Second Floor Studios & Arts – [SFSA]

SFSA studio member David Bray – 1000 balloons!

Posted in Events, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on September 29, 2010

David Bray – 1000 balloons!

David Bray was asked to create an image using 1000 balloons, something pop art related. He spent a week going mad drawing round dots on repeat for nokia push campaign, commissioned by pulse films. Finally filmed on the Mellish Industrial Estate, home of SFSA. Its all about SE18 these days!!

David Bray: http://davidbray.eu/

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SFSA Open Studios – November 2010 – London’s best-kept art secret revealed – 100 artists open their studios to the public

Posted in Events, New Works, Open Studios, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on September 28, 2010

London’s best-kept art secret revealed – 100 artists open their studios to the public

Location – Second Floor Studios & Arts, Mellish Industrial Estate, Harrington Way (off Warspite Rd), Woolwich, London SE18 5NR

Second Floor Studios & Arts, one of the largest communities of artists in the UK, will open its doors to the public on November 18, 20 and 21 for a special Open Studio.

The Open Studio at Second Floor Studios & Arts (SFSA), based on the Thames in South East London, will showcase works from more than 100 artists, many leaders in their field and all acclaimed visual and fine arts professionals.

Among the 100 artists opening their studios are painters, sculptors, print-makers, photographers, graphic and digital designers, animators, illustrators, fashion and jewellery designers, mosaic experts, wood and glass specialists, and interactive sound installation artists. Much of the work on display will be seen for the first time, and visitors will get the chance to view the artists at work and watch as art is created.

Commenting on the Open Studio, SFSA Project Director Matthew Wood said: “The Open Studio is a rare chance to see professional artists at work, to meet with them, ask them about their inspiration, techniques and work. To get up close and personal with art and artists of this calibre is a special experience and we are thrilled that our 100-strong artist community will be able to share their work with the public this November.”

Since 1997 SFSA has offered affordable studio space to arts professionals, creating a community of artists that has grown year on year. The not-for-profit project is undertaking a major strategic growth and development plan across its Woolwich site.  Working in partnership with Emafyl Properties, SFSA will deliver studio space for up to 300 artists, an education centre and outreach programmes, open access print studios and a 3000sq.ft gallery, creating one of Europe’s largest centres of affordable studio space for artists, craft-makers and designers.

The SFSA Open Studio will be open to viewings on the evening of Thursday 18 November (5pm until 9pm) and from 11am until 6pm on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November 2010. Selected works will be available to buy direct from the artist.

The SFSA project is located immediately off the A206 dual carriageway near Woolwich. There is access from the A2/M2, M20 & M25. Charlton and Woolwich Dockyard Main Line stations and The Docklands Light Railway are in close proximity. Regular bus routes (180, 177, 161, and 472) serve the local area.

Picture: Title: ‘Lynsey’ Copyright 2010 Michael Nunn (Oil on Canvas 18″x 22″)

For more information, please contact:

Matthew Wood – Project Director, SFSA – studios@secondfloor.co.uk

Sarah Priddis – PR Manager, SFSA – sarah.priddis@gmail.com

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SFSA studio member – Daniel Mackie – Tweetonomics

Posted in New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on September 23, 2010

Studio member Daniel Mackie has illustrated a new book out called “Tweetonomics, all you need to know about the economy in 140 characters”. It is available in the UK, USA and Australia (photos below are the USA version.)

Daniel Mackie


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THE MAJESTY OF IRELAND – An exhibition of oil paintings by SFSA studio member Rachael Dalzell and photography by James Sparshatt

Posted in Arts, Events, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on September 22, 2010

THE MAJESTY OF IRELAND – An exhibition of oil paintings by SFSA studio member Rachael Dalzell and photography by James Sparshatt

Wednesday 29 September – Saturday 10 October 2010

3 Bedfordbury gallery,  Covent Garden,  London, WC2N 4BP

www.3bedfordbury.com

Preview:     Tuesday 28th September

Capital Culture, London, and BlueLeaf gallery, Dublin, present an exhibition of new works by painter Rachael Dalzell and photographer James Sparshatt.

Majesty of Ireland is a collection of art inspired by the wild coastal landscape of Ireland. The exhibition marks the latest body of work by the artists in an ongoing project exploring remote parts of the world. In the past three years their ambition to capture the stark beauty of isolated landscapes has taken them from the magnificent peaks of Ladakh to remote Scottish islands and across the volcanic terrain of Iceland. 

In Spring 2010, the artists were awarded a residency in Cill Rialaig artists’ retreat on the stunning Iveragh peninsular in County Kerry, Ireland. The land projects in to the vast Atlantic Ocean, offering a particular kind of wilderness, and inspiration for artistic creativity. Majesty of Ireland draws together the artists’ response to their surroundings capturing the transient moods of the land, sea and sky in a place where all four seasons can pass in a single day.

The effect of these two artists working simultaneously – interpreting the same scene or moment through the two different mediums of painting and photography – produces an exhibition which is as hauntingly atmospheric in mood as the works are technically brilliant in their close observation of form and light.

Rachael Dalzell is an artist who has exhibited in London and Dublin and her work has been widely shown at art fairs across Europe. She has produced series of work from the Himalayas, Iceland, the Isle of Skye and throughout the UK. Her work is held in a number of corporate and private collections.  She was a finalist in the Boundary Figurative Art Prize, 2006.

James Sparshatt is best known for his collection of photographs from Cuba (Cuba Land of Spirit, 2006).  His images have been exhibited in London, San Antonio (Texas), New York, Dublin and across Europe.  James was winner of the 2008 International Exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, USA, was short listed for the 2009 Sony World Photographic Awards and was a finalist in the World Photography Gala awards in 2009.

Cill Rialaig is a unique artists’ hub founded by Irish art dealer and publisher Noelle Campbell-Sharpe.  In the 1990s she renovated seven abandoned fisherman’s cottages in to artists’ studios.  Since then, around 2000 writers, painters, sculptors, musicians and photographers have been selected for residencies from over 60,000 applications. The cottages’ position, on a narrow headland track has also acted as a barrier to development and has preserved this piece of stunning and pristine coastline for future generations. 

Both artists are represented by BlueLeaf gallery, Dublin www.blueleafgallery.com and Capital Culture, London www.capitalculture.eu

For further information please contact: 

info@capitalculture.eu or info@blueleafgallery.com

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March of the Pigs – UNHUNG update!

Posted in New Works, Open Studios, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on September 21, 2010

March of the Pigs – UNHUNG update here: http://www.unhung.co.uk/

Exhibitor: Unnamed
Validator: The Big Apple
Location: New York, MoMa (the museum of modern art)

Piggy Contemplates

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SFSA – 5 new studios overlooking the Thames – released next month!

Posted in New Studios by Second Floor Studios & Arts on September 12, 2010

Second Floor Studios & Arts are pleased to announce that 5 new artist, craft and designer maker studio spaces will be released next month, part of the Trinity Wharf Building development. All 5 spaces overlook the Thames River, priced at £84pw fully inclusive (except for individual studio electricity use)

• 364sq.ft
• North and south-facing windows and french doors
• High ceilings
• Own toilet and sink
• Balcony walkway entrance
• 3 phase power option

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Abigail Dace – Exploration of White – Rickshaw Gallery

Posted in Arts, Events, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on September 8, 2010

SFSA member Abigail Dace will be exhibiting work at the Rickshaw Gallery as part of the “Exploration of White” exhibition this month.

Rickshaw House, Blackfriars Road (opposite Southwark Station)
17th – 22nd September 2010 1pm – 8pm – PV: 16th September 6.30pm – 9pm

 

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