Ornamental Fall brings together the work of photorealist watercolour artist, Andreas Hentricht with digital collage artist Lisa Creagh. Finding similarities in their use of repetition, control and stylization, these artists have produced an extraordinary exhibition of paintings and large scale photographs. Join us on Friday 15th September for the general gallery opening night of Bonn city and for a talk on the 21st October 2018 where the artists will be in conversation.
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Royal Brompton will be showing Holding Time for two months this spring, with an installation of photographic still portraits, a single screen animation and video recorded interviews with participating mothers. The exhibition will also feature a specially commissioned piece for the Trust, which includes interviews with mothers, maternity nurses and managers form the hospital who talk abut the unique breastfeeding support they offer to the mothers of critically ill babies. A finished portrait of one of the mothers helped by the service will permanently be on exhibition in the expressing room in Rose Ward after the exhibition.
ONCA Gallery will be showing Holding Time for two weeks this spring, with an installation of photographic still portraits, a single screen animation of Holding Time, with music by Helen Anahita Wilson and video recorded interviews with participating mothers. In conjunction with The Parlour, a social enterprise founded by artist Lisa Creagh and sociologist Lucila Newell, the exhibition will feature a daily 'breastfeeding hub' where mothers can join in the conversation by breastfeeding together in the gallery. The exhibition will also feature talks and workshops around the theme o
This Making Space residency is an opportunity to test Holding Time as a multi-screen installation featuring animation, stills and video. Using material created over the past three years of breastfeeding mothers, this four day installation will test a working method of showing stop motion portraits alongside an abstract 'time map' based on Cosmateque designs.
‘The Best Bogus Botanical Garden’ is a group exhibition curated by emerging London-based curators Rosie Jenkins, Eline Verstegen and Chiara Villa, postgraduates from the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design and Whitechapel Gallery, featuring works by Hamburg and international artists who explore humans’ engagement with nature.
“Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, ‘Greenery’ symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose.”
Mall Galleries is pleased to present Merge Visible, its first ever exhibition of digital collage in contemporary fine art photography, featuring examples by six eminent practitioners, all of whom utilise computer software to create imaginative compositions, part reality, part fantasy, which offer a window onto the world around us.
Artists include Emily Allchurch, Deborah Baker, Lisa Creagh, Ellie Davies, Barbara Nati and Suzanne Moxhay.
This season, Christie’s London Photographs department celebrates Britain in all its forms and guises: from British photographers and sitters to scenes of British life. On 15 October, Christie’s will offer works depicting famous British faces and places of the 20th century, with estimates ranging from £400 to £35,000. Offering collectors the opportunity to acquire affordable works with exceptional provenance, the sale will feature over 140 lots. The sale will explore the history of the medium; from vintage black and white to contemporary photography, via fashion and the natural world.
Following on from her successful exhibition Natural Beauty in 2011, Lisa Creagh is returning to The Little Black Gallery with images from her Instant Garden series. Graduating with a Masters in Photography from Brighton University, she was one of the founding members of The Brighton Photo Fringe. Her ‘Instant Garden’ series was inspired, in part, by Dutch Flower paintings; in particular the work of Rachel Ruysch (1664 – 1750). Creagh writes, “The Instant Garden is a new kind of photograph, one ‘made’ not ‘taken’, but no less beautiful for being artificially ‘natural’." She has been awarded two Arts Council of England ‘Artist Individual Awards’ for the series and has been further acknowledged with recently being awarded a development grant by the Arts Council of England.
Creaghs’ work is based around the concept of creation within both the natural and digital worlds. These two opposing elements are united by her delicate and elaborate constructions, creating patterns that relate to deeply crafted works such as ancient Persian tapestries and carpets.
This work was inspired by the thousand year old Ardabil Carpet at the V&A London, along with this quote that gave me the idea of creating my own photographic ‘carpet’.
Lisa Creagh is also a British born photographer who graduated from the University of Brighton where she produced her ‘The Instant Garden’ series. The series creates abstract patterns with beautifully lit still life elements. Creagh’s images are underpinned by algebra, whilst painstakingly handmade rather than mass-produced. She said: “I wanted to create something that’s designed to be looked at for a long time.”
Featuring photographs by Brittain Bright, Lisa Creagh, Eikoh Hosoe, Dora Maar, Neeta Madahar, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kate Owens
Floral photography is often defined through limited visual assumptions. ‘This Is Not The Chelsea Flower Show’ confronts these assumptions head on with a dynamic display of work by seven world-class photographers’ from very different standpoints. Each photographer has explored the use of floral imagery in their own unique way, re-appraising our notions of the flower within the photographic image.