Picturing Science……

Picturing Science

4th December – February 2011

Deadline for submissions 23rd October 2010

Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists both locally and nationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions. Each year, over 500 individual artists (excluding those participating in Arthouse) exhibit work in a range of open exhibitions across three galleries – Orleans and Stables Galleries, Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

In 2010, we have further opportunities for you to submit artwork for an exhibition at the Riverside Gallery, Picturing Science. Scientists use an abstract language of signs to visualize and explain the invisible forces, relationships and processes which make up our world. Artists similarly create images to transmit and analyse meaning. The theme of this exhibition is the collision, intersection and contamination of these two systems of representation. Any media (prints, photos, paintings, objects, sculptures, film) and style are considered.

  • Artists can submit up to 5 original works. Artworks must be submitted as high resolution jpeg files on a CD, with accompanying A4 sized photographic prints or colour printouts. Original artwork will not be accepted.
  • Please clearly label each submission with: artist’s name, title of work, date, media, approximate size and price before commission if the work is for sale (the gallery adds 40% of the artist price for commission + VAT).
  • In addition, please enclose contact details, an artist’s statement and CV.
  • There is a £10.00 administration charge (which also contributes towards exhibition costs); £7.50 concessions (please include proof). Please make cheques payable to ‘L.B.R.U.T’. Your submission will not be accepted without payment.
  • If you would like images returned, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Successful artists will be contacted by email or in writing approximately two weeks after the deadline. Any queries, please email curator Mark De Novellis at m.denovellis@richmond.gov.uk Or call 020 8831 6000. Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Mark De Novellis

Curator of Exhibitions and Collections

Education, Children’s and Cultural Services
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Orleans House Gallery
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Direct line: 020 8831 6490
Email: m.denovellis@richmond.gov.uk
Website: www.richmond.gov.uk/arts

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  1. Picturing Science exhibition
    4 December 2010 – 26 February 2011
    Disease, dissection, and Darwin become the subject for artists displaying at the Riverside Gallery, Richmond from 4th December 2010. Orleans House Gallery presents Picturing Science, an open exhibition which examines the collision between two harmonious and contrasting fields of symbolic representation, Art and Science.
    Picturing Science continues the successful programme of open exhibitions from Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham. After receiving 650 works from over 130 artists and an intense selection process, the judging panel whittled the submissions down to just 26 works in various media. The criteria included a direct yet imaginative concept and technical virtuosity.
    The exhibition features experiments with ink, mould growth and microscopes that have produced visually stunning images. Julia Hembrow’s Temporal Flow 3, could be interpreted as a landscape or figurative work yet is in fact a representation of the effect of early morning drizzle which fluctuates between scientific observation and visual art. Detailed anatomical and botanical drawings and three dimensional works such as Susan Harrison’s ecorché inspired sculpture are also highlights.
    Other exhibiting artists, both local and international include Anais Tondeur, Chris Boland, Nicola Simpson, Johanna Davidson, Amon Alt-Jafarba, Jonathan Wright, Pery Burge, James Collett, Tracey Holland, Pauline Pratt, Annie Ridd, Izzy Wingham, Frédérique Swist, Stan A. Lenartowicz, Sally Hewett, Pascale Pollier, Hilary Arnold-Baker, Amy Louise Nettleton, Charlotte Padgham, Julie Light, Heather Jukes, Margaret R. Marks, Nick Pollen and Andy Dunn.
    In addition Artist in Residence Alex Baker will be producing a series of new drawings made using sound and ink. He will also be working with the local community on a workshop exploring the effects of sound vibrations using his technique of drawing as a start point.

    Curator Mark De Novellis stated: “Although science is seemingly the logical, rational, ordered antithesis of artistic creativity, artists and scientists still share a common drive to innovate, explore, dissect and reveal. They have a unified love and awe for the world around and within them.

    Exhibiting artists draw from a wide variety of scientific disciplines from botany, astronomy to astrophysics to create an accessible, compelling and though-provoking show that is not to be missed!”
    The exhibition runs until 26 February 2011 and admission to the Riverside Gallery is free.

    Riverside Gallery
    Old Town Hall
    Whittaker Avenue
    TW9 1JP

    Gallery open:
    Monday: 10:00- 6.00pm
    Tuesdays: 10:00- 5.00pm
    Wednesday: 10:00- 6.00pm
    Thursdays: 10:00- 5.00pm
    Fridays: 10:00- 5.00pm
    Saturdays: 10:00- 1.30pm
    Sundays: Closed

    Tel: 020 8831 6000
    Email: artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk
    Website: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/arts

    For further information or images, call Mark De Novellis on 020 8831 6490.

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