Mass for St Mary Magdalene’s Day

Mass for St Mary Magdalene’s Day held on the 23rd July 2017 at the St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Paddington. This would be our last service in the nave before the builders came in …

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Animals in the Light, Art Exhibition

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ANIMALS IN THE LIGHT, Curated by Rickshaw House Gallery.

A multi-dimensional cross-section of different forms of art, illuminated by coloured rays in a dark crypt. Private View 18th June 2017 at 6:30pm. The creative mission of Rickshaw House Gallery is to present art in new, uncharted forms. This exhibition seeks to celebrate our relationship with animals.

Animals have accompanied humans since time began, and their relationship with us has changed over the years. In Greek and Roman mythology, there are many stories about animals. Let’s remember the legend of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, brothers fed by a mother wolf. There is also a legend about goose, which saved Rome from attack.

The Bible also contains stories about animals. Prophet Jonah found himself in the belly of a whale, and Daniel hid in a lion cave and left safely. Noah built The Ark in order to save animals from a flood. Currently, domesticated animals are the closest to humans. They’re our friends and often even our carers, for those who are older or disabled. Many of them also have therapeutic skills.

Animals can also be a topic or motif in art. An artist can show how animals look in real life but primarily how they imagine them. Artist create a world of imagination, their own fantasies, and different creatures may live there.

Due to the upcoming renovation of St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Paddington, this event is the last chance to see such a unique exhibition in this beautiful venue. FREE ENTRY

ARTISTS:

Joanna Sperryn-Jones uses a variety of materials to make installations, in which she seeks to contribute to the perception and experience of breaking. In this exhibition she brings delicate origami flowers to be brought out by the light

Walera Martynchik calls his works –Reconstructions. The titles say for themselves-‘Reconstruction of Heaven’ Reconstruction of Baroque’ Reconstruction of History’. Works presented on this exhibition can be described as “Reconstruction of Myths”

Sergiusz Paplinski The combination of imaginative colouring with the prismatic assemblage produces highly original, dynamic and decorative effects. He has named this ‘PrismaticStyle’

Gail Olding Flunkus Mortati series. These images of stuffed birds and beasts in the forest are named Flunkus Mortati, meaning ‘playing dead’ They live now within the image.

 Olga Sienko uses a full palette of colours to portray nature in a non-natural, but more optimistic manner.

 Henryk Terpilowski uses crumpled paper, spray paint and light to create randomly organic sculptures and compositions, which in this exhibition have further evolved into strangely ethereal life forms.

 Jolanta Jagiello uses a number of metalwork techniques in her work: welding, brazing, plasma-cutting, gas oxy-acetylene cutting, and grinding.

 Elzbieta Chojak Mysko Multidisciplinary artist with knowledge of stage design, sculpture and painting, which allows her to express emotions in shape, colour and form. Her paintings go beyond the borders.

 Nikolay Nedev uses mainly metals like bronze, cooper, steel. Often he likes to work with recycled materials like car parts and matrasses springs. He is expressing his ideas through sculpture, optic art and installations

 Delfin Ortizmain interest is installation and sculpture, focusing on the qualities of light, space, reflection and repetition. He creates, through construction and deconstruction of geometric shapes, the illusion of a three-dimensional figure

 Tomek Mysko He portrays a stream of consciousness through mechanics and physical phenomenon. Exhibiting new animal Multitrumpetus Disciplinaris.

Caroline Hands is a full time visual artist who works in painting, drawing, textile, batiks, felt making, copper and enamel, mosaic, 3D, photography, book illustration and many other mediums.

 Kevin Keating The Popcorn Christ is a modern rendition of a spiritual icon using innovative materials and a expressionist form. In order to further the debate on religion and its relationship with contemporary art. I do not believe that every picture has been Painter or that every story has been told.

Maria Kaleta Her recent art works are inspired by “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” book written by Richard Bach.Free flying with eagles is a dream hidden deep in everyone’s mind.I admire just watching the birds and catching glimpses of theirsmagnificent skills.

Roslaw Szaybo is a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. He design posters, book covers and albums. He also does satirical drawings.

 

 

Magic of Light, Art Exhibition

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A multi-dimensional cross-section of different forms of art, illuminated by coloured rays in a dark crypt. Private View 24th June at 6:30pm.
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The creative mission of Rickshaw House Gallery is to present art in new, uncharted forms. This exhibition seeks to celebrate light and our relationship with it, including the symbolism attached to the symbiotic nature of light and darkness. The exhibition will include play with coloured lights, lasers and shadows; due to the upcoming renovation of St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Paddington, this event is the last chance to see such a unique exhibition in this beautiful venue. FREE ENTRY.

ARTISTS:

Walera Martynchik
In a Russian Avant-Garde tradition, the artist plays with how we apprehend the world; the up/down and left to right seeing that secures us in our setting and which in turn make Martynchik’s canvases seem chaotic – which they most emphatically are not.
Joanna Sperryn-Jones
Joanna uses a variety of materials to make installations, in which she seeks to contribute to the perception and experience of breaking. In this exhibition she brings delicate origami flowers to be brought out by the light.
Gemma Milligan
Through her sculpture, the artist focuses on materials that are modest, everyday and generally left raw and untreated. She finds form through experimentation and a primarily physical relationship with the materials, celebrating their ephemeral nature by pushing the boundaries of their molecular composition.
Nicholas Cheeseman
Nicholas Cheeseman plays with the very process of creation; to him, the creation is more important than the end product. He envisages this as a meditation which brings him peace. The artwork is either two or three dimensional and seeks to portray this journey of making.
Gail Olding
Olding works across media investigating the point at which language collapses and the possibility of working outside the field of language. Her work often disrupts and disquietens in an attempt to question systems of communication.
Manka Dowling
Her beautifully colourful paintings are intensely personal, from her recent and wide travels. Her philosophy is that artists should not forget about the individual, introspective, approach to creativity and keep the visual language, whose basis is form and colour, alive.
Maria Hutton
In her paintings, she takes us to a mystical world, which centres on the Tree of Life (otherwise known as Cabala). Cabala has explained the nature of being, the origin of evil and the ways of attaining knowledge of the universe.
Joanna Ciechanowska
The starting point for Ciechanowska is often an idea provoked by situation that causes controversy; she tries to blur the border between the real and abstract, creating an image that is neither happy nor threatening but one that causes the viewer to feel uncertain.
Magdalena Kempa
Kempa uses a full palette of colours to portray nature in a non-natural, but more optimistic manner.
Henryk Terpilowski
The artist uses the many skills and compositional ideas from these fields to develop an eclectic but always expressionistic style of work, investigating new avenues to create emotional impact.
Elzbieta Chojak Mysko
Multi-disciplinary artist with knowledge of stage design, sculpture and painting, which allows her to express emotions in shape, colour and form. Her paintings go beyond the borders.
Tomek Mysko
He portrays a stream of consciousness through mechanics and physical phenomenons.
Dariusz Iwanski
The artist seeks inspiration from exploring the human condition and expresses in his photographs the emotions we all hide within.
Caroline Hands
Caroline is a full time visual artist who works in painting, drawing, textile, batiks, feltmaking, copper and enamel, mosaic, 3D, photography, book illustration and many other mediums.

Venue: Crypt of St Mary Magdalene’s Church
Dates & Times: Fri 24 Jun – 18:30