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Silent Quarter - Tim Lane

Tim Lane Hits Kickstarter for Round 2

Following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014 with nearly 150 backers pledging over £17,000, Tim Lane is back with his second Kickstarter campaign.

Silent Quarter is a short story and drawing bookwork told through a combination of writing and drawing.

Silent Quarter is a darkly beautiful, illustrated short-story. It is an emotional and philosophically reflective journey through the mind of an old man – who is both a mask-maker and a barber – as he comes to the end of his long life of love, service, ceremony and creativity.

With 7 days left (as of 2nd June) of his second Kickstarter project, Antlers Gallery and Tim Lane are looking to emulate the success of the Anima Mundi project of 2014.

Anima Mundi – The limited edition five metre long concertina book, which folds in to an A5 book and slipcase was successfully funded on 10th May 2014.

The book’s physical form provides a portable and tactile way to enjoy the whole virtual experience.

The title – Anima Mundi comes from the Latin for ‘Soul of the World’ and is according to several thought systems, an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet.


To back Tim Lane’s Silent Quarter – visit the Kickstarter Campaign page – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antlersgallery/silent-quarter-tim-lanes-short-story-and-drawing-b. The project closes on 9th June at 3:00PM (BST).

For more information on Anima Mundi – please visit – http://www.antlersgallery.com/project/anima-mundi.

Affordable Art Fair – Bristol

Having never been to Bristol I was quite excited when I was invited to go to the Affordable Art Fair there last week. Located in Brunel’s Old Station, Temple Mead, AAF Bristol drew a wide variety of people, with families alongside couples and young people all in the search for something they liked. The stream of people with art wrapped up in the distinctive branded packaging leaving the fair when we arrived was encouraging and gave us confidence we were not going to be disappointed by the selection of work on display.

With some familiar galleries alongside a few new faces, we were offered sculpture, landscapes and the more unusual. Antler’s Gallery – based in Bristol – had a great selection of works by Charles Emerson and Geoff Diego Litherland. We had a chance to see some of Tim Lane‘s drawings we were even treated to a viewing of Tim’s ‘Anima Mundi’ which was the focus of a Kickstarter campaign we wrote about earlier this year in May – the work printed up and bound certainly didn’t disappoint.

Also at AAF Bristol was DegreeArt.com who had a selection on display including work by Sophie Derrick and Rogan Brown. Chantelle had enjoyed being in Bristol – and DegreeArt.com are off to Manchester next week for Buy Art Fair and then up to Edinburgh for Edinburgh Art Fair! Another familiar face at AAF Bristol was One Church Street who had a selection of works by Barry Stedman who is a recent addition to the gallery and whose three dimensional pieces perfectly compliments the abstract work of Chris Sims.

The fair was accompanied by live music, which helped create an atmosphere in which to spend a perfect Sunday afternoon. With a variety of 2D and 3D works on display, there was a variety of work to see, and buy. In a city famous for Banksy and street art, we had hoped to find some work inspired by Bristol and we were not disappointed. We had the pleasure of meeting artist Tom White whose paintings are inspired by the graffiti art around the city. On display on the Clifton Fine Art stand was his painting, Keep on the Grass , which is a painting of the Star and Garter pub which is covered in graffiti art.

The feeling of AAF Bristol was very different to any of the Affordable Art Fairs in London, having its own unique atmosphere and set of galleries which was great to see ahead of the AAF Battersea in October. Thanks for all the galleries at AAF Bristol for being so welcoming and telling us about their artists and their home city!

Bristol was a success, maybe Affordable Art Fair New York next year?

 

Header Image Comprises Highlights from Affordable Art Fair; Barry Stedman, Sophie Derrick and Georgie Woolridge (of The Paragon Gallery)

Anima Mundi

Anima Mundi at Antlers Gallery

Antlers Gallery have taken advantage of using the fundraising site Kickstarter to help support the production of artwork for their latest exhibition, Anima Mundi at their gallery space in Bristol. The artist behind this exhibition is the talented Tim Lane whose five metre long graphite drawing on paper, presented as an A5 concertina book, is the centre of the exhibition and fundraising campaign. 

The Kickstarter campaign has, so far, doubled its target having raised over £16,000. Kickstarter, launched in 2009, is a website dedicated to finding private funding for projects usually in return for a product. Anima Mundi on Kickstarter offers backers different incentives to pledge money, for example – £500 could secure you a 1 to 1 drawing lesson with the artist or for a slightly more modest £6 you receive a specially designed postcard and an invitation to hear the artist Tim Lane talk about his work at Antlers Gallery.

This campaign would be a fantastic way of getting involved with Antlers Gallery and the artist Tim Lane and a chance to secure the artwork ahead of the exhibition at the gallery in July. Looking at this as an investment or even as a fun way of supporting this exhibition, take a look and see what it has to offer for you – there is an interesting video about the project that helps explain the artists thoughts around Anima Mundi.

Details of the exhibition in July can be found here. For those of you unable to make it down to Bristol, Antlers Gallery will be at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead this year, certainly worth visiting to see the fantastic range of artists they represent.

 

Header image: Tim Lane, Anima Mundi, Bookwork, 2014. Image courtesy of Antlers Gallery

Hiatus at Antlers Gallery

Antlers Gallery recently saw the opening of their exhibition Hiatus, showcasing the works of Bristol based artist Kate Evans.

With a theme many of us covet, Hiatus focuses on the inherent need to find space, physically and mentally. With scenes of open landscapes and isolated buildings, Evans’ works are painted on board often combining oil and watercolour paints and using muted colours with blocks of natural and earthy reds and greens.

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