Tuesday, 24 August 2010

INTERVIEW: Chantelle Purcell speaks to Andrew Bryant, curator of The Eighteenth Emergency.

With The Eighteenth Emergency exhibition launching this week, get the inside scoop from curator Andrew Bryant, in conversation with Core Gallery Press Officer Chantelle Purcell.

Read the full interview here:

This is the first of a series of Core Gallery interviews where we invite our programmed curators and artists to discuss their involvement with the gallery space in full.  Watch this space for more discussions linked to our busy events programme of the next few months!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Deptford X Open Submission results announced!

Thank you to all entrants for Core Gallery's Open Submission exhibition for Deptford X.  The standard of works was extremely high and the judges greatly enjoyed the wide range of fantastic artworks submitted.  Core Gallery is delightful to announce the successful applicants:

Jonny Aldous
Eleanor Bowen
Tom Butler
Mr Clement
Robin Dixon
Louisa Durose
Marenka Gabeler
Alison Hand
Alyson Helyer
Anna-Maria Kardos
Simon Leahy Clark
Jin Han Lee
Marion Michell
Laura Moreton-Griffiths
Edd Pearman
Daisy Richardson
Liz West
James Wright

3 of these artists will subsequently be selected to show in an additional Core Gallery show in 2011.  To be announced at the Private View: 23 SEPTEMBER 6.30-8.30pm

The exhibition runs from 24 SEPTEMBER - 3 OCTOBER 2010, Mon - Weds by appointment, Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm

Monday, 9 August 2010

Core Gallery Artist Elizabeth Murton presents Can, an interactive installation representing Core Gallery in the Deptford X festival 2010.

Using over 1300 used cans as material, Can (2010) creates something spectacular out of the by-products of common life. Consisting of a circular architectural structure, from which lines of cans are suspended as threads, Can builds a wall of fabric out of an everyday object in multiple. By creating a cloth of round cans, Murton teases the viewer by highlighting the inherent three-dimensionality of woven fabric, in spite of its initial two-dimensional appearance. Can’s constructive nature is a key part of the work. By making construction visible, attention is placed on the notion of constituent parts. Cans, once discarded as useless, become the unexpected building blocks of our surroundings.

Can presents a multi-sensory environment that appeals to sound and touch, as well as sight; gaps between the cans allow light to filter and bounce off the metal, creating a shadow-play on the floor. People can enter Can to escape the outside world. Both the subtle sound of the cans’ chiming and the play of shadow on the floor conjure up a nightscape distinct from the busy streets and bright light of the surrounds. Can creates a separate calming space; when you emerge, the contrast jolts the viewer back to the here and now of daily life.

Can is representing Core Gallery for the Deptford X festival gallery plot space. Deptford X is an annual international arts festival, this year held from 23rd September to 3rd October.

For a full press release, please click here.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Pleasure Parlour Press Release Now Out

Full info about Core Gallery's summerfest of sensuality, featuring artists Kelda Hole, Peter Davis, Holly Revell and Enver G├╝rsev.

Download here.

[Holly Revell, Red Hoop, 2010]

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Deptford X Update

Submissions have now closed for the Deptford X Open Competition. Thanks for all entries - we have received over 200 which we are delighted to pass onto our judges - Graham Crowley, Matt Roberts and Kate Jones - for the next stage of the process. Selected artists will be announced on the 17th August, so keep eyes peeled to the blog, website, fb and twitter to hear it first! It's looking to be a great show, and if it's not in your diary put it in there now!

PV: 23rd September
General: 24th September - 3rd October