Coming soon in 2020: January 6th to January 31st
Each art work consists of a series of photos taken on one sunny day in May or August 2019. The images show 2 different locations in Handsworth/Birmingham: Handsworth Park and Bacchus Park.
Starting shortly after sunrise the artist returned to the same locations at regular intervals (every 1 and ½ or every 2 hours) to take a photo from exactly the same point of view until shortly before sunset. Over the course of the day the shadows grow, shrink and grow again and wander from one side to the other.
Finding Peace Through Madness – Art Exhibition by Sajida Asif
This collection of paintings was triggered by a recent experience of profound deafness and severe tinnitus, which led to the inability to hear any human voice. Unable to communicate with anyone and being trapped in my head, the only place I found peace was in the outdoors amongst nature. It was there, I found myself picking up a paintbrush after many years to create a place where I could escape the madness of the noise in my head and finally find some peace.
Sajida Asif is a Birmingham-born artist based in Moseley. After graduating with a Masters degree in Fine Art, Sajida held exhibitions of her work both locally and abroad, with previous exhibitions held in Amsterdam, Walsall New Art Gallery and more recently a six week solo exhibition in the Coach House Gallery, Birmingham. Sajida has carried out lots of commissioned projects with schools and other organisations. These projects have involved murals, fabric hangings and art, painted benches with the Big Read and most recently an outdoor public piece as part of Stechford Art Trail 2018. Sajida has worked with many different mediums and art forms.
Capturing colour is pivotal. It is always the colour I remember from my experiences of nature. Colour inspires. I strive to convey that sense of peace we can find in nature which is sometimes missing in our world. Through my artwork, I attempt to bring the outdoors inside, a place of peace we can enjoy and envisage ourselves in. Living with beautiful objects and buildings amongst the natural world, reminds us to reconnect with nature. The underlying subject matter is always finding peace, whether it is through a landscape painting or a surreal composition. I use acrylic paints on canvas to capture the excitement of the world through my perception of it.
4th July to 30th August
Geoff Williams –
Better Late Than Never
With my first pension cheque a distant memory, I thought the time right to launch my work on an unsuspecting public – hence BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, my first exhibition.
I have no formal art training, beyond GCE level, but a keen interest in all visual arts, including some experience working with ceramics and stained glass.
The exhibition comprises a selection of my non-representational art. I like to use acrylics, oils, oil pastels, glues, varnishes, cut outs, found materials such as newsprint and anything else that adds to the composition. Some pieces I would consider purely abstracted arrangements of colour and form; others are intended to communicate a specific idea or proposition that invites a response from the viewer.
I welcome all responses, good or bad, in the comments book provided.