21 May 2016

NOW ON: BRYAN ILLSLEY AND COMPANY LIMITED, 'TIMEPIECES' WITH ALISON BRITTON, ROBERT MARSDEN AND NAO MATSUNAGA, UNTIL 11 JUNE

Take a look at a selection of beautiful installation images by Philip Sayer of our new show, Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' with Alison Britton, Robert Marsden and Nao Matsunaga. The exhibition runs until 11 June.

For more information see the press page of our website: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer


 

12 May 2016

UPCOMING SHOW: BRYAN ILLSLEY AND COMPANY LIMITED, 'TIMEPIECES' 18 MAY - 11 JUNE 2016

Following on from his 2014 exhibition Fun and Games at Marsden Woo Gallery, Bryan Illsley has created a new series of seven paintings called Timepieces. These works on paper signify a deliberate departure from his previous 'disrupted' collages in their stripped back, robust forms of focused dots and lines. His decisive, consistent strokes register a change of pace and movement, in the words of the artist, 'they take time and mark time'. The show will also feature lively painted metal sculptures in the artist's trademark playful style.

Illsley will be joined by his 'company limited', three artists he has brought together from the gallery stable - Alison Britton, Robert Marsden and Nao Matsunaga - whose selected pieces will show alongside Illsley's new work. 


19 April 2016

ALIDA SAYER SHOWING IN PAPER.PUBLICATION.PERFORMANCE AT LYCHEE ONE GALLERY, LONDON

Marsden Woo Gallery associated artist Alida Sayer is showing new work in Paper.Publication.Performance, a group exhibition of artist books and works on paper at Lychee One Gallery, London. The show runs until 12 May. From 13 - 30 May there will be a performance week of associated events - Sayer will be co-curating To Bind,Tear with Isobel Wohl on Saturday 14 May, a workshop and evening of readings and short film screenings on the subject of making and taking apart books as a way of forming or destroying experiences.

For more details, please see the Lychee One Gallery website here.

Images of Alida Sayer's recent solo show at Marsden Woo Gallery, Lexicon, can be viewed on our website: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/sayer16_exhibitions_extra_with_info.htm

Image © Alida Sayer (2016)


 

12 April 2016

NOW ON: ROBERT MARSDEN AND MARIA VAN KESTEREN UNTIL 14 MAY

Some stunning installation images below by Philip Sayer of our current show by Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren.

Please see the press release here for more information about this joint exhibition: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer


Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer


Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer
 

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

1 April 2016

UPCOMING SHOW: ROBERT MARSDEN AND MARIA VAN KESTEREN

Opening Wednesday 6 April, this upcoming joint exhibition leads us on an investigation of space - Robert Marsden's new monumental structure analysing the architecture of the gallery, and the definitions of interior and exterior space within Maria van Kesteren's beautifully proportioned bowl and box forms.

For more information, please see the accompanying show press release here:  http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

24 March 2016

ALISON BRITTON'S V&A RETROSPECTIVE FEATURED IN CRAFTS

The latest issue of CRAFTS magazine features a fantastic review of Content and Form, Marsden Woo Gallery artist Alison Britton's current retrospective at the V&A, written by Emma Crichton-Miller. 

Also included in this edition is a wonderful article in which Britton chooses 9 pots from the display of over 60 pieces, and shares the process and inspiration behind this selection of work that spans her remarkable career:

 'The longer I work, the more I am intrigued by putting things alongside each other that were made at different times, showing how my work has continuously changed in small ways through almost 40 years'

                                        - CRAFTS, Issue 259, pg. 14


The Spring issue is available to buy now: http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/magazine/issues/

Content and Form continues to 4 September 2016: https://shop.vam.ac.uk/whatson/index/view/id/989/event/Alison-Britton--Content-and-Form/dt/2016-03-20/free/1

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer


Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer


Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer



 

23 March 2016

LAST WEEK OF CURRENT SHOW: ALIDA SAYER 'LEXICON' CLOSES 30 MARCH

We are now in the final week of our current show, Alida Sayer, Lexicon, which finishes on 30 March. Please note the gallery has slightly modified opening hours over Easter:

Good Friday 25 March 11am - 4pm
Saturday 26 March 11am - 4pm
Closed Sunday 27 and Monday 28 March
Open as usual Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 March 11am - 6pm

We have had a fantastic response for this eloquent, ethereal installation from both press and visitors. Some installation images below to tempt our readers into visiting the gallery over the bank holiday weekend!

Installation view of Alida Sayer, Lexicon (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Alida Sayer, Lexicon (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Alida Sayer, Lexicon (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Alida Sayer, Lexicon (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Alida Sayer, Lexicon (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Alida Sayer, Lexicon (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Alida Sayer, Lexicon (2016) image © Philip Sayer
 

17 March 2016

AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCE AND POETRY CURATED BY SJ FOWLER IN RESPONSE TO ALIDA SAYER'S 'LEXICON'

An evening of performance, poetry and text works curated and lead by SJ Fowler in response to our current show, Alida Sayer's Lexicon, took place last night at Marsden Woo Gallery. It was a fantastic event, with new work by diverse and talented poets being seen and heard for the first time. Many thanks to all involved!

For those who could not attend, SJ Fowler has kindly provided us with videos of the individual performances -


To hear about future Marsden Woo Gallery events like this, subscribe to our mailing list by sending a blank message to: newslist-subscribe@marsdenwoo.com

More information about the work of SJ Fowler can be found on his website: http://www.stevenjfowler.com/

Some snapshots of the evening below... 

Fabian Peake


SJ Fowler

SJ Fowler
Iris Colomb
SJ Fowler

Christian Patracchini















 
l-r: Fabian Peake, Giovanna Coppola, Christian Patracchini, Alida Sayer, SJ Fowler, Iris Colomb

26 February 2016

ALISON BRITTON 'CONTENT AND FORM' AT THE V&A

Content and Form, the retrospective of Marsden Woo Gallery artist and acclaimed British ceramicist Alison Britton, opened last month at the V&A and has been wonderfully received.

For more details, please see the V&A website: https://shop.vam.ac.uk/whatson/index/view/id/989/event/Alison-Britton--Content-and-Form/dt/2016-02-26/free/1 
The exhibition runs until 4 September 2016.

Have a look at a selection of atmospheric installation images by Philip Sayer of this remarkable display below...

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer


Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer


Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer



Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A (2016) image © Philip Sayer