Winter sunshine by the sea

I don't normally post about non art related trips but the weather was amazing, for January and I was in photography heaven when I visited the beach today. The sky was clear and the light was amazing to shoot in, creating wonderful colours and textures. Heres just a few from my short trip in the cold!

An evening at the RA

I had the pleasure of attending the Artist Talk on Thursday evening for the exhibition 'Surface Cutting' running until the 20th February. Curated by Eileen Cooper RA the exhibition celebrates the medium of wood and linocut, known as block printing. It was both inspiring and fascinating to  listen to the 14 Artists talk about the journey they had taken to reach the final prints on display and the part process had played in there ideas and outcome. It was wonderful to see such a diverse range of works on display and I would highly recommend a visit. Personally it was wonderful to see some old RCA peers and tutors, the evening really took me back to my art school days!

 For further information on the Artists involved and how to purchase the works, please click here

Royal Academy of Art
The Keeper's House, Burlington House
Free

RCA Secret 2016....The secret is out!!

You can now view all of this year's postcard creators on the RCA Secret website and see who did what!! http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2016/ See my own below and a shot of one in the show, nice to see a red spot!!

 

RCA Secret 2016

As one of the exhibitors I am very excited that its that time of year again! I had the pleasure of attending the 'Artist Party' on Friday evening and have taken a few shots to give you a glimpse! As you can see Artists have been innovative with the postcard format.

 

This exhibition is a real highlight as its a chance to see such a wide range of processes and ideas around the same postcard format. You also have the wonder of who the artist might be, which is the Grayson Perry, Paula Rego, Zaha Hadid? 

Artists can paint, draw, sketch or even create a 3-d sculpture. Postcards are signed on the back to remain secret and sold for £55 each to raise funds for the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund! If you can’t make the show, check out all the postcards here http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2016/

Potential collectors can view all the postcards in person at the RCA in Kensington or on-line at http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2016/#postcards.

All postcards are now on sale on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of four cards per person. There will also be a raffle for collectors to win a position in the first 50 places in the queue.

Latest exhibition

I am currently exhibiting my work at the lovely ‘Laveli’ Bakery in , Shepherds Bush, London. The exhibition will be on until July. This exhibition features a majority of new works only previously shown in Tokyo, December 2015. Works will continually change so please make sure and revisit!

The café area provides a wonderful space to exhibit my prints and following the success of exhibiting in Laveli's 2 other exhibition spaces, I am now pleased to be showing in Shepherds Bush and I hope everyone enjoys seeing them as they relax in the space.

If you are not a regular visitor to the bakery please take this opportunity to come along and see the work!

Address:

104 Askew Road W12 9BL

Nearest Station: Goldhawk Road
Times: Monday – Saturday 7:00am – 6:30pm / Sunday 8:00am – 6:00pm

Workshop at Gyosei International School - Dec 2015

Prior to the 2 person exhibition 'In-between' Tokyo starting, we had the great privilege to lead a workshop for the Kindergarten classes at the 'Gyosei International School.  This creative workshop had the theme of Christmas to coincide with the end of year celebrations the school was having. The aim of the workshop was to create a fun opportunity for the children aged 3-5 years old. It provided the opportunity to utilise and improve their English language skills and learn about the cultural differences between the UK and Japan through play. It was our hope that this would be both fun and informative and provide the children with a more informal approach to art and creativity.

The children enjoyed the discussions about the UK and the traditions we follow at Christmas. As you can see from the photographs below they embraced the creative activities and produced some imaginative outcomes and were very pleased with the resources we provided to continue at home.

The School gave us such a warm welcome and it was a pleasure to spend time with the children. They performed a Christmas themed concert especially for us after the workshop, showcasing their musical talents with both traditional Japanese instruments and English songs, it was a wonderful way to the end the day!

 

In-Between Exhibition - Show time!

A very exciting week for me. I have been in a number of group exhibitions but this is my first 2 person show and my first in Asia! In-between is a collaboration with Artist Mayu, we studied printmaking together at The Royal College of Art, London and have collaborated ever since. I thought it would be good to show you some of the preparation of our exhibition and the finished installation. Please visit the exhibition page for further information on the show.

