a window project by a sequence of APT artists

Through March and April to the 9th May 2021

Shutters open Thursday to Sunday 1 - 6 pm

 

Project Portal is a weekly rotating window display by a sequence of APT artists until the main gallery program can restart on the 20th May 2021.

Every week will feature the work of a different artist and show to the public a range of the kind of artwork that is carried out here in the studios.

There will also be a panel on the window that describes the work on show and some background about the artist and the ideas that underlie their practice.

Curated by Paul Malone

 

Images of the Portals (click to enlarge)



Richard Lawrence


Paul Malone


Dexter Dymoke


Margaret Higginson


Mali Morris

Artists diary
Click on the 'Artist's Boards' for more information


march 18 to 21

Richard Lawrence

All the work in this exhibiton is based on and inspired by the natural world. The work attempts to highlight the threat and destruction of the environment mainly through the animals whose habitat it is. Recent terrible events such as the Australian Bush Fires inspired a set of wood cut prints of which three are in this exhibition.

www.aptstudios.org/ artists/Richard Lawrence

artist's board (pdf)


march 25 to 28

Paul Malone

We are faced with the implacability of the Sun's photosphere, the mystery of what it is and what lies beyond. In this, the role of sunspots is critical. Sunspots are the portals through which we traverse down to the actual surface of the Sun. Looking down into this umbra we are blinded by the surrounding brilliance and can see but blackness; that is except for the little studied 'umbral flashes'.

www.paulmalone.co.uk

movie   :  artist's board (pdf)


april 1 to 4

Dexter Dymoke

These artworks reflect my recurring interest in the subversion of the modes of display in sculpture, and alternative techniques in building forms. Whilst "formal" in the sense that the works exist in space, and they are sculpted objects, there`s a lot going on which undermines this formality - non-classic materials, jokiness, a tussle with the idea of the plinth, overwrought narrative. It`s paradoxical to be operating within the sculptural idiom whilst questioning its syntax, and yet this refreshes the spirit of enquiry.

www.dexterdymoke.co.uk

artist's board (pdf)


april 8 to 11

Margaret Higginson

The title of this window display is called 'Touching Wood'. Canadian-born artist Margaret Higginson gives a voice to the natural materials she works with.Working with wood she has been exploring the soul of trees through the pandemic.

www.margarethigginson.com

artist's board (pdf)


april 15 to 18

Mali Morris

Both these paintings were made in 1993, in a series of many, when I was exploring how the eye moves up and down the tall narrowness of the painting, but also in and out of its colour space, as if in a slow dance. The shapes that intrigued me at the time were ones I could make with the least movement of the brush, yet were still evocative of forms in the world - bell, skirt, petal, and so on.

www.malimorris.co.uk

artist's board (pdf)


april 22 to 25

Steve Lewis + David Webb

Stephen Lewis and David Webb explore the relationship between their work in terms of colour, shape and scale. Taking subject matter from a wide range of sources, both could be said to assemble in their chosen medium; something of the language of collage - hard edges, silhouettes; then lyrical and strange forms. 

http://stephenlewissculpture.co.uk
www.davidwebbpaintings.co.uk

artist's board (pdf)


april 29 to may 2

Sheila Vollmer


may 6 to 9

Nicola Rae