You are invited to join us on the 17th March to Draw A Forest. Taking inspiration from the wonderful Artikinesis and our current exhibition, We Are Forest, we want you to join us and draw your own interpretation of a forest and then add this to our forest wall. The wall will be up all weekend and we will be sharing your wonderful creations online.
This Activity is completely FREE and suitable for all ages. Some come down, whether your 1 or 101, and join us. No need to book. Just turn up and drop in!
We have level access, a toilet with high contrast grab rails (due to the size of our space our toilet is a bit too small to take a wheelchair in, LED lighting (so no horrible flicker for those with SPD), and welcome children and breastfeeding mothers. Oh, and we’ll also have some squash.
So unbelievably it’s 2018 already and after filling ourselves up on mince pies, good cheer and celebrations, we are back open again, Wednesday – Thursday 11-4pm, and although we will be sad to see the back of Dewi Cary’s ENDING on the 13th January, we are very excited to bring you our first exhibition of the new year, LAYERS.
LAYERS is a new exhibition, bringing together the work of the PENISULAR ARTISTS, a new collective of professional artists living and working on the Gosport peninsula in their first group show.
The exhibition begins with its private view on Thursday 18th January, starting at 6pm, and continues the following day from 11am. The exhibition will run until the 17th February.
You are more than welcome to join us for the PV and we extend a warm welcome to all!
Join us on Saturday 18th November for the closing event of Female Abstraction, our brilliant recent exhibition showing some of the most talented female contemporary abstract painters working in the UK.
The Female AbstractionArtist Talk features three artists taking part in Female Abstraction, including two who could not make it to the private view. Judith Whitehouse, Anthea Ryan and Sarah Maccario will be joining us to discuss their practice, the ideas behind their work and to answer any questions you may have about it.
We will be staying open later than our usual opening hours to give people a chance to chat and mingle afterward. Refreshments will be provided.
This is also your last chance to purchase works featured in the exhibition, so with Christmas coming up why not buy the perfect gift for the art lover in your life
Due to our size we have limited seating with chairs reserved for those who have need of them, please contact us if you have a mobility issue and will need to be seated.
Join us on Saturday 2nd September for the opening of Sticks Contemporary in Gosport and the private view of Fragments, a new exhibition featuring the work of two Portsmouth based artists, Sue Eves and Krasimira Butseva.
Featuring work from Sue Eves’ Rollered collection and Krasimira Butseva’s well received, Slices of Red (pieces of which have been featured on Lens Culture and Source among others); Fragments aims to create a two-way conversation about the lived experience, and our understanding of what is real and what is not, whether that is down to human imagination, as in the case of Sue’s work Rollered or due to some different system, such as that used in propaganda, represented by Krasimira’s work questioning the reality of the photographic image in relation to Eastern European communism.
Sue Eves, Synapse (2016)
It does this by situating the work of these two very different artists in such a way that can be read either as individual collections or together, moving from one side of the room to the other, looking at the concept of reality and what impact our psychology and lived experience has on our own version of what can be considered “real”.
Krasimira Butseva, Slices of Red (2016)
The private view begins at 5pm and continues until 7pm at our new base in the heart of historic Gosport. Both artists will be in attendance and on-hand to speak more about their work and food and drink will be provided by Sticks Contemporary.
Sticks Affiliate Artist, Emma Harris has a rather brilliant solo show opening at Harbour Lights in Southampton’s West Quay this 2nd July. The exhibition is Emma’s first solo show and runs at Harbour Lights daily from 2nd July – 31st July during opening hours, with an opening on Saturday 8th July from 4pm.
Emma is a Southampton-based artist and workshop facilitator, specialising in acrylics and mixed-media collage. She studied Contemporary Textiles Practice at UWIC.
To find out more please visit Emma’s website and facebook page
Artists are invited to submit their work to be considered for a solo show at Cafe Ethos cafe and art space in Fareham. This exhibition will run from Feb 20th until 15th May and so work should be available during this time.
Please note this is a cafe space so it is not suited to works that are delicate and affected by the slightest bit of humidity. It would most benefit a painter, illustrator, photographer, or graphic artist.
There is no payment for this exhibition opportunity but it is free to enter for our affiliate artists and we will promote the exhibition through our media channels and with flyers distributed locally, as well as on local and national listings directories and art sites.
