This piece is quite far along and the drawing is the last ‘element’ I’ll be adding. I’m really pleased with the colours! Also, I didn’t like the layout as I was cutting through the print, but I am happy with it now that part is all done.
I’m working on some large scale architectural drawings using pen and ink. I lightly drew the shape out, painted on layers of red ink to show shadow and now I’m working into the piece with pen.
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 .
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.
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!
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.
I am VERY very excited to be part of this:
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
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.”
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