14/15 Queen Street
Saturday 28th May
Performances of the Selves
10.00am – 5.00pm
Admission is free (come at anytime)
Final year students, graduating from BA (Hons) in Theatre and Performance at the School of Arts and New Media at University of Hull (Scarborough Campus), present an event which takes you on a journey through the languages, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, politics, stories and practices in autobiographical contemporary performance. See tomorrow’s performance artists today.
Crescent Artists’ car park treatment
Andrew and Caitlin Webb-Ellis have transformed the underground car park situated at Aquarium Top between the Rotunda and the Spa.
Take a look at the latest public artwork by two of our very talented artists. Commissioned by Scarborough Borough Council as part of the Spa refurbishment, and following Helen Donnelly’s hoarding treatment in 2010, Andrew and Caitlin have brought a fresh vision to the otherwise rather brutal and forbidding architecture. Even if you have to ‘pay and display’, there’s no charge for viewing. All pedestrians are welcome.
Crescent Arts, The Crescent, Scarborough
A new video installation by Helen Sear
Saturday 12th March to Saturday 9th April 2011
Thursdays – Saturdays 11.00am – 5.00pm. Admission is free.
We are delighted to announce the opening of ‘Pond’, a new video installation by Helen Sear, and an opportunity to meet the artist at Crescent Arts on Saturday 12th March between 2.00pm – 5.00pm.
Helen Sear’s photographic practice has developed from a Fine Art background of performance, film and installations made in the 1980’s. Her photographs became widely known in the 1991 British Council exhibition, De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, touring Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Her work explores ideas of vision, touch, and the representation of the nature of experience, demonstrating an enduring interest in landscape in relation to both the human and animal body. She combines drawing, lens based media and digital technologies. ‘Pond’ sees a return to video and installation work, showing similar concerns with the experience of the relationship between landscape and the human body.
Her work was included in the exhibition About Face at the Hayward Gallery London in summer 2004 and La Mirada Reflexiva at the Espai D’Art Contemporani in Castellon Spain in 2005. A 90-page monograph Twice, was published by Zelda Cheatle Press in 2002, and Grounded was a touring exhibition curated by Impressions Gallery, York between 2003 and 2005.
Recent solo exhibitions include; Inside The View, at Gallery Harmonia in Finland in 2006, and G39 Cardiff who also published the bookwork Tale in 2009; Beyond The View, Hoopers Gallery London, and Klompching Gallery New York in 2010. Her work will be next featured in Aperture magazine in 2011.
Helen is currently Reader in Photography and Fine Art Practice and a member of the European Centre for Photographic Research at the University of Wales Newport. She is a recipient of a Major Creative Wales Award 2010-2011.
To preview Pond on youtube visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsJ7Ctcs7ZY
The artist has produced a special edition signed print to mark the occasion of the installation of ‘Pond’:
Vivera archival ink on Hahnemule Photorag paper
35 x 25 cm, in an edition of 12 signed, £200 each.
For further information please contact Stuart Cameron, Director, Crescent Arts
Tel 01723 351461
At the same time…..
‘INSEPARABLE’: Photographic works by Helen Sear
Duckett & Jeffreys Gallery, Malton, North Yorkshire
Wednesday 23rd February – Saturday 2nd April
Wed-Sat 10.00am – 5.00pm
Malton is about 30 minutes drive from either Scarborough or York and easily accessible by train between York and Scarborough.
Crescent Arts would like to thank Comet Group Plc for generous loan of equipment for this exhibition.
CRESCENT ARTSPACE, 14/15 QUEEN STREET, SCARBOROUGH
Chris Hicklin is a dynamic young artist currently studying at Yorkshire Coast College. He has been working in the space at Queen Street for three weeks to create an exciting pop-up exhibition. His work explores the unconscious and conscious mind and the symbolism in dreams.
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We would like to thank Calvert’s Carpets, the Dulux Shop and B&Q for their generous support.
Saturday 29th January – Sunday 20th February 2011
Crescent Arts Studios, The Crescent, Scarborough
Thursdays to Saturdays 11.00am – 5.00pm
(also open on Sunday 20th February)
Admission is free.
Crescent Arts is delighted to present ‘Fragment Series’ by resident artist printmaker Dawn Brooks, representing new work produced over the past 18 months in her studio at Crescent Arts.
The prints, which together form ‘Fragment Series’, acquire a powerful physical presence through their collective presentation within a space specifically designed and constructed in consultation with the artist.
Dawn Brooks explores printmaking processes which combine drypoint and collagraph on a large scale, requiring composite plates to form the image. As the title suggests, images are worked in series as a direct result of combining printmaking and drawing processes which effect a sense of temporality, transformation and material change.
“I develop my prints using automatic drawing as a means of expressing ideas from the subconscious. The resulting drawings are a starting point for the printing plate which is created as a painter might use a canvas, in the sense that the construction of the image is process led, instinctively reacting to marks as they are made”.
The monochromatic restraint within the work serves to enhance its physical presence, whilst at the same time the artist’s expressive mark-making evokes a surprising sense of intimacy. Dawn Brooks has worked from a studio at Crescent Arts since 2002 and exhibits widely across the region and the UK. Dawn was a prizewinner in the 1st Open International Print Competition 2010 (A4 Printmakers, South West, Cornwall UK) and her work will be exhibited at the Wharepuke Print Studio in 2011 in New Zealand as part of this exhibition. She was awarded a grant for research and development by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts in 2008.
Don’t miss the ‘introduction to drypoint’ workshop on Saturday 19th February which supports Dawn’s exhibition and will enhance appreciation of her work. See Printmaking Workshops February – March 2011.