Category Archives: Artspace Art Exhibitions

IN THE DARK 12 MARCH – 9 MAY

Deda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3G

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 9 am – 9 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

ArtSpace Loughborough presents an exhibition on the theme ‘In the Dark’. Members were encouraged to interpret this in their own way. The works in this exhibition explore the dramatic visual contrast between light and dark and some on the more subtle relationship between the two at dusk. Some artists have interpreted the words in a psychological way: being ‘in the dark’ can imply lack of knowledge or even secrets.

Exhibition Launch: Thursday 12 March 6.30-8.00pm 

Erica Middleton.
Jon Palmer.
Ingrid Kleins-Daniels.
“Speechless 58”, acrylic and sand, approx 600 x 800 – Pam Everard.
Kate Hooper.
Gill Perkins.
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ARTSPACE @ ROSEBERY – 26/27 OCT 2019

New Venue for Annual Art Fair.

The local art group ArtSpace Loughborough is delighted to announce that their annual art fair is on the move- the art fair which ran for 10 years in Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall is relocating this autumn to Loughborough. This year the event will take place over the weekend of 26th and 27th October at the Rosebery Community Centre, on Storer Road.

With 11 members taking part, the group will be exhibiting many art forms include paintings, drawings, ceramics, textiles, photography, fine art prints, collage and digital prints. The group will also be joined by 5 guest artists who have been specially selected to compliment the work of the group.

Do come and join us- it is the perfect place to find an original, unique work of art by a professional artist at an affordable price. Many of the artists will be attending the event in person, so it is also an excellent opportunity to meet them and discuss their work.

All of the works will be for sale with prices starting at £2.00 for an original handmade card; limited edition prints from £25; and many original pieces being priced under £100.With hundreds of pieces to be browsed, there will be something to suit all tastes and pockets, and with Christmas fast approaching you could a snap up the ideal gift for a loved one.

Doors are open from 10am to 5pm both days. Entry is free. Handmade cakes and refreshments will be also be available, the proceeds of which will be donated to the British Legion Poppy Appeal. Last year over £100 was raised- the group are hoping to top this figure and will be baking furiously to ensure a range of delectable bakes are there for your enjoyment.


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ArtSpace in Nuneaton

“Delight in Disorder” the current exhibition by 16 ArtSpace members opened on the 9th July at the Nuneaton Museum and Gallery. The show is an exciting mix of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, ceramic pieces and assemblages which reflect the individuals’ responses to this George Eliot inspired theme.

The Museum and Gallery are open 6 days a week (closed on Mondays) and is just a 40-minute drive from Loughborough. The Museum is on the edge of a large park and has a café which makes it an ideal place to visit over the summer holidays. 

The exhibition runs until 15th September.

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ArtSpace @ Timber

‘Earth’ Workshop at Timber Festival

The willow Earth and workshops based around it, initially part of the May 27th ‘Sculpture in the Woods day’, were successfully staged at the Timber festival over the 5th-7th July. We were able to rebuild the earth structure at Timber and run an extended set of workshops there. Visitors were encouraged to write positive healing thoughts on ribbons of muslin to hang in the ‘Earth” – these became symbolic roots to protect the Earth as well as acting like prayer flags to take these messages away on the wind. Adults and children took part in this, writing, then tying their message in the Earth. Over the weekend more strips were added to the installation, a space where visitors could go inside, read positive thoughts and contemplate our place in nature.

It became particularly beautiful in the evening as the sun set through the willow, illuminating the colours in the muslin, as they moved in the wind. We installed some of the tree spheres from the outwoods in adjacent trees, and ran 2 drop in workshops to make small willow earths. These ran over both afternoons and proved very popular. In the mornings we held sewing workshops, sewing meditative words on prayer flags to take away. Both these were for adults and older children, or families working together. Around 130 people wrote on muslin, 60 people made a willow sphere and 10 people sewed prayer flags.

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trail workshops attract 100 ‘s …..

