theartmarket kunstfreund

Small World

Posted in Exhibitions, Leeds, miniature, posters, sculpture by Alicia on August 31, 2007


theartmarket presents

:a collaborative show by Edinburgh based artists
Wendy Donaldson and Paul Robert Penrice*

1st -14th September
Preview event 4-5pm Saturday 1st September

*in conjunction with The Miniature Artshow at 42 New Briggate

Creating two new worlds in the curious space of the Merrion Market:

Donaldson’s ‘Small World’ is an interactive artwork that allows the viewer to observe intimate scenes between characters in the form of photographs then searched for within the actual model. This gives the viewer the opportunity to put scenes into context and begin to create narratives and stories surrounding them. Made mainly from plasticine and comprised of five different `islands’ home to a number of tiny plastic and enamel painted people `Small World’ unites a childhood fascination with small toys, an interest in watching and observing people and the creation of a place to go, to detach from the intensity of the real world.

Penrice’s ‘Fridge’ is indicative of his practice which looks at our contemporary existence through exploring the identity of his childhood home, a ‘new town’ which developed in the 1970’s. Through drawing and sculpture he builds imaginary worlds that combine classical imagery with modern life. Like ‘Small world’ his work distorts reality creating juxtapositions where the past and present meet.

Visit both shows and have a miniature adventure! A path will be outlined between the two venues by our little helpers to ease your journey.


Social Club dinner

Posted in events, Leeds by Alicia on August 28, 2007

I have discovered some photographs here from the Social Club dinner at Patrick Studios for Situation Leeds 05 07, taken by Jonathan Turner. Zoe, Joe, Lil and Anna from theartmarket collaborated with East Street Arts to create the event that saw beautifully attired people climbing ladders, making dens and thrones, wafting incense, mood-making, and then enjoying a dinner at the end.

ESA and theArtMarket
Photograph by Jonathan Turner 2007

Draw Lots opening night

Posted in Uncategorized by Alicia on August 26, 2007

The opening night of Gareth Brew‘s Draw Lots exhibition began at theartmarket and then continued down the road at Patrick Studios project space, and saw the return of Social Club. For those walking between the two venues and unsure of the way to walk, Sarah chalked out the path way on the pavement to Patrick Studios.

Guiding the way

'Use less' by Gareth Brew

Draw Lots by Gareth Brew

Posted in doodling, drawing, Exhibitions, Leeds, new, posters by Alicia on August 7, 2007

New exhibition alert: ‘Draw Lots’ with a special late night double opening on Thursday 16th August. Come and check out the exhibition at theartmarket from 6pm, collect your free beer tokens, follow the walking people to Patrick Studios and receive a free beer at East Street Art‘s Social Club whilst enjoying more of Brew’s work, open until 10pm. For a sneaky peak at Gareth Brew’s drawings, look here.


And collaborative drawing session: ‘Draw In’, drawing implements will be provided


Exhibition photos

Posted in Uncategorized by Alicia on August 2, 2007

Currently we have Jonny Fryer’s exhibition ‘hand me please, an ocean’ at theartmarket. Come down and check out his photography and text, until 13th August.

Ex 10

Ex 2

Hand me please, an ocean

Posted in Exhibitions, Leeds, new, posters by Alicia on August 1, 2007

Just to let you know there’s something new arriving at theartmarket: artist and musician Jonny Fryer (onward the indian) shall be exhibiting a collection of his photography and texts. It has been named ‘hand me please, an ocean’.

Jonny was last seen at theartmarket during Situation Leeds performing a live sound installation, utilising digital and analog instruments and sound samples from theartmarket space. Jonny has previously performed/exhibited at the following venues across Leeds: the Bunker, the Brudenell Social Club, the Holy Trinity Church and he is soon to perform at a sold-out show at the Victoria Hotel.

Jonny Fryer exhibition flyer