This December at River Garage Studios we welcome you to our Christmas Art-Market. We will be open for two days, 10:00- 17:00, 8-9th December, with stalls from local artists and makers selling personalised presents, Christmas decorations, cards, books, gifts, ceramics, and contemporary crafts.
We will also be serving mulled wine and hot chocolate.
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OPEN TO ALL - FREE ENTRY - FREE PARKING
CLASSICAL REMAINS will show work selected from a private collection and explores the influence of classicism through neo-classical and conceptual practices. The exhibition shows work from seven artists, both contemporary and historical. Etchings after the seventeenth century landscape painters Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain explore the resurgence of classism during the Enlightenment and Baroque periods. Ian Hamilton Finlay, an artist inspired by these two artists, used the garden as an artistic medium and his diverse and complex output is widely recognised as a crucial development in 20th century art.
The exhibition also shows work from four living artists. Stephen Bann CBE, FBA is the Emeritus Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol and University of Kent, Canterbury. Gary Hincks is an illustrator who worked with Ian Hamilton Finlay throughout his life and whose work is included in most major museums around the world. Joseph Black and Antoine Espinasseau are two young contemporary artists working in both painting and sculpture exploring the classical tradition and its relevance today.
STEPHEN BANN - JOSEPH BLACK - ANTOINE ESPINASSEAU - IAN HAMILTON FINLAY - GARY HINCKS - CLAUDE LORRAIN - NICOLAS POUSSIN
28-29 APRIL 2018
CURATED BY JOSEPH BLACK AND MARIEKE VANDEKERCKHOVE
Reflections on the Landscape: Against the tide
Reflections on the Landscape: Against the tide will be the inaugural exhibition held at the recently opened River Garage Studios. The exhibition will show work from nine artists based in Dover.
Each artist voluntarily submitted work to be included in the exhibition. The only criteria for their selection was that they lived and worked in Dover and the surrounding area. As a result their work has been influenced by the unique visual and cultural history of the town. Dover is moulded by its tide, a place always bringing in new life and ideas, as well as a place shaped and defined by its history. It is a town as relevant today as it has ever been. Through bringing these artists together we can reflect on the influence of place and environment on their work; whether economic, cultural, visual or ecological.
KATE BEAUGIE - JOSEPH BLACK - DREW BURRETT - SAMUEL CAPELL - PAUL DAGYS - BENJAMIN HUNT - JOANNA JONES - CLARE SMITH - MIKE TEDDER
24-25 February 2018
CURATED BY JOSEPH BLACK AND LOUISE WEBB