Woodland Reflections – Opening Reception Invitation

Woodland Reflections
Lisa Banks

26th April – 20th May

Wednesday to Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Free Entry

Opening reception
Friday 28th April from 6 pm – 8 pm

All are welcome to meet the artist and celebrate the launch of the show!

A solo exhibition by artist Lisa Banks of new paintings which explore a visual narrative through dreamlike symbolism and surreal woodland environments. The scenes cultivate an appearance of beauty and re-imagine who we are and what our eco-cultural identity means as we face change.

Lisa’s paintings explore a subjective world in a visual narrative form where the environment is fundamental. The painted visual narratives re-imagine who we are and how we are now inextricably linked to one another and the environment. Eco-cultural identity is an old concept, the deer, lapwing, and pheasant appear in ancient mythology and she portray’s them here in a contemporary setting with central importance. The animals sometimes appear as skulls in surreal reflections. They seem like visions, a stark reminder in the narrative of their power and importance both past and present. The humans appear as sometimes masked, hybridised or surreal beings, half animal, and half human. These suggests a narrative of fragmented or changing identity. Other figures are represented as listening, aware and thoughtful suggesting the cultivation something thriving and beautiful.

Learn more about Lisa’s work here on her website: www.gardencityarttherapy.co.uk

Exhibition Launch – Network Arts

Network Arts
29th March – 22nd April

Opening Reception
Friday 31st March from 6 pm – 8 pm

Network Arts is a local group run by artists for artists and this exhibition brings together a range of quality contemporary and traditional art from emerging and established artists in the region. Featuring diverse work by members in a variety of media including oil, watercolour, acrylics, and drawing.

Network Arts are pleased to be exhibiting again at The Rooftops Arts Centre at their new location in Corby.

Members include a mix of amateurs and professionals interested in and practicing art in Northamptonshire. All work will be for sale, which means the exhibition is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to invest in high-quality art at affordable prices.

Network Arts is a group run by artists for artists. The group gives professionals and amateurs the opportunity to practice and enjoy the support of a community of artists by having an annual program of workshops covering a range of media and styles.

As a self-managed and financed Group, Network Arts maintains independence and reflects the views of the members when selecting professional artists to run the workshops and venues in which to exhibit as well as organising visits to exhibitions.

The Group holds regular Exhibitions where artists – at all stages of their careers, are invited to submit work to exhibit.

For further information please visit www.networkarts.co.uk

Open Call For Artists – Annual Summer Show

Open Call For Artists – Rooftop Annual Summer Show

The Annual Summer Exhibition is an open-entry show available to artists from Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties.

The exhibition aims to give new and emerging artists the opportunity to show their work for the first time and allow established artists to have a continued presence in the area.

We welcome applications from artists at all stages of their careers in a variety of different creative disciplines.

You can collect your application form directly from the gallery or use the buttons below to download an application form.

Please return the form to us at the gallery or via email to rooftopartscentre@gmail.com

Application fee payment can be made in person at the gallery or online using the buttons below through our online shop.

Application Deadline
Saturday 13th May

Application Fee
£15 Adults
£5 Under 18 / Associate Member / Student

If you have any questions please get in touch here.