Tilley The Selection Process Any selection process is difficult because when analysed the whole procedure is about making choices. And even if we don’t realise it at the time - when we gather in London as selectors for the second Zeitgeist Open in September 2013 (Graham Crowley, Susan Collis, Rosalind Davis & I) - we are making decisions about what we consider good art might be. Of course, personal taste and aesthetics can’t help but enter the fray so having three other artists to debate your choice with can be both tense and delightful. However, what is apparent from the process is that some works have something distinct – an exceptional quality - that occasionally makes all four selectors sit up and shout: Yes! And it is when this happens that one knows one is in the presence of something singular. Which, in itself, goes to the heart of being an artist. We strive to make our work, and however, much we try and kid ourselves we are always trying to make something good. How do we know it is good? And what does that even mean? Mostly we can only judge when time has passed and we can see the work objectively - for what it is. However, because time is of the essence, as an artist, we attempt to create this experience before it has happened; straight away. We try and catch ourselves unawares, sneak up on the work – as though it belonged to someone else - and see it obliquely, as if for first time: to see if it is any good. The tension that abounds during an open selection process is very similar so that one goes through this agony, anxiety and ecstasy nearly a thousand times as the work flashes past and round follows round. We find ourselves scanning the work for that very something – that unarticulated quality - that allusive otherness which is so rarely present and yet is so quickly identified when it does come into view. Artists make good selectors because we are trained to seek the exceptional and the oblique in the work of others - our peers, our grand masters and our teachers - so that we might know what it is in our own work. It is that very vision and the ability to see it in others and create it for ourselves that we strive for everyday in our studios and, conversely, it’s very lack that creates the loneliness and the feelings of inadequacy that all artists suffer.


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Paradoxically, it is also what keeps us working. What we work towards. Selector: Rosalind Davis Being on the selection panel and the experience of choosing artists through a competition is a tense experience; each piece submitted is weighted with the hope of being selected and it is a responsible position to be in, and a role in which one has to be fairly bold and confident in some of the discussions that take place; in knowing your own opinion but also allowing for an openness in listening to others. I enjoy the debates between the selectors discussing artworks and practice, the unknowns, the excitement of seeing something that makes you curious, perplexed, wonder, bewildered! This is now my fourth year of managing (and two years selecting) an Open Submission Competition, all of which were carefully designed to create valuable exhibition opportunities for artists. Each year I wonder if perhaps this will be the last open submission we run, for it is an incredible amount of very tiring (largely unpaid) work. But each time, I am enlivened and enriched by working with these wonderful artists and having the opportunity to exhibit their works, to bring them to other peoples attention, by the conversations we have with the artists and the visitors who come full of excitement at the show. It is a great joy to Annabel and I to unravel the stories, motivation, processes or concepts behind the works, to curate and create dynamic, quiet, idiosyncratic, logical and illogical conversations with the works in the show. "Art is not here to provide knowledge in direct ways. It produces deepened perceptions of experience. If the aim was to be simply understood we would have no need for art. Art alone makes life possible." Joseph Beuys With each exhibition I expand my own knowledge of artistic practice and motivations. I learn and then I teach which is a great joy to me. It is also important to us, at ZAP, that we continue to create relationships with artists, and that in turn we are able to introduce the artists we work with to new networks as well as encourage artists to development these links amongst themselves. Four years on and having worked with hundreds of artists now I am pleased to say that I am still having conversations with those I exhibited in the first open I ran in 2010, and many more. After-all, art is a conversation with other artists.


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THE ZEITGEIST OPEN 2013:

Hermione Allsopp Blockapillar, 2013 Mixed Media, 27 x 30 x 150 cm

Hermione Allsopp studied MA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury 2010-2012, since graduating she has exhibited work at: Angelika Open, High Wycombe, East Sussex Open, Towner, Eastbourne, Pneu, Electro Studios Project Space, Hastings, Void Open, London, Broken Roads and Shrinking Magic, Hastings, and Art in Romney Marsh 2013. She was selected to be part of the Accident and Emergence ‘Pistols and Pollinators 2’ a collaborative project pairing artists and poets, working together for 3 months, resulting in an exhibition at The Albert, London. Recent awards: Winner of the Void Open Exhibition 2013, and was shortlisted for the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2013. www.hermioneallsopp.com


