21 October 2014

NOW SHOWING UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER: ALISON BRITTON AND JIM PARTRIDGE, 'CUT AND RUN'

Some beautiful atmospheric installation images below of the first show at our new premises on Charlotte Road, 'Cut and Run' by Alison Britton and Jim Partridge.

For more details please see the exhibition press release here.

Installation view of Alison Britton and Jim Partridge, 'Cut and Run' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Alison Britton and Jim Partridge, 'Cut and Run' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Alison Britton and Jim Partridge, 'Cut and Run' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Alison Britton and Jim Partridge, 'Cut and Run' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

15 October 2014

NOW OPEN: ALISON BRITTON & JIM PARTRIDGE 'CUT AND RUN' 15 OCTOBER - 15 NOVEMBER 2014

The first show at our new premises is now open! Alison Britton and Jim Partridge's joint exhibition, 'Cut and Run' features a new series of Britton's tall pots alongside Partridge's newest vessels and studio furniture. 

The show runs until 15 November 2014. Here's a taster, with some fantastic images by Philip Sayer...

Alison Britton, 'Slide' and Jim Partridge, 'Rectangular Scorched Burr Oak Dish' (2014)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Jim Partridge, 'Hemispherical Bleached Burr Oak Bowl' (2014)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery 


Alison Britton, 'Scope' (2014)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery






25 September 2014

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ARTISTS FEATURE IN 'EUROPE AND BEYOND' AT THE COACH HOUSE GALLERY, DUBLIN

A quick reminder to our readers based in Ireland that Saturday 27 September is the last day to see 'Europe and Beyond', an exciting exhibition bringing together a host of international ceramic sculptors at the new Coach House Gallery at Dublin Castle, in the heart of Dublin City. 

Marsden Woo Gallery artists Gordon Baldwin and Ken Eastman and Marsden Woo Gallery associated artist Babs Haenen feature as part of the twelve world-class artists who specialise in clay.

To read more about this exhibition, please click here

Gordon Baldwin, 'To Catch a Cloud Perhaps I' & 'Klee Cloud Vessel II' (2009)
photo © Couch House Gallery, Dublin
Ken Eastman, 'Miles To Go' (2014) photo © Couch House Gallery, Dublin




Babs Haenen, 'Desert Blues I' (2013) photo © Couch House Gallery, Dublin

GORDON BALDWIN AND ALISON BRITTON SHOWING AT 'VASE, VESSEL, VOID' AT OLIVER SEARS GALLERY, DUBLIN

We at Marsden Woo Gallery are thrilled that two of our artists - Gordon Baldwin and Alison Britton - are showing work at Vase, Vessel, Void, a group exhibition curated by Brian Kennedy at the Oliver Sears Gallery in Dublin. The curation is a response to works that Oliver Sears has either collected or been interested in during the last twenty years. 

The show is now on, and will run until 2 October 2014. For further details please click here






24 September 2014

INAUGURAL SHOW AT OUR NEW PREMISES: ALISON BRITTON & JIM PARTRIDGE, 'CUT AND RUN' 15 OCTOBER - 15 NOVEMBER 2014

The inaugural show at our new premises on Charlotte Road will be 'Cut and Run', featuring work by Alison Britton and Jim Partridge. 

This highly-anticipated joint exhibition will bring together a new series of Britton's tall pots, with loosely poured slip and brush work over buff clay bodies, and Jim Partridge's newest vessels and studio furniture featuring irregular planes and scorched and bleached carved wood.

The show will run from 15 October - 15 November, for more information please click the link: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/docs/press_britton_partridge_14.pdf

We look forward to welcoming you to our new space!


22 September 2014

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY IS MOVING!

We are delighted to announce that we are re-locating and will be sharing our new premises with Studio Tord Boontje in the heart of Shoreditch.

The inaugural show in our exciting new space will be Alison Britton and Jim Partridge, 'Cut and Run', running from 15 October - 15 November. 

