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


17 May 2014

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ASSOCIATED ARTIST JAMES THOMPSON UNDERTAKING RESIDENCY AT COVE PARK

James Thompson is currently undertaking the 8 week Crafts Residency at Cove Park run by Marsden Woo Gallery artist Dawn Youll. During the residency he plans to produce a series of new recording tools, process and outcomes developed from the work he showed in the Marsden Woo Project Space last year, focusing on recording places which surround Cove Park.

For more information click the link to the Cove Park website: http://covepark.org/residencies/uk-crafts-residency-2014

See images below of James Thompson's fantastic show, 'Expanding Spaces', which took place in our Project Space in 2013.

James Thompson, installation view of 'Expanding Spaces' (2013)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

James Thompson, installation view of 'Expanding Spaces' (2013)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
James Thompson, installation view of 'Expanding Spaces' (2013)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
James Thompson, installation view of 'Expanding Spaces' (2013)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery



8 May 2014

UPCOMING SHOWS: EMMA WOFFENDEN 'FALLING HARD' AND JIM WOODALL 'LANDSCAPES OF UNCERTAINTY'

We have two highly anticipated shows coming up next week. In the main gallery, Emma Woffenden continues to explore the figure and the fragmented body in her latest sculpture series, 'Falling Hard'. Meanwhile, the Project Space will host Jim Woodall's sculpture, photography, video and installation work that reflects upon the personal encounter with the built environment.  

Both shows open on 15 May and continue until 21 June 2014.