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Jane Archer Rosa Reclinata Flore Submultiplici, 2013 Ink and collage on found botanical illustration, 24 x 18.5 cm

Jane Archer graduated with First Class Honours from Chelsea College of Art in 2007 and was selected for ‘Top 25 London graduates’ by Salon Contemporary, London. The following year, among other shows she was in a two-person show with Jeremy Evans and had work in Arty magazine, Transition Gallery Editions. In 2010 Archer participated in ‘400 Women’ by Tamsyn Challenger, a group show of 200 artists touring the UK and to Holland. This year Archer have shown in ‘Modern Beauties’, in Juneau Projects’ ‘I am the Warrior’ and the ZAP summer show. Archer’s work is in private collections in the US and Europe. www.janearcher.co.uk


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Katrina Blannin Double Hexad - Pale Lines, 2013 Acrylic on linen, 60 x 50 cm

Katrina Blannin trained in Fine Art at Portsmouth and The Royal College of Art. She has exhibited widely over the past decade nationally and internationally including: The Fine Line Group Show (2013) in Hong Kong, Discernible in London (2013), The John Moores Open in Liverpool (2012), Alter Group Show at Vegas Gallery in London (2012) and the Crash Open (2011) and (2010). Celeeste Art Prize (2006) She is a co-director/curator of The Lion & Lamb Gallery and mentor for The Turps Banana School. www.katrinablannin.com


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Claire Bewster There is Beauty Here, 2012 Paper, 55 x 65 cm

Claire Brewster's work is about retrieving the discarded, celebrating the unwanted, and giving new life to the obsolete. She uses old maps and atlases to create intricate and delicate sculptures. Her work has been widely exhibited including Manchester Art Gallery, London Transport Museum, Gallery S Bensimon, Paris, Posted Projects London and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2013. And is held in public and private collections all over the world, including: The London Transport Museum, Bury Art Gallery, Paintings in Hospitals and Hyatt Hotel, New Orleans and has been widely published in Vogue, World of Interiors, Black Dog publishing and London Underground Maps by Clare Dobin. www.clairebrewster.co.uk


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Jason Brown Dog In A Bin, 2013 Wood, paint, plaster and glue, 90 x 39 x 39 cm

Jason Brown was born in London and is currently based in Bristol. He graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of the West of England in 2012. Solo Exhibitions: 2011 ‘Receiver’, The Island Gallery, Bristol. Group Exhibitions: 2013 ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, Spike Island, Bristol & Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. ‘Holy Souls’, Start Project, Bristol. 2012 ‘Motorcade/Flashparade National Open’, Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol. ‘Wells Art Contemporary Open’, Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells, Somerset. 2011 ‘Peer Pressure’, Galleri, Bristol. ‘Sixteen’, The Old Bridewell Police Station, Bristol. 2010 ‘Daylight Robbery’, Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol.

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Tom Butler Phic�, 2013 Gouache on Victorian cabinet card, 11 x 16.5 cm

Tom Butler (born London, 1979) graduated from the Slade School of Art with an MFA in Sculpture. His work has been internationally shown at ANTHOLOGY 2012 at CHARLIE SMITH London, THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, 2012/2013, VOX IX at Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA, USA, The Biennial Exhibition at The Centre for Maine Contemporary Art, 2012, USA, Extra-Ordinary with Marion Michell and Alyson Helyer at Core Gallery, 2011, London, as well as ZAP group exhibitions, Collectible and Discernible. Recent solo shows include Curio at Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, 2012, and a two person show, Nervous Energy, with Kate Russo at Engine in Biddeford Maine, USA, 2013. www.tombutlerstudio.com


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Emma Caton The Soul Can Split The Sky in Two, 2012 Polyester Resin and pigment, 30 x 20 cm

Dark, mad scientist meets light, sensual artist. The result: sculptures, installations and drawings that crush conventional techniques and materials. Jekyll & Hyde of the fine art world, Emma expresses her deep compassion and concern for the human conditions of isolation, love, courage, fragility and loss. Take in her fine sculptures of painted eggshell and sterling silver cast in polyester resin. You’ll see plaster, di-bond aluminum and silver-plaited wire alongside insects, animal foetuses, human blood, feces and semen. As recycled as her installations, Emma draws beautifully on scrap tables and metal/enamel objects. www.emmacaton.com


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Martyn Cross Primordial Soup, 2012 Collaged knitting pattern in second-hand frame, 38 x 30 cm

