Sue Ransley Finalist of Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize

Sue Ransley is one of 21 finalists in the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2018 organised by Ecclestone Art Agency. Sponsored by The Holly Bush Hampstead, Cass Art, Flux Exhibitions and The Edinburgh Beer Factory the exhibition is to be at Burgh House and Museum, Hampstead 25th to 29th July.
Part of wider project to support and celebrate female artists, the The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter  focuses on supporting and encouraging the careers of emerging female painters. This prize is aimed at women painters who wish to extend their artistic practice and develop their artistic careers beyond the studio


Lorette Kos and Marleen de Vries are exhibiting their aquarels and acrylic paintings at the Toerist Information exhibition-hall in Las Tricias. They are inspired by La Palma’s exciting nature and starry skies.

Lorette Kos and Marleen de Vries are two Dutch artists from the Canary Island La Palma. They are inspired by the island’s rough and stunning nature and by the night skies with their infinite amounts of stars that make you feel like you can almost touch them and take a peak into the universe. The municipality in the north of the island facilitates the exhibition by allowing us to use their beautiful galery-hall and by promoting the exhibition all over the island. The opening will take place on Sunday July 22nd.

Marleen de Vries works with aquarels. She has a colorful and natural way of painting flowers and animals, all with a special warm and bright light. Lorette’s work has various dimensions: she has submitted some mountain views and landscapes, as well as the first part of her Cosmic Series, an expression of her true passion to bring home the concept that the universe will support you if you can be open to it. For the same purpose Lorette Kos has also made a special B-collection: a series of Bees with inspirational quotes to celebrate, stimulate and honor yourself. She has made affordable canvas prints in order to make the paintings accessible to everyone.

The exhibition will take place from the 21st July to the 10th August 2018

Maria Giovanni Morelli at Terrena, Bassa Romagna, Italy

TERRENA is a display of traces of land art in Bassa Romagna, Italy running from the 21st – 28th July 2018. It traces a small but very precious constellation of little-known, silent and hidden places in Bassa Romagna for the very first time: amongst rows of fields, orchards and isolated little woods, meadows, sheds and farms, rivers and riverbanks, canals and basins, parish churches and bell towers, mazes and pathways.

The space has inspired artists Alessia Agnoletti, Rosa Banzi, Fausto Ferri, Marcello Di Camillo, Loretta Zaganelli and Collettivo Instabile Morelli Mazzesi – which Maria Giovanna Morelli, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants and past selected artist, is part of – to create nine installations in horizontal communication with the land and in vertical communication with the woods and trees.
21st June, from 6:30 to 8:30pm – Two performances will take place to invite participants to make contact with the land and the trees.
27th June, from 8:30pm – Night-time walk with the audience accompanied by Balkan music.

The installations will be on display until 28th July, from 8:00am to 9:30pm.

Chlo Elizabeth: Artist in Residence with East Street Arts

Chlo Elizabeth, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, has been selected for the Artist in Residence programme with East Street Arts. This will be a 6 months residency with free academic support and studio space.

East Street Arts is a contemporary arts organisation working across the UK and EU. Their mission is to support artists to create work that brings lasting change to our everyday lives, through their activities programme, professional development and for being leaders in providing temporary and permanent spaces to the creative community.

East Street Arts develops artists’ residencies and exchanges across Europe that support artists to take time out from day to day commitments and spend time within new environments. Find out more here.

Artrooms Fair opens its doors in Korea

After London and Rome, the Artrooms Fairs open a new edition in Seoul, South Korea, from the 26th to the 28th of October 2018. The fair will be organised in collaboration with IACO Korea and will take place at the Riviera Hotel, in the very famous area of the Gangnam District.
What makes this fair so interesting is the diversity of the artists and their work. Away from the daunting walls of the wh
ite cube ideology of the gallery space, both visitors and artists feel more comfortable in engaging with one another, which enables artists to not only sell their work but to share their vision and practice in a very distinctive way.
Artists go through a very hard selection process and each year they face a different Selection Committee, whose members are experts of the Industry, comprising some of the most relevant names in the art world. These have included in the past editions Sotheby’s S2 Gallery Director Fru Tholstrup, Palazzo Strozzi’s Director Arturo Galansino, Star-Architect Marco Piva, Christies’ Victoria Wolcough and Tabish Khan from The Londonist, just to name a few.
Less than 100 out of approx. 2000 artists pass the selections, turning the Artrooms Fair into an hunting ground for art galleries, curators, and collectors to interact in an intimate setting and discover new trends and unrepresented talented artists.