Please note that our opening hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 - 18:00.

Marsden Woo Gallery
23 Charlotte Road
Shoreditch
London EC2A 3PB





Top image: 23 Charlotte Road © Philip Sayer (2014)







18 September 2014

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ARTIST JAMES RIGLER WINS EUROPEAN CERAMIC CONTEXT NEW TALENT AWARD!

Many congratulations to Marsden Woo Gallery artist James Rigler, who has won the European Ceramic Context New Talent Award! See below for images of 'Ancestor I & II', his winning work. For more information about this sensational news please click here.

The exhibition is currently taking place in Bornholm, Denmark, but for London-based readers, a new installation by James can be seen in the Cast Courts of the V&A until the 21 September. Please see our previous blog post. 

James Rigler, 'Ancestor I' (2013), photographed at Chatsworth House

James Rigler, Ancestor II (2013), photographed at Chatsworth House

17 September 2014

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ARTISTS NAO MATSUNAGA AND JAMES RIGLER SHOW LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL DISPLAYS AT THE V&A

Marsden Woo Gallery artists Nao Matsunaga and James Rigler are showing work at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of London Design Festival. To coincide with both artists' ceramic residencies at the V&A, they were invited to exhibit a new piece of work inspired by the museum's vast collection.

As Nao is the current ceramic artist in residence, there will be opportunities to meet him at his studio space in the museum on 17, 19 & 20 September from 1pm - 4pm to see works in progress, as well as visit his fantastic new piece 'Live Up/Blank Totem'.

James's wonderful installation 'Military Secret' in the Cast Courts is showing until 21 September, and he will be giving gallery talks on 17 & 19 September if you would like to discover more about his display inside Trajan's Column.

For further details please see the V&A website:


Nao Matsunaga, 'Live Up/Blank Totem' (2014) photo © Nao Matsunaga


Nao Matsunaga, 'Live Up/Blank Totem' (2014) photo © Nao Matsunaga



James Rigler, 'Military Secret' inside Trajan's Column (2014) photo © Sue Smart
(London Design Festival at the V&A 2014)
James Rigler, 'Military Secret' inside Trajan's Column (2014), photo © Sue Smart
(London Design Festival at the V&A 2014)





28 June 2014

SHOWS NOW ON: BRYAN ILLSLEY (MAIN GALLERY) AND MARINE DUROSELLE (PROJECT SPACE)

Some wonderful installation images of our current shows by Philip Sayer below...

For more information on these exhibitions please see: http://marsdenwoo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/new-shows-now-open-bryan-illsley-fun.html

Installation image of Bryan Illsley, 'Fun and Games' (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation image of Bryan Illsley, 'Fun and Games' (2014) focus on 'Discomfort'
photo © Philip Sayer, Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation image of Bryan Illsley, 'Fun and Games' (2014) focus on 'Hoarse' and 'Discomfort'
photo © Philip Sayer, Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation image of Bryan Illsley, 'Fun and Games' (2014) focus on 'Nosey' and 'Riveting'
photo © Philip Sayer, Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation image of Marine Duroselle, 'Preview of Shades' (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation image of Marine Duroselle, 'Preview of Shades' (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation image of Marine Duroselle, 'Preview of Shades' (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation image of Marine Duroselle, 'Preview of Shades' (2014) 
photo © Philip Sayer, Marsden Woo Gallery

26 June 2014

NEW SHOWS NOW OPEN: BRYAN ILLSLEY 'FUN AND GAMES' AND MARINE DUROSELLE 'PREVIEW OF SHADES'

Our new shows are now open! 

In the main gallery, Bryan Illsley limits himself to two elements of his extraordinarily accomplished diverse practice - his lively abstract collage paintings and spirited ceramic sculptures. Meanwhile, the Project Space hosts Marine Duroselle's vibrant graphic print works and playful ceramic creations.

Both shows run until 31 July.