Recent solo exhibitions include Edgelands at Angelika Studios, High Wycombe in 2013 and Crumbling Into Dust, a site-specific installation for the Bristol Biennial at the Edwardian Toilets, Bristol in 2012. Selected group exhibitions include: Like A Monkey With A Miniature Cymbal, Aid & Abet, Cambridge (2013); Take Me To The Other Side, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2013); Temporary Residence, Kettles Yard, Cambridge (2013); Creekside Open, APT Gallery, London (2013); Intervention, Intervention, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton (2011); The Jerwood Drawing Prize, UK touring show (2009); Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix (2009); These Living Walls of Jet, Ceri Hand Gallery (2008). In 2012 Cross was selected by Modern Painters magazine as one of their ‘100 Artists to Watch’ and also won the inaugural Angelika Open art prize. He lives and works in Bristol. www.yateheads.blogspot.co.uk


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Helen Donnelly Untitled, 2013 Acrylic and pen on canvas, 30 x 30 cm

Helen Donnelly is a painter living and working in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Previously a studio holder at Crescent Arts. Donnelly’s previous exhibitions include Artworks Open 2013 (Barbican Arts Group Trust) selected by David Kefford and Reece Jones, ZAP Open 2012 selected by Graham Crowley, David Kefford and Alistair Gentry, Saturation Point, International Survey of Reductive Art, London and New Work, a dual site exhibition at Queen St Auction rooms and Crescent Arts, Scarborough. www.helendonnelly04.tumblr.com


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Nathan Eastwood Fiona In Bathroom, 2012 Humbrol Enamel on Board, 33.5 x 40.5 cm

Nathan Eastwood born in Barrow-at-Furness in 1972 achieved a 1st class BA (HONS) at Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury 2001-5 and Byam Shaw school of Art at Central Saint Martins 2008-9. Solo forthcoming shows include Contemporary British Painting, Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, London 2014. Group exhibitions include Threadneedle Prize 2013 Mall Galleries London, Royal Academy Summer Show 2013, John Moores Painting Prize 2012 Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Occupied Realism Portman Gallery London 2012, Platform C’s Emergent Art show Vyner Street Gallery London 2011, ArtWorks Open 2010 ArtWorks Project space (Barbican Arts Group Trust) London and Dazzleships red room London 2010. He was shortlisted for the Celeste Art Prize 2007 T2 old Truman Brewery London and Lyon & Turnbull Galleries Edinburgh Scotland. www.neastwood.com


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Gethin Evans Shanghai, Dalston, 2012 Oil on linen, 56 x 61 cm

Gethin Evans studied at Byam Shaw School of Art, Camberwell School of Art and Crafts and Slade School of Fine Art. Recent exhibitions include ‘Territories’ at Galerie Windkracht, Den Helder, Holland; ‘Inside the White Cube’ at Trinity Buoy Wharf; ‘Compass’ at Street Road Gallery, Pennsylvania;, and The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition at King’s Place Gallery, London. Forthcoming exhibitions include the Threadneedle Prize at the Mall galleries and the Sunday Times Watercolour Competiton at the Mall Galleries. Works are held in private collections in the UK and USA.


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Gordon Flemons Still Life III, 2012 Polythene, wooden shelf, found objects, 61 x 15 x 26 cm

Gordon Flemons is a visual artist based in Essex. His work has been exhibited at firstsite, Colchester, and The Old Vic Tunnels, London. This year he has collaborated with the musician Katie English for the UN-Hyphen project curated by Jonathan Kipps and Stuart Bowditch, and exhibited in both parts of the 2013 Creekside Open selected and curated respectively by Paul Nobel and Ceri Hand. He is currently working on a research residency in collaboration with Elaine Tribley at TAP. Flemons graduated in Fine Art from The Norwich School of Art. www.gordonflemons.com


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Aldobranti Fosco Fornio Free Shadow @ 157, 2013 Photographic print, 100 x 100 cm Aldobranti Fosco Fornio worked as a mathematician in Swiss and Wall Street banks before taking up a newcareer in the arts, and is currently an MA student at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton Solo shows include: Lessons in Geography, Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum, Peterfields.Group shows include: Open Doors at Eugenio de Almeida Foundation, Portugal; Twenty Squared, Gallery TS1, Middlesborough; Fresh at Jacksons Art. Future exhibitions include: Art at NESTA (opening November 2013) Fosco Fornio has published a photo-book in the Kindle format and his work has been exhibited in this country and abroad. He recently featured in LandEscape International Art Review, August issue.