Latest Exhibition - 14-19 December - Tokyo

In-between - TOKYO

Address: 5-5-12 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Bungeishunju Gallery,104-0061

Gallery telephone contact: 03-3571-6493

EXHIBITION

14-19 December, 11am-19:00pm

EARLY CLOSING

Saturday 19 December 11am-17:30pm

PRIVATE VIEW

Saturday 19 December 12:30-14:30

The exhibition ‘In-between’ brings together Japanese artist MAYU and British artist Alison Heath, whom met whilst studying on MA Fine Art Printmaking Course at the Royal College of Art London in 2003.  

Although these artists have reached this point from different beginnings each through their own journey, they share a common experience; a sense of detachment to their surroundings that has led them to question the notion of in-between. Standing on the line between these two states all they offer the audiences a chance to escape the everyday and invite them into a space that although holds resemblance to reality will take them on a journey to an imaginary space located in the mind.

Nearest station: Ginza

Exhibition at Laveli, Chiswick, 2015

I am currently exhibiting my work at the lovely ‘Laveli’ Bakery in Chiswick, London. The In-between exhibition with Artist Mayu will run through to the end of April and I will then continue a solo exhibition of works until June. Works will continually change so please make sure and revisit! The café area provides a wonderful space to exhibit my prints and photographs and I hope everyone enjoys seeing them as they relax in the space. If you are not a regular visitor to the bakery please take this opportunity to come along and see the work! Address: 61 South Parade, W4 5LG Nearest Station: Turnham Green or Chiswick Park Times: Monday – Saturday 7:00am – 7:00pm / Sunday 8:00am – 6:30pm

I am currently exhibiting my work at the lovely ‘Laveli’ Bakery in Chiswick, London. The In-between exhibition with Artist Mayu will run through to the end of April and I will then continue a solo exhibition of works until June. Works will continually change so please make sure and revisit!

The café area provides a wonderful space to exhibit my prints and photographs and I hope everyone enjoys seeing them as they relax in the space.

If you are not a regular visitor to the bakery please take this opportunity to come along and see the work!

Address: 61 South Parade, W4 5LG

Nearest Station: Turnham Green or Chiswick Park
Times: Monday – Saturday 7:00am – 7:00pm / Sunday 8:00am – 6:30pm

RCA Secret 2015

As one of the exhibitors I am very excited that its that time of year again!  Celebrating its twenty-first anniversary Stewart Law RCA Secret returns this month. 

This exhibition is a real highlight as its a chance to see such a wide range of processes and ideas around the same postcard format. You also have the wonder of who the artist might be, which is the Grayson Perry, Paula Rego, Zaha Hadid? To celebrate its twenty-first anniversary, Stewarts Law RCA Secret have also added a new collaboration by inviting twenty-three international curators to each commission three artists to make work for the sale. 

Artists can paint, draw, sketch or even create a 3-d sculpture. Postcards are signed on the back to remain secret and sold for £55 each to raise funds for the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund! If you can’t make the show, check out all the postcards here http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2015/#postcards

Potential collectors can view all the postcards in person at the RCA in Battersea or on-line at http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2015/ from 12 -20 March.

All postcards go on sale on Saturday 21 March on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of four cards per person. There will also be a raffle for collectors to win a position in the first 50 places in the queue.

Stewarts Law RCA Secret

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, BATTERSEA

Dyson Building

1 Hester Road

London

SW11 4AN

EXHIBITION

12–20 March, 11am–6pm

LATE OPENING

Thursday 19 March until 9pm

SALE

Saturday 21 March, 8am–6pm (exhibition closed to visitors)

FREE ADMISSION

For further information and to register as a collector visit: http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/users/register/ 

Latest Exhibition! Closes this weekend! Sun 1st Mar.

Latest Exhibition! Closes end of March

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I am currently exhibiting my work at the lovely ‘Laveli’ Bakery in Acton, London.

The café area provides a wonderful space to exhibit my prints and photographs and I hope everyone enjoys seeing them as they relax in the space.

If you are not a regular visitor to the bakery please take this opportunity to come along and see the work!

Address: 5 Churchfield Rd, London W3 6BH
Nearest Station: Acton Central
Times: Monday – Saturday 7:00am – 7:00pm / Sunday 8:00am – 6:30pm

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Alison Heath © 
‘Silence in the Crowd III’ 2012
www.alisonheathart.com / alisonheathart@me.com