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John Zehentner - Heaven is Waiting
John Zehentner – Heaven is Waiting

If you are planning on being close to Southport in Merseyside, UK, say, something like within a thousand miles then make sure you pop in to see the latest show by the Southport art group The Waterfront Arts Project.  The original of this amazing piece of art by John Zehentner shown above is more impressive than any little jpeg image can do justice to as is a great deal of the other art on show from other great artists like Joan Walmsley with her large 3D works using fabrics or metalworker Rob Art with his incredible dragon that so impressed the group they had to give it a room on its own!  The WAP has been running for many years showcasing a diverse range of local talent that is on a par with much of what you’d find elsewhere in major galleries.  This is not a gallery of hobbiest watercolour doodles, this is cutting edge stuff in a variety of postmodern styles ranging from highly emotionally charged humanistic work to overt political statements regarding our modern world and the rife inequalities that still exist in our supposedly civilised environment.  Much of the work is challenging and often far deeper than the first deceptive appearances of something ordinary.  You might not like everything but I doubt you will find it boring.  And those you don’t like have probably touched a nerve and later on you might find yourself thinking back to those art pieces and learning something about yourself and the world you live in.  This is a non-profit group and nothing is sold at the exhibitions.  The exhibition relies on the support of local businesspeople and councillors and has grown in popularity purely by word of mouth.  Once you’ve been you’ll probably be enthusing to all your friends about this sparkling gem of an art exhibition in the north-west of England.  If you want to know more you can visit their Facebook page here.

Introducing Mark Coreth, wildlife sculptor, in the news last week for his bronze portrait of wonder horse Frankel at Royal Ascot. Has been at Sladmore Contemporary, Masterpiece Fair 2015 over the last week, demonstrating his sculpting techniques live. He is also actively engaged in conservation, to try and save tiger, polar bears, and other threatened species.

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Mark Coreth wildlife bronzes are  collected by the Royal Family, the Sultan of Brunei, assorted grandees. His Frankel statue unveiled by HM The Queen at Royal Ascot last week. He travels the world sculpting wild animals, snow leopards in the Himalayas, polar bears in the Arctic and tigers in India. This week he is flying Exotic Bird Airlines!!!

Ed Org Solo Exhibition

Enchantment by artist Ed Org
Enchantment by artist Ed Org

If you can possibly get on down to the PopUp Gallery in Cirencester between 23rd June and 5th July you’ll have the chance to see some of celebrated artist Ed Org’s amazing art on show.  It is a solo exhibition so just tons of fabulous Ed Org art for you to enjoy.  Please tell them you found out about it here.

The PopUp Gallery, New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester,GL7 1JH.

You’ll find more info on how to get there here.

You can also phone them on 01285 657181.

If you want to get some idea of what you’ll see there just click on the image above to see more art by Ed Org.

01285 657181
01285 657181

The World of Woodroffe

Universe 5 by Patrick Woodroffe

Falmouth Art Gallery
Municipal Buildings
The Moor, Falmouth
Cornwall, TR11 2RT
Telephone: 01326 313863

Free entry Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm

Fantastical creatures and mythical landscapes await you in the magical world of artist and writer Patrick Woodroffe (1940-2014).  Patrick Woodroffe was internationally known for his unrivalled genius as a draughtsman. His work belongs to a tradition begun by Hieronymous Bosch and continued in the 20th century by the surrealists.  He was a highly disciplined worker, his brushes and pens were laid out neatly like implements at a surgeons table.  This show running from 7th February to 18th April 2015 showcases a selection of Patrick Woodroffe’s paintings, drawings and tomographs.  If you are not yet familiar with the incredible work of Patrick Woodroffe then just click here.

Great art or arty farty?

I had my birthday yesterday and we went into Liverpool to visit the galleries in the morning. At the Walker Gallery there is an interesting exhibition of black and white photography on at the moment. It isn’t usually my thing but these are exceptionally good and many of them are very interesting and often also very amusing. These photographers definitely had a remarkable sense of humour and a quick eye to spot these often extremely transient phenomena. We also saw the John Moores prizewinners. Some of the winners seem so ridiculous it makes you wonder how they arrive at a result like that.  I recall that one of the entrants was a truly magnificent massive watercolour work that caught the attention of many local artists but that was , naturally, not to be found amongst the prizewinners.  Why that piece and some others were not “deemed worthy” is beyond me.

This morning as I sat down with a coffee I burst out laughing as it suddenly hit me (I don’t know why I never saw it while I was there!) but the John Moores competition being held at The Walker Gallery is unbelievably ridiculous. If it was at the TATE, fine, but at the Walker it actually shows something utterly ridiculous.  All these works of art in the Walker gallery have been collected over many years as great works of art including many of the country’s most loved artists and yet not one of them could possibly win the John Moores competition. So are they all rubbish and redundant in the face of the John Moores competition? Or is the John Moores competition a load of self-serving twaddle and redundant in the face of the great masters of the past? In the context of the Walker Gallery as a whole I do not see how one or the other conclusion is not applicable. Anyway, the absurdity of the whole thing certainly made me laugh. Maybe you can think of an answer to this dilemma but I can’t.  Let’s see what the comments show, if anything.