Sally Buchanan ‘Encounter Ink’ Residency at BAR Gallery 29th March – 10th April
Sally works as a multimedia artist. She studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw and graduated from St Martins in 2007. Her work crosses genres and her projects reflect and encompass wide-ranging interests from environmental issues to neuroscience and from art as medicine to Jungian thought. "I enjoy the challenge of working in whatever media the project at hand requires." Last year (2013) whilst working as an Artist in Residence at Electric House she discovered a new technique using textile threads to trace out energy pathways. You can see Sally at work on her current installation ‘Encounter Ink’ over the couple of weeks. Sally will be also presenting the project at the opening on Wednesday 9th April. More details coming soon!
The Queens Parade Anniversary party was a huge success. Thanks so much to everyone who turned up, and to those who were unable to come, please feel free to drop by to see our Encounters exhibition-- up and running until March 20th.
The exhibition takes us on a journey through the encounters and discoveries of 20 selected Artists. Video, installation, painting, photography and sculpture are used to engage, reveal and interpret these experiences.
Exhibiting artists include:
Charlotte Alergant • Sally Buchanan • Ksenia Burnasheva • Toni Fielding • John Crean • Rachel Evans • Rosemary Hall •Elizabeth Jardine • Zoe landau Konson • Agne Kucinskaite • Peter Murry • Ritva Raitsalo • Jordan Rodgers • Anastasia Russa • Andrea Schoenborn • Sugarskills (aka Izzy Cammareri and Lynsey Morgann Laurence • Boaz Torfstein • Owen Ward • Joel Whybrew
Free Painters and Sculptors came into existence in the early 1950's as a splinter group from the Institute of Contemporary Arts. It was initially a group of painters who wished to break free of the stereotype that the ICA wished to impose on its members, it attracted other members and became organised as on a charity and corporate basis.
FPS has always maintained high standards with strict selection procedures for its exhibitions at a variety of fine venues including the Mall Galleries, the Barbican, Bankside Gallery and many others.
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