Work can be for sale and we will take a 20% commission on work sold 10% goes to the venue and 10% to ourselves to continue to fund our work
Deadline February 10th
To submit work for this call out please visit the Affiliate Artists site and log in then visit our OPPORTUNITIES page and click on the correct link to submit work. IF you are not already an affiliate artist you can now join for FREE for the first 2 months at our SILVER option and then it is less than a cup of coffee a month. Artist members get free exhibition opportunities, workshops, crit sessions, artist meetups, access to paid opportunities and more. To find out more and join please visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/
We are looking for an artist to run an art journalling workshop this March at Sticks Gallery for young people with mental health issues.
This workshop should last approximately 1.5 hours – 2hours and we will pay £80 for the session.
We have a £25 materials budget for this workshop and so you should think about what materials you would need to run it and factor this into your proposal.
The workshop will be for young people of senior school age who experience mental health problems. It will feature as part of a larger group of workshops run by artists and supported by funding from Portsmouth Partnership.
To find out more and to apply please log in to the “Affiliate Artists” Site OPPORTUNITIES section and click on this opportunity; you will then be taken to details of how to apply. It is FREE to apply for this and all our opportunities for Affiliate Artists. It is currently FREE to become an affiliate artist for two months when you chose the silver option; and then less than a cup of a coffee a month for opportunities, free exhibition opportunities, other opportunities, workshops, meetups, and more. To find out more and join please visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/
Having an up to date DBS is an advantage but not a necessity
The closing date for this opportunity is 14th February
For all other artists we ask for a £3 donation that will make a contribution to our ongoing work supporting artists and making the arts more accessible to all! Please click the “donate” button below. Once you have made your payment you will be redirected to an upload page where you can send us your art work
The exhibition will take place between 14th November and 6th February. The Deadline for submitting works is 31st October, selected artists will be notified by 6th November and works should be delivered to Sticks Gallery on Saturday 12th November between 12-3pm.
We’re inviting all artists working in any 2D medium to submit works for our premier show at the Tooth Gallery: Gargle. The Tooth Gallery is situated in Southsea Orthodontic Practice and is part of our programme to make gallery quality art accessible to the community and to give amazing artists new opportunities to be seen by wide and diverse audiences.
Gargle is a tongue in cheek exhibition of the mouth curated by Jenny Tipton, we’re interested in works that focus on the mouth: what’s inside them, what comes out of them, teeth, tongues, speech and taste, whatever you work features, we would like to see it!
Get your work seen in a busy working environment, open 5 days a week to the public. Sticks Gallery has a community focused ethos, bringing quality art into everyday spaces.
CLOSING DATE: 21st October
Work will need to be dropped off ready to hang the weekend of the 22nd October to be installed the following week.
There are two ways to submit, if you are a Sticks Gallery Affiliate Artist you can submit here for FREE.
If you are not a member yet but would like to receive access to opportunities, Artist Crits, Help with Professional Development, FREE exhibition opportunities, selling opportunities and more all for less than a coffee a month then please visit “JOIN” and become a member today;
or you can submit by donating £3 to our continued work making the arts accessible to all and supporting artists by click below. Once you have made your donation you will be taken to a page where you can upoad your work and submit your details.
If you wish your work to be for sale, a 15% commission will be taken by Sticks including a merchants fee, so please price accordingly.
Please state on application whether your work is framed or unframed. Unfortunately we are unable to provide framing.
As we are exhibiting in a public space, indecent or offensive images will not be considered.
Join us on Saturday 2nd July for the preview of our exciting new exhibition, Make Up and Magic, featuring the work of up and coming visual fx company, Tankfall FX.
The doors open at 5pm and there will be food and drink available for all those who pop by to see this great exhibition before it opens to the public.
From Animatronics, to models, prosthetics, to film we have a wide variety of brilliant visual treats for fans of fx and as always the exhibition is completely free to view although donations are always welcome.
If you are a filmmaker and looking for talent to work on your next production you could do worse than having a chat with TankFall FX! Like Hampshire Film Co we have been hugely impressed by the quality and skill of their work.
If you cannot make it to the launch we are back open next Thursday and then every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the exhibition ends on July 30th.