Resident Artists Exhibition 2020

Welcome to the Rooftop’s Resident Artists Exhibition 2020 Online.

This year’s show sees a selection of work from some of our resident studio artists at the Rooftop Arts Centre. With work from 10 artists featuring painting, drawing, photography, textile, digital art, illustration, sound, installation, and sculpture there is something to inspire everyone.

Please use the buttons below to navigate to the individual pages to see the whole show.

Exhibiting Artists:

Daniela Labos / Dinah Kazakoff / Ellie Bea McBrearty / Fanoulla Georgiou / Jaymie McCormick / Margaret Montgomery / Marina Papadopoulos / Martin Baldock / Peter Bullivant / Warren Shaw

Daniela Labos

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Dalena R. Labos (MFA, MA) received her MFA in 2015 at Department of Painting at The Academy of Fine Art and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2009 she received MA as teacher of Art and Art History at The University of Presov in Slovakia. She studied at the Department of Fine Art at The Newcastle University as well. Dalena is Slovak born artist lives and works in Corby as one of the resident artists in Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby, Northamptonshire. She is also founder of handmade project Dadabaga where she works with idea and philosophy of recycled fashion, thereby she creates originally ‘new’ and hand-painted T-shirts, bags, bag-packs and more.


In art practise Labos works with installations, drawings but primarily with paintings. The core of her art works are themes from everyday life, from trivial situations, personal observation or memory traces. Labos builds her paintings basically as an abstract or vague environments. These environments can’t be strictly identified on first view, they are unknown, vague. Paintings have they own roles to allure audience closer, change direction of view and then, paintings reveal new insight, tracks and offer wandering between interspaces. Important is act of painting process and consecutive personal necessity of participating as an accession of the physicality.
Dalena R. Labos is an active artist who regularly participates in exhibitions across the UK, in Zurich (CH) or home in Slovakia. In Rooftop Arts Centre she leads art classes for young artists called ‘Young Creators’ and Art classes for adults as well.

Habitat (Terra Mystica)
Combined Technique
65 x 65 cm

£500

Fragment (Terra Mystica)
Combined Technique
65 x 65 cm

£500

Position 00
Combined Technique
25 x 25 cm

£150

Fragment (Terra Mystica), Habitat (Terra Mystica)
Combined Technique
65 x 65 cm (each)

£500 (each)

Under the ground ( Terra Mystica)
Combined Technique
65 x 65 cm

£500

Dinah Kazakoff

Dinah Kazakoff born and educated in Corby before moving to the the USA where she spent several years studying under renown painter and sculptor Pietro del Fabro. In the USA Dinah worked in the Public Relations and Communications Department in the world-renowned Institute For Advanced Study in Princeton NJ alongside artists such as Richard Long and Tom Phillips. On returning to the UK Dinah became a Resident Artist at the Rooftop and Gallery Director.

Untitled
Scratchboard
11 x 9.5 inches

£65

Untitled
Scratchboard
14 x 11 inches

£65

Angels
Ink on paper
25 x 18 inches

£175

Untitled
Scratchboard
14 x 11 inches

£65

Ellie Bea McBrearty

Instagram

I work in a variety of media such as film and installation exploring themes of domesticity. It wasn’t until late in my degree that I discovered clay and immediately fell in love with how malleable a material it is and its potential capabilities. In my latest work I explore the human form and the ideas of body language focusing on the unspoken narratives that can be formed between people. with elements of fundamental human experiences: love, loss, suffering and compassion.

(Pair) Raku, 2020
Sculpture
35cm

NFS

(Pair) Raku, 2020
Sculpture
35cm

NFS

(Pair) Raku, 2020
Sculpture
35cm

NFS

(Pair) Raku, 2020
Sculpture
35cm

NFS

(Pair) Raku, 2020
Sculpture
35cm

NFS

Fanoulla Georgiou

Instagram / Facebook

In terms of my practice, I aim to be a diverse visual artist. I often turn to mixed media, including traditional and less traditional materials to assist me with my creative journey! I frequently turn to a mix of written word and quick, pen and ink drawings to express thoughts and emotions. The artwork is a response to a collection of poems from the Corby Collective Poets in the upcoming anthology ‘Write About Now’.

The Strong Northerly
Pen and ink on watercolour paper
A4

NFS

Malice Through The Looking Glass
Pen and ink on watercolour paper
A4

NFS

Look For Me
Pen and ink on watercolour paper
A4

NFS

A Haiku For Our Times
Pen and ink on watercolour paper
A4

NFS

Pizza Oven Lockdown
Pen and ink on watercolour paper
A4

NFS

Jaymie McCormick

My work is at times very eclectic and in varying forms of media. my work generally explores a vast passion I have for nature and the ongoing personal and combined relationship I have with nature and spirituality. 
 
 
Night sky photography taken on the Ben Nevis estate on 27th September 2020