We have been very busy this month, with the start of the Metal Age and 2 new projects just confirmed we have some really exciting stuff happening over the next few months. It has been really great to be at work in the Gallery at the moment as the exhibition is gorgeous and the workshops on offer have been real fun. Anyway we will keep you posted about the 2 new projects as soon as possible and...
We are really pleased to announce a joint exhibition from now till the end of March. This exhibition is a collection of works from sixth form students here at the academy, and also a loan exhibition from the Derbyshire Schools Library Service. this really is worth a look and exhibition nights run every Tuesday from 5.30 - 7.30 term time only. We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and...
IP6FC Exhibition Opening and Winter Art and Craft Event 4th December 2012 5.30 - 7.30 in the King George Gallery. Pop along to what promises to be a great evening, browse the exhibition and have a look at some of the great items on sale from a variety of regional artists and craftspeople. The exhibition is also open to the community on the 11th and 18th of December. If you are in Ilkeston...
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The King George Film Club
Love films of all genre? Would you like to watch films for free? The King George Film Club is open on a Thursday night from 5.30 - 7pm, term time only. Pop along and have a look.
The King George Choir
Do you like to sing? Would you like to be a part of a group that meets every Wednesday term time only, from 5 - 6pm any age or ability? If so then pop along to the next session and join this fun group!
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After a lovely summer it is time to welcome everyone to the start of this exciting two year Arts Council funded programme at the King George Gallery. This programme is about key themes that are of importance to the area. Scrutinising these then encapsulating memories and ideas and converting them into new contemporary pieces of art for all to see. Things kick off again here on the 11th...
Like a boy riding a bike - or The sorrow of the...
Derbyshire Poet Laureate Matt Black and photographer/artist Paula Moss worked with young people from Chaucer Junior School and Ormiston Academy to create poems and images inspired by the beautiful Matisse work in the Gallery. The work was then performed as part of Ilkeston Festival - here is a selection of the work they all made.
Henri Matisse takes Ilkeston by storm
It has been truly amazing to see the Matisse exhibition go up in the King George Gallery. It was a really exciting moment when the boxes arrived from the Southbank Centre full of this amazing work. The sounds of disbelief that you get from people when you say that this exhibition is installed in Ilkeston is amazing. The opening night was a great success with local and regional artists mixed...
Hello there, Today we had a browse at our new exhibition in our schools gallery.The exhibition is a collection of Renvez’s work and we all loved it! We loved the exhibition because we learned a lot about him and his background through his work.The exhibition has ……. pieces, and each one is unique. Renvez creates his work on paper using sand,rust and dust, based on the...
Gerard Renvez Exhibition
We are really please to announce that NESTA Fellow Gerard Renvez is here and will be exhibiting in the Gallery from the 24th April - 23rd May. Mainly using collographic printing techniques [ collography is a printmaking process by which materials are placed onto a rigid substrate eg paperboard achieving different tonal effects and vibrant colours], Renvez’s work is about memory and...
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Its been very different working in the Gallery as opposed to being in the...– Rachel Carter
Final update - day 22
So, the Spheres project is coming to its end, even though it won’t here in the Gallery anymore, as you know, it will be featured in this years Chelsea Flower show. Last year Rachel won a Merit for Outstanding Presentation and in this her third year, she would like to be shortlisted for the RHS Product of the Year Award [ which she was shortlisted for last year]. We have really enjoyed...
Its week 5 of the project and in about three hours time we shall be reporting on how many Spheres Rachel has created to date. Watch this space!
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Well its day 17 and Rachel is into her forties - 41 spheres made so far that is! You can see the sculpture beginning to take shape, with some spheres having had two layers of weaving already. Her stand at Chelsea will be 6 by 3 metres with a welcome area and then the garden featuring the work itself. Her colour scheme is a muted palette of soft greys and a red and the planting mostly green -...
To have an artist in residence here at the Gallery, is a fantastic opportunity...– Kate Le Prevost Community and Arts Development Officer
Day 12: thoughts from Rachel
Today we spent some time interviewing Rachel. A workshop has been taking place with a group of Year 7 students trying to incorporate maths into art and they have been coming up with different methods to problem solve. “It’s brilliant because each individual or pair had their own way to put their own sculpture together, using the same materials as each other (polystyrene balls and...
I have made 33 spheres so far, not long ‘til 100!– Rachel
I love the naturalness of something spherical, spheres can form any shape , even...– Rachel Carter
Its day 7 of Rachel’s project and so far she has made an impressive 24 spheres. This, she tells us, is just under her target, but hopefully she will be able to catch up with her weekly target of 40 by this Friday. What a challenge! You can check out ‘100 Sphere’ and more of Rachels work by following the link above to her web site.
The spheres that I create during the exhibition will be used as part of my main...– Rachel Carter
Welcome to the King George Gallery!
Between now and July, this blog belongs to the Silver Arts Awards students from The Ormiston Ilkeston Academy. Here we will post updates from the Gallery’s wonderful programme of exhibitions and events, starting with Rachel Carters ‘100 Sphere’ Residency [ 27th February - 31st March]