Wednesday, November 23, 2005


I've got some work in Snowcase#5 at Fold Gallery
So if your around Cumbria over Christmas do pop along to see the show...

Private View 25th November 7-30pm - 9-30pm - wine and mince pies for all!

The ever-popular exhibition of artists' multiples returns to Foldgallery this year, bigger, bolder and brasher than ever. 22 artists from across the UK, Europe and North America are featured in this selling exhibition of small, mass-produced work.

The centrepiece for this year's exhibition will be a giant installation of secondhand cupboards, draws and shelves. Visitors will be invited to open the cabinet to discover the treasures inside. It's a very hands-on experience that aims to make contemporary art that little bit less scary.

The works themselves are wide ranging in their styles, from fashion items made from old tape measures to delicate sculptural match books, limited edition artists books to model galleries to show off your own work. With prices ranging from £2 to £50, there's something for every pocket.

snowcase was started in 2001 as a way for artists to make a bit of extra pocket money for crimbo - they make a small work of art, make some more or churn them out by the dozen, and flog them really cheaply as stocking-fillers. Over the years fold has had nice cheap snowcases and a more expensive one for a bit of variety. To encourage people to engage with the exhibitions, and hopefully buy work, fold have been experimenting with the whole gallery experience. From little wooden boxes and metal cages, to vending machines, to try and make the show as interactive as possible.

Snowcase#5 features work by:
Samantha Allan, Helen Snell, Lesley Halliwell, Zara Picken, Jon Ford, Tanya Axford, Sally Barker, Emma Bolland, Glen Boulter, Sarah Doyle, John Hall, Erin Hensley, Este MacLeod, Brenda Oakes, Anne Redmond, Richeldis Messam, Christine Stringfellow, Steve Messam, Tinsel Edwards, Milly Frances, Victoria Burgher and Breeyn McCarney.

Snowcase#5 runs from 26th November - 23rd December 2005
Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm and at other times by appointment.
Foldgallery, Walton's Yard, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4QT. (017683) 71561