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Tina Francis A Woman’s Weave, 2013 Tapestry needlepoint, 100 x 70cm

Working with stitch gives you a different perspective on time. Tapestry Needlepoint artist Tina Francis measures her days in inches rather than hours. Tina started needlepoint stitching after buying a box of embroidery transfers on opening the box she found that it contained a map of a woman's life in knitting and needlepoint patterns everything that she had stitched and made for her family, a box of love. By only using second hand wool Tina’s work continues the story started by previous stitches, unable to blend colours like a painter she relies on colour resonance to bring depth to her work. She explored the subject of resonance in her small exhibition at JAG Gallery Brighton for Artists Open Houses May 2013 and has also exhibited at ZAP Summer Show. Tina completed a Foundation in Textiles at Morley College, London.

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Neil Fuller Goin’ Down to the Country, 2013 Oil on linen, 60 x 50 cm

Neill Fuller is a painter who lives and works in Somerset. He was born in Essex in 1970 and studied Fine Art in Bath 1991- 93. Recent exhibitions in 2013 include ‘The Hot-OneHundred’, Schwartz Gallery, London; ‘Now Wakes The Sea’, Kinsale, Co. Cork, and a solo show at the Parlour Showrooms, Bristol. He was awarded The 2013 Blackswan Arts Prize, Frome, and had work commended at the 2013 Worcester Contemporary Open. www.neillfullerpaintings.com


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Dominique Goodwin River, 2013 Mixed media maquette, 43 x 5 cm

Dominique Goodwin is a visual artist who lives and works in Surrey. Born in France, Dominique graduated in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts last year. Recent exhibitions include Wells Art Contemporary in 2012, Cities All Dimensions at Tokarska Gallery London in 2013 and a collaborative exhibition For Walls Contemporary In Basingstoke. One of her prints was selected for the Lessedra International Mini Print Annual in Sofia 2013. www.dom-art.com


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Jonny Green Christmas, 2013 Oil on canvas on board, 90 x 75 cm

Jonny Green is a painter who lives and works in London. He graduated from Norwich school of art and the Royal College of Art. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, recent shows include 'Beastly Hall' in Hall place museum in Kent, 'in bloom' in Brussels, Belgium. Last year he had a solo show at Carter Presents in London. Prizes include the FIAR international art prize, a Delphina studios residency and the Richard Ford Travel Award. His work is in several public and private collections including Deutshe Bank, and the Hull City Art Gallery. www.jonathangreen.net/home.html


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Mandy Hudson Windmills, 2013 Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Mandy Hudson lives and works in London. She studied at Maidstone College of Art, Kent Institute, graduating in 1989. She has exhibited in several group exhibitions in the UK and internationally. These include MK Calling at the Milton Keynes Gallery 2013, ‘New Foragers’ Collyer Bristow 2012, Creekside Open 2011 ,‘Souvenirs’ Fieldgate at Angus Hughes, ArtSway Open 2010 and ‘One day’ Gallery Corridor Reykjavik. She was included in ART Futures, Contemporary Art Society in 2007. www.mandyhudson.co.uk


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Luke Humphries L (Learn Your Lermurian Alphabet), 2013 Wood, spray paint, chipboard, acrylic, 25 x 25 x 4 cm

Luke Humphries is an artist and musician working in Sydenham, London. Luke was born in West Bromwich in 1990 and gained a BA Hons in Fine Art from Kingston University in 2012. Recent shows include ZAP Open - Zeitgeist Projects 2013, HOT-ONE-HUNDRED - Schwartz Gallery 2013 and the Creekside Open 2013 Selected by Paul Noble - APT Gallery. Luke also works alongside Dogshit magazine/collective. Shows and events include; FUN SHOW 3 – Grey Horse 2012 Kingston, FUN SHOW 1&2 Bookable Space Kingston 2012 and PROEXSOL - Gallery 51, Kingston 2011. He also plays guitar for Germolean. www.lukehumphries.com


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Catherine Jacobs In Her Caravan, 2013 Lambda C-Type print mounted on DI-Bond

