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