Monday, 29 October 2012

Sarah Knight 'Nature and the North'

1st - 24th November 2012
Preview Thursday 1st November 7 - 9pm

A welcome return to Sarah, who first exhibited at Here Gallery in 2007 shortly afer graduating. She has been illustrating and printing ever since, and launched her own card and gift business Stormy Knight in 2010.

"Nature and the North is Sarah Knight's latest collection of Nordic inspired prints and illustrations, featuring a concoction of polar bears, mountains, stuffed deer heads, Arctic adventures and an abundance of log cabins. Make sure you bring a woolly jumper..."

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Zanne Andrea - 'Two Minutes to Midnight'

12 October - 26 October 2012 

Preview Thursday 11 October 7 - 9pm

Here Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by emerging contemporary artist Zanne Andrea. Andrea will present a new installation of work incorporating a variety of sculptural objects and images made from fabric, digital print, collage, found materials, and wall projections. She will create the installation using an active process of assemblage, layering and editing her selections to reveal connections and construct narratives, intentionally highlighting the theatricality of both objects and gallery.

In Two Minutes to Midnight Zanne Andrea addresses the notion of a nearing Doomsday, an apocalyptic countdown to unimaginable catastrophic events. A starting point for this exhibition is The Doomsday Clock, used by the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists since 1947 to measure how close the human race is to destroying the world. This idea of a figurative midnight mirrors much of the anxiety felt during the atomic age and the Cold War, but is also relevant to the more recent anxiety of living in a post 9/11 world with terrorism threats, economies on the brink of collapse, uprisings, protests, world disasters and nuclear meltdowns.

Two Minutes to Midnight coincides exactly with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a nearly catastrophic nuclear standoff that lasted 13 days between the Soviet Union and The USA, which occurred in October 1962. This exhibition also happens in the months preceding what is known as the end of the Mayan calendar, 21 December 2012, and to some has become yet another predictive date of destruction and/or renewal of the human race.

Zanne Andrea is an American artist currently based in Bristol, England. In 2011 she received a BA (hons) Fine Art from The University of the West of England and has received a variety of awards, including a prize in the Motorcade/Flashparade National Open Competition 2011. This is her first solo exhibition.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

'Lost Plot'

7 September - 6th October
'Lost Plot' - group show by Jack Teagle, Liam Barrett, Rose Robbins and Simon Daly

Preview Thursday 6th September 7-9pm

Lost Plot

A freak tidalwave has left the contents of a nonexistent attic washed up on the gallery walls...
Four artists based in the south west of England take over Here Gallery . Together they have created a parallel culture,  fragments of stories and illustrated memorabilia that combine elements of the familiar and unfamiliar.

Jack Teagle is a freelance illustrator, comic artist and painter, his most recent comic "Fight 2!" was published by Nobrow Press. Jack joined forces with fellow illustrator Liam Barrett earlier this year, to exhibit as part of the Pick Me Up graphic arts fair held at Somerset House, London.

Rose Robbins self-publishes comics as one half of Often and Mistakes, she was recently awarded "Best New Blood" at D&AD 2012. Simon Daly has also self-published his comics, including fantastical tales of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. Simon's experience in a variety of filmmaking roles, from music videos to software development, has led to collaborations with several artists, most recently assisting Liam and Rose in animating their work.

Jack Teagle
Liam Barrett
Rose Robbins
Simon Daly

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Holly Drewett 'Invisible Cities'

Originally from Cornwall, Holly studied a BA in Fine Arts at University College Falmouth. Specialising in printmaking she continued her practice at North Star Print Studios, Brighton before embarking on her current residency at South Hill Park Art Centre, Bracknell.  Holly combines photographic and drawn elements with a range printmaking of techniques including etching, silk screen, monotype and relief to produce her work.

Opening Thursday 5th July, 7-9pm.

Architectural study is something that remains integral to Holly’s practice, whether to focus on line, space, form or a sense of nostalgia that a building or place might create. Visiting different cities she documents her experiences through drawing and photographs. Deconstructing and fragmenting source imagery, regenerating these pieces to create a new unified space. A place personal to her experience there, a description of the landscape and everything it contains..Fascinated by the qualities of digital and traditional printmaking techniques and how they can be used in conjunction she integrates the two ways of working. Allowing these process’ to overlap Holly allows unexpected results to become starting points for new prints and the work starts to regenerate itself once more in a continual process.

