Category: exhibitions

Invitation to Participate Private View

An exciting and playful exhibition, 'Invitation to Participate' opened its doors on Saturday 7th May, welcoming visitors of the private view to experience a realm of art engaging with participation.

Mcgilvary/White chose individuals to play with their work 'Pong', while Alice Kilkenny offered a serene window space of colorful reflection to sit in. Katie Tindle transformed you into a voyeur with a frantic stat screen of her health, while Jacob Watmore cast you as the protagonist of your own scene in his piece 'Script, Pepperami'. An indie art game weaved a visual poem in the form of Daniel Benmergui's 'Today I Die', and drifting over the gallery the words of the tongue in cheek protest flag by Shireen Liane, commanded everyone to 'Let Them Eat iPhones'. In the background the eclectic music of the San Dance Company played, an organisation stemming from San Keller's intriguing work 'Until the Last Dance', a contractual agreement between yourself and the artist to dance for the rest of your life to your chosen song.

The exhibition runs until June 11th, open Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 3pm.

For more information on the artist's work visit: http://sticksgallery.co.uk/invitation-to-participate/

See below for images from the private view.

 

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Solo Show Opportunity in Southsea

This is an opportunity for an artist or collective working in any 2D media, including illustration and graphic design to have a solo exhibition at our Garbos space in Southsea.

This exhibition will run for a period of 2 months and is a chance to showcase your talent to a wider audience and to make art matter in the community.

Our Garbos Gallery space is situated in the heart of Southsea, inside the modern Garbos salon and yet separate from it.  Sticks Gallery/Live Art Local CIC took over management of this space from Island City Art and before that Add Art, so it has a history of showcasing great emerging artists.

There is no theme and the only prerequisite is that work submitted is not offensive (graphic nudity, swear words, concerning religion, etc) and ready to be hung.  This means that work must be framed (if required), with loops or D-Rings at the back and wire or cord connecting them (mirrorplates are not an option).  The gallery wall uses a hanging system and no work is attached to the wall itself.  Due to this box canvases also need to come with hanging wire.  Works on paper can be hung without a frame with the use of clips that we can supply.

This space can accommodate between 1 large (2x2m) piece or numerous smaller pieces.

Our current exhibition in this space, Andrew De Bere's "Painting with Light" has been very popular and half of the pieces have already sold.  If you wish to see his work it is on display until our next exhibition in the space.

Andrew de bere flyer

 

You can submit to this open call either as a guest with a one off donation of £3.  We are a not for profit organisation and this money helps us to carry on our work and contributes to the exhibition costs.  There is no other money involved.  To submit work please pay your donation via paypal. Upon payment you will be redirected to a form where you will be asked to complete your details and upload up to 4 examples of your work.




 

OR for FREE as an Affiliate Artist.

Affiliate Artists can log in to the Affiliate Artists site and submit via http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/stickslive-art-local-cic-opportunities/.  To become a member is easy, you just need to visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/.  Once your membership is approved you will be able to enter all of our call outs for FREE, attend crit groups, workshops, meetups and more all as part of your membership.

 

Please note this opportunity closes on Sunday 24th April at midday  and we will notify the successful artist by Monday 25th April.   The exhibition runs from 2nd May until 4th July.  Work can be sold during this time.

Submit work for solo exhibition at Garbos Gallery Space

Solo Show at Garbos Southsea

We have recently taken over the Just Add Art and Island Art exhibition spaces at Garbos in Southsea and the Orthodontist Gallery space.  We have been preparing to launch our first exhibitions there for some time and we finally have the date of the first exhibition at Garbos exhibition space in Southsea.

 

This is an opportunity for an artist working in any 2D medium, including illustration and graphic design to have a small solo show at Garbos in Southsea.  Running for a period of 2 months this is a chance to showcase your talent to a wider audience and to make art matter in the community.

As one of our new Art Outreach Spaces Garbos is a busy and popular modern hair salon in Southsea with an exhibition space at the front of the space separate from the rest of the gallery.

There is no theme and the only prerequisite is that work submitted is not offensive (graphic nudity, swear words, concerning religion, etc) and ready to be hung.

This space can accommodate between 1 large (2x2m) piece or numerous smaller pieces.

Please note you need to be a Sticks Affiliate Artist to take part in this FREE call out.  To join our affiliated artist scheme visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/ and join first!!

