Salford Summer Show: The Open [1]

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As part of the Royal Academy 250 celebrations, Salford Museum & Art Gallery launched an exciting opportunity open to all artists living, working, studying or born in Salford to show their work. The resulting exhibition is Salford Summer Show: The Open [1].

I am pleased to have my work Building detail 1, selected for the show and it is available to view in Salford Museum & Art Gallery (North and Bluestairs Galleries) until 11th November 2018.

Building Detail 1 by Greg Thomas for Salford Museum & Art Gallery

My work is a mixed media (print, acrylic, collage) piece and is available to buy at the gallery. If you visit, you can also vote for your favourite piece and the winner collects the People’s Choice Award… Hint hint!

Salford Museum & Art Gallery Royal Academy Takeover

The gallery is also hosting a special Royal Academy Takeover exhibition, celebrating 250 years of the Royal Academy in London. Salford Museum & Art Gallery have selected a range of works to display, saying:

Royal Academicians are voted in by their peers and make up some of the greatest names in painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture.

Did you know that we hold many magnificent works by Royal Academicians in Salford’s collections? Some of which have not been on public display for a number of years.

‘The Royal Academy Takeover: The Exhibition’ will pick out the hidden gems from the collections and runs over both our venues. At Salford Museum & Art Gallery you will be able to see household names including L.S Lowry, David Hockney and Elizabeth Frink, while we introduce you to some lesser known Royal Academicians through painting, print and sculpture.

You can read more about the Royal Academy Takeover exhibition in this article by Creative Tourist. But of course, my advice is that if you can visit, you should!

Getting to exhibit artwork at the same time as these pieces by famous artists is a great opportunity, and the takeover show is a vibrant reflection of the diverse artwork made in Salford. I have picked some of my favourite pieces below.

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BMC Projector Series – Exhibition

I am VERY very excited to be part of this:

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The Blank Media Collective “Projector Series I, II & III”

In their own words – “Blank Media Collective champions emerging artists, writers, musicians and performers by giving them a unique platform to showcase their work.”

And true to their word, the latest project  is one determined to takeover unusual and unique spaces across Manchester. The Projector Series will be spread across three locations, over three months and bring together a host of artists from different genres in a series of exhibitions, performances and installations.

More information and details can be found here at Manchester’s Finest

From their site –

“Projector III: Installation at The King’s Arms
Greg Thomas

End of Season event on 6th September from 6pm – FREE
11 Bloom Street 

Greg Thomas’s innovative work confronts viewers with an unsettling re-structuring of structures, engaging not only with the architecture, but also with our assumptions about the strength and stability of community. On the 6th September, topping off an amazing summer of Projector series exhibitions and events, people are encouraged to go along and meet the artist and the BMC team and then join Greg in what promises to be a surprising culmination of his intervention into the space at The Kings Arms.”

If you’re interested please spread the word by sharing this poster too:

Blank Media Collective Projector Series

EXHIBITION – Boeing Way to Gas Street:

Artists from opposite ends of the Grand Union Canal.

 

That is the full title of a new group exhibition I will be showing work in… 

It is a group show of work by artists from our Southall studios, London, and work by artists from in and around Birmingham.

The Grand Union Canal runs alongside the Southall studios at Boeing Way and continues all the way to Gas Street Basin beside the exhibition space.

By using the passage of the canal as a curatorial device, the show brings diverse works together to reflect on the relationship between these two major industrial cities in our post-industrial age.

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Departure Foundation, 2nd Floor, 22 Gas Street, Birmingham B1 2JT (2 minutes from Ikon Gallery) see map

Exhibition: 27th April – 29th July 2012. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 12 – 4pm

Opening event: Friday 27th April, 6.30 – 9pm. www.departurefoundation.com

If you can make it – do! I will blog again when my work is up.

SHEFFIELD SHOWCASE

After a meeting with Sheffield City Council I’ve been given the go-ahead for a new piece of work.

It’s part of their Sheffield Showcase scheme.

It is technically an exhibition, but it will have to be viewed through an unused shop’s window. So some might call it a display. Anyway, the idea of the scheme is to generate footfall around a more run down area of the city centre. It also lets students training for an award in Visual Merchandising get some much needed hands on experience of dressing windows and working with artists/designers/etc. The scheme is currently under scrutiny from the Council and talks are underway about whether to cut it’s funding (cheers Conservatives!).

The area in question is SEVENSTONE << Check out that site for info about what is planned. Though it's unlikely to go ahead anymore.

With this in mind I'll be putting my work up around the middle of March this year. Keep checking back for updates, and as ever, get in touch if you've got some feedback.

Sevenstone Site in Sheffield (proposed development)