Since this year, the Organisers have been launching a new Gallery Affiliation Programme offering art galleries the opportunity to liaise to a new network and scout for artists; among new affiliated Contini Contemporary, Mucciaccia Contemporary, Ransom Art and Bel Air Fine Art, 11[HellHeaven] Art Gallery, Ufofabrik, Zari Gallery. For the new editions, Artrooms Fairs will also open to Cultural Partners, in volving Museums and Foundations to give artists new exciting opportunities. The fair is unique in its kind: “One room at no cost to the artist”.
It is set on 4-star luxury hotels where every room is turned into an exhibition space, and it is also the only fair inviting independent artists to exhibit and sell their works without paying a fee. The venues are the Meliá White House in London, The Church Palace in Rome and the Riviera Hotel in Seoul.

The Artrooms Fairs offer an extraordinary platform to support and nurture the artist’s career and an extensive programme to all visitors, with workshops, interviews such as “In bed with the artists”, the Focus on Section dedicated to a Country, Art Projects and installations, Sculpture Park and Video Art.
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Michelangelo Galliani: Rebus Vitæ by Contini Contemporary

La mostra Rebus Vitæ che anima l’edizione della Versiliana mette in scena il teatro della vita secondo la visione dello scultore emiliano Michelangelo Galliani che tratteggia così un nuovo inedito capitolo della sua creatività. Si tratta di 5 opere inedite in marmo di Carrara che l’artista ha realizzato nel 2018 e presenta per la prima volta al pubblico durante il ricco calendario di eventi culturali della rassegna di Marina di Pietrasanta.

Il concetto da cui parte l’autore riprende il senso dell’esperienza personale e si trasforma in metafora generale, lasciando allo spettatore il compite di sciogliere il rebus che si forma dall’unione delle sculture, ciascuna letta con un significato particolare che, tuttavia, nel contesto stabilisce un tema collettivo. Nata dalla collaborazione fra la Fondazione Versiliana diretta da Massimiliano Simone e dalla Galleria Contini Contemporary di Londra, che gestisce in esclusiva l’opera di Michelangelo Galliani, l’iniziativa riporta al centro del palcoscenico della scultura italiana uno dei suoi più rappresentativi maestri, impegnato da vent’anni in un’indagine accurata sul rinnovamento del linguaggio scultoreo. Anche in virtù di questo motivo la mostra è presentata da Flavio Arensi, lo studioso milanese direttore degli spazi espositivi della città di Legnano, che da anni s’interessa della scultura attraverso una serie di mostre ormai storiche, come quelle dedicate al genio di Auguste Rodin.

Per Galliani la scultura è un corpo a corpo con la materia, dal quale si ricavano i motivi linguistici per un racconto che ha come fulcro l’indagine sull’uomo. Per questa mostra personale, che sancisce un nuovo motivo creativo, l’artista mescola suggestioni nate dallo studio della storia dell’arte a nuove opere di carattere intimo e personale, in un gioco fatto di allusioni e silenzi capaci di portare l’osservatore all’interno di un viaggio misterioso, come appunto quello dei rebus. Il rebus è un gioco enigmistico classico consistente in una vignetta che il solutore deve interpretare per ricavarne una frase risolutiva. L’etimologia del nome “rebus” è incerta, ma si fa comunemente risalire all’ablativo latino di res (= cosa), a suggerire che la frase è espressa con le cose, ossia con gli oggetti presenti nella vignetta. La parola “rebus” è anche metafora di una situazione intricata e di difficile interpretazione.

Nota biografica
Michelangelo Galliani è nato nel 1975 a Montecchio Emilia, Reggio Emilia.
Inizia a lavorare come scultore molto giovane. Frequenta prima l’Istituto d’Arte Paolo Toschi di Parma con indirizzo Scenotecnica, si specializza poi all’Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro di Palazzo Spinelli a Firenze e si diploma infine all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara con indirizzo Scultura. Attualmente oltre al suo lavoro di scultore è docente di “Tecniche del Marmo e delle Pietre dure” presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino. Vincitore di numerosi premi tra cui: Premio Fabbri 2006/2007; Premio San Fedele 2006; Premio Termoli 2004; Premio Vasto 2002; Premio di Scultura Mater Domini 2002; Premio internazionale di Scultura della Regione Piemonte 2001. E’ stato finalista anche al Premio Cairo 2001 e 2007.