To find out more and to enter your work please visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/2016/01/12/solo-show-at-garbos-southsea/.

 

This call out ends midnight Thursday 21st January.  We will notify the successful artist by midnight on the 23rd January. For all other details visit the relevant page on our Affiliate Artists site

Curator Call Out Hampshire

Deadline:  Midnight March 5th

Notification if successful: March 20th,

please note we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants.

Have you got an idea for a show that you would really love to put on but you need a space to do it?  Do you have some favourite emerging artists you think deserve to have their work seen by a wider audience?  Do you need some support to help you do this?  If the answer is "yes" then this curator-artist opportunity, Sticks Gallery is perfect for you!

As part of our program to support emerging talent, Sticks Gallery is welcoming proposals from emerging curators and artists with an interest in curating to put on their own show from May 5th - Saturday June 4th at our main space in Fareham Shopping Centre.

You will have a week to install the show and if your proposal is successful we will send you an information pack with details about the space and it's workable dimensions.

To find out more about this opportunity and how to apply visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/ and join Sticks Affiliate Artists today and enter all our call outs for FREE plus much, much more

Private view: Work in Progress

In December we celebrated the new look Sticks with a private view to launch the CFA "Work in Progress" exhibition.

We ate mince pies and ginger biscuits and mulled wine flowed (well ok simmered) and there was some rather great art from developing artists on show too!  Readying themselves to step onto the art world stage after graduation, these emerging artists were on hand to speak with whoever had questions about their work.

Molly Burnip discussing her work with Professor Catherine Harper

It was fantastic to see so many of the artists come down and members of Portsmouth University's CCI Faculty, including Dean Professor Catherine Harper to celebrate what had been achieved.

This marked three firsts,:

the first part of our renovations in Sticks

the first exhibition in our renovated space

and

the first in a series of exhibitions by Portsmouth University CFA BA as they approach their graduation.

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We're so excited about the future and hope you join us on the journey!

Work in Progress Private View – 10th Dec

Today is a special day, it is the launch of our new exhibition with Portsmouth University's CCI Faculty.  This evening we will be opening up Sticks in Fareham to a preview of CFA: Work in Progress.

Private View Thursday 10th Dec -- Work in Progress

 

What's it about....?

This new show offers a chance for members of the public to see what goes on behind the creation of a piece of art.  It enables us to see the process of making art, and as this is the first in a series of exhibition detailing these emerging artists and their move into being artists out on their own, the progress they make on their work throughout their final year of study, culminating in their degree show to be held at Portsmouth University and in London next year.

The private view runs between 5:30-7:30pm this evening and all the artists will be on hand to discuss their work with you and answer any questions.  The Live Art Local CIC/Sticks gallery team will also be there to discuss and answer any questions you might have about us and what we plan for the future.

There will also be free food and drink and if we can make them in time lovely homemade mince pies and mulled wine to get you in the festive spirit!

Don't know where sticks is, don't worry, you can find us in the Fareham Shopping Centre at Unit 79a just inside opposite Millets

Can't make the preview don't worry we are open every Thursday - Saturday 10:30 am - 3pm

3 exhibitions one gallery

We have been quite bad at updating the blog lately which is not good (we consider ourselves severely reprimanded by ourselves).  But so much has been happening that it is very difficult to find the time to tell you all.......

We currently have three exhibitions on display in Fareham (to read more about the current shows please click on the images to be taken to that page):

Human at Sticks;

3 exhibitions one gallery -- A4-poster-human

Surveillance at Cafe Ethos; and

3 exhibitions one gallery -- surveillance flyer

from tomorrow, Boxes of Oranges at Ferneham Hall

 

3 exhibitions one gallery -- Christina-Evans-Boxes-of-Oranges

 

This has been a very exciting month as it is the first exhibitions Sticks have placed in outreach venues.  This is a vital part of our mission to get art out there and to engage the community in the places they visit; whether that be a gallery space, a cafe or a theatre.

The exhibitions we have this month include, photography, film, painting, art books and digital art. If you live in Fareham and long to see more contemporary work in your area then do come an have a look and be part of the change we are spearheading.

We hope you can make it to some of the shows and if you're an artist interested in getting involved and submitting your work then join us through Live Art Local CIC and submit your work for free; you also get a directory listing; the chance to sell your work with us and various other things.