A short overview of TJB at Here & Now in Falmouth. Stills from the exhibition can be viewed on HERE's Flickr
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
A selection of works from the Joyful Bewilderment will be tootling down South with
to Here's sister Bookshop & Gallery
HERE AND NOW
this coming weekend. It should lift your spirits and dispel them winter blues. Details below;
12th Dec - 21st Feb.
Here and Now,
41a Killigrew Street,
Tues - Sat
10am - 5pm
Telephone: 01326 211505
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
The third installment of TJB is up and running in the present at Bristol's very own moochers paradise - the
. The opening night was a mighty pleasant affair, so much mellower than London. You can view close ups of the works on
. Bristol's a super Rad city! thanks to all who came out for the opening, special thanks go to Ben O' Leary for being so on it, taking care of all the promotional guff, accommodating our every request, and for generally being mellow. The perfect host! Where to next...
We wanted to arrange the work in a different order to the two previous shows. As always the space dictated what we could and could not do, but we kept it as organic as possible. Hanging the work was relatively painless, numbering the show was an absolute nad ache.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
THE JOYFUL BEWILDERMENT
show will have squatters rights next week, taking over the walls of the delightful
in Bristol. Hope to see you there.
Preview: Tuesday 7th July, 7.00 - 9.00pm
Duration: Wednesday 8th July - Saturday 8th August 2009
Tues - fri / 10.30am - 6.30pm
Sat / 10.30am - 5.30pm
Sun - Mon / Closed
108 Stokes Croft
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Rob DarchGraduated from UWCN, Newport in 2004 with a degree in Documentary Photography. Although aesthetically his work falls within the contemporary documentary practice, the themes behind the work are more poetic and conceptual in their nature. Creatively he is fascinated by the minutia of everyday life and achieving a sense of place in his work. He has had several solo and group exhibitions in the UK, and now after a long period of ill health is hoping to start working on some extended project ideas. More recently he has been exploring
which has led to delusions of grandeur. His perfectionism leads to procrastination which leads to frustration which leads to self analysis which leads to frustration. He loves nature, and is at his happiest when chewing on grass, or resting by a brook.
Sunday, 17 May 2009
I tend to leave most things till the last minute and often do things the hard way, I fail a lot and am well versed in the art of procrastination and underachievement.
I have done lots of different jobs for money while always struggling to find time for my artwork - I work as a carer at present.
I love drawing and imagining stuff - It feels like it's what I'm supposed to be doing, it's a habit I don't want to stop - I would draw all the time if only I had time.
My process is usually a bit like this though subject to change
- drawing with pencil + rubber on bristol board until it feels OK
- inking up is mostly done with fine tip pens and or brush + ink
- scan in to computer - crank up contrast if needed
- open in photoshop - remove white so now lines are on top layer
then just build up the colours underneath my lines layer by layer
That said I'm really enjoying messing about with coloured pens, pencils, paint and stuff at the moment - getting back to a more instinctive way of image making
My inspiration comes from everywhere - life, nature, people, dreams etc.. I love looking at other peoples artwork on the Internet, watching films, reading comics, going for walks n stuff.
Sunday, 10 May 2009
graduated with BA hons Fine Art from UWE, bristol 2008, since then, he has started his own mystical woodland saga which combines drawing, video, costumes, music, textiles and performances pieces (mainly focusing on drawing...) titled 'Yule Bringer'. Adam also recently formed the
Jovial WoodsArtist Book Collection, with the intention of hosting one night events, in small local environments (village halls, libraries, bookshops etc...) exhibiting a special collection of limited edition artists books from artists/illustrators and musicians.
In December 2008 he had his first solo exhibition at
Detroit Galleryan artist run space in Stockholm, Sweden. Adam's 2nd solo show will open at
in September, and following on from this will be a 16 page Christmas special for the
artist book project, published by
Adam's work is based around themes of merriment and mysticism, a love of drawing and the works are mainly inspired from his own personal spiritual experiences, which are adapted, changed and re-told through the creation of woodland characters. Adam's interested in animistic folk religions (mainly pagan and japanese shinto... but he's also keen on Norse mythology and icelandic saga's... like Theodor Kittelsen, Ladislaw Starewicz, Aubrey Beardsley, Tove Jansson etc. He enjoy's films which combine cartoon animation and real action, in particular Maria Mirabella & Bedknobs and Broomsticks... and drawing whilst listening 60s and 70s folk, prog and rock music...
Monday, 4 May 2009
Hello...Analogue bode a fond farewell to TJB over the weekend. We will be traveling to the
in Bristol next, for the months of July & August. We're excited about this. Works that have sold will be replaced with newbies. We have also invited three new artists to exhibit in the third installment. All will be revealed in good time.