Catherine Jacobs is an artist living and working in London. Informed by her parallel career as a Research Psychologist, she makes images that are abstract and ambiguous to invite viewers’ to consider their subjective responses to the works. In Her Caravan is the first image from ‘Egdelands’ a new and ongoing series of photographic landscapes with viewpoints that are transient and liminal in nature. Catherine has exhibited widely and has shown with Flower’s Gallery, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Los Angeles Photo Fair, Midlands Art Centre, London Art Fair and the Herefordshire Photography Festival and her work is held in many private collections. www.catherinejacobs.co.uk


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Michael James Donkey, 2010 Oil on canvas on panel, 40 x 30 cm

Michael Stewart James lives and works in Hampshire. He studied an MA at Central Saint Martins 2010. Has exhibited nationally in several group exhibition, the 2012 National Open competition, at the Minerva theatre in Chichester and the Prince’s Gallery, Hoxton; Shortlisted for the 1stround of the Jerwood painting fellowship in 2011, Group show at the Bargehouse, OXO tower, London winning the Mishcon de Reya art prize. www.michaelstewartjames.com


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Evy Jokhova Proposition No.5, 2013 Pencil and gouache on lithograph, 65 x 50 cm

Evy Jokhova graduated from The Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martin’s and is a multi-disciplinary artist and bookmaker. Drawing on an interest in sociology, Jokhova investigates how our needs dictate the worlds we create, how individuals are formed by the environment that they live in. She works with notions of space and the form it takes for individuals – the space within architecture, the concept of home and the construction of dwellings and worlds both real and fictional. Jokhova has previously been an artist in residence at the Florence Trust, London and exhibited at the Barbican Gallery, Cafe Gallery Projects, Collier Bristow, Pump House Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and WW Gallery. Her artist books and print works are held in the Royal College of Art and the Royal Shakespeare Company collections. www.evyjokhova.co.uk


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Simone Kennedy Twenty Six Mothers No.1, 2011 Collage Giclee print, 24 X 33 cm

Simone Kennedy is a British, artist who currently resides in Australia. In 1981 she studied at the South Australian School of Art, graduating with a degree in Design. Since 1998 she worked full time as an artist exhibiting regularly, painting and developing soft sculptures. In 2005 she completed a Masters by Research degree in Visual Arts at the University of South Australia where she became particularly interested in the developing psychology of attachment surrounding the mother/infant relationship. This set the foundation of her current PhD by studio where she is investigating Attachment Theory founded by British psychoanalyst John Bowlby. www.simonekennedy.com


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Simon Leahy Clark Staircase, 2013 Collage (Newspaper cuttings on canvas), 115 x 65 cm

Simon Leahy-Clark (b. 1973, Cardiff) studied Fine Art at Middlesex University (19961999). Selected exhibition include ArtWorks Open, Barbican Art Trust (2013, 2011, 2010); NeoArt Prize, Bolton (2013); Photo/Print Open, Charlie Dutton Gallery (2013); Creekside Open (2013, 2007); Collectible, ZAP, London (2012); Jerwood Drawing Prize (2011, 2008); RA Summer Exhibition (2011); Crash, Charlie Dutton Gallery (2010); Core Open, London (2010); So What's Different Today, Globe Gallery, Newcastle (2010); The National Open Art Competition, Chichester (2009); 40 Artist 40 Drawing, The Drawing Gallery, Shropshire (2009); Re:Drawing, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown (2008); 13th Yoshihara Memorial Exhibition, Osaka Contemporary Arts Centre, winner Gutai Group Prize (2005), Aftershock, 1a Space, Hong Kong (2004); Faith, Transition Gallery, London (2004); Oriel Mostyn 12, Llandudno (2002). Solo exhibitions include Library, Westminster Reference Library (2012); From the Lagado Academy, CAS Gallery, Osaka, (2005), supported by the British Council. He lives and works in London www.theleahyclarks.com/simon.html


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Charlotte C Mortensson Nancy, 2012 Archival giclee print mounted on aluminum, 75 x 100 cm

Charlotte C Mortensson exhibits in the UK and Switzerland. Group shows include this year’s ArtWorks Open at the Barbican Arts Trust Group; Discerning Eye; Emergency 4 at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; Originals 09 at the Mall Galleries; Creekside Open, Deptford, 2009. Mortensson was elected into The London Group, 2011 where she exhibits regularly. She also curates for a Swiss gallery. www.charlottecmortensson.com


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Olivia Moullaali Safe Keeping, 2012 Oil on board, 90 x 70 cm

Olivia Moullaali born in Middlesbrough in 1991 lives and works in London. She studied Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Art, graduating with a First Class Honours in 2013. Recent group exhibitions include 'Curate North', The Rowan Arts Project London and 'FloatArt', Tower Bridge London. In 2012 she was awarded the Berriman Painting Prize, Wimbledon College of Art.

