A Beautiful Death provides an overarching view of the perplexities of the quotidian; spiritually, physically and emotionally. The various transitions and stages one experiences throughout life; the vitality of youth, coming of age, responsibility of adulthood and ageing process will all feature. The intention behind the theme is to enable viewers to relate entirely to the successes and tragedies depicted and, in doing so, simultaneously monumentalise the story of the everyday.
We are reminded of the transience of life by Simon Ledson’s exquisitely executed mandala series and Lucy Willow’s photographs, where seemingly rotting subject matter is presented in a beautiful still life format. We are projected into scenes of workplace politics by John Clark, transported to the notion of escapism by Hannah Lewis Davies, memorised by the playful nature of children in Sherrod Barnes-Gifford’s vivacious work, intrigued by the unusual, nature inspired biomorphic sculptures of Claire Jackson and confronted with our inescapable fate by Nigel Oddy’s ink block skull image and resin sculptures.
Grotesquely beautiful, melancholic and humorous, A Beautiful Death draws upon, scrutinises and celebrates the human condition.
The Coffee Art Project is a high profile art competition and combines our passion for coffee and art. Emerging artists specialising in all media types have submitted unique pieces of artwork that connect to coffee or coffee shop experiences.
The ultimate objective of this programme is to raise valuable funds for Project Waterfall, which supports clean water and sanitation initiatives, this year in Tanzania.
We would be delighted to see you there for a fantastic week of Coffee and Art!
( It takes around 140 liters of water, to produce the coffee seeds for just a single cup of coffee)
I have created a giant Egg Sculpture which will be apart of The Lindt Big Egg Hunt 2013,
which will tour the UK.
In support of the charity Action for Children.
More details coming soon about the Exhibition,
the interactive Egg hunt and the Sotheby's Egg charity auction
website The Big Egg Hunt 2013
Spare Parts is an exhibition that brings together a diverse range of artists all using pre-loved prosthetic limbs as their canvas. It is considered to be the first exhibition of its kind in the world, and was originally held in Brisbane, Australia in 2010. The success of this first exhibition has led the curator, Priscilla Sutton, to take the idea to London in its most exciting year – 2012!
The exhibition aims to not only recycle old arms and legs into new and exciting artworks but also to create an open and positive conversation, celebrating prosthetics and how much can be achieved by using them.
DegreeArt announces an ambitious, genre-busting new exhibition for summer 2012 - ArtHAUS.
Showcasing the best of DegreeArt's own artists and transforming the traditional notion of the group show. ArtHAUS is not just an exhibition but is also considered an immersive installation work in its own right.
Through a fusion of fine art and interior design in an environmental setting, ArtHAUS is a surrealist take on the modern home. Incorporating five dynamic rooms through which visitors are invited to wander- including a living area, bedroom, dining room, kitchen and bathroom- The whole installation will also be viewable simultaneously, revealing the imaginative possibilities which have shaped the entire space.
The exhibitions' thematics and aesthetics are drawn from the invention of the gallery's artists but then expanded into a three dimensional setting that is at once familiar and domestic , fantastical and dreamlike. ArtHAUS gives its audience a more exciting, material experience of viewing artwork in an imaginative space, which relates to everyday experience and our own homes, yet freed from the rational constraints of conventional interior architecture. Owning works of art can introduce windows of beauty, pleasure and escapism into the spaces where we spend our lives - ArtHAUS extends this aspiration into an unforgettable experience.
A voyage of narrative that can take many forms: from epic sailors tales of the high seas to a journey into the unknown, or discovery of the self.
Veiled Voyages brings together eight artists interpretation of the theme; the leaving behind of the stability of the familiar, to embark on unpredictable and curious adventures.
2006/ Mind, Brain and Thought
2005/ large circular microscopic flora fauna painting
5ft height and width
DegreeArt decided to take a look at some limited edition art inspired by the Versace for H&M collection!
"It is always argued that fashion is inspired by art but who says it can't go the other way around?"
"Take a look at some of the most iconic pieces from the collection and how they pair with original artwork."