Introducing the Box Gallery
NONaffArt is proud to announce the opening of a gallery space in our studio at the Newbridge Memo which will be hosting work by members of the studio. Each month an artist will be presenting recent and ongoing work that can be viewed in the gallery space during the opening times of the studio.
Louise Soale: Artist Statement
My work is heavily inspired by nature, the rich textures and colours that are found on my regular walking route with my four-legged, and sometimes, two legged companions.
For this exhibition I was drawn to the idea of the resources we take from nature, the sights, sounds colours and the products we use from nature in our everyday life. I am keen to use and recycle items that some may disregard- I often use and re-cycle old fabrics, scraps, paper etc. for collage work that become part of my work, as well as the collected items from my walks- that become the by-product of decay of natural forms.
I loved the idea of using packaging as a resource to make something- cardboard packaging became my favourite choice, as it can be recycled and is, itself a product of nature- albeit processed via the industrial methods first. I also liked the idea of the ‘unfolded box’ to showcase my designs and ideas to display the landscape that I observe, and the different levels of detail and utilising the format of the unfolded box to aid placement of the scene, textures and forms.
I was inspired to make collagraph plates as I felt it was a great tool to facilitate a way of working that encompasses using found and natural medias that can be exploited and played with in my work to recreate the scenery and textures that I see in my walks and that I love to explore.
What is a collograph print?
‘Collagraph’ (sometimes ‘collograph’) is derived from the Greek ‘colla’, meaning glue, and ‘graph,’ meaning to draw. A collograph is essentially a collage of materials of various textures glued on to a printing plate, often a thin wood or cardboard.
Artist Statement My work is heavily inspired by nature, the rich textures and colours that are found on my regular walking route with my four-legged, and sometimes, two legged companions.For this exhibition I was drawn to the idea of the resources we take from nature, the sights, sounds colours and the products we use from…Keep reading
Olivia Jade-Antonio Ceramic Work
Olivia Jade-Antonio is a resident ceramicist at NONaffArt. Olivia originally studied Fine Art in college and moved on to specialise in ceramics, finishing with a BA (Hons) in the subject from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2019. Description Olivia specialises in hand built sculptural ceramic forms. The idea behind this particular collection, working with the exhibition…Keep reading
Frank Aitken: Monotype Prints
The works are inspired by memories of different locations experienced both in the past and more recently. He did not use visual reference when creating the work as he wanted to explore his own recollection, feelings, and experiences of the environments depicted.Keep reading