This was an open submission exhibition. Artists were invited to make works not merely in a box, but under, over, around, about or from boxes. The exhibition of carefully selected and curated works, resulting from this submission, was shown in the Gallery from 3rd May – 28th June 2014.
We were invited to curate a sculpture garden at Hampton Court Flower Show, to show how sculpture can be used as a focal point, even within a small outdoor space. Partnering with The Plant Specialist, who selected a fantastic range of plants to compliment our sculptural pieces, we created an inspirational urban outdoor space showing outdoor sculpture from a number of different sculptors.
20th – 24th May 2014
We were invited to curate a sculpture garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, to show how sculpture can be used as a focal point, even within a small outdoor space. Partnering with The Plant Specialist, who selected a fantastic range of plants to compliment our sculptural pieces and constructed the garden using pine sleepers washed with Lye, we created an inspirational urban outdoor space showing outdoor sculpture from a number of different sculptors.
Photography by Paul Knight
Alan Franklin, speaking at One Church Street Gallery about his work in the exhibition Precession
6th March 2014
I enjoy questioning the world we live in and responding to that. For example, what colour is the universe? Take time to work it out. We are no better off knowing that the universe is turquoise, but it’s a good thought playing with these questions and thinking ‘What if…’ click link to read more
Gallery Exhibition 14th February – 8th March 2014
An Unexpected Wobble
Alan Franklin’s drawings originate from simple, familiar processes and repetitive mark making, but result in works that are temptingly intriguing, delightfully unexpected and profoundly meditative. The idea of a wobble suggests an unpredictable, or perhaps an accidental divergence from a dynamic system. Franklin’s works play subtly with the fault in a rule, or a slip from the expected. Read more…
Gallery Exhibition 12th October – 9th November 2013
Contemporary miniature works that express a sustained conversation with materials. The selecting panel included leading figures within the textile art world, Polly Binns and Linda Brassington, who worked in collaboration with the Directors of One Church Street Gallery. The panel reviewed submissions from hundreds of applicants from around the world, seeking a breadth of approach in the construction or application of cloth and thread. The gallery has been particularly keen to focus on the delicate space that artists navigate between fine craft and fine art. By incorporating a diversity of textile material, technique or process these works seek to cross the boundaries of artistic practice. The final exhibits selected, embrace work that is sculptural, experimental, two-dimensional and even four-dimensional. Each piece is no larger than 20 x 20 x 20 cm, unframed and unglazed. Submissions were accepted from an international arena including Israel, Finland, United States as well as the United Kingdom. Five artists will have a joint exhibition in 2015. For a review of Pinpoint 2013, click here.
Gallery Exhibition 5th September – 5th October 2013
The four artists showing at One Church Street Gallery throughout September 2013 were selected from the Open Drawing Exhibition in 2012. This Open Submission attracted a wide range of drawing processes and included some international submissions. The judges were Professor Rod Bugg and Doctor Yvonne Crossley. The Unique Drawings winners were: Reginald Aloysius, Rachel Gibson, Debbie Locke and Jenny Purrett
Gallery Exhibiton 11th May – 1st June 2013
Suspense brings together, for the first time, the work of four distinguished artists with both national and international reputations, Simon Finn, Dean Randazzo, Ruth Simons and Jayne Wilton. For Finn and Randazzo this will be the UK première of their work. The suspension of time, space and physical mass and the recording of ‘frozen moments’ are recurrent themes in the work of all these artists. Each, in their own way, explores and records matter in motion and changing material states, in media which include drawing, sculpture, photography and animation. Read more…