Wednesday, 23 November 2011

During December, we will be
OPEN 7 days a week up to xmas eve.

For your Christmas, we have a selection of exclusive new screen prints by Bristol duo Peskimo.
Along with work by Ingela Arenhuis and Hvass&Hannibal, all priced at £25 or less

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Tom Cops - 'Midwest' exhibition and book launch

Midwest is the first solo exhibition from photographer, musician and artist Tom Cops, showing medium format photographs of people and places in the American Midwest.

In August 2010, Tom travelled around the American Midwest for three weeks with his band My Two Toms playing as many inappropriate venues as possible. During the tour he attempted to photograph everyone he met, as well as the places he passed through.

Looking for odd details in the landscape, his colour photographs tell the story of the small towns of Montana, Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming, while his black & white portraits tell us about the people that live there.

To accompany the exhibition, Betty & Dupree will be publishing a collection of these photographs, also called “MIDWEST”, with a foreword by acclaimed Minnesotan blues musician Charlie Parr and watercolour chapter pages by Jerwood Drawing Prize nominated artist Aaron Sewards.

The exhibition opens Thursday 27th October, 7-9pm, with live music from My Two Toms,
and continues until 19th November.

This also coincides with a two night residency from Charlie Parr at the Cube Microplex:
CHARLIE PARR with support from My Two Toms
Cube Microplex, Dove Street, Bristol
Sat 5th + Sun 6th November,2011
8pm, advance tickets £9.00 (+booking fee) per night

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Muju - Deep Water

Preview: Thursday 29th September, 7.00 - 9.00pm

Deep Water is an exhibtion of new works from the artist duo who work under the moniker Muju. Having spent time in Brighton running an independant store & gallery, ToyLife, they are currently based in the coastal town of St Ives in Cornwall, next to the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.

The show will feature new paintings & limited edition screenprints from Mr Muju, and intricate handmade sculpture from Miss Muju.

The pair have exhibited worldwide in group & solo shows since 2005, including Giant Robot San Francisco, Munky King Los Angeles , Damien Minton Gallery Sydney. Their work has been featured in numerous publications on art, design and contemporary culture.

Continues 30th September - 22nd October

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Aine Venables - Replaced, From Hay to Here

An exhibition of recent work by Aine Venables exploring ideas of belonging, identity and location.

Aine uses maps, dust covers and vintage graphics alongside traditional and digital printmaking techniques to create this series of exciting and individual mixed media pieces.

Artist's reception: Friday 9th September, 7.00 - 9.00pm
Join us for oppourtunity to meet the artist, and share some converstaion over a glass of wine.

16th August - 24th September

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Naomi Bell - Ratio

Bell graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2010 with a First Class Honours Degree in Sculpture, winning the School’s Chairman’s Medal and nominated for the prestigious Newbery medal. She has since shown work as part of the RSA New Contemporaries at the Royal Scottish Academy, and been published in the 2011 Catlin Guide.

This exhibition will combine printed works with sculptural objects, where reactive surfaces make subtle references to themselves as well as the architecture and forms of the gallery itself.

Preview: 14th July, exhibition continues until 13th August

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Coloured Matter - Helen Shaddock

Helen Shaddock is a Glasgow based artist who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2008. She has exhibited in national and international exhibitions, and her work belongs to a number of public and private collections.

Playfulness lies at the centre of Coloured Matter, together with order, control and process. Despite following a systematic approach, unpredictable results occur throughout the casting process. As the plaster splashes and dribbles, layers merge to create interesting formal relationships; Shaddock’s colourful constructions aim to “capture a sense of the wonderment children experience from the simplest of things.”

Preview: Thursday 9th June 7pm
exhibition continues until 9th July

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Full Steam Ahead - Tom Frost & Teresa Murfin

Join Tom Frost and Teresa Murfin in the glorious surroundings of the Here Gallery for a cheeky look at their latest work. With screen prints, paintings, 3D work and much more besides, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Hope to see you there.

Preview: Thursday 12th May, 7.00 - 9.00pm

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Easter & Bank Holiday opening

Good Friday: OPEN 10.30am - 6.30pm
Sat 23rd April: OPEN 10.30am - 5.30pm

Friday 29th April: OPEN 10.30am - 6.30pm
Sat 30th April: CLOSED

We will be setting up shop at the Arnolfini for the weekend, as part of
BABE (Bristol Artist's Book Event)along with 85 stands of artists' books by
national and international exhibitors, workshops, and related exhibitions.


Monday, 11 April 2011

Julia McKinlay - Hostile Places

Preview Thusrday 14th April, 7-9pm

Drawings and photographs from museums and research expeditions form the starting point for Julia's work, which explores the subjects of the animal, geology, landscape in the form of sculpture and drawings.

Exhibition continues until 7th May

Monday, 14 March 2011

Peter Chasseaud - Creative Letterpress & Typography

17th March - 9th April

As founder of The Tom Paine Printing Press, Peter Chasseaud is an artist who is at the forefront of British creative letterpress and typography. His show at Here Gallery comprises a related group of 10 limited edition, box-framed typographical prints, along with unframed prints from these and other editions.

Also available are Peter’s poetic photobooks, and a range of small letterpress items which he has printed on his hand-presses.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Christine McLoughlin - Surface Tensions

17th February - 12th March

Christine McLoughlin is an artist with an Irish heritage originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Graduating in Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art in 2009, she has exhibited throughout the UK and Europe. Surface Tensions will be her first exhibition in Bristol.

“I find meaning in the ephemeral and sensual in life. I love to translate the parallels I notice between the way materials are moved and changed by nature, and the way people respond to shapes, spaces and fabrics, into intense experiences, which reveal a refinement of my hidden feelings.”

Surface Tensions will draw on the beauty found in water. For Christine, the simple and pure chemistry of seeing how full of water a bowl can be and the majesty of the paper clip not sinking in it has a parallel with a first love relationship where you reveal more and more of yourself and trust you won’t ruin the bond you’re building together.

The basement Here Gallery will be converted into an interaction between the viewer’s touch and Christine’s material creations. We will be drawn into her intimate installation and have space to personally reflect.

preview, Thursday 17th February, from 8pm

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Lydia Shirreff - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Lydia Shirreff is British/Japanese artist living in the UK - focusing on illustration but also installation and sculpture.

“My passion is knowledge. I am endlessly curious about the shape and form of naturally occurring objects: animal, vegetable or mineral. My work so far has been concerned with studying and interpreting natural patterns and forms - I treat my practice as an ongoing documentation of nature.”

Lydia’s drawing creates an outlet for this insatiable fascination. The outcome is largely unplanned and encompasses natural history, geology, fossils, structural dynamics and scientific diagrams. The objects and patterns that inhabit these drawings aren’t copies, they are detailed studies, distillations, extracts of what she finds most interesting.

“I have created installations (a collection of polyhedral objects ) that take this idea further and examine the exploratory response that viewing art and viewing natural history have in common. Through these installations and drawings I am attempting to pass on my own wonder as well as create new experiences.”

Preview Thursday 20th January, 7.00 - 9.00pm
Exhibition open continues until 12th February