>Brian Eastmond, Artist of the Week

>We really love these images by Brian. His work is currently being featured in our Coast exhibition at the Malthouse, Lyme Regis, and you can also see more of his stuff on his website. It’s really worth a look – some beautiful pictures on there. 

Sidmouth, Brian Eastmond
Lyme Regis, Brian Eastmond
Owl, Brian Eastmond

Storm, Brian Eastmond

Brian’s mid-move at the moment, so has been a bit caught up with other things, but he plans on picking up his camera again in the new year, and we’ll try and get him to do a bit of a guest blog for us then!

>Coast: the sea,the sea Exhibition Set-Up

>With only a couple of hours to go until the Opening & Private View of the exhibition, we’re almost ready! The Malthouse has been converted into the Shed Shop, and all the images are hung – it’s looking really good, and we are getting very excited about tonight….

Fingers crossed the final details all come together – and we hope to see some of you this evening!

Final touches to the outside of the Malthouse/Shed Shop

Inside the Malthouse
Old Man of the Sea mid-hang

Thumbnails and Shed Photographer Info
The Malthouse/Shed Shop entrance

>Collate Presents – exhibition opportunity


Collate Presents are currently calling for submissions for their Mull It Over exhibition – a collaborative project in Brighton, UK. They are not taking any commission on works sold, and the submission fee is only £1! It sounds like a really interesting project – have a look at their website for more info, to read the full brief, and submission info. Submissions close on January 2nd though – so get in there quick if you are interested!

Here is a summary of their Artists Brief:

The beautiful chaps at ‘Artists Residence’ have offered up their newly renovated gallery space to us to put on a stonking show. They will also be on the hunt for stock prints and pieces for their new shop so it is an ideal opportunity for you to meet a key local buyer.
MULL IT OVER will work as a theme, which you are welcome to use as inspiration for new works, however we are also really interested in works you have hidden away in sketchbooks or tucked away in a drawer or filed under ‘incongruous’ on your hard drive. All artists have a stash of sketches, photos, thoughts, polished pieces never shown and half-baked ideas that are gathering dust, we invite you to whip them out and throw them at us!
Collate Presents love to bend the rules of the well worn standard gallery model. We are looking for a large amount of 2D works/prints which we will tessellate to cover the walls of the gallery. We want to overwhelm the walls with your genius so the more the merrier!
We will be working with standard ISO paper sizes so you can opt to submit your work in four different sizes and in order to obtain a large amount of your beautiful work we have, as always, kept the costs low. We would like to see a variety of your work and give you the opportunity to show multiple pieces.
We welcome submissions from all aspects of creative genius; photographers, collage artists, digital artists, designers, makers, sculptors, writers etc.
Students and practising artists are welcome to participate from all areas of the UK.

>Coast: the sea, the sea – Private View Invite


Coast: the sea, the sea: Exhibition at the Town Mill Malthouse, Lyme Regis

Private View: Friday 30th December 2011 – 5 to 7pm

You are cordially invited to the Private View of a Shed Photography group exhibition of photography, illustration, painting and sculpture – Coast: the sea, the sea, at the Town Mill Malthouse in Lyme Regis on the 30th of December at 5pm.
The exhibition is an opportunity to see how local artists such as Jeanne Goodridge, Pete Hackett, Chelsea Davine and Jess Douglas view the Coast that dominates the horizon, with its rolling weather systems and ever changing light.  In addition we’ll be showcasing the work of established photographers from all over the world, from our website The Shed Photography.  

We are delighted that in conjunction with the exhibition, photographer Maisie Hill will be running two photo days on Sat 31st of December and Saturday 7th of January which will include a 4 hour tutorial, techniques and a portfolio discussion. All participants will be given a free print of one of the images taken on the course.  

Illustrator Paula Youens will also be demonstrating mono print making throughout the week, whilst Chelsea Davine will be available to talk about painting and how to develop photographic practice by joining our ever-growing community of talented artists and photographers.

Exhibition: 30th December 2011 to 8th January 2012

>Coast – in the local press!


There’s a bit about our upcoming exhibition in the local news! View from Lyme has an article about us and the show, and an ad for Coast: the sea, the sea – here are clippings from their website, and it’s in the print version too, out now.

The piece about us includes some info on the workshops at the exhibition, to be run by Maisie Hill and Paula Youens (see above post for more info).

Coast: the sea, the sea, opens this Friday 30 December, at the Malthouse Lyme Regis, and runs until 8 January.