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Way Exhibition - 17/9/2015
Featuring nature-based photography
by Liverpool artists Colin Serjent and Jane Groves plus abstract
nature-based paintings by Liverpool artist Carlee Graham.
The Unity Theatre are staging an exhibition of striking and
sometimes abstract nature-based photographs and paintings
by three Liverpool artists during October.
It features the photographs of Colin Serjent and Jane Groves,
taken in Liverpool and Merseyside, while Carlee Graham will
be showing large nature-based abstract paintings.
"I particularly like taking my photographs in the spring
and summer, using azure coloured skies to help emphasise the
colour patterns and textures in my pictures," said Serjent,
who has shown his work in the USA, Germany and various parts
"This preference for strong natural light helps me achieve
the desired effects in my compositions. Many of the photographs,
often taken close-up to the subject matter, are often abstract
Serjent's subject matters include multi-coloured clusters
of leaves, trees, plants, and other forms of distinctive and
unusual looking natural habitats.
His portfolio of work can be seen on his photography website
"Nature is something we don't always see," remarked
Groves. "We look around and take for granted the sights
we see before us.
"Images provide us with a space to see what we would
normally scan and discount from our minds. Capturing the here
and now stalls our fleeting glance and gives us the opportunity
to see these images, and for us to view those sights we tend
to disregard as unremarkable.
"We are surrounded by water," she added,"yet
this doesn't often find a place in our consciousness....the
river and the sea.
"Nature is remarkable, it's nature's way. My images are
a chance to see, held in time, as they are when we passed
them by. No camera tricks, no deception, the images are as
they were when I first laid my eyes upon them."
Graham's paintings depict various natural elements, including
earth, fire, water. "The force and fragility of nature
inviting the viewer to reconnect with the aesthetic of the
world outside." she remarked.
Unity Theatre, Hope Place, Liverpool L1 9BG
Dates: 9th October - 31st October 2015
Open Mon-Sat 12pm - 6pm.
Private View: Thursday 8th October 5.30pm - 7.30pm. All welcome
to attend. Free admission.
Telephone: 07759 525 075
For Palestine - 18/3/2015
Artists for Palestine UK is a growing network of artists,
cultural workers and activists who wish to make a stand in
support of justice and equality for the Palestinians, and
defend arts organisations and individuals who do make such
a stand against politically motivated attacks and censorship.
APUK recognises that Israel has, since 1948, denied fundamental
human rights to the Palestinian people; that dispossession,
colonisation, land annexation, illegal settlement and military
aggression are habitually deployed by the Israeli state without
it facing sanction, or any threat of sanction, from Western
Israel deliberately undermines Palestinian cultural expression
while marketing its own cultural output worldwide, thus attempting
to cast a veil over its violations of human rights and international
law. We think that Israel’s campaign to exploit culture
as a diplomatic weapon, the ‘Brand Israel’ strategy,
requires an urgent response from artists of conscience.
People in the arts have a special role to play in showing
solidarity with Palestinian counterparts and their communities.
APUK is an inclusive network that aims to amplify the voice
of all those in the arts who respect the core principles laid
out in the Artists’ Pledge for Palestine.
Our aim is to promote open and informed discussion on the
responsibilities of artists and to situate this debate in
the context of the Palestinian appeal for a non-violent movement
for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
Please consider supporting our work. Donations will help us
organise public discussions, like this event, across the UK.
This website centres around a simple pledge that any artist
can sign. Here's the link:
nature-based photographs by Colin Serjent - 17/2/2015
Taken in January and February 2015, they can be viewed on
his photography website www.abstractway.co.uk
Serjent's nature-based photographs - 18/12/2014
An extensive range of nature-based photographs have been
taken by Serjent during 2014. They can be viewed on his photography
Serjent and Jane Groves photography exhibition at Unity Theatre
Colin Serjent and Jane Groves, who both exhibited together
in a show titled 'Nature's Way', at the Brink in Liverpool
at the beginning of 2014, are staging another nature-based
photography exhibition at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool in
Serjent in 'Finale' exhibition - 8/8/2014
Serjent has three of his photographs featured in the 'Finale'
exhibition taking place at the Liverpool Academy of Arts on
Seel Street. It will be the last exhibition to be staged there
before the building is converted into student flats. Just
what Liverpool needs!
The exhibition runs until 28th August 2014
Serjent in 'Abstraction' exhibition - 17/6/14
Abstract-based photographs by Colin Serjent will be featured
in the 'Abstraction' group exhibition taking place at the
Liverpool Academy Of Arts. It runs from 17 June until 27 June.
The venue is based on Seel Street in Liverpool city centre.
Serjent has upgraded his Abstractway website - 17/6/14
Serjent's 'Abstractway' website, which features his nature-based
and abstract-based photographs, has had the site upgraded
and now features examples of his archive photography, including
his music-based photographs. Go to abstractway.co.uk
Serjent in '10' exhibition at the Cornerstone Gallery - 17/6/14
Serjent is taking part in the '10' exhibition at the Cornerstone
Gallery during the Liverpool Independents Art Biennial. The
gallery will be ten years old in June 2014.
