SURREY CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL

While Hannah and I were on a gallery high, we headed over to see Susan Eyre’s work in a group show in Walton this morning. The artwork was on display at the Riverhouse barn, which not only brought us fantastic art, but great food and drink too.

This is an image from their website, but when we went today, it was full of visitors. I had a really good homemade pie with coffee, then sank into a comfy sofas to talk some more about art..

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It was a bit of a drive from South London, but so worth it.

I will begin with Susan Eyre’s work.

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Binformation

Reactive and sublimation print, polyester cut and heat fused onto cotton

‘Binformation’ considers what new geology might be formed from the cocktail of ingredients disposed of in our landfill sites.

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http://www.susaneyre.co.uk/

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Collected Thoughts

75 x 80 x 10 cm (approx)

Screen print on board, sublimation print on textiles, mixed media

This work draws on ideas of preservation and references the Victorian enthusiasm for creating romantic tableaux of the natural world held in glass domes. A contemporary plastic food packaging tray replaces the glass dome distorting the view of an apparently idyllic scene caught against a grey urban backdrop as in a moment’s hazy daydream.

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There were these two amazing prints onto wood by Julie Hoyle.

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‘Catching the wave’ by Stephanie Wright

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Richenda Court

Black Water Kings – etchingIMG_8976 The detail, range of tones and textures of this etching was breath taking. Really beautiful piece.

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Another really great show, with even more artists I have not mentioned in this post. I am really pleased to have made it out of London to see it all.

http://www.riverhousebarn.com/

 

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