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Simon Ogden Paradise, 2006 Found linoleum, wallpaper and wood on board, 80 x 80 cm

Simon Ogden was born in Bradford in 1956. He was educated at Carlisle College of Art and Design (1974-75); Birmingham Polytechnic (1975-78) and he has a MARCA from the Royal College of Art, London (1979-82). In 1982 he was awarded the Abbey Travelling Scholarship at the RCA and was also the Leeds University Artist in Labrador Canada where he worked with the Smithsonian Institute on the excavation of a Pre-Dorset house site. Simon was invited two years later to be the Artist on another excavation being run by Auckland University New Zealand, and in 1994-95 he held the residency at the Dunmoochin Foundation in Melbourne Australia. Since then Simon has lived and worked in Christchurch New Zealand where he is currently a Reader in Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury NZ. Presently Simon is working and travelling in the UK and Europe collecting and collating material for a series of new shows in New Zealand. Simon has exhibited regularly since 1984 and his work is held in many public and private collections. www.bowengalleries.co.nz/artists/ogden.php


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Rebecca Parkin Meat Pirate, 2013 Acrylic and oil on board, 31 x 45cm

Rebecca Parkin is a practicing artist in North East London since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2009. She was also nominated by the Royal College of Art for The Basil H. Alkazzi Foundation Scholarship Award in 2007 and subsequently selected as the winner by a panel of previous awardees. During 2009 she was featured in Bloomberg New Contemporaries at The Corner House in Manchester and The Rochelle School in London. Her work has been exhibited in various group shows around London and is also in several private collections and has been discussed in articles in The Financial times by Richard Cork in ‘Degrees of difficulty’ and The Guardian in ‘The fine art of investing’ by Miles Brignal. www.rebeccaparkin.co.uk


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Edward Parsons Brown Deptford, 2012 Etching, 14 x 10 cm Edward Parsons Brown is a visual artist living and working in London. He studied Painting at Camberwell College of Arts 2005 – 8. His graduating project was an informal on-site painting residency at the Barbican. In 2010 he exhibited paintings of a flood plain in Oxford in two solo shows in that city, and was then selected to be part of ‘Bright Young Things’ in 2010 – a group show in Oxford Town Hall showing work by artists from the region. Since then he has exhibited in various group and solo shows in London and Oxford. www.edwardparsonsbrown.com


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Ana Ruepp To Capture The Unknown Quality of The Instant, 2013 Collage, gouache, oil pastel and acrylic, 75.5 x 56 cm

Ana Ruepp is from Lisbon. She is a graduated architect from Instituto Superior Técnico (2003), has a Master in Modern and Contemporary Architectural Culture from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (2009) and a Master in Fine Arts from Byam Shaw School of Art (2010). She worked for five years as an architect in Lisbon and as an assistant lecturer at Instituto Superior Técnico. Since 2005 she shows regularly as an artist in solo and group exhibitions in London, Lisbon and Berlin. She currently lives in London and is preparing her second solo show in October, in Centro Nacional de Cultura (Lisbon). www.anaruepp.com


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Julia Russell View of Paulhan from Campagnan, 2013 Oil on paper, 50.5 x19.5 cm

Julia Russell attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She subsequently worked in photography and printmaking in Chicago, and then worked in graphic design on her return to London. Her paintings are a direct confrontation of a visual experience depicting an image that is constantly in the process of changing. She strives to recreate a pictorial space with the intrinsic rhythms of mountains, sky, light and dark that are found in a landscape. Julia lives and works in South East London. www.juliarussell.co.uk


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Wendy Saunders Man with Eyes Closed, 2013 Oil on linen, 30 x 30 cm

Wendy Saunders developed an interest in art through her drawing experiences as part of her garden design practice in 2005. This eventually led her to CityLit short courses and then a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. She began painting (in oil) mid2010. From the outset her interest was always in human faces and in particular the intuitive response to expression. She has exhibited in several groups shows in London including Look Up, Crouch End Festival, Schwartz Gallery, A.L.A.S. Exhibition as part of residency at Matt Roberts Arts and was selected for inclusion in the Threadneedle Prize 2013. www.wendymsaunders.co.uk


