"OFF THE WALL"

"OFF THE WALL"

18th - 22nd May 2012 .
10am - 4pm everyday at the Lansdown Gallery Stroud GL5 1BB.
Look out for these boats in Stroud….

Look out for these boats in Stroud….

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"OFF THE WALL" - Our Collaboration

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Flutterbook and chapbook created by all three artists using the “exquisite corpse” method and the Royal Mail.

Our collaboration is that of a trio of friends who met whilst enrolled on the excellent ‘Access’ course at Stroud college: we continue to get together regularly for mutual support, encouragement, and reflection on other artists’ work, as well as to critique one another’s work.

The collaborative challenge we have set ourselves for this exhibition has been the move away from traditionally framed and wall-mounted works, requiring each of us to think more ‘3-dimensionally’.

Artists’ books, paper structures and installations are in the mix.

WHERE TO FIND “OFF THE WALL” 18th - 22nd MAY 
10 am to 4pm

WHERE TO FIND “OFF THE WALL” 18th - 22nd MAY

10 am to 4pm

500+ paper boats are being created for an installation being premiered at our “OFF THE WALL” exhibition.

"Empty boats" is an installation inspired by the following Taoist poem, “The way back forgotten, hidden. Away, I become like you, an empty boat, floating, adrift.” 


"Empty boats" is an installation inspired by the following Taoist poem, “The way back forgotten, hidden. Away, I become like you, an empty boat, floating, adrift.” 

This is also part of project for the Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE. The Paper 500 project.

This is also part of project for the Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE. The Paper 500 project.


Margaret Mitcham
 
Working as an independent artist, and interested in textile, mixed media and 3-dimensional media, I am currently totally immersed in printmaking, and enjoy exploring the range of techniques and approaches that can be accommodated in a domestic setting. I love the lively artworks that can be achieved using traditional techniques, updated for the 21st century.   I draw inspiration from daily walks, and from foreign holidays to visit my daughters: I have an instinctive need to play with colour and mark making, and derive much enjoyment from handling and manipulating materials in pursuit of creativity.   Visiting exhibitions, I have often been disappointed to observe ‘the tyranny of the wall-based collection’. In an effort to encourage visitors to occupy and even explore the gallery space, this body of work will include suspended, banner-like sampler pieces, as well as sculptural, 3-d paper vessels – hence the title of our collaboration: ‘OFF THE WALL’.
Margaret Mitcham
 
Working as an independent artist, and interested in textile, mixed media and 3-dimensional media, I am currently totally immersed in printmaking, and enjoy exploring the range of techniques and approaches that can be accommodated in a domestic setting. I love the lively artworks that can be achieved using traditional techniques, updated for the 21st century.   I draw inspiration from daily walks, and from foreign holidays to visit my daughters: I have an instinctive need to play with colour and mark making, and derive much enjoyment from handling and manipulating materials in pursuit of creativity.   Visiting exhibitions, I have often been disappointed to observe ‘the tyranny of the wall-based collection’. In an effort to encourage visitors to occupy and even explore the gallery space, this body of work will include suspended, banner-like sampler pieces, as well as sculptural, 3-d paper vessels – hence the title of our collaboration: ‘OFF THE WALL’.