Associated Activities & Events
Saturday 8 February, 14.00 - 17.00
£10; Book Your Place.
An artist led symposium chaired by Catherine Ferguson, featuring :
An opportunity to listen and discuss issues around Contemporary Painting today. The symposium will feature presentations from the artists listed above and there will be a discussion chaired by Catherine Ferguson. During the symposium there will be an opportunity to view the exhibition and hear from some of the other participating artists about their work.
All attendees will receive a free copy of the exhibition catalogue.
Light refreshments included.
Book Your Place.
Courses & Classes
Abstracting The Image with Joshua Uvieghara
Saturday 18 January, 10.30 - 16.30
In response to the themes in the exhibition, this course will help you to develop an understanding of abstraction so that you can explore this within your own painting. The tutor will offer a series of introductions to the methods and approaches that can be harnessed to create your own non-figurative visual language.
The Power of Colour with Julian Vilarrubi
Saturday 15 February, 10.30 - 16.30
Taking the exhibition as inspiration, this course introduces the fundamental ideas behind how colour works through practical applications in painting.
Painting Techniques and Approaches with Julian Vilarrubi
Saturday 22 February, 10.30 - 16.30
Using the work in the exhibition as a starting point we will examine how images are constructed from their painting materials. Are traditional painting approaches and applications being used or are contemporary artists using their process in their own very specific and alternative ways?
11 January – 2 February
Preview: 10 January, 18.00 - 20.00
8 February – 1 March
Preview: 7 February, 18.00 - 20.00
Wednesdays - Sundays 11.00 - 17.00
An exhibition in two parts featuring work by:
Part 1: Richard Bell, Katrina Blannin, John Carter, Catherine Ferguson, Della Gooden, Richard Graville, Morrissey & Hancock, Tess Jaray, Jo McGonigal, Lars Wolter and Jessie Yates
Part 2: Rana Begum, Ian Boutell, Philip Cole, Biggs & Collings, Deb Covell, Stig Evans, Jane Harris, Mali Morris, Jost Münster, Patrick O’Donnell, Carol Robertson and Daniel Sturgis
The title of this Painting exhibition does not dictate an aesthetic and it does not mean to imply a preference for one process or system of making work over another. It instead concerns itself with the elusive and critical nature of Contemporary Painting today; the complexities, the overlooked simplicities and the ‘wonder’ it can engender.
The curators of H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G_x2 adopted the above paragraph to acknowledge the range and significance of materials, systems and processes that Contemporary Painting embraces today. The development of this exhibition draws on the legacy of the first H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G show held at Phoenix Art Space in 2018 curated by Phoenix artists Ian Boutell, Philip Cole, Stig Evans and Patrick O’Donnell. This same curatorial team is now joined by London based artist/curator Della Gooden.
The exhibition will run for a total period of 6 weeks and will be presented in two parts. Workshops, events and a symposium will continue throughout, and a full colour catalogue will be available for purchase.