Monthly Archives: June 2012

Open Studios Up and Running

We are half way through and the sun shone brilliantly today. Still time to catch the Open Studios – Doors open at 11am tomorrow until 6pm.

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New work selected for Threadneedle Prize

Andrew McDonald (Studio F4) has been selected for the 2012 Threadneedle Prize Exhibition.

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Porcelain Hip play Studio F4

On Saturday 16 June Porcelain Hip, an electronic performance cabaret group from Vienna, touched down for an intimate performance at The Chocolate Factory N16.

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A return to colour

The Chocolate Factory’s Alexandra Blum explains that “After working almost exclusively in black and white for the past three years, I am now using colour again…”

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Between humans and nature

Wiebke Dreyer’s abstract paintings are about the space around us and the relationship between humans and nature. “I am interested in the natural, perhaps primitive state of things  and how to represent it.”

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Preparing for Summer Open Studios

For Helen Rawlinson each open studios at the Chocolate Factory is a mad panic of tidying up and pulling it all together at the last minute, whilst keeping up with orders for her lampshades and screen printed textiles sold through … Continue reading

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Mel Brimfield at the Whitechapel Gallery

Chocolate Factory artist Mel Brimfield’s prepared pianola is the most recent commission by the Government Art Collection (GAC) which will be exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery from 21 June – 9 September 2012

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Hand-crafted books

With books set to move into the digital era with e-readers, bookbinders such as the Chocolate Factory’s Jo Bird are fighting a rearguard action by creating exquisite, hand-crafted limited editions.

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Imaginary landscapes of personal memory

Cecilia Vargas on her latest work: “The work shown here reflects my interest in creating imaginary landscapes of personal memory”

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Illusion and reality

  “My work right now is about searching the connections between the opposites, things like illusion and reality, comfort and discomfort, happiness and sadness.”

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