During the coronavirus lockdown some galleries and artists have been showing works online. Here’s our pick from Bristol and the westcountry…
Compiled by Sue Quirk and Laurel Smart
AT THE RWA
Red Playing Games IV – Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.
‘Inspirational Journeys’ is a major exhibition at the RWA, put on hold by lockdown. But you can view some of the artworks and buy prints online, while we wait for the grand reopening.
And don’t forget to bid on the Secret Postcard Auction – until 25 June.
VIRTUAL TOURS & VIDEO TOURS
ACEARTS, SOMERTON – reopens 8 August
IN SEARCH OF NORTHERN SOUL BY LEONARD GREEN
Energetic movement in the dances related to Northern Soul music provide the energy for these paintings. Powerful, dynamic compositions overlaid with gestural drawing.
MESSUMS WILTSHIRE – reopens for members 4 July
Messums Wiltshire has a variety of online exhibitions, including Peter Brown’s ‘Life in Lockdown’ (above); ‘Material: Textile – Modern British Female Designers’; Tuesday Riddell’s ‘The New York Series’; and Inuit Sculpture.
THAT ART GALLERY – reopens 4 July (appointments)
DAN HOLLINGS ‘BIG BOYS DON’T CRY’
Dan Hollings: “Currently the works are heavily formed around the matter of identity, childhood, loss, interior and exterior issues, an inquisition to understanding situations and past events, in correlation to today’s state of self. It’s a sense of joyment in playing. A grown-up angry child now finding a placement of belonging and playfulness within the works, while still reflecting in calamity through the paint.”
FROM DORSET WITH LOVE – SLADERS YARD, BRIDPORT
This is an exhibition of painters who have spent their lives celebrating the wonders of the landscape, communicating through their paintings the deep effect these much-loved places have upon us all.
ANGIE SPENCER PREVIEW “THE ART OF LISTENING – PAINTINGS INSPIRED BY MUSIC” – TETBURY ARTS SHED, TETBURY – possibly reopens September
The landscapes she will be showing at the Goods Shed are direct responses to classical music. These are often pieces she was playing in the orchestra, or learning from the solo repertoire with her teacher.
STRANGE THOUGHTS – HOURS, BRISTOL
A collective group of artists in the making explore the process of expressing themselves through their creations.
MARIA LASSNIG ME, ENCIRCLED BY A FLY – HAUSER & WIRTH, BRUTON – reopens 1 July for pre-booked visits
The work of Maria Lassnig, one of the most significant painters of the contemporary era, is marked by its unrelenting probing into themes of the body and its meaning.
GALLERIES OPENING SOON:
Andelli Art, Wells – by appointment only from 15 June
Shaftesbury Arts Centre – will reopen 1 July
Centrespace, Bristol – will reopen in September
Ilminster Arts Centre, Ilminster – will reopen in September