Saturday, January 14, 2012
This Week We're Fussed About... Pop-Atelier
Posted by Rachel Berner
FUSSED favourite, Pop-Atelier (featured on the blog in November last year) is not your average art gallery. Described as ‘a new sort’ of gallery this organisation offers space to both professional and part-time artists. Since its launch in April 2011, the Winchester gallery has served the various artistic and creative communities with a running exhibition which changes monthly. Fussed previously covered the Student exhibition at Pop-Atelier, a showcase of what students in Winchester and the surrounding areas had been involved in, and an expression of their artistic passion in a variety of mediums. We caught up with what’s been going on at the gallery and what you can expect to see…and get involved with in the upcoming months.
A number of local artists have already signed up to the gallery to display their work, but Pop-Atelier is always attracting new creations from artists working in any arts media. The gallery is self-supporting and essentially as a not-for-profit organisation, it aspires to provide an art space for new talent and creativity to be discovered. A small commission is taken for any sales but otherwise the main drive behind the gallery is to act as an excellent source of publicity and coverage for local and up and coming artists.
A range of artists working with various materials are currently showcasing their work at the exhibition. Mixed media artist Kate Bartlett (above) has a passion for combining and overlapping different types of media which results in her bold and vibrant work. She incorporates recycled objects and materials into this to create an interesting impact.
Winchester graduate Clare Goodman’s (above) work focuses upon her knowledge of Hampshire and Devon scenery. Her landscape and seascape paintings demonstrate her impressionist style and influence her combination of tone and texture. In a very different style, artist Dave Miles’ paintings (below) are daring and intense, integrating a scientific element within his work. Vividly colourful and adorned, his work reflects his previous career as a welder.
Pop-Atelier is successfully creating a base for new talent and provides an expressive outlet for the public who want to get involved in the arts. Coming up is an exhibition Celebrating Life! It will run from 15th February to the 14th March 2012. The gallery invites the local creative community to get involved by exhibiting their work in life studies. They hope to attract work from a range of media and from both professional artists and those with a creative spark.
For more information and to get involved in this new community based project, take a look at the Pop-Atelier website: Pop-atelier.com.
You can view FUSSED’s earlier post on Pop-Atelier here.