To mark this occasion the gallery have asked the many artists
who have previously exhibited there to submit a piece of work.
The exhibition runs from 5 July until 12 September (although
the closing date may be extended).
For more details about '10' go to hope.ac.uk/cornerstonegallery
The Cornerstone is located at Liverpool Hope University, Creative
Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP.
Serjent in new photography exhibition - 13/11/2013
Colin Serjent is taking part in a joint photography exhibition
with fellow Liverpool-based artist Jane Groves. It is titled
Nature's Way and will take place at The Brink in Parr Street,
Liverpool city centre. Their photographs capture natural scenes
in and around Merseyside.
"I particularly like taking nature-based photographs
in the summer," said Colin, "using azure coloured
skies to help empathise the colour patterns and textures in
my pictures. This preference for strong natural light helps
achieve the desired lighting effect in my compositions.
"Many of the pictures, often taken close-up to the subject
matter, are abstract in appearance. Some people have commented
that some look painterly."
His subject matters include weather-ravaged natural objects,
such as tree bark, tree trunks and branches; multi-coloured
clusters of leaves; and various other forms of natural habitats.
Nature's Way runs from 6 December until 7 March 2014. A private
view of the exhibition will take place on Friday 10 January,
beginning at 6 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-11pm. Sat: 10am-12pm. Sun: 11am-10pm.
for Serjent! - 10/6/2013
As well as the 'Surroundings' exhibition Colin Serjent is
taking part in at the Cross Street Art Gallery in Wigan (see
separate item) he is also exhibiting work with TAG (Toxteth
Art Group) at The Art Gallery in Bootle. The exhibition is
titled 'Order And Chaos' - 17 June - 7 July. Opening hours
Mon - Sun 11am - 4pm. It is based at 30 Stanley Road.
In addition Serjent is showing a selection of his photographs
at the Liverpool Pride Of Place Project, staged by The Caravan
It is taking place in a disused shop at 79 Renshaw Street
in Liverpool city centre.
It is open every day (11am - 6pm) and finishes on Sunday 16
Serjent involved in new exhibition, Surroundings - 16/4/2013
Serjent will be exhibiting a number of his new photographs,
many of them abstract nature-based, at the Cross Street Art
Gallery in Wigan.
His portfolio of photographs can be viewed on www.abstractway.co.uk
He will be sharing the exhibition space with fellow photographer
His portfolio of photographs can be viewed on www.neilwarburton.com
The show runs from 19 June until 19 July, 2013.
The activities of Cross Street Arts Gallery can be viewed
Artwork At Indian Embassy - 6/12/2011
Red Dot member Eimear Kavanagh
will be taking part in an exhibition, titled 'Heaven To The
Left' (5-9 March 2012). It will help celebrate twenty years
of The Nehru Centre, which is the cultural quarter of the
Indian Embassy in Mayfair, London.
Artists who have exhibited there previously will be sharing
the exhibition space, many of them coming to the UK from India.
Times for Alison - 6/12/2011
In July, I curated an exhibition for Wirral Council called
"de-junk, re-junk" at the Birkenhead Park, handing
out junk and parts of my old kitchen to a group of artists,
some first time recyclers, others die-hard eco minded artisans.
The success of the show lead to my application for funding
for recycling workshops to tie in with the 2012 de-junk, re-junk
exhibition (now an annual event). I was awarded 75% of the
grant I asked for, enabling 7 workshops with local artists
at The Green Community Shop and Centre in the new year. Read
Meyerhoff Sharples News - 6/12/2011
It has been another exciting year I am pleased to say, I
have been working abroad again on my new project which includes
collaborative exhibitions. It's entitled 'THE OBJECT OF THINGS
- TOYS' ( IGRACKA MOG DJETINJSTVA) and was first shown at
Metal and CUC in February 2011, where it included participants
from Merseyside and northwest England. It built momentum and
a group of Croatian artists responded which resulted in collaborating
with them and taking a selection of the show to Medulin, Croatia
in April 2011 where the local TV became interested. This led
to artists from Montenegro enquiring about how they could
become involved and I opened the 4th version of the exhibition
on 8th Oct 2011 in Podgorica, Montenegro. Again the TV coverage,
which was more extensive, has led to further enquiries from
artists in the Balkan area for 2012.
In April 2012 my new commissioned sculpture entitled 'Roger's
Book' will be unveiled in The Storyteller's Garden at Poulton
Hall, Bebington, Wirral.
by Serjent - 6/12/2011
A series of new photographs by Colin Serjent can be seen
on his website www.abstractway.co.uk
exhibiting in Look11 International Photography Festival
Colin Serjent is taking part in a photography group exhibition,
which will be on theme of closure, during the Look11
International photography festival, the first of its kind
to be held in Liverpool. He will be showing abstract images
of retail outlets within Merseyside which have been closed.
The exhibition will take place at the Domino Gallery (formerly
the Gren Fish Cafe) on Upper Newington (off Renshaw Street).