For more information about these shows please see the press releases on our website -
Bryan Illsley: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/docs/press_illsley_14.pdf
Marine Duroselle: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/docs/press_duroselle_14.pdf



17 June 2014

LAST WEEK OF CURRENT SHOWS!

We have now entered the last week of our current shows. 
Emma Woffenden's 'Falling Hard' and Jim Woodall's 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' will close this Saturday 21 June at 4pm. Make sure to visit before then to avoid missing these captivating exhibitions!

Installation view of Emma Woffenden, 'Falling Hard' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Emma Woffenden, 'Falling Hard' (2014) photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Installation view of Emma Woffenden, 'Falling Hard' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Installation view of Emma Woffenden, 'Falling Hard' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Installation view of Jim Woodall 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' at Marsden Woo Gallery Project
Space (2014) photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Installation view of Jim Woodall 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' at Marsden Woo Gallery Project
Space (2014) photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery



Installation view of Jim Woodall 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' at Marsden Woo Gallery Project
Space (2014) photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery



Jim Woodall 'Untitled' featured in 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' at
Marsden Woo Gallery Project Space (2014) image © Jim Woodall




13 June 2014

LATEST DISCUSSION EVENT: EMMA WOFFENDEN AND JIM WOODALL IN CONVERSATION WITH HELENA RECKITT AND TESSA PETERS

The latest instalment of our artist discussion events took place on Tuesday evening with main gallery exhibitor Emma Woffenden in conversation with Helen Reckitt, Senior Lecturer in Curating at Goldsmiths; and our current Project Space artist Jim Woodall in conversation with independent curator Tessa Peters.

It was a fantastic opportunity to hear two diverse artists speak about their individual processes and give insight into their respective shows.

Many thanks to our audience who provided great questions and observations, and to our hosts and artists!

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

For more information about our current shows, please see the following links:

Some snapshots of the evening...






29 May 2014

NEW PROJECT FROM SILO STUDIO: 'NEWTON'S BUCKET'

Marsden Woo Gallery associated artists Silo Studio presented a new project last week, inspired by an Isaac Newton experiment. This undertaking has led to the creation of a series of fantastically colourful unique bowls.

For a full description and to see this fascinating process please click here.






Stills from 'Newtons Bucket' (2014) © Silo Studio





24 May 2014

SHOWS NOW ON: EMMA WOFFENDEN (MAIN GALLERY) AND JIM WOODALL (PROJECT SPACE)

Some wonderful atmospheric shots by Philip Sayer of our current shows below...

Emma Woffenden continues to explore the figure and fragmented body in her latest sculpture series, 'Falling Hard', using a variety of mixed materials including glass, jesmonite and metal. Her uncanny forms trespass upon the viewer's imagination, casting an oblique light on the human condition.

Our Project Space is host to 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' - an installation by Jim Woodall in which he explores his interest in transitory spaces whose identity changes in accordance with human requirement. Woodall represents the site and events associated with it in an amalgamation of media and forms: video, printmaking, cast concrete objects and a customised odour.

Both exhibitions continue until 21 June 2014.


Installation view of Emma Woffenden, 'Falling Hard' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Emma Woffenden, 'Falling Hard' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Emma Woffenden, 'Falling Hard' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Emma Woffenden, 'Falling Hard' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Emma Woffenden, 'Falling Hard' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Jim Woodall, 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' at Marsden Woo Project Space (2014) photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Jim Woodall, 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' at Marsden Woo Project Space (2014) photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Jim Woodall, 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' at Marsden Woo Project Space (2014) 
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Jim Woodall, 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' at Marsden Woo Project Space (2014) 
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Installation view of Jim Woodall, 'Landscapes of Uncertainty' at Marsden Woo Project Space (2014)
 photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery


For more information please see our website:
http://www.marsdenwoo.com/docs/press_woffenden_14.pdf
http://www.marsdenwoo.com/docs/press_woodall_14.pdf