Unmissable Shows for October / November

From digital art festivals to printmaking demonstrations, there’s plenty to see this October / November. To save you time sifting through the abundance of events, we’ve compiled a list of unmissable shows to enhance your cultural calendar.

Derek Boshier, Night (Island of Dreams), 2019

Night and Snow / Fragments: Contemporary Still Life

Gazelli Art House presents artist Derek Boshier for his second solo show with the gallery. The Night and Snow paintings are Boshier’s response to his interest in our sense of place. It is estimated that we are exposed to 5,000 images a day, and this work explores the aspects of duality and cultural imagery that we are confronted with on a daily basis.

“We are very excited to be showing Boshier’s latest work, marking him as a contemporary artist with consistent points of exploration through the past seven decades.” –  Mila Askarova, Founder of Gazelli Art House.

Showing Until: 10 November
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 7pm

Location: Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover St, Mayfair, London W1S 4NN

NOW Digital, Margate Festival Digital Strand

NOW digital

Organised by artist duo Genetic Moo in collaboration with The Margate School, NOW digital champions the evolution in digital creativity and celebrates the creative use of computers. This 10-day arts festival includes film, music and visuals made by a growing local digital scene. Attendees will be given the opportunity to engage with interactive art and try their hand at creative coding.

Highlights include a 10m wide drawing robot, a digital animation coded and designed by all 220 Ramsgate Arts Primary School kids and a resident engineer building a digital Ukulele.

The festival is funded by The Arts Council England, The Margate Festival and Dreamland. Find out more about the series of special events taking place during the festival.

Showing times: 18 – 27 Oct
Opening times: 12 – 6pm daily plus some lates
Location: The Margate School Building, 33 High St, Margate, CT9 1EA

Melissa Hartley, Reflection

HIX Award 2019

The HIX Award was set up by the restaurateur and author Mark Hix. The current exhibition of shortlisted artists includes the likes of Melissa Hartley, whose work Reflection, manipulates shape, space, light and colour through its kaleidoscopic forms and Richard Baker, whose practice explores the hidden human histories behind seemingly insignificant objects.

HIX ART gallery is dedicated to presenting an innovative programme which runs cutting edge exhibitions; the most eagerly anticipated being the annual HIX Award exhibition.

The winner of the HIX award will be announced on 24th October at an awards ceremony at HIX gallery. The winner will be presented with a trophy designed by Damien Hirst!

Showing until: 11 November
Award Announcement: 24 October

Location: HIX ART  32 Rivington St, Hackney, London EC2A 3LX

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 

Woolwich Print Fair 

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is the only fair in London to deal solely in contemporary printmaking, and the largest of its kind in the UK. The fair hosts a vast range of prints for sale, interactive demonstrations, workshops, artist tours, collecting advice and more.

“With over 500 specialist artists and exhibitors, WCPF celebrates every aspect of printmaking – from etching and lithography, to woodblock and screen-printing, exciting emerging talent sits alongside established practitioners such as Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin and Norman Ackroyd RA.”

Demonstrations and consultations enable visitors to engage with contemporary printmaking, gaining a deeper understanding of the medium and its accessibility in establishing or enhancing  personal art collections.

See programme of events
Showing times: 7 – 10 November

Location: No 1 Street, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 6ST

Off-Centre Photography Festival

Off-Centre Photography Festival 

The photography festival will showcase work by photographers across the east midlands, exhibited across the city of Nottingham alongside a range of workshops and talks.

Supported by the New Art Exchange, this project aims to promote creative photographic practice, celebrating diversity in the local photography community.

Opening: 16 November  – 31 December 2019
Launch Event: 16 November 2 – 4pm

Location: New Art Exchange, 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham

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Ellie Isaacs

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