Thursday, 28 May 2015

Richard Moon represents OHOS at Insight

Richard Moon has been representing OpenHand OpenSpace at the Insight exhibition at New Greenham Arts, Newbury, 2-25 May 2015, showing his etching and aquatint "Head Under Heels."  Insight is the flagship exhibition of Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire.  It was curated by Paul Kessling, John Brazendale and Martin Eastabrook, and has attracted over 1100 visitors this year.  OHOS hosted one of the Open Studios satellite exhibitions at Brock Keep in Reading, curated by Peter Driver.

Many thanks to our volunteer from Reading College

Very many thanks to Jared Williams for all his help at Brock Keep where he has recently been gaining work experience as part of his course at Reading College.  Jared worked hard on varous tasks, including scraping the wall in preparation for the installation of the new kitchenette and WC, organising a temporary bell for visitors to the ground floor, helping to hang up a new publicity sign outside, removing some unwanted fittings from the wall, organising our storage rooms, and helping to prepare and supervise exhibitions.  Jared also learned about health and safety, and about fire alarm maintenance.  We did let him out from time to time to enjoy his lunch in the garden.

Open Studios Workshop

Participants on the workshop "Lines and Forms from Andalucia" first used experimental drawing techniques to gain familiarity with projections of southern Spain and gather a personal library of images.  They then assembled these into evocative compositions, and produced exciting relief prints using polystyrene sheets and a roller press.  This all-day session was run at Brock Keep by OHOS artist Ingrid Jensen, funded by Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire.  Photos by Jane Vaidya.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Draw, Paint, Print!

Works from recent OHOS drawing, painting and printing courses attracted many favourable comments at this exhibition in April.  Many thanks to all contributors, including Marie Ackers, Vivienne Akerman, Jennifer Allison, Matt Daubney, Ian Dinely, Carole Elleman, Steve Fisher, Ian Fulbrooke, Steve Gibson, Mariana Gomes, Vicky Hummel, Therese Lawlor, Ali Murray, Shirley Palmer, Tammy Renwick, Mary Riley, Sarah Scott, Carolyn Steed, Susanne Schindler, Simi Warah, Helen Westhrop and Neile Wright.  Tutors were Anna Mitchell, Peter Driver, Chris Mercier and Ingrid Jensen.

Monday, 27 April 2015

The Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2015

This year OHOS was represented by artists John Percy and Ingrid Jensen.  It was a pleasure to meet so many interested and supportive visitors to OHOS's stand at this years event. It is clear that the arts in Reading continues to be of immense importance and value to its residents.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Draw Paint Print!

Saturday 18 April 2015
11am - 5pm
Brock Keep.
Work by participants in recent courses at OpenHand OpenSpace.  Beautiful, interesting, experimental, traditional, tentative, bold, original, individual......

Friday, 10 April 2015

Absolutely No Aeronautics

Saturday 11- Sunday 12 April 2015
11am - 5pm.
Private View: Friday 10 April, 7-9pm
Brock Keep
OpenHand OpenSpace is hosting an exhibition of contemporary art by the Final Year Art Students of the University of Reading.  Painting, sculpture, print, video, projection and performance.