BUCKS ART WEEK (12 - 27 JUNE):
BAW (Bucks Art week) has been bringing the creative work of hundreds of artists, creators and makers in Buckinghamshire since 1985. All types of work is including sculpture, glass, jewellery and painting are up on view to you to either view, purchase or commission. Bucks Art Weeks is run by volunteers with a passion and a commitment to getting the art and craft makers of Buckinghamshire to the public every single year in this celebratory event l
This was a 1-hour-long online event focusing on the works and people that Raphael has influenced with his works for the 500 years he has been dead for. Again, due to lockdown restrictions, this event was presented remotely. I attended with my brother on 21st January 2021. The main art form was oil paints, the medium used most frequently by Raphael. However, some of his earliest painting were done in egg tempera. I was expecting the event to be about Raphael’s life, much like
This was a 1-hour online art experience featuring street art located in Brooklyn, which detailed many different pieces of street art by many local artists as well as street art culture. I attended with my Dad on 7th January 2021. The art form included was mainly spray-paints, along with various stencils, stamps and also stickers, but I learnt about more diverse mediums, like metal sculptures and wheat paste. I didn’t really know much about street art before this event, an
This was a 2-hour online tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, detailing Van Gogh’s life as an artist – starting when he was 26 and ending when he died at the age of 37. I attended with my Dad on 2nd January 2021. The art form included were the main forms used by Van Gogh, starting with watercolors and quickly changing to oil paints. I have never been to an event focusing on the life of a particular artist, so I thought it was a very informative and fun experience and I
I decided to visit SOTA Gallery in Witney, where they had a wide variety of pieces of display. These pieces included: original art sculptures ceramics jewellery prints. I have been to multiple art galleries before, including for my Art Award Bronze, so this was not an entirely new experience for me. The galleries I have been to in the past were mainly focused around paintings, whereas SOTA gallery was just as much about sculptures and ceramics as paintings and flat works.
Dale Chihuly is an American glass artist andentrepreneur. He is perhaps best known in thefield of blown glass, "moving it into the realm oflarge-scale sculptures.He works in blowingglass and is well known for his work to resembleplants. Nature is a massive inspiartion for hiswork as his exhibitions are designed tocompliment his sculptures to nature.I visited his exhibition in Kew Gardens. Chihuly has used glass to resemble lily pads. These glass lily pads complement the natur
For part C of my Silver Arts Award I travelled to London to see JD Malta Gallery’s Summer Exhibition. JD Malat Gallery is known for it's contemporary art and artists. Their Programme consists of a spectrum of highly skilled artists, that all have a unique and wonderful style. I first found out about JD Malat Gallery through social media. When I discovered Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen’s work. Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen is a self-taught artist and his work is mainly involved around c