On Friday 24th June at 6pm, Bar Lane Studios' group of graduate artist interns will unveil a major exhibition of their talents to commemorate their year in residence at the city's creative hub.
The group, comprising five artists and a theatre company, were the first set of York St John University arts graduates to take up residence at Bar Lane after it opened last year. The YSJ-funded internship scheme provides graduates with studio spaces, exhibition opportunities, work experience and professional mentoring in order to help these fledgeling creative businesses establish themselves. Now, as they near the end of their year's residence, the group are preparing their showcase exhibition to fill Bar Lane's main gallery.
Diverse artists Jade Blood, Susanne Davies, Matt Durrant, Tom Hodgson and Catherine Scriven will display vibrant new artworks and all-female theatre company Six Lips will perform a new piece on opening night devised especially for the occasion.
The exhibition runs at Bar Lane Studios' main gallery from Friday 24th June until Saturday 2nd July, and kicks off with a preview event at 6pm on the 24th. This event is open to all art lovers and will include refreshments provided by York Brewery.
For the Post - Exhibition, I will be showing new work based on a Bicycle Project. This Project is in conjunction with Cycle Heaven, Bishopthorpe Road, where our artwork has been placed into the Display Windows of this Bike Shop. For the project my 25 year old bike, which had been neglected for the last two years is undergoing a transformation at the Cycle Heaven workshop. This has been recorded with photographs and is forming the basis of a digital photo composite artwork in progress. As a taster here are the BEFORE and AFTER photographs. The artwork recorded the Bike Transformation from 9:43 to 11:52 am on 17/05/2011. Artwork to be unveiled on the preview of POST - on 24th of June at Bar Lane Studios.