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Swell by Camilla Bliss launches at 87 Gallery

87 Gallery is pleased to present SWELL, an exhibition by artist, Camilla Bliss. Curator Becky Gee says, “Camilla is the first artist we have commissioned for 87 Gallery, and we’re really excited to bring her new body of work to Hull.”

SWELL is part of a long-term exhibition programme established over the past year. The launch coincides with the opening of 87 Gallery’s newly renovated Gallery, Studio, and Shop space at 87 Princes Avenue.

We invite you to attend the special launch event from 6-8 PM on Friday, 25 June. Following the launch, opening hours are Thursday to Saturday, 10 am – 4.30 pm. Young people aged 7-16 can also get involved with this exhibition in a hands-on way through 87 Gallery Explorers, where they can meet the curator, interact with the work, learn new processes with artists.

Further information: www.87gallery.co.uk | @weareat87 | #87Swell

About SWELL

SWELL is a new body of work that uses water as a metaphor for the psyche, a trope found in ancient mythology and the theory of Carl Jung. Drawing on nautical communication methods, the work references navigation buoys and maritime signal flags. Within each sculpture rests a manifestation of the Siren, a creature known for their powers of seduction and destruction. Bliss uses these sources to comment on the ways in which communication can fail, presenting uncertainties. The work also references the fluid way in which we navigate life, constantly changing, evolving and dissolving, searching for meaning.

About Camilla Bliss

Camilla Bliss (b. 1989) is an artist who primarily works in sculpture. Although her ideas can be crystallised through digital manipulation, her work places importance on handmade processes and qualities. In this way she utilises a wide range of materials such as ceramics, metalwork, glass, wood, textiles and 3D printing.

Through her practice she draws inspiration from motifs found in historical craftsmanship, myth and folklore to communicate ideas about the modern world. Bliss does this through the use of a personal language of symbols which can be interpreted differently by each person who encoun- ters it. Playful decisions around colour, material and form allow Bliss to make specific cultural connections, whilst taking the viewer on a personal and potentially ambiguous journey.

About 87 Gallery

87 Gallery offers development opportunites for artists such as residencies, exchanges, public engagement, mentoring, networking, training, bursaries, sales platforms and exhibition space.

In conjunction with an exhibition programme featuring works by local, national, and international artists, 87 Gallery offers a parallel programme of activities such as Explorers, creative workshops, and artist talks to the public. We encourage everyone to interpret and explore contemporary arts.

“At 87 Gallery we champion a diverse group of artists in their journey of exploring, making, and exhibiting work, and we believe the process is equally important to the finished outcome. We work with artists to develop bespoke support packages tailored to their needs and goals, and we welcome enquiries from artists inclusive of all practices, art-forms, career stages, locations and demographics. We are passionate advocates of creative expression and visual culture, and we open our doors for everyone to experience and enjoy this.”

Further information: http://www.87gallery.co.uk | @weareat87 | #87Swell

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Female- led Festival celebrates local artists this July

East Riding Theatre’s Company in Residence, She Productions, are hosting their first festival She Fest this summer, creating a platform for other local female talent. Continue reading

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#WEMADETHIS Presents Hull Spirit: Iconic People and Places

Community and Craft Come Together for Hull Spirit Exhibition. Over the Summer months communities across Hull and the East Riding have been busy preparing ‘makes’ for an exhibition called ​Hull Spirit: Iconic People and Places ​taking place at Hull Minster ​throughout September.

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Scottish Colourists at home in Hull

I don’t know the Scottish Colourists. I have heard the name. I am aware that they were painters, but I’d have been hard-pressed to tell you any more, before last Thursday’s launch of Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection.  The new exhibition inside the Brynmoor Jones Library runs from  25 May – 15 July 2018 at Hull University.  Continue reading

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Have you seen her…? Visible Girls Revisited exhibition at Artlink

By hosting Visible Girls Revisited by Anita Corbin, Hull becomes the next chapter in a story that began in 1981. With camera in hand a young non-conformist Anita began capturing on film the spectacular diversity within the many groups and tribes of women, who existed outside of the mainstream.  Continue reading

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Rediscover the river at ‘The River We Once Knew’ by David Morris

Invitation to ‘The River We Once Knew’ by David Morris. A study of the River and her people 1971. At the HIP Gallery Hull June 2 – June 24. (PREVIEW Friday June 2 starts 6.30pm Everyone welcome) Black and white photographs of the streets, bars and faces of the city from the same time accompany these four River Hull images. Rosie Millard will open the show and there will be readings and stories from Vicky Foster, Audrey Dunne, Michelle Dee and Alec Gill. Continue reading

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Hull Gallery Returns to Roots for Disability and Diversity Programme

Artlink the Centre for Community Arts on Princes Avenue returns to its beginnings as a centre for disability arts, for Roots and Routes, season two of Hull 2017.  Back in 1982 Artlink was part of the Shape Network, a national movement started in 1974, that sought to raise the profiles and increase opportunities for disabled artists.  In 2017 Square Peg will see the community arts gallery delivering a year long disability and diversity programme of events.   Continue reading

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Powerful photography exhibition reveals universal truths

Last night I attended the opening night of the EYESeeMe exhibition, curated by Humanitarian Photographer Rebecca Robyns. EYESeeMe is a registered charity set up by Rebecca that works with children and young adults from S.E. Asia many of whom are orphaned, living with HIV, marginalised, living as refugees or just abandoned. Continue reading

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Hull’s Heads Up Festival returns to the city in October

The twice-yearly event presents some of the most exciting, challenging theatre and is produced by Ensemble 52 in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre. The festival runs from October 5 to October 15, 2016. This season’s programme of work includes work originally developed at Battersea Arts Centre alongside some of the most exciting work produced out of the city. Continue reading

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Young Designers Launch New Dinostar Exhibition

A new exhibition comes to Hull’s Dinostar, created by young designers working with animatronics from the BBC’s Walking with Beasts series. The exhibition was officially opened Saturday 6 February, in front of a large crowd of visitors, as part of Kids in Museums Day. Continue reading

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