SAVE THE DATE! Our next exhibition opens on Sunday 3rd June at 7.30pm. We will be celebrating the natural world in pixels and paint, from macro studies of flowers to trees to vistas. Expect colour, texture and detail from both of us. The exhibition will then be up for a month before moving on to Garstang Arts Centre. Why not join the Facebook event page here, to keep up with all the latest plus sneak previews.
Guts, Body and Mind
“Stunning exhibition, enjoyable and thought provoking…”
“Really good partnership of painting and photography”
Painting and Photography by
ACTelfer and Matt Gartside
at Studio & Gallery 22B, Soughbridge Mill, BB18 6SZ
Exhibition on throughout July and August.
Gallery open Thursday-Sunday 2-6pm
Here is a mini online exhibition of some of Matt’s artworks that were in the Shoreline Exhibition. Many of them are available as cards as well as prints. They are all printed individually by Matt and are from £40 unframed to £100 mounted and framed. The frames are beautifully made by Matt from recycled oak floorboards and will compliment all homes, from the traditional to the avant garde.
A second chance to catch the show at Studio22B
We had a great time at Artsmill and were sad to leave. Invigilating the exhibition and talking to visitors about our work was both interesting and motivating. We got really good feedback and comments which has given us a boost and a positive start to 2016.
Our pictures (minus sold pieces!) are now back ‘home’ at 22B and we will be hanging them over the next week, to open on Thursday 25th February at our usual time of 2-6pm.
We travelled to Bingley to meet Dr Kathy Tedd from Jubiliee Outreach Yorkshire. This charity is still going strong supporting Romanian people with practical help. It started with Dr Tedd supporting a Romanian doctor who, thanks to the vagaries of the Ceaucescu regime, only had a very basic medical kit and no drugs at all, and has ended up with entire hospitals and support centres for vulnerable people across Romania. Learn more about their work here.
It was a very emotional exprience for Matt as it was the first time he had been able to talk to someone else who knew what it was like out in Romania in those conditions, for over 20 years. Dr Tedd put names to faces in Matt’s photographs and added her own anecdotes to his.
Thank you to every one that donated.
Talk, additional images,
Q & A session, raffle.
Be entertained, informed and inspired
and help raise money for J.O.Y
tuesday 1st december
7pm – 9pm
Just £8 including tea and cake!
Book now using contact form below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Matt 07803 151699
All proceeds to Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire, the charity Matt went to Romania with in 1992. JOY has been going for 25 years and every penny raised is spent directly on projects and is run entirely by volunteers.
Exhibition Openng and Charity Fundraiser – Free Entry
Saturday 7th November, 2 – 6pm
Matt Gartside went to Romania in 1992 to produce a folio of images for the charity Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire, to promote the refurbishment of a prison into a hospital.
This if the first time they have been exhibited as a single body of work for over two decades but are as relevant today as they were 24 years ago, perhaps even more so. The people in these photographs are in a foreign land, not long after the fall of the communist dictator Ceaucescu . Some may think that we have nothing in common with people so far away in geography,time and politics. These pictures of grandparents, parents and children powerfully illustrate that this is not the case.
A proportion of the proceeds will be donated to charity, as well as the proceeds from a raffle. First prize will be one of the images from the exhibition, framed and signed by Matt Gartside. Raffle tickets are just £1 each. Either buy at the event, pop into the studio or pledge a ticket by contacting Aly 07773 583072, Matt 07803 151699, or comment below. Thank you.
We have been working on our new digs. The new space should be rather lovely by the time we have finished. Our first job is filling annoying cracks and bumps in ceiling, walls and floors. Then we will be on to painting. We are going for white and just a couple of shades of grey – hence the monochromatic theme to this post.
Our home-made blinds, made on my Grandma’s 1951 festival of Britain Singer Sewing machine, will be coming from the old studio. There will be four main areas. One for mount cutting and ‘putting in’, a retail area for prints and cards, and the two main ones of a gallery wall for framed work and a photographer’s studio for portraits, studio shoot and workshops.
We are aiming to be in at the beginning of July and definitely all ship shape for our grand ‘Open Studio&Gallery Warming’ on Sunday July 19th. Watch this space for more details of this event. If you’re wondering where the painter is going to be, she’s next door in a self contained messy space/padded cell.
- NEW DATES ADDED FOR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
- LIFE DRAWING (nude model) – DROP IN SESSION. Tuesday 21st July, 7 – 9.30pm. £10 – pay on the night. For more details and booking click here.
- 22B GALLERY & STUDIO SPECIAL OPEN DAY, Sunday 19th July.
We are moving – but only down the corridor. This will be your first opportunity to see our new space – or rather spaces as Aly has a separate space for gloriously messy painting in splendid solitude and Matt has a pristine photography studio which will also be a gallery for both of us and maybe other artists in the future.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS, PAINTING DEMOS & WORKSHOPS PLUS OPEN STUDIO NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO BLOG FOR INSTANT UPDATES.