Quay Arts Open Exhibition – DUET winners and exhibition
Quay Arts has announced that Holly Cade (pictured) and Liz Sterry are the winners of the Open Exhibition: DUET. The competition was incredibly close as the standard of work was very high amongst the selected collaborations. After an overwhelming number of submissions, the selection panel narrowed the submissions down to thirteen. Ten of the top thirteen were works submitted by Island artists – demonstrating the enormous amount of home grown talent the Island has to offer. The selected artists DUET Open Exhibition opened on Saturday 7th December and ran until Saturday 15th February 2014. Entry to the all galleries, exhibitions and artist talks was free.
Quay Arts Visual Arts Project Manager, Georgia Newman, said, “The work presented here is the result of artists pooling all their resources, knowledge and skills to share with another. This act of sharing and exchange of ideas is challenged through the making process, as well as authorship and ownership in the end product; whether it is in the studio or through digital means, it is greatly respected to create a new artistic entity”. She continued, “We selected Holly and Liz’s work because we felt the journey the works made from camera to computer, from the Isle of Wight to Essex as prints and back to the island in its new form, was incredibly intriguing. The fact that neither artist has even met each other and only interacted via online social networking brings a whole new form of collaboration to the table. We are proud to support and help develop the work of emerging artists on the Isle of Wight and beyond”.
The West: A Californian Mythology
From 19th April to 2nd May Quay Arts hosts Dylan Garcia photography exhibition. The Wilderness of the Californian West has as much to do with films, books, and photographs as with history and geography. Garcia investigates how we view this landscape and how we might be influenced by photography from the likes of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, as well as Hollywood cinema.
Rope Store Gallery exhibition
At the Rope Store Gallery at Quay Arts is Lucy Boynton’s exhibition ‘Camera on Kashmir’ which will be opening from Monday 24th February to Saturday 12th April. Quay Arts are proud to support Island photographer Lucy in her first exhibition through their OPEN UP Scheme. Carefully selected photographs from The Isle of Wight Festival are presented in the Gallery, as well as at the Quay’s Kashmir Café at The Isle of Wight Festival later this year. Lucy captures powerful and enigmatic images that show great promise to stand the test of time.
self: Young Quay Open Exhibition at the West Gallery
Young Quay are a team of students from the Isle of Wight who have been working under the guidance of Georgia Newman to curate an exhibition in The West Gallery. The group has been working on every aspect of curating the exhibition – from designing the brief and selecting the work, to installing in the gallery and marketing the show, right up to its grand opening. Young Quay has invited artists from ages 13 plus to submit work of any medium, responding to the theme ‘self’. One artist will be selected for a cash prize of £250. The exhibition dates are Saturday 1st March to Saturday 19th April with a preview on Saturday 1st March 6-8pm. There is a gallery talk & prize giving on Thursday 10th April 6-7pm.
Visit www.quayarts.org for much more information about Quay arts on the Isle of Wight.