STARK naked

 STARK naked:
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

 

Candlelight and Lightning

Both workshops featured dramatic lighting this week: at Photography Night, which was meant to be sunset themed, a fabulous storm raged, resulting a intermittent electricity cuts and a Hammer House of Horror atmosphere. The Life Drawers would have loved that lighting for their Prehistoric session, but made do with candles. They had exciting action poses to compensate though!

Life Drawing is back in a fortnight (29/9) and Photography Night on Tuesday (20/9) at which they will be ‘shooting from the hip’. Cameras at dawn then…

More Waves and Ripples

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.

Have a Creative Start to 2016

Book a workshop at Studio22B & Gallery!

We are back open on Tuesday 5th January and our workshops start the following week, kicking off with:

Photography: weekly on Tuesdays, starting on the 12th.
6.30-9.30, just £12
First workshop ‘Composition’. More details here.
Life Drawing: fortnightly on Thursdays starting on the 14th January 7-9pm just £8. More details here.
Acrylic Painting: Sunday 24/1/16 2-4.30 just £12.
More details here.

Booking preferred for all workshops. Use the contact form attached to this post, or ring Matt 07803 151699 / Aly 07773 583072 
Pay on the night, or in advance by Paypal or bank transfer.

Romanian Lives exhibition raises £153

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Dr Kathy Tedd receiving the cheque and framed photograph from Matt.

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.

 

The Photographer’s Tale: Charity evening for Romanian Lives – people like us.

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 matthew.gartside@ntlworld.com 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.

BOOK HERE:

Romanian Lives – An Exhibition about People Like Us.

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.

A Virtual Tour of 22B

The new gallery at Studio22B has been open for a few weeks now. Quite a few of you have called in to see us. If you haven’t been able to here’s a taster of what you’ll find. We are open Tuesday to Saturday 12.30pm to 5.30pm.

WATCH THIS SPACE

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This is your first glimpse of our new exhibition space/photography studio. Next door is a separate space for the messy painter. We will still be in the same building, but at the top of the stairs rather than at the end of a gloomy corridor. At the moment, lights are going in and a few things are being fixed. The next job will be to repaint the floor. It is all going to look rather lush. Keep an eye on this page for further updates.

In the Browser

Gallery printing for photographers up to A1

Here are some of the signed limited edition prints we have available to buy at 22B. All are mounted and wrapped. They are printed by Matt on archival paper using pigment based inks. This is just some of what we have available. Pop in Weds – Saturday afternoons to look through the browers. There are actually 3 of them – a traditional one, an old magazine rack and a bread bin! Prices from £22.

Find out more about Matt’s printing service for artists here.