Monday, 15 March 2010

Shop Update & Event Timetable...may be the longest post in the world?!

Designers Marketplace Pop-Up Shop has now been open for two weeks and is proving to be just a wee bit of a success for the yokils and all that have been involved thus far! New stock is arriving weekly and we are packed to the rafters with wonderful products, there is even talk of an extension on our stay in the empty space. Running alongside the shop we also have an exciting exhibition space which is continuously changing hands throughout the months of March and April. We thought you may be interested in knowing about what’s going down so we have kindly put together a time table of current and future events until the end of April.

SHOP & EXHIBITION SPACE OPENING TIMES:
Mon 12-5pm, Tues-Sat 10-5pm, Sun Closed

ADDRESS: 95-97 Albert Road, Middlesbrough. TS1 2PA.
Opposite the town hall and the fountains at MIMA.

/// EVENT TIMETABLE ///

Tuesday 9th March - Saturday 24th April
PORTFOLIO SELL OFF!
Is your portfolio sat getting dusty under your bed, behind your wardrobe, in the loft...the garage!?! Well dust it down and bring in any of the following and we'll sell it for you! PAINTINGS // DRAWINGS // SCREEN PRINTS // ILLUSTRATIONS // EMBROIDERIES // FABRIC SAMPLES // TEXTILES // PHOTOGRAPHY // SKETCHES // DOODLES
Thurs 4th March - Sat 20th March.
JAMES ADAIR. Two week artist in residence.
An exhibition of new works by emerging artist James Adair.The artist’s current work can be described as a visual splendor, loosely derived from flora and fauna. His vibrant and bold use of colour and patterns create work that is as much playful and free as it is organized and rhythmic. James has been our artist in residence here at pop up shop from Thurs 4th March and will be finishing this Saturday 22nd March with an art sale of his work which includes the series of new pieces. Painting directly on to original 60s/70s floral wallpaper and a series of beautifully painted canvases are just some of the works that will be on show.

Monday 22nd March - Saturday 27th March.
AJ GARRETT'S BAD ART REVOLUTION: The Bad Art Academy
An interactive exhibition for all from Operation: Bad Art - an ongoing project with the target of perishing all neurotic concepts associated with drawing. Drawings from Operation Bad Art workshops will be on show. Using only marker pens, white paper and cheap crayons under conditions that don't allow for fine technique or thinking too much, everyone is equal. Pictures emerge that are fun, unique, interesting, sometimes strange but always vibrant and personal. Here's your chance to take part in the Bad Art revolution - dare you do your worst?

Monday 29th March - Saturday 3rd April
SAMANTHA RAMSAY. Static exhibition.
Samantha Ramsay is a fine artist whose work is initially inspired by cities, architectural structures and building plans. With an aim to create works to excite and stimulate rather than painting from literal observations. Some pieces border between painting and sculpture; with angles of jutting out wood, reworked layers of oils, gloss and fabrics, experimentation with the physicality of paint. Then de-constructing areas back to reveal raw canvas beneath the complex surface - a process of construction and de-construction.


Monday 4th April - Saturday 17th April.
ADAM CLARKE. Two week artist in residence. Since graduating in 2006 from a BA Fine Art, Adam has continued to investigate a number of strands within his practice; namely painting, drawing and critical theory. Formally trained as a painter, of late his studio practice has focused heavily upon drawing. It is belief that his emerging interest in ‘time’ and its bearing upon work has led him to drawing. Adam will be working on a large scale practicing formal exercises such as line, form and colour.

Monday 19th April - Tuesday 20th April
LIVE PRINT WORKSHOP. NICOLA PARKIN of The Wednesday Project collaborating with THE CLOUD COMMISSION (And no doubt a few others!) Two day printing workshop, view their exhibition of prints and watch the team practice their skills in different forms of printing.


Please see our facebook group or fan page for further info on each separate event;
Group:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=52653224552
Fan page:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Designers-Marketplace/155076417549?ref=nf

5 comments:

itslikeart said...

If i wanted to bring some work along to the portfolio sell off how would i present it?
I'll hopefully come see the shop next tiem I'm in middlesbrough :)

itslikeart said...

*time even - can't spell!

Designers Marketplace said...

Hi there, if you want to sell your work through our sell off it just needs to be flat and mounted on ticket card so it does bend or flopp around in our stands. you can bring your work in at any point until the end of April. Hope to see you soon. DM x

Designers Marketplace said...

Hi there, if you want to sell your work through our sell off it just needs to be flat and mounted on ticket card so it does bend or flopp around in our stands. you can bring your work in at any point until the end of April. Hope to see you soon. DM x

Designers Marketplace said...

Hi there, if you want to sell your work through our sell off it just needs to be flat and mounted on ticket card so it does bend or flopp around in our stands. you can bring your work in at any point until the end of April. Hope to see you soon. DM x