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Month: October, 2012

“Splash” by Ayşegül Thornett

Running until 8 Dec is an exciting show at Slate – “Splash” by Ayşegül Thornett, an artist who was born in Turkey and currently lives in Sheffield.

Her work explores emotionally surviving in life, which for her is an illusion that can be lived in a dream state of pain or ecstacy.

The media she chooses to paint on and with is the reflection of this chosen psychological state.

Media used at this exhibition: Oil, pastel and acrylic on used-lived cardboard. Each cardboard carries a life memory.

Here’s a teaser, but do get along to see the work in person.


Last week of Manholes!

Have you passed Slate recently? Since 8 September there have been 13 large photos, half a metre square. They are close up views of manhole covers – the world that goes unnoticed under your feet.

The pictures are by Flash Bristow – Slate Co-ordinator – and will be coming down on 20 October so see them soon! Her past work features topics such as the North Circular Road, and Pylons, and can be seen here, on her photography site.

Flash hopes to be outside Slate at around 3pm on Sunday 14th so if you’d like to meet the artist and ask any questions, why not pop along then?

Here are a couple of the pieces on show:

Manholes might not strike you as an obvious subject, but do have a look as you pass by, and be inspired!