January sees an exciting new group exhibition in the main West Gallery at Quay Arts which opens today (Saturday).

Titled ‘SIX / :::’ the show features work by 6 artists selected from the Quay Arts 2021 OPEN who were awarded a supported exhibition.

The New Group Show exhibition opening at Quay Arts starts today, Saturday 8th January 2022.

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SIX blends newly created pieces, works in perpetual progress and items from the makers pasts that have worked themselves into the present. Mediums include assemblage, ceramics, print, painting, installation, and film incorporating local clay, found objects, oils, paper, Lego and silver.

SIX includes Jill Wilkinson’s powerful painting ‘Lost in a Lost World’; Shaun Martins’ “Initiating Objects”; the anxious and fragmented paintings of Charles Inge; Lisa Heath’s dramatic “Collision” sculpture; dynamic multi-medium assemblages from David Hamilton; and Fran Farrar’s ‘Catching the Light’ series of abstract etchings.

Unifying the seemingly disparate artists is a sustained, thoughtful, and often experimental exploration of identity, space and sequentiality.

Each of the SIX artists invites viewers to examine the expression of their diverse practices and methodologies and to arrive at their own unique interpretations.

Exhibiting Artists are: Jill Wilkinson | Shaun Martin | Charles Inge | Lisa Heath | David Hamilton | Fran Farrar

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Ian Whitmore said:

“The selected artists responded magnificently to the opportunity despite not knowing each other and working within a limited time frame.

“I took pleasure being part of the development and presentation of existing, recently finished and newly created works going so far as to collaborate with artist Shaun Martin, translocating and reconfiguring a section of his studio whilst he is out of the Country.

“The artists and Quay Arts took risks which have really paid off producing a strong, high quality and thought-provoking exhibition.”

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Images left to right: the exhibition in the West Gallery, ‘Collision’ by Lisa Heath, prints by Fran Farrar and installation by Shaun Martin
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Images left to right: ‘Bell Jar #13 Starlight’ by Charle Inge, ‘DK DREAMING’ by Jill Wilkinson, ‘Pandora’s Other Box’ by David Hamilton

Schools are welcome to arrange a time to visit and have a guided talk with Exhibition curator Ian Whitmore. Contact [email protected]

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