SIT select is a Stroud based arts organisation. They are passionate about supporting the visual arts which they do in exhibitions, workshops, talks, an annual conference and an annual Festival called Select Festival every May as well as an open studio Select Trail where artists open their studio doors to welcome the public in. SIT select is a unique cultural focus for the visual arts and crafts in the area.
The exhibitions at the Malthouse Bar and Kitchen bring exciting large scale works from local and national artists.
For more information go to www.sitselect.org
21st JUNE- 8th AUGUST
Andy Lovell has been working on a black and white series of photopolymer gravure etchings, collaged together from experimental mono prints, exploring themes of landscape, both remembered and real, through abstraction, pattern & texture. Some of these are reconceived to work in the supersized space as large scale, monochrome, digital prints on fabric. A selection of purely abstract mono prints will also be on show.
OPENS 9th AUGUST
‘The Gentle Wild II‘
The idea for this series of paintings by local artist Kerry Phippen, came from a simple wish to bring the outdoors inside, and an initial vision of how she would love to see images of live-sized animals leaping around the space. Her desire to capture the sense of the animal, their very nature and traits an of course, their beauty.
It is about being quiet and observant
“I am extremely lucky that I live in an area where I regularly see horses, deer, foxes, buzzards and other wild animals. They inspire me and I love to watch them, using drawing and photography in the early stages of ideas building. These have evolved into ink paintings on wonderful handmade Indian rag paper, combining my love for ink and fine papers and gorgeous wild creatures”
Thank you to Pegasus Art for their sponsorship of Indian papers and inks
All works for sale
We enjoyed a sunny evening for the private view of Andy Lovell’s exhibition ‘Binary Composition’ on 20 June.
Presented by SiTSelect in partnership with the Malthouse Bar & Kitchen