La mostra si svolgerà nell’incantevole cornice della Versiliana, ad un passo dalle assolate spiagge di Marina di Pietrasanta. La Versiliana con la sua Villa che fu dimora dannunziana, i suoi viali ed il suo grande teatro all’aperto ospita da ben 39 edizioni ospita l’omonimo festival che ogni anno accoglie migliaia di visitatori.
Sotto la direzione artistica di Massimiliano Simoni, il festival della Versiliana proporrà da luglio a fine agosto due mesi ininterrotti di eventi tra concerti, grandi show, spettacoli di prosa e danza con le più importanti compagnie internazionali, musical, attività per bambini ed i celebri “Incontri al Caffè della Versiliana”, fiore all’occhiello della cultura in Versilia.

Marina di Pietrasanta, Villa la Versiliana 14 Luglio – 2 Settembre 2018

a cura di Flavio Arensi
Orari: da lunedi a domenica, 17:00 – 24:00
Ingresso libero
In occasione della mostra verrà pubblicato un catalogo
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A Tinge of Space

Sheikh Khadijah Amin, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, is taking part in an upcoming group show called A Tinge of Space, at Studio Seven Gallery, in Karachi, Pakistan. The exhibition will run from the 17th – 21st July 2018, with the private view being held on Tuesday the 17th from 5 – 8pm. Other artists exhibiting include Ali Asad Naqvi, Usman Kalid and Zainab Abdul Hussain.

Sheikh Khadijah Amin’s work revolves around the concept of having the essences of someone even when they are no longer there. Her new body of work embodies herself in isolation as a reflection of the aftermath of human interactions and emotions.

Studio Seven Gallery is part of Studio Seven House of Architecture + Art & Design. The company takes pride in not just creating architectural spaces but imprints of an art experience.

F42/1 E street, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi-75600, Pakistan

Get in touch to request information about opening hours.



Adam de Ville shortlisted for Watercolour Competition

Now in its 31st year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Whether it be through abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional, the competition aims to celebrate and redefine the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media.

Open to all UK-based artists, the competition offers a generous range of prizes including a First Prize of £6000, Second Prize of £3000 and Third Prize of £1000.

Approximately one hundred works are selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world including Louis Wise, critic and writer for The Sunday Times, James Stewart, founder of Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel and artists Ishbel Myerscough and Paul Newland.

Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicant Adam de Ville has been shortlisted to exhibit his work this year.

The shortlisted works will be shown at the Mall Galleries, London from 18 – 23 September 2018 before touring to venues across the UK. The first stop on the tour will be Guildford House Gallery, Surrey, a beautiful 17th century Grade 1 Listed Town House located on Guildford High Street.

Rula Jones Brock at Centre Pompadour

Rula Jones Brock, applicant for Artrooms Fair London 2019, will be in residency at  CENTRE POMPADOUR, the laboratory of neo- feminism.

CENTRE POMPADOUR welcomes like-minded creative professionals from all over the world to work on projects that place gender equality and feminist empowerment at the heart of the creative process and outreach. It offers accommodation and private work space for a determined period of time. It works as a post-capitalistic undertaking which means flexible fees for its residents.

It also offers a lot of privacy, surrounded by a lot of nature. Each of the four guest rooms have their own private bathroom. Other facilities include a top-floor attic atelier of 50m2, a well assorted library of women’s history readings and art literature, a well-tuned piano, and spacious indoor and outdoor living areas intended to be filled with creativity.

It is located in the tiny village of Ercourt, which is situated in the Baie de Somme area, a nature reserve of the french Picardie.
Picardie is a region that has been at the heart of european history for well over a thousand years, though its historic heritage includes some of the finest mediaeval cathedrals in France, a lot of châteaux and many sites of the great war, it is not one of the great tourist regions of France.

To qualify for the creatives-in-residency program at CENTRE POMPADOUR, laboratory of neofeminism, you have to be a creative professional or an undergraduate or graduate art student or do research in the fields of feminism or gender studies.


Tag, iron-on patches, 3″ dia., 2018

The following work by Rula Jones Brock juxtaposes the Texas Lone Star from the American South-West and the Islamic moon and star, while incorporating a double Letter “A” which represents the word Arab-American. The work references the patch from the Jewish Holocaust, as well as the Scarlet Letter from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel. The piece addresses racism towards the Arab-American population in the United States.

The patches are created from an original digital design, which are then machine manufactured. These works will be further embellished by hand during the residency at CENTRE POMPADOUR.



laboratoire néoféministe
9 rue du château
80210 Ercourt