"This exhibition explores themes of journey, landscape, architecture and sense of place. Using a range of printmaking techniques, I break down components of source imagery, both drawn and photographic to reconstruct spaces, generating an impression of that place. Heavily influenced by India and Nepal, the exhibition celebrates the rich culture and colour that is so prominent in these countries. At the heart of this body of work is printmaking, intrigued by both traditional and digital techniques the processes are allowed to overlap and the results are used to develop the work. "

Exhibition continues until 3rd August   


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Joff Winterhart book launch/signing 'Days of the Bagnold Summer'

award winning local artist/animator/musician(Bucky) Joff Winterhart will celebrate the publication of his debut graphic novel instore, accompanied by his faithful dog Peep-Peep. Join us for a few drinks, some tunes and get a signed copy of 'Days of the Bagnold Summer'

Saturday 23rd June, 4.00-7.00pm

from the publishers website:
'When someone looks back and writes a history of this summer, two people they will almost certainly leave out are Sue and Daniel Bagnold...'

So begins Joff Winterhart's sublimely funny and perceptive graphic novel, Days of the Bagnold Summer. Sue, 52, works in a library. Daniel, 15, is still at school. This was the summer holidays Daniel was due to spend with his father and his father's pregnant new wife in Florida. When they cancel his trip, Sue and Daniel face six long weeks together...

Joff Winterhart perfectly captures the ennui, the tension, the pathos and yes, the affection of this mother-son relationship. Already well-known for his animated films like Violet and Turquoise, he here shows himself to be a comics author of extraordinary talent.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

To Bristol with Love

7th - 31st June 2012
To Bristol with Love is a group show organised by Robert Rubbish of Le Gun , featuring work from the London based collective alongside Heretic Printmakers and other friends. All have created original postcard sized artworks, priced at just £10.

Robert Rubbish flyer
Artists include LE GUN, Heretic print makers ,Alex Wright, Stephanie von Reiswitz, Hannah Bays, Neal Fox, Robert Rubbish, Andrew James Jones, Ivor Tiger Jones, Kate McMorrine...

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Paul Blakemore: Ronnie

Paul Blakemore - Ronnie,
May 3rd to 31st 
part of Bristol Festival of Photography

A photographic exhibition inspired by the wordplay and double entendre of comedian Ronnie Barker.

Paul Blakemore flyer

Monday, 2 April 2012

Strange Brew: Yule Bringer & Marcus Walters

Join Adam Higton and Marcus Walters in the glorious surroundings of the Here Gallery for a cheeky look at their latest work.
Preview; Thurs April 5th Come along to meet the artists and share a drink, hope to see you there.

View images from the show on our Flickr pages purchase enquiries contact:

Strange Brew
features the work of two of the most distinctive illustrators/artists working in the UK today. Adam Higton and Marcus Walters have a mutual appreciation of each others work and it is this that has brought them together for this exhibition of solo and collaborative artworks. Both artists offer a mix of different styles and techniques which are placed into this melting pot of cosmic imagery. The artworks set Adams amazingly detailed figurative work against Marcus's simple, graphic landscapes. This exhibition heralds a true mix of styles and media, a kaleidoscopic collection of works that combine drawing, collage, and screen printing.

Adam Higton
created the Yule Bringer Saga in 2008.. Yule Bringer is an ever-growing collection of characters that inhabit a psychedelic festive village and surrounding forest... The saga features a range of mystical and jovial characters such as; Mr Log, Foxglove, Sorcerer Sword, Pine Wizzo, Dressman and Mr Frog... These dandy demons are often conjured up through the medium of detailed black and white Bic biro drawings and experimental electronic and percussive sound. Since its formation in 2008 Adam has exhibited in Stockholm and Edinburgh, performed musical lectures and has published two zines "I" and "II - Foxgloves Christmas" with the London based independent publisher and risograph wizards, 'Landfill Editions.'

Marcus Walters is a graphic artist based near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Marcus creates his artwork by hand and working across a variety of media including collage, drawing and screen printing. The resulting images are simple and endearing... minimum flourishes that create maximum impact. Marcus has a wide commercial client list including Honda, Citroen and Innocent Smoothies, Howies and Uniqlo amongst others. he sells editions of his screen printed artworks in many shops and galleries across the UK including the V&A.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Tom Gauld - Goliath
talk & book signing

Thursday 15th March, from 6.30pm
at Cafe Kino

Tom Gauld's new book published by Drawn and Quarterly, is a distillation of the story of David and Goliath.

We're very pleased to invite you to meet the artist on Thursday 15th March, when Tom will be giving a slideshow presentation and talk about his work, along with signing copies of the book.

Free admission, Tom will be around signing books from 6.30pm, and the talk will commence approx 7.15pm

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

2012 Exhibition Schedule

Adam Higton and Marcus Walters

Bristol Festival of Photography

Le Gun and Heretic Printmakers

Holly Drewett

Jack Teagle, Rose Robbins, Simon Daly and friends

Zanne Andrea

Sarah Knight