October Newsletter - The Old Station Gallery


The OSG Open 2016 continues until 26th October - still plenty of time to catch the show at the gallery before it ends.  You can vote for your favourite piece of work in the show and the Artist with the most votes will win the Peoples Prize and £100 worth of vouchers to spend.

We also wanted to let you know about the Solo Show Prize Winners who were selected from the exhibition. We have great pleasure in announcing that Stephen Carley & Susan Laughton have both won solo shows at The Old Station Gallery and we look forward to working with them and exhibiting their work in 2017.

Stephen Carley, ‘Drawing 120’ mixed media drawing collage, £2,400

'My work is completely concerned with context, process and materials. I often choose to use 'poor' materials - for example, dust, cardboard, chalk on blackboards, lead, chocolate, ashes, water and other stuff. Perhaps discarded found materials collected between home and studio. Lo-fi audio techniques collecting field recordings, glitched samples, filtered, cut up, reconfigured. I like to give the viewer / audience / student, room to manoeuvre intellectually. My work is sometimes intentionally confrontational, sometimes intentionally beautiful.' - Stephen Carley

Susan Laughton, ‘Set Adrift’, acrylic and plaster on canvas. £475

'My paintings and drawings evolve from half-remembered glimpses seen from the corner of my eye, fleeting juxtapositions elusive to photography, the dislocated reverie of long car journeys, or from more studied compositions. The landscape is my starting point, not as a picturesque or static view, but as a space travelled through and experienced often on the edges of the urban and the rural. It is a source of man made and natural structures, surfaces and colour from which my reductive personal responses develop. Man made structures in particular impose their presence: telegraph poles, fences, power lines, isolated buildings - structures that create tension within space and mark the passage of time and distance.' - Susan Laughton

And finally we have places available on our fabulous Christmas Willow Workshop with the superb willow sculptor and basket maker Rachel Evans at The Old Station Gallery - 23rd November 10am-4.30pm. Come and join us by the log burning stove and create a Christmas wreath, a beautiful star to hang on your door or wall and a 2nd Christmas tree  – using willow and other natural materials, such as birch and hazel.

This workshop will be an informal and relaxed morning led by basketmaker Rachel Evans of Wheatcroftwillow in the beautiful setting of the Old Station Gallery. To book a place and for further info email: theoldstationgallery@gmail.com

For further information please visit our website: https://theoldstationgallery.wordpress.com/creative-workshops/

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