ArtSpace workshops at the Into The Outwoods Sculpture Trail were declared a great success. Despite the challenging weather at the sculpture trail opening event, around 700 visitors, adults, children and families, worked together and enjoyed getting creative willow weaving, felting, monoprinting, making woodland mobiles and weaving yarn. Hundreds more attended the ‘Sculpture in the woods day’, with workshops taking place at 5 locations along the trail.

Here are a few photographs to remember the occasion ……

Drop-in Workshop.
Drop-in Workshop.
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Up to 30,000 visit ArtSpace Sculpture Trail !

Over six weeks this spring an estimated 20,000 – 30,000 visitors experienced the ArtSpace ‘Into The Outwoods Sculpture Trail’.

Nita Rao completed 20 days working as ‘artist in residence’ in the Loughborough Outwoods. In addition 13 commissions were given to local charnwood artists, mostly ArtSpace members, to add to Nitas’ residency work to make a mile and a quarter long trail.

Continue on this blog to take a virtual walk along the trail ……

Click here to visit Nita Rao Art to see some of her more ephemeral work from her residency.

Keeper of the Woods – Nita Rao
People of the Trees – Nita Rao
Jack Russel – Lisa Denham
Spirit Of The Woods – Nita Rao
Caged and Confused – Sarah Green
People of the Trees – Nita Rao
Centipede – George Turner-Denham
Peacock – Lisa Denham
Peacock – Lisa Denham
Ashes to Glazes – Erica Middleton
Ashes to Glazes – Erica Middleton
Owl – Lisa Denham
Owl – Lisa Denham
Taking Root – Nita Rao
People of the Trees – Nita Rao
Aspire – Rooted in the Earth, Reaching for the Stars – Nita Rao
Aspire – Rooted in the Earth, Reaching for the Stars – Nita Rao
Persephone returns -Jacqueline Palmer
Persephone returns -Jacqueline Palmer
Persephone returns -Jacqueline Palmer
This Tenuous Earth -Jacqueline Palmer
People of the Trees – Nita Rao
Woodland Webs – Judith Eason
Woodland Webs – Judith Eason
Woodland Webs – Judith Eason
Nita Rao – willow sphere
Circle of Renewal – Nita Rao
Framing The Woods -MakeSpace Step-Up project
Framing The Woods -MakeSpace Step-Up project
Framing The Woods – MakeSpace Step-Up project
Changing Times – Susheel Rao
Changing Times – Susheel Rao
Open Cycle – Nita Rao
Open Cycle – Nita Rao
People of the Trees – Nita Rao
Leaping Horse – Jo Sheppard
Leaping Horse – Jo Sheppard
… Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle, Susan West
Back to Nature – Sue Barry and Susan West
Back to Nature – Sue Barry and Susan West
Back to Nature – Sue Barry and Susan West
Gaurdian Angels – Nita Rao
Gaurdian Angels – Nita Rao
Changing World – Nita Rao
Changing World – Nita Rao
Tree Sphere installation – Nita Rao
Tree Sphere installation – Nita Rao
Tree Sphere installation – Nita Rao
People of the Trees – Nita Rao
Women May Hold Up Half The Sky – Alison Folland
“Made you look, made you stare” – Pam Everard
“Made you look, made you stare” – Pam Everard
Unity Of Time – Nita Rao
Unity Of Time – Nita Rao
People of the Trees – Nita Rao
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Odyssey to Stamford 1st – 18th June 2017

Our latest exhibition is at the Stamford Arts Centre

1st to 18th June 2017

 

18 members of the artists’ group Artspace Loughborough explore the theme of ‘Odyssey’. Each artist has responded differently and with a variety of media to the theme of a journey.

Several artists have chosen to explore actual journeys: narrow boat journeys in central England, photos from a train in India, the journeys of refugees to a safer life, Australian aboriginal songlines, wallpaper seen in an old cottage in New Zealand, shoes and other objects that remind us of travel.

Some journeys are imagined: the possible aftermath of a shipwreck, the exploits of a travelling circus.

Other work has a more metaphorical quality: the artist’s own journey to develop their art or to find meaning.

 

 

 

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