Friday, 3 April 2009
Yes siree, it's up! after an epic journey, which began in the South of England and ended in the North, clocking in at just over 17 hours traveling, and a further 7 hours of nail banging, poscaing, scissoring and threading.
We just missed
, who'd been lecturing in Edinburgh for a few days, he had to fly back to Northern Ireland a few hours prior to our arrival. He did stealthily leave us a wee message on masking tape wishing us luck! Much obliged Nigel.
The joyful Bewilderment opened to a truly humbling turn out once again. You can see more memory capturing on
braved the cold and attended the opening on their todds, which was greatly appreciated. Pleasure to make your acquaintance chaps!
The above would not have been realised without the following righteous rippers -
, and of course our sterling hosts
. Take a bow guys.
Sunday, 22 March 2009
We are delighted to announce that the second installment of TJB will officially be housed within the wonderful
ANALOGUE BOOKS in Edinburgh, Scotland. Russell and Julie, who both work tirelessly to promote a plethora of interesting, independent Artists have very kindly accommodated us, at very short notice. Offering to host the private view on a Saturday as opposed to their established Thursday slot "PAIR OF RIPPERS". We'll be making our way, way up North on the back of
PEPLOW'Ssteed, so If you reside in the Bonnie, please swing by and feast your eyeballs on wonderment a plenty.
Opening night /
Saturday 28th March, 7pm-9pm
102 West Bow
+44 (0)131 220 0601..............................................
28th March 2009 - 28th April 2009
Friday, 14 November 2008
There's a little interview about TJB in
a new mini-magazine lovingly created by the folks over at
. You can purchase a copy
for a purse friendly £2.00, or read what
had to say for themselves when quizzed
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Monday, 13 October 2008
The following works are available to purchase, and will make excellent conversational pieces at your swanky dinner parties, with your high flying chums.
WALL ONE /
WALL TWO /
1. JOSH PETHERICK / £260
2. STEVEN HARRINGTON / SOLD
3. MICHAEL SWANEY - £450
4. RON REGE JR - £110
5. MELVIN GALAPON - £260
6. WOUTER VANHAELMEESCH - £260
7. RYAN JACOB SMITH - £180
8. ADRIAN FLEET - £110
9. JUSTIN FINES - £110
10. JOE83 - £110
11. MAXWELL PATERNOSTER - £260
12. ABBY PORTNER - £110
13. ALICE STEVENSON - £180
14. TETSUNORI TAWARAYA - £110
15. ADAM HAYES - £110
16. TSZ WAN TING - £110
17. ANNA PEAKER - £110
18. JOANNA MARIE BEAUMONT - £180
19. RUI TENREIRO - £260
20. EMERALD MOSLEY - £110
21. DERECK ALBECK - £260
22. SOPHIE KERN - £180
23. ERROL RICHARDSON - £110
24. BEN NEWMAN - SOLD
25. GRADY MCFERRIN - £180
26. ROBIN CAMERON - £180
27. LEILA SHETTY - £80
28. TUUKKA KAILA - £180
29. RIK COOPER - £100
30. JETHRO HAYNES - £110
31. OK BANG - £260
32. ROB RYAN - £80
33/34. MATT CASSITY - £260 PAIR
35. MIKE BERTINO - £260
36. DANNY STURGESS - £80
37. NIGEL PEAKE - £180
38. LUCY MCLAUCHLAN - Not for sale
39. RICHARD T CLARKE - £80
40. STEF GRINDLEY - £110
41. CHRIS MAGNUSSON - £180
42. ROBERT HANSON - £110
43. DEAN SULLIVAN - £110
44. RANDY LAYBOURNE - £180
45. LALA LADCANI - £110
46. CRAYONLEGS - SARAH LIPPETT - £180
Please note - prices are without frames
All sales inquiries email /
Much obliged /
Gormleywent to watch TJB Artist
switching it up, and providing some musical entertainment the following night of the TJB show. Abby's side project
was part of the
UPSET THE RYTHYM
. Very nice it was too!
Monday, 6 October 2008
Top L/R - works by Tsz Wan Ting, Errol Richardson, Leila Shetty, Anna Peaker, Sophie Kern, Tuukka Kaila, Mogu Takahashi, Derek Albeck, Rik Cooper, Rui Tenreiro & Emerald Mosley.
If ever you are in need of some swift beer, Finkbrau's finest Pilsner courtesy of Lidl should be your first port of call.
Same goes for Finkbrau nubbies.
Einstellung provided the music
They came for Art, free bags and the finest of imported lagers.
L/R - Co-curator/TJB Artist Marcus Oakley, Photographer Clare Shilland & Prophet Nigel Robinson.
2nd Left - Nuisance Artist Jody Barton, and far right - Stu Lovenskate.
L/R - Stu Lovenskate, Gorm & French.