2 April 2020 Inevitably my exhibition programme has been affected by the Coronavirus situation. Fortunately the exhibition at Royal Derby Hospital, adjacent to the Intensive Car Unit, was installed just before the lockdown.
I am hoping to produce virtual galleries for those exhibitions which have been cancelled – Banksmill Studios and Green Door Printmaking Studio Solos. More details soon.
Royal Derby Hospital AirArts – 12 March to September – showing now
Green Door Printmaking Solo Exhibition “Experiments in Abstraction” – April/May, Banks Mill, Derby – pending
Banks Mill Derby Solo Exhibition “Into Abstract: Squares, Circles and Curves, 2018 – 2019”, April/May – pending
Derby Print Open – June – now online
Rolleston on Dove Old Grammar School Room “Slowing Down Art Exhibition and Sale”, Saturday 23 May. Proceeds to Parkinson’s Disease Charities – pending
More details and links to follow for all exhibitions.
Exhibiting for the second time at Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) AirArts Exhibition. which launches on Thursday 12th March – see invite.
The theme of the exhibition is “Wellbeing in the Workplace” with artwork from NHS staff. As a volunteer at RDH I will be showing 13 abstract art works under the title “Mindfulness” an example being “Embryonic”, 2019, acrylic and emulsion on canvas, H 100 x W 150 cm.
I believe these exhibitions show how art both in creation and appreciation is a another therapy to promote health and wellbeing.
Seven pieces of art were on show at Banks Mill, Derby Open Studios in November. Cavernous Mind 4 is shown here and several works will remain on exhibit and for sale until early in 2020.
“The Shimmering” has proved to be the most popular print viewed online at the International Print Exchange which featured work from 286 artists from 25 countries.
With the valued assistance of Green Door Printmaking Studio, Derby I have produced some T-shirts and Polos for sale, net proceeds to Parkinson’s Disease charities.
Available in white and grey and all sizes subject to sales of the first production run the idea is not just to raise money for charity but also to raise awareness of the everyday impacts of this condition. Hope you are not offended by the headline message!
Ts £10 each (printed on the front)
Polos £12 each (printed on the back)
I was very pleased to participate in IPE 2019 organised by Green Door Printmaking Studio, Derby as one of 286 artists worldwide. My screenprint, “The Shimmering” is shown top right:
Four pieces on display and for sale from Friday 15th November at Nou Wave #1 at the Old Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey.
Exhibition online catalogue https://issuu.com/nouwavegallery/docs/catalogue_nou_wave_1_the_old_biscuit_factory_onlin?fbclid=IwAR1afsZJPD0Gu7f_BKA4jEQhGV13E4c4teZwtyM3Tgvu6nMbrpf1m2u_T2w
A “Virtual Gallery” walkthrough is now available on line at http://v21artspace.com/michael-hill-summerhouse-exhibitions
This was produced by Joe Clarke of V21 Artspace based in Derby. The VG shows work from inception in January 2018 to May 2019, categorized into three main categories – Abstract, Experimental and Large Works.
Recorded in our garden summerhouse with limited space the workthrough shows the capabilities of the technology away from a traditional gallery and for the first time since I started to create art shows all my work in a single place.
Two works recently on display at the Derby Royal Hospital Air Arts exhibition have now “migrated” to the staff area at the Winter Pressures ward at London Road Community Hospital. Commented Fi Burke, Air Arts Visual Arts Curator “staff love them thank you and specifically asked for yours at their nurse’s station to liven it up. It is a busy area but your art still shines!”
The latest Canart work, “Fallen”, will be on show at the University of Derby Enterprise Centre from February to June 2019 alongside work by other artists.
Fallen depicts a World War One battle scene emphasising the new mechanical nature of war and sadly the spectacular beauty of explosions that have such destructive capabilities.
Two early examples of CanArt work, CanArt Collage and Sphinx, are on show at the School House Gallery, Wighton, near Wells next the Sea, Norfolk.
School House Gallery has an enviable reputation for showing contemporary art since 1983 including artists such as Alfred Cohen, David Hockney and John McLean.