theartmarket kunstfreund

Posted in blog, events, Exhibitions by theartmarket on December 12, 2008

Kunstmas Market

Nous vous and theartmarket are holding a One Day Christmas fair next Saturday 20th December from 10-5pm at Unit 7-8 the Merrion Market. Come and join us for mince pies, a mass of Christmasy Kunst and lots of merriment!

ECLECTIONS

Posted in Uncategorized by theartmarket on November 17, 2008

The first show in theartmarket’s newly refurbished Kunstfreund Gallery


ECLECTIONS

20 Artists 1 Collection

: an inter-artist work exchange with one collection for the public

Curated and Conceived by Zoë Sawyer with Jay Cover and Sarah Barrett

20.11.08 – 28.11.08

Mon-Sat

12-5pm

Opening 19.11.08 6 – 8.30PM

Look forward to seeing you there!

theartmarket

Eclections

The Meaning of Life Through 25 Frames

Posted in Uncategorized by Alicia on August 15, 2008

Opening night of the exhibition by Ashley Dean.

Upcoming show…

Posted in Exhibitions by Alicia on June 27, 2008

‘The Meaning of Life for 25 Frames’ by Ashley Dean

Opening Night Thursday 3rd July

Exhibition of work by Ashley Dean

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TAKE STOCK closing event

Posted in events by Alicia on June 25, 2008

This Friday evening come to our TAKE STOCK closing event. View the lots, place a bid, listen to live music and enjoy some chili. Everyone welcome.

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TAKE STOCK Opening night

Posted in events by Alicia on June 16, 2008

Thanks to everyone who came down to check out the show. We enjoyed coffee and cake courtesy of Opposite Cafe, thank ye muchly.

We got to meet George Booth and David Cotton who set up the Something Visual website, a new arts magazine, with Lucy Dunn. They have a great listings for all the galleries and art spaces in Leeds and a regularly updated calender of events. Our Sarah was interviewed for the show, go check their website.

There are thousands of postcards (far to many to count) to root through and the categories range from foreign language to fine art, children’s to humorous. Some of our postcards date back to the 1930’s, so rather vintage!

We have a hammock full of ‘Free Pile’ goods, you need to buy one of our hand hand-printed bags or a paper bag and fill it with whatever you fancy from our hammock.

Illustration work by Jay Cover.

Place your bids!
Here’s a sneak peak of some of our exciting treasures: a vintage Beatles poster and baseball bat. We are taking silent bids throughout the two weeks of the show and then are having a live auction during our closing event on 27th June. Come down and place a bid.

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TAKESTOCKPILE

Posted in Exhibitions by Alicia on June 9, 2008

TAKESTOCKPILE (Co-curated by theartmarket and Jay Cover)

OPENING EVENT this Friday 13th June 6.00-8.30 pm
13/06/08-27/06/08*

Open Tue- Sat 12-5pm

theartmarket Unit 7-8 The Merrion Market.

For two weeks only theartmarket transforms into a Stock Room full of carefully sorted and packaged relics from theartmarket’s past. An installation Constructed solely out of inherited acquisitions, found objects and materials left on site. Come and delve through the curious accumulations of a market trader. Curios and oddities. Job lots and auction lots. Make a silent bid in our analog ongoing/ progressive auction or wait to participate in the final TAKESTOCK auction.

COLLECTABLES/ MEMORABILIA/ CURIOS/ RETROGRADE TECHNOLOGY VINTAGECLOTHES/ ANTIQUE GOODS/ OBSOLETE JUNK/

BRIC-A-BRAC/ ODDITIES/ JOB LOTS

COME DOWN/ TAKE A LOOK/ PACK IT UP

FILL A BAG/ TAKE IT NOW/ MAKE A BID

*Keep your eyes peeled and ears open for workshops, Spontaneous Events, Special Deals and Free-Piles throughout the show!

TAKESTOCKPILE

CLOSING EVENT (Co-hosted at theartmartket and ESA)

Friday 27/06/08 6-8pm theartmarket / 8-11pm ESA
A two-part finale to the STOCKPILE exhibition, theartmarket in collaboration with East Street Arts invite you to TAKESTOCK, an evening of entertainment and socialising.

Visit theartmarket Stock Take Pile showroom then come to ESA Social Club to bid on our accumulated goods auction. Have a look, Pick it up and take it home.

As the round of degree shows come to an end for the year…

Make a bid-Share some food-Have a drink -Have a chat -Sit back

-Be entertained –Relax

and TAKE STOCK!

For more details email theartmarket.leeds@gmail.com

Friday 27th June

6-8pm theartmarket (Units 7/8 Merrion Market, Leeds)

8-11pm East Street Arts (Patrick Studios, St Mary’s Lane, Leeds)

Free food and glass of wine or beer, entertainment + live music from

DJ Alicia + special guests tba

£2 in advance (at theartmarket) £3 on the door ( at ESA )

ALSO…
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

As a non-profit space theartmarket is supported by a network of volunteers. We are currently looking for enthusiastic, reliable and creative individuals who would like to get involved with show installation, invigilation, workshops and manning the shop either during the course of TAKESTOCKPILE or in the summer.

To apply please send a short statement expaining why you’d like to get involved and what relevant experience you might have, along with contact details and availability to theartmarket.leeds@gmail.com

Show Your Gestures opening night

Posted in events, Leeds by Alicia on May 6, 2008

For more photos from the event, see our Flickr photos

New Exhibition // Show Your Gestures

Posted in Exhibitions by Alicia on April 21, 2008

Show Your Gestures

HaYoung Joo & Mia Chen

30th April-10th May
Thurs/Fri/Sat 12-5pm

Preview Wed 30th April 5-8pm

Bringing together two international artists from Korea and Taiwan. HAYOUNG JOO shows her video installations and photographs of tattooed bodies titled Change of Direction – Desire and she invites people to have temporary tattoos. MIA CHEN shows her video Paratoon and encourages people to have a Parapara dance. Their works have been inspired by their cultural encounters between the Eastern and the Western imageries.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzCCdh5vhM

www.joohayoung.com

Stephanie Ballantine Residency/Exhibition

Posted in Kunstfreund, photography, portraiture by Alicia on March 25, 2008

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Starting BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY! on until Thursday from 12 till 5:

Exploring the concept of the photographic studio Stephanie Ballantine will be producing portraits in theartmarket.

This installation/shopping centre studio will surprise, meditate, tense, involve and alienate.

theartmarket will be home to an Elichrome light, a soft box attached to it, a camera, a tripod, a shutter release, some film and a
photographer.

Come and get your portraits taken!

AN EXHIBITION AND SALE OF THE WORK WILL COMMENCE THE FOLLOWING WEEK!

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