Copperdollar Studios is delighted to announce that for the first time since its inception, it will be taking part as a venue in this December’s Artists Open Houses. From the 6th til the 9th of next month, you’ll be able to visit the Studios anytime between 1pm and 8pm to explore the building and view the exhibits which are an eclectic mix of art, photography and furniture.
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From left to right: Kt Simpson, Marc Ellis, Ad’s Drawing Boards, Jenny Lloyd, John Henry, Mooze Azim
The artists exhibiting at the Studios are:
John Henry – Painter
Possessing an innate eye for detail, composition and colour alongside rigorous exacting methods of drawing stems from a career as a successful creative director based in London for over 30 years.
Now painting full time from his studio in Gloucestershire, he indulges his passion in his latest series of paintings of City Life. ‘I like observing and expressing the random movements of figures and their reaction to others in recognisable iconic spaces . It is their echoes in form light and colour left by their fluid physical and social interaction that interests me.’
‘I very much welcome the opportunity for showing to a brand new audience at the exciting Brighton Artist open house festival’
Kt Simpson – Mixed media collage
Kt has been working professionally with dance, art and theatre for 35 year, creating her own shows. She has chosen to work with visual artists whose themes complement her own ideas and has found those collaborations incredibly rewarding. ‘Creating a show can start with a dance, a song, a poem or an image. It is a non linear experience, scrapbooking ideas and documenting the shows has always been central to my process’.
She has been running Copperdollar Immersive Performance Company for the past 10 years which has become well known for framing visual art in a theatrical setting. ‘Often my notebooks become full of lists about production practicalities so I turn to playing with images as a way to relax, dream and keep my creative side alive.’
‘I decided it would be great to become involved in the Artist Open House and exhibit some of the amazingly talented artists I have met along my journey. This year is the first year since I opened Copperdollar Studio in 2015 that we have done an official AOH, it feels exciting to open the doors with a visual show as it has been at the heart of everything I create. I want to widen the audience and interest of the studio and the work I produce, too. So, watch this space because! The studios are available for rent for all your interesting ideas and I intend to create an immersive experience in the studio in the future as well.’
Ad McEvoy – Illustration and graphics
Ad McEvoy has been an artist within the skateboard industry for the past 18 years. His artwork has been sold internationally. Ad’s passion is Drawing Boards, one of the few remaining UK independently run skater owned skateboard company’s, which he created over 10 years ago as an outlet for his art.
AD will be exhibiting some brand new unseen work entitled “The Wheel of Life” as well as selling prints and skateboard decks.
‘I’m looking forward to hanging my wares at Copperdollar Studio as I’ve known Kt for a while now and I’m a big fan of the way she brings so many people together through performance and art .
Also this will be the first time I have made physical prints to sell. Only 100 going so I’m excited to see the response! The new piece I’m showing is the most detailed I have done to date and I’m stoked to be unveiling it at Copperdollar Studios’.
Marc Ellis – Bespoke furniture
Special Branch Furniture was formed by Marc Ellis in 2011. Marc was trained in fine furniture making and design at Rycotewood College and has 30 years’ experience in a wide range of creative work projects. The scope and diversity of the work he has completed continues to inform and strengthen every element of the process at Special Branch Furniture.
Special Branch Furniture has built a reputation for uncompromising quality and attention to detail. Their client base consists of private individuals, retailers, developers, artists, architects, designers and other craftsmen.
‘Really looking forward to exhibiting a few pieces at the Studios, it’s an amazing venue and it’s going to be a fun few days!’
Jenny Lloyd – Mixed media
Jenny will be exhibiting acrylic paintings, linocuts, mono prints and pastels.
‘I am so pleased to have been asked to show my paintings and drawings at Copperdollar Studios this Xmas because it’s such a perfect space for display with plenty of room for guests and artists.
I have experimented with paint, print and textiles all my life but it wasn’t until I moved to Brighton, three years ago, that I had the chance to meet so many enthusiastic and talented artists who have encouraged me and given me so much enjoyment. Thank you, Brighton!’
Moose Azim – Photographer
The Urban Flora collection of photographs are all about colour and nature popping up in our cities and towns. All available on 100% recycled paper which is very yummy. More prints by Moose Azim of Brighton Life are also on show.
‘I can’t wait for the Artists Open House at the Copperdollar Studios in a few week’s time. It’s a stunning space which I use for some of my shoots and classes so it’ll feel like home when my work is displayed here!’
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