Animal In Me: GreatArt Residency and FREE Inkblot Workshops

Join me for my first residency with GreatArt and have some fun with the magic of inkblots and animal guides <3

A cross between an axolotle, bat and a bee &lt;3  Acrylic and oil paint on canvas  30x30cm  £150

A cross between an axolotle, bat and a bee <3

Acrylic and oil paint on canvas

30x30cm

£150

The surrealist methods of art making have inspired people all across different fields, from psychology to fashion, the surrealist’s use of powerful, subconscious imagery has been a source of inspiration. If we lessen the control of our logical and conscious mind we can access the unconscious and uncover its strange and dreamy symbolism, which is as unique as it is universal.

 The surrealist methods of art-making have inspired people from across different fields. From psychology to fashion, the surrealist’s use of powerful, subconscious imagery has been a source of inspiration.

If we lessen the control of our logical and conscious mind we can access the unconscious and uncover its strange and dreamy symbolism, which is as unique as it is universal.
— Jessica Ballantyne

Join in the art making with the artist, Jessica Ballantyne as she plays with subconscious symbolism using inkblots as the method and medium. During the GreatArt residency, Jessica will create paintings on canvas, in the theme: The Animal in Me. Fascinated by the mythology of animals, Jessica often sees different, wild animals in her inkblots, often melting into one another within the patterns and resulting in a surreal amalgamation of creatures.

Do you want to take an inkblot journey through the magic of your own subconscious symbolism? On the weekend of the residency, Jessica will hold two workshops. Participants can make their own inkblots on canvas, with the artist guiding each step of the way. The artist invites viewers and participants to share what they see in one another’s inkblots.

Using acrylics, participants may transform the inkblots into the illusions they inspire. With the help of the artist, participants can choose to layer and enhance certain features to produce a new artwork or simply, leave the inkblot as it is in its beautiful simplicity. The inkblots created by the artist and participants will hang to dry and be displayed around the red cube, encouraging the public to interact with the artworks.

Neat Neat Neat: punk and print making exhibition at The Art Hound Gallery

When the Art of Print Making Becomes an Act of Rebellion- THE ARTHOUND Gallery

Artist: Jessica Ballantyne  Title: Oh Oh!  Medium: Giclee print on German Etching paper, hand finished with diamond dust  LIMITED EDITION OF 20, Signed and numbered  Size: 297 x 420 mm  Price £80- (unframed)

Artist: Jessica Ballantyne

Title: Oh Oh!

Medium: Giclee print on German Etching paper, hand finished with diamond dust

LIMITED EDITION OF 20, Signed and numbered

Size: 297 x 420 mm

Price £80- (unframed)

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NEAT, NEAT, NEAT | PUNK AND PRINTMAKING | MAY 2019

The Art Hound Gallery are proud to present a new immersive exhibition chronicling the art, music and attitude of the punk movement through print making.

From photo copied cut and paste fanzines, to 7 inch single covers hand screen printed in basements, the visuals of punk were created by musicians and artists pushing the boundaries with print. The underground DIY print ethos of the scene created infamous icons such as the Misfits’ Skull and The Sex Pistols safety pinned Queen - once banned and feared, these images emblazon merchandise world wide today and have come to represent the rebellion of a generation.

Neat, Neat, Neat will explore the print work of punk from the 1970s to the present day. Featured artists will include Jamie Reid, the Sex Pistols artist who originated the iconic cut up text and ripped up flags associated with UK punk, Shepard Fairey, America’s biggest street artist and Jimmy Cauty, one of the masterminds behind Art Punk band The KLF. Alongside there will be a Rock N’ Roll selection of brand new works from the Art Hound’s top Contemporary Artists created just for the show, influenced by the people, the music and the attitude.

The list of artists creating exclusive works just for the show include; Terry Pastor (David Bowie’s original LP cover artist), Simon Freeborough (former Creative Director of the NME), David Studwell (Contemporary Pop Artist whose collectors include Kate Moss and Nile Rodgers), Clare Wardman and Iain Robertson (top Contemporary Abstract artists, whose work has featured at The Tate) and up and coming urban artists and print makers such as Chris Bourke, Alex Bucklee and Charlotte Cooper. Also featured will be neon light art by major international artist Lauren Baker. Neat, Neat, Neat will also see the introduction of underground all female urban art collective Channel 138 to the gallery.

The show will also feature rare original posters from the 70’s punk scene, original film and music chronicling punk both now and then, and some of the stories of Cambridge’s incredible punk past - what exactly happened on the 24th November 1979 between The Damned and The Misfits - two of punks biggest bands - in Cambridge City Centre?

Opens 24th May 2019 to 16th June 2019 at The Art Hound Gallery, Burwash Manor, Cambridge

Sunday - Tuesday | 10am - 5pm

Monday by Appointment

LATE NIGHT OPENING SATURDAY 25TH MAY - 5pm TO 8PM

Full list of Artists featured in the show -

Jamie Reid, John Angus, Jimmy Cauty, Billy Childish, Shepard Fairey, Terry Pastor, David Studwell, Charlotte Cooper, Alan Rogerson, Will Wright, Chris Bourke, Callum Russell, Libby Morris, Barry D. Bulsara, Clare Wardman, Iain Robertson, Alex Bucklee, Simon Freeborough, Jessica Ballantyne, Lauren Baker and introducing Channel 138

website: https://thearthoundgallery.com/

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