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
Running From 20 April – 20 June
Select Festival 2017
Select Festival 2017 presents ‘Future Giants’ an exhibition of new work inspired by the interior the Malthouse and the scale of the walls.
‘Future Giants’ charcoal drawings on canvas by Nicola Grellier
‘Future Giants’ are large scale figure drawings in charcoal. The giants are members of a growing population of Heads of States – unreconstructed characters who, in the process of growing up, are investigating their interests and directions by clothing themselves as superheroes and other invented characters. By ‘dressing up’ or disguising themselves they can strike a pose and take on a strength they may not yet feel. They are ‘Future Giants’
For Nicola Grellier the act and process of drawing is the most instinctive activity within her artistic practice, which roams between painting, collage and drawing, and can produce unplanned and sometimes amusing results.
All work is for sale.
Nicola Grellier studied at Wimbledon and Chelsea schools of Art 1984-88 and lives and works in Stroud.
Future Giants is sponsored by Pegasus Art, suppliers of the finest art materials since 2005.
Pick up a free Festival brochure available in the Malthouse Bar & Kitchen
Opens 21 June
Andy explores recurring themes through abstraction, pattern and texture in a series of large scale, mainly monochrome, silkscreen prints and paintings on fabric.
All work is for sale