fantastic exhibition is on offer for any one who
wants to see it in the Atkinson Art Gallery.
It will be on exhibition from the 27 of November to
the 11 of January 2003.
Bearman’s work in the Atkinson Art Gallery,
Paul was bourn in Crydon in 1950 and studied
at the City and Guilds of London Art School in
1986-1987 and at John Moores University from 1987 to
1991 he was awarded the John Moores Fellowship.
Now he teaches a BA Fine Art & MOCN
course at Wirral Metropolitan Collage.
His work as been displayed and exhibited
nationally and internationally.
work evolves through the exploration and
manipulation of materials and mediums, often in
response to a particular site or environment. My
approach is based on constant source of discovery
acting as a catalyst for production of his
sculptures and drawings.
There are many influences in my work from the
poet Ivor Cutler."
more information call 0151 639 4138.
Invitation Only 3.
exhabition is on the 27
November to the 1 of January, in the Southport Arts
Center. The most interesting exibit at the
show is by an artist called Richard Asworth, who
made his pictures out of his own hair.
exhibiting are Janine Pinion, Barbara Jones, Hilary
Ellis and Sue Yoosawai.
Born in Belfast in 1959, Janine moved to Liverpool in 1977 to study Fine Art. Her paintings feature in collections in Ireland and the UK. She set up the Acorn Gallery and co-edited Artspool magazine, writing exhibition reviews and a spoof diary (under the pseudonym Hester
Moyle) until 1995. Later she returned to university and now works in education and freelance as a writer, artist and art therapy trainer. She has a son, Patrick, and lives in
The Sea Is Dancing,
Grandmothers, poems by
In this first collection, Janine Pinion uses language and image incisively to illuminate the ordinary, the disconcerting, the hilarious and the downright painful. A cuckoo, a toothed cherry, the Daylight Hotel and a boy who answers back play cameo roles.
“resonant poems, rich in character and vitality - you get to the end of this collection and, spellbound, have to go back and read it all again.”
“With each gentle observation, Janine Pinion reveals her artist’s eye. These poems are a wonderful invitation to share what she sees.”
“poems that speak from the heart, bringing warmth, wit and compassion”
Cover:- (pastel drawing) Janine Pinion,
ISBN: 1-904420-03-06. U.K. £3.00, published
told us he was "Born in London, I
have lived in Southport with my husband and three
children for the past 18 years. Having always been
interested in Art, I took an 'A' Level in Art at
Southport College, followed by a Foundation Course which
led to an Honours Degree in Fine Art at Liverpool John
Moores University. Since graduating I have exhibited widely in the North West with solo
exhibitions at The Hanover Gallery in Liverpool and
Liverpool University Art Gallery. I have also
participated in numerous group exhibitions in the area
as well as shows in Dublin and the USA.
My work has always been concerned with 'collections' and
the desire to impose or uncover an underlying order in
everyday objects. The collections are typically formed from humble objects such as
feathers, rubber bands, pieces of string, plastic chip
forks and ring pulls, and as such often upset
conventional expectations of what constitutes a
Although the collection and documentation of the objects
is central to the work, increasingly it is not the
objects themselves which are presented to the viewer,
but often only a trace of the object remains in the
final artwork. The transfer of surface is achieved
by a number of different processes which have evolved
during experimentation. These range from the use
of simple domestic materials, in conjunction with
conventional printing processes, to casting and
More recent work, although still concerned with
underlying orders, has concentrated on a more personal
viewpoint. As in the past, it is the process which
shows the way to truth and resolution in the work, the
artist's role being to respond to the needs of the work
by allowing the materials and form to interact and
ultimately reveal the work's true identity."
Barbara Jones told us
"I have just completed a B.A.
Fine Art Degree, with Honours, at Wirral Metropolitan
College, Birkenhead. During my time at college I
gained a wide experience of printmaking methods,
especially etching. The prints on show at Southport are
a series of etchings which developed from my interest in
organic forms and are based on some my photographs of
ice formations. The five prints were created from 3
basic plates which I have combined in various ways to
produce the resulting images. Each print is unique since
there is an element of monoprinting involved which means
that the images cannot be reproduced. Because my subject
is "organic form" I dislike the usual plate
edge which is produced by printing an etching plate so I
seek to print beyond that boundary and create an
irregular "border" which "grows" outside the usual limits. I try to employ colours which
are in keeping with my subject matter and enjoy
experimenting with different colour combinations. The
etching plates are made through various processes
including aquatint, hand applied aquatint, spit-bite and
drypoint. My other artistic interests include making
handmade paper to print on, or to create my own three
dimensional "organic" forms. I am currently
continuing my studies at Wirral Metropolitan College as a fellowship
student and hope to further my ideas during this
are free so take a look!