The exhibition will be open to the public from 13 May - 26
June. A private view will take place on Friday 13 May (Time
Two artists from Red Dot, Colin Serjent and Richard Ashworth,
had art work featured in the Nerve Centre project, titled
'Insurrection', that took place in Gallery 2 at the FACT Centre
on Wood Street in Liverpool city centre, which took place
in April 2011.
For more information about the project go to www.catalystmedia.org.uk
Dot involved in Look11: International Photography Festival
Red Dot are proposing to stage a photography exhibition
on the themes of 'A call to action' and 'Social Justice' during
the Look11 Photography
Festival taking place in Liverpool from March 2011 to
Further details to follow.....
Sharples has the travel bug!
Sue Sharples spent a lot of time in Europe during 2010 exhibiting
her artwork. She visited Denmark, Finland, Russia, Estonia,
Austria, Germany and Belguim (all as part of the Cultures
Crossing Site Specific project). She also had two artist residncies
She also exhibited at the Bluecoat Gallery, The Gallery and
Merseybio - all based in Liverpool- and also Tate Liverpool.
Sue was also part of the Wirral Open Studio project and had
work shown at Camden Lock in London.
In January 2011 she will have work shown at six venues in
America and in February at METAL in Liverpool in an International
Fairhurst in London exhibition
Jane will be travelling down to London to take part in a
group exhibition, titled 'Above The Serious', at The Gallery,
based in Stoke Newington library. The show takes place between
28th November until 9th December 2010.
In collaboraton with Tim Fielding, Jane is showing work at
the MA Fine Art exhibition at Liverpool Art & Design Academy,
as part of the Liverpool Arts Biennial. The show continues
until 18th November 2010.
They also have work included in the DIY Integrated City exhibition
at the Atrium at the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo building
on Old Hall Street. It runs till 18th November 2010.
Biennial for Wendy Williams
Wendy has taken part in five exhibitions during the 2010
Liverpool Arts Biennial. they include 'About Here' at The
Gallery in Stanhope Streey; at MerseyBio at the Biosciences
building in Crown Street';' 'Wirral Artists' at The Six Rooms
Gallery in Birkenhead;' 'A Sense Of Place' with the Soup Collective
at Blackburne House on Hope Street'; and finally 'Soup Is
Touched' at Tate Liverpool. Phew!
Shepherd artwork at 'The Bombed Out Church'
Carolyn has a burnt wood sculpture, 'Survival - A Space for
Contemplation on the True Nature of Impermanence' at St, Luke's
Church in Liverpool city centre until 28th November 2010 (Open
Thursday - Sunday 12pm - 5pm - except when it is blowing a
She will also be involved in charcoal drawing on site during
the exhibition - visitors welcome to join in too.
Carolyn took part in an exhibition, with three pieces of original
work, at the Six Rooms Gallery during October.
Bailey Smith in 'Crafted' exhibition
The artwork of Alison will feature in an exhibition, titled
'Crafted'. taking place at the Kirkby Gallery (based inside
Kirkby Library). It will showcase the work of artists and
makers from the North West of England. The show runs from
30 November until 6 February 2011. Kirkby Gallery, Newtown
Gardens, Knowsley L34 3LA.
Alison will also be exhibiting for the seventh year in a row
in the annual Oxton Art Fair at the Williamson Art Gallery
in Birkenhead on the weekend of the 20th and 21st November
studio/workshop open to public
Sue's studio/workshop will be open to visitors on November
13th & 14th 2010 from 12pm to 5pm, as part of the Wirral
Open Studios Tour.
She is one of 27 artists taking part in an exhibition at Hoylake
Community Centre, North Parade, Hoylake.
Sue is also exhibiting in the Soup exhibition at Tate Liverpool
gallery. The shows runs until 21st November 2010.
Loooking ahead, she is featured in an exhibition, titled 'State
of Perception' at METAL at Edge Hill Station. It runs from
3-21 February 2011.
by Colin Serjent
A series of new photographs by Colin can be seen on his website
Meanwhile a number of them will be featured in the Christmas
Open exhibition taking place at the Liverpool Academy of Arts.
The exhibition runs from 23rd November until 9th December
A private view will be held on Monday 22nd November (6.30pm
Liverpool Academy of Arts is based at 32 Seel Street in Liverpool
curator at The Gallery
Jo is currently curator at The Gallery, based in Clayton
Square Shopping City in Liverpool city centre.
Meanwhile she has loaned some of her artwork to Que Pasa Cantina
based on Lark Lane in Liverpool.
Wilson at MerseyBio
Christine Wilson's work is included in an exhibition at MerseyBio,
Biosciences Building on Crown Street in Liverpool. It continues
until 4th December 2010.
She is also one of the artists taking part in an exhibition
at the Six Rooms Gallery, based at Argyle Street in Birkenhead.
The show runs until 27th November 2010.
Kavanagh in Oxton Art Fair
Eimear is one of 19 artists taking part in the seventh Oxton
Art Fair, to be held at Williamson Art Gallery, Slately Road
in Birkenhead. It will be held on Saturday 20th November (10am
- 5pm) and Sunday 21st November 2010 (10am - 4pm).