Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The Small Chair

A hearty congratulations go out today to Russell Quinn on his appointment as Digital Media Director for the wonderful publisher McSweeney's. Russell was one of our volunteer staff members back when we first opened, before heading to Europe to further his creative endeavours.

He has already created the popular McSweeney's iPhone app The Small Chair, and more recently an app for Creative Review magazine.

Some of our other illustrious alumni include; Camilla Stacey, currently curating the Bath Spa Gallery, Jane Porter, who has established Central-Reservation, a temporary project space in Bristol, and Harriet Fleuriot, an award-winning filmmaker now based in London

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Karen Radford

We are very pleased to announce the recent addition of work by printmaker Karen Radford to our inventory.

Based in Kent, Karen is a graduate from the Royal College of Art, her signed limited edition pieces are priced from just £30.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Checkout Art Market

Checkout is a new monthly art market at Central-Reservation, Stokes Croft, Bristol (opposite Pieminster). It will be offering the chance to buy the work of artists, designers, and makers from around the UK; prints, artists books, zines, and one off artworks.

Here Gallery will be setting up shop alongside 20 other stalls on Sunday 11th April 12-5pm. Ffi visit Central Reservation

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Picture Shows: Rob Hunter & Jon McNaught

Picture Shows is a new exhibition by Rob Hunter and Jon McNaught at Here Gallery, Bristol, running from 8th April - 8th May.

Jon McNaught graduated from Bristol UWE’s Illustration degree in 2008. He was a part of SNAP Studio before leaving to form Doppkit Collective Studio along with Robert Hunter and other Bristol illustrators. Recently Jon has created illustrations for two books by author Sonya Hartnett and will releasing his own book through Nobrow press entitled Birchfield Close on April 21st.

Jon’s work can be melancholy in the best possible way. Making you realize that you are not alone in the appreciation of tiny details of memory; he creates prints, books, and comic strips observing quiet moments and places, focusing on beauty in secluded corners.

Robert Hunter also graduated from UWE in 2008, he uses the idea of memory in his work. I his book People I Remember, Places I Don’t Robert takes a representation of a memory (a photograph) and by separating people from place, reorders it according to his own internal logic. Father and brothers are torn from the scene of a shooting range and transplanted upon a tranquil sea of white nothingness. In the words of Fred Madison, the doomed protagonist of David Lynch’s Lost Highway "I like to remember things my own way; Not necessarily the way they happened"