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Sarah Shaw 'Monolith I', 2013 Oil on canvas, 59 x 80 cm

Sarah Shaw graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 2000 with a first class degree in painting, and has exhibited widely nationally, mainly in selected group shows: she was recently included in the well received '32 Painters' exhibition at the Phoenix Gallery in Brighton, and has recently had her first solo show at the Artist Residence gallery, also in Brighton. She has been selected/shortlisted for many prestigious competitions including the Threadneedle Prize/ Saatchi competitions/Aesthetica Art Prize and the National Open Competition, the latter in which she will be showing work again this year. She is represented by Ink_d Gallery in Brighton. www.sarahshaw.co.uk


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Paul Smith Vanishing Point, 2013 Oil on canvas, 61 x 51 cm

Paul Smith was educated at West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham. Previous selected group exhibitions include LCB Takeover, LCB Depot, Fresh Meat Gallery (2013), Crash Open Salon: Charlie Dutton Gallery, (2012), Open cueB, Gallery cueB (2012), Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts (2010). He has a forthcoming solo exhibition in 2013 with Duckett & Jeffreys, North Yorkshire. www.paulsmithart.co.uk


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Timothy Shepard Walking Around St George's Church, Bloomsbury, 2013 Archive print on Hahnemuhle Paper mounted on linen in glazed wood box, 38.5 x 50 cm

Timothy Shepard is an American artist living and working in London and the Montagne Noire in SW France. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Washington DC. Recent group shows include: Zeitgeist Arts Projects' Discernible, Photo & Print at the Charlie Dutton Gallery, London Art Fair in Islington and 20/21 British Art Fair in Kensington (2013). His Observation Works were the subject of a special six-month exhibition at the National Centre For Atmospheric Research in Boulder Colorado (2012-13) and in 2013 he had a five-month solo show of 24 works at Grosvenor Street Art Space, London. In 2008 he was commissioned by Paul Weller to create a Landscape Collage which was used for the cover of his #1 Album 22 Dreams, and concert backdrop, having created a piece for the cover of the critically acclaimed album by Kevin Ayers, The Unfairground,(2007) which Shepard also produced. www.timshepard.co.uk.


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Annie Morgan Suganami Me Green, 2013 Oil on canvas, 60 x 75cm

Annie Morgan Suganami studied flute at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She is a musician, singer-songwriter, composer and performer.She has lived in N.S.W and North Queensland, Australia, Labrador and Yukon, Canada, Kuwait and Vienna and toured extensively in Britain, North America and Norway with her group Cusan Tan. She is currently living in Aberystwyth and is in her third year BA Honours Fine Art at the Cardiff School of Art and Design. She has exhibited in Aberyswyth and Cardiff and will hold two solo exhibitions in 2014 in Aberystwyth at Oriel Nwy/Gas Gallery and the Morlan Centre.


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Srinivas Surti Fantasmatic, 2013 Assemblage with found and made components, 41 x 17 x 8 cm

Srinivas Surti completed an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2002. He also studied at Birkbeck College (2005), Bretton Hall College (1994-95) and Canterbury Christ Church University (1989-92). Forthcoming shows include a solo show at The Blyth Gallery, London in June 2004. Recent group shows include: The Zeitgeist Open 2013, Bond House Gallery, London, The London Group Centenary Open, Cello Factory, London (2013), Ground Control, Elements Art Space, Bath (2012), Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix (2011), Space Cadets, Blyth Gallery, London (2011), Jerwood Drawing Prize (2010) and Little and Often, 242 space (2010). He was also selected for the Time Networks Project, Brighton (2008/09) and Labculture PVA media Lab residency at ArtSway (2004). In 2001 he was a recipient of the Rootstein Hopkins Postgraduate Award. Srinivas Surti is also a part-time lecturer on the BA and MA Fine Art courses at UCA Farnham, Surrey. www.srinivassurti.net


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Claire Tindale In Those we Trust, 2013 Plastic, wood, paint, rubber, 15 x 15 x 15 (display case)

