The first show in theartmarket’s newly refurbished Kunstfreund Gallery
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
Opening 19.11.08 6 – 8.30PM
Look forward to seeing you there!
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.
TAKESTOCKPILE (Co-curated by theartmarket and Jay Cover)
OPENING EVENT this Friday 13th June 6.00-8.30 pm
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!
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 email@example.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 )
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Show Your Gestures
HaYoung Joo & Mia Chen
30th April-10th May
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.
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
Come and get your portraits taken!
AN EXHIBITION AND SALE OF THE WORK WILL COMMENCE THE FOLLOWING WEEK!