Oriel Davies Open 2018

May 25th, 2018

I am delighted that my works ‘Prime’, ‘Work on canvas #1’ and ‘Work on canvas #2’ have been selected for Oriel Davies Open 2018.

A Loomes Work on canvas #1

ODO18 Selectors: Sacha Craddock, writer and curator; Jane Simpson, artist and Director Galerie Simpson; Matthew Collings, Artist, Writer, critic and broadcaster; Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies and Alex Boyd Jones Curator, Oriel Davies. The five selectors worked hard to choose what they consider to be the most original and engaging work from hundreds of entries from all over the world.

Exhibiting Artists:
Alice Briggs, Savinder Bual, Nicola Dale, Shona Davies, Katharine Fry, David Garner, Henriette Heimdal, Nicholas Holmes, Bruce Ingram, Cecile Johnson Soliz, Jack Kettlewell, Jon Klein, Dinu Li, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Gweni Llwyd, Amanda Loomes, Garry Loughlin, Rachel Magdeburg, Myles Mansfield, Myken McDowell, Nicholas McLeod, Dave Monaghan, J.A. Nicholls, Judith Rees, Lizi Sanchez, Louise Short, Nada Velickovic, Alice Walter

Altered States – Waterloo Festival

May 25th, 2018

I will be showing ‘Self Portrait ’08’ in Altered States as part of the Waterloo Festival – June 11th – 18th 2018, Daily Mon – Sat 1 – 8pm and Sun 12 – 6pm, St John’s Crypt, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY. PV Monday 11th June 6 – 9pm.

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Surrey Unearthed

March 27th, 2018

Work has started on Surrey Unearthed and I am enjoying working with everyone at the sandpits at Oxted and Bletchingly.

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Supporting Material

September 11th, 2017

The Opening Reception of Supporting Material is on 14th September 5 – 7pm at the Herbert Read Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury. All welcome.

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Spiky Black now live

July 6th, 2017

Spiky Black opened in Chalkwell Park on the 14th June 2017. The audio work can be heard at www.netpark.zone. Enjoy!

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Spiky Black in association with Metal

May 19th, 2017

New audio artwork makes link between punk and the ancient art of breeding roses

Launch Date: Wed 14 June: 5pm-8pm

Open Day: Sat 17 June: 11am-3pm + 12noon: Artists’ talk & Q&A       

Venue: Metal, Rose Garden and Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend SS0 8NB

https://www.facebook.com/SpikyBlackAudioArt/

Spiky Black is a new site-specific audio artwork made for NetPark by artists Alison Carlier and Amanda Loomes.  It responds to the historic Rose Garden in Chalkwell Park, Southend-on-Sea which has been a feature and source of local pride since 1908.

Whilst developing the year-long project the artists have spent time in residence with Metal and worked closely with Chalkwell Park’s gardeners, one of whom (recently retired) inspired the title and concept for the artwork. He grew up a punk and now imagines creating and naming a rose ‘Spiky Black’ in memory of his youth.

Working with the words of rose growers from around the UK including Peter Beales rose nursery in Norfolk, Spiky Black playfully shifts register from the pragmatic to the poetic, incorporating language sourced from punk bands, historic rose catalogues, horticultural terminology and first person interviews. It provides a transformative audio layer to the rose garden experience, giving listeners an intimate and alternative insight into the thoughts and language of those committed to growing roses.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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The London Group Film Night 2

May 19th, 2017

I will be showing a 10 minute extract from ‘Keepers’ at The London Group Film Night 2 on Friday 26th May at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute, 11 South Grove, London, N6 6BS. £5 on the door including popcorn!

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Shoreham Sculpture Trail

May 19th, 2017

I will be showing ‘Concrete Castle’ as part of the Shoreham Sculpture Trail – one of the largest Sculpture Trails the UK has ever seen. More information can be found at The London Group. 17th & 18th June 11am – 5pm, £10 Day, £15 Weekend, TN14 7SB.

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The Mesh

March 11th, 2017

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‘THE MESH’   Small Group Exhibition by London Group members who use digital techniques in their practice.

17th March to 21st May, open daily, FREE.

Watermans Art Centre, 40 High St, Brentford, TW8 0DS

PV Friday 17th March 6-9pm

Keepers

August 1st, 2016

My new film Keepers commissioned by The National Trust at Lyme in Cheshire will be shown from the 16 September – 26 October. The installation will be in the Still Room in the courtyard of the house, open each day from 11am – 4.30pm.

Wallers at Lyme