Claire Tindale is an artist based in Manchester and graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997. She was a Jury Prize winner in the Sheffield Artist’s Book Prize in 2009 and a copy of the limited edition artist book is held in the Tate Special Collection. Solo shows include Hope Street Gallery, Liverpool, Exhibit Gallery, Sheffield and most recently, Bank Street Arts Gallery in Sheffield. Her work has featured in shows at Schwartz Gallery, London, the Dostoyevsky Museum, St Petersburg and Surface Gallery, Nottingham as well as being in an online curated selection, Axisweb, 2013 www.Claire-Tindale.com


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Jeremy Turner St. Sebastian, 2010 Tin, pine, string, 30 x 9 x 20 cm

Jeremy Turner graduated from the BA (Hons) Fine Art programme at Manchester Polytechnic in 1992 and the MA course at Bretton Hall College in 1995. Between 1996 and 1997 he was Sculpture Research Fellow at Cheltenham & Gloucester College of H. E., and in 2001 completed a practice based PhD at the University of Leeds. He has exhibited widely, and is an associate member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. He has held lecturing posts at the University of Lincoln, University of Leeds and Bretton Hall College. He is currently Fine Art Programme Leader at the University of Chester. http://www.axisweb.org/seCVPG.aspx?ARTISTID=10772


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Dina Varpahovsky Swing Memories: Swing IV, 2013 Oil on board, 15 x 20 cm

Dina Varpahovsky was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and lives and works in London since 1999. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2012. Since graduation Dina has exhibited in several group shows, including Islington Arts Factory, Dirty Linen, The London Group Centenary Open and, most recently, Worcester Open 2013 and in solo shows at Canary Wharf Window Gallery and the Zetter Hotel. Dina’s work has been selected for Clyde & Co Community Art Project, CavalieroFinn Contemporary Art & Design Show and the upcoming group exhibition Psychotropic House at Yinka Shonibare’s guest project space.


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Eleanor Wemyss A Geometrical City, 2013 Pen on board, 9 x 17 x 4.2 cm

Eleanor Wemyss graduated From Byam Shaw School of Art (Central Saint Martins) in 2011 since then she has built her curatorial practice by putting on exhibitions such as RE-READ and is now co-coordinating the visual arts program for Big Noise. In 2011 she exhibited on numerous occasions with The Dinning Room Drawing Club and has since exhibited her work in shows such as IN-SITU and ‘Open for Business’, a Solo show for Latimer Project Space in 2012. Interactive exhibitions are another part of her practice, along with collaborations into other industries; Eleanor therefore took part in Discover Bristol to align with her participation workshops, by creating an interactive installation.


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Ben Woodeson Made in America, 2013 Surplus drifts and ratchet clamp, 40 x 15 cm

Ben Woodeson makes ephemeral sculptures that deliberately set out to confront both viewer and exhibiting institution. The works are frequently fragile, unstable and kinetic. Born and living in London Woodeson studied at Glasgow School of Art. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and America and was recently The Theodore Randall International Chair in Sculpture at Alfred University, New York. In October he is included in a substantial group show “The World Turned Upside Down – Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd” curated for The Mead Gallery by Simon Faithful and Ben Roberts.


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Carol Wyss Bodyprint 2013 Blind embossed etching, 85 x 85 cm

Born in Switzerland, Carol lives and works in London and Liechtenstein. She studied art in London and completed an MFA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art in 1998. She has exhibited in England, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Liechtenstein. Carol has been awarded the John Ruskin Prize 2012. In the same year she was shortlisted for the ’Creative Fellowship’ at Trinity College Cambridge. Recently she has been showing at the ’Force of Nature’ exhibition, Millenium Gallery Sheffield and the ’Carte Blanche’ exhibition, London Print Studio. Currently her work can be seen at Northern Print in Newcastle.


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With thanks from Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley to All the artists who were selected and all the artists who entered the Zeitgeist Open Exhibitions , past and present. Holly Simpson, our tireless and lovely project assistant ASC for space and support Sam Brereton for technical support ( eg tackling the hardest walls known to man) All those who tweeted, retweeted, emailed and promoted the Open to their networks. All those who visited All those who started conversations. You for reading this. www.ZeitgeistArtsProjects.com

The Zeitgeist Open 2013 Exhibition Catalogue completed  

Selected artists: Hermione Allsopp, Jane Archer, Katrina Blannin, Claire Brewster, Jason Brown, Tom Butler, Emma Caton, Martyn Cross, Helen...

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