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To Be Confirmed at The Bristol Gallery

Ins rechte Licht by MAF Räderscheidt

Ins rechte Licht by MAF Räderscheidt

Fairy Tale by Hywel Livingstone

Fairy Tale by Hywel Livingstone

Press release issued: 13 January 2010

Works by a diverse array of contemporary artists from all over Europe will be brought together in a new exhibition entitled To Be Confirmed at The Bristol Gallery from Saturday 16 January to Thursday 25 February 2010.

As a result of new research on German art by Dr Dorothy Rowe of Bristol University’s Department of History of Art, the exhibition will include the first UK showing of watercolours by internationally renowned Cologne-based artist MAF Räderscheidt.  MAF Räderscheidt is the granddaughter of 1920s artist couple Anton Räderscheidt and Marta Hegemann on whom Dr Rowe is currently completing a book.  Around 80 watercolours from MAF’s unique, Twitter-curated Daily Paintings series will be exhibited at The Bristol Gallery.

MAF will also discuss her history, influences, artistic heritage and  working practices in conversation with Dr Rowe at a special event at the University of Bristol on Friday 15 January.  The event takes place from 2pm-3pm in Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road.  Afterwards, the audience will be invited to make the short trip down Park Street to The Bristol Gallery to view a large selection of MAF’s artwork first hand.  The talk is free and open to all.

Alongside MAF, Bristol University postgraduate student, Hywel Livingstone will be exhibiting a selection of his sculptural work.  Hywel, who is currently working towards an MA in History of Art, utilises found objects as the inspiration and basis for his works which are then transformed into new autonomous objects with practical or symbolic function.  Originating from rural Pembrokeshire, Hywel has already met with considerable success, exhibiting widely in the UK as well as being award winning recipient of a three month residency in Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota, in 2002.

Other artists included in the exhibition, which has been co-curated by History of Art MA student and Bristol Gallery Manager, Holly Lopez, are works by Chantal Powel, Nick Davis, Jimmy Galvin, Mark Boyce, Hywel Livingstone, Ian Campbell-Briggs, Alison Black and international artist Julien Masson.

To Be Confirmed follows the success of the New Contemporaries I and Picasso, Chagall, Matisse exhibitions at The Bristol Gallery in December 2009.

Gallery Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday-Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Late night opening: Thursday until 8pm

The Bristol Gallery, Building 8, Unit 2, Millennium Promenade, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TY; tel: : 0117 930 0005

Further information

Please contact The Bristol Gallery for further information.
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