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Next Show
The Art of Nature
Group show featuring a diverse collection of paintings of flowers and scenes of nature and the natural environment.
     New Date - Private View: 7.30pm, Friday 18 September 2015

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Artist's Talk by Josie Jenkins

Thursday 23 July 2015 from 7.30pm
In 2013 Josie Jenkins won the Valeria Sykes Award at the New Lights Art Prize and in November 2014 she used the funding to undertake a 3 month residency at the Chinese European Art Center in Xiamen, China.  There Josie observed a dramatically changing landscape which presented Industrial developments on an incredible scale.  Josie's research lead her to the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, the largest container port in the world, which subsequently featured in her large scale painting 'Container Island' currently on show at the Corke Art Gallery.

 In this talk Josie will discuss her experience on residency in China, the work she made and how not only the environment she witnessed but also the residency situation itself changed her work.

Edge of The Known World: New Landscapes from China and St Kilda
plus new work by Shaun Smyth & Clare Flinn & the chance to see the 1967 documentary 'St Kilda - The Lonely Islands' directed by Christopher Mylne.
Wednesday 1 July - Friday 24 July 2015 (Gallery open 1pm - 5pm Wed- Friday and by appointment)


John Elcock - Winter Solstice  
Corke Gallery, Liverpool, UK presents a new collaboration by artists Josie Jenkins and John Elcock. The exhibition ʻEdge of The Known World: New Landscapes from China and St Kildaʼ explores the evolving landscape of China and the remote islands of St Kilda, Scotland.

Liverpool-based artist John Elcock shows a complete set of new works inspired by St Kilda, whose islands situated 45 miles west of the Outer Hebrides form the remotest part of the British Isles.

Artist Josie Jenkins shows work produced in China following her recent residency in Xiamen with the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC). The exhibition will feature a large scale painting depicting imagery from Yangshan Deep Sea Port in Shanghai.

Jenkins remarked: “In China, I continually see and hear things that surprise me and some things that at first I found unbelievable. The landscape of China offers a complete contradiction to the landscape of Britain.”

Elcockʼs paintings are figurative and rich in symbolism. They are the culmination of a year-long cycle of work exploring the dual World Heritage Site of St Kilda whose rugged islands provide a contradiction to the pastoral view of the British landscape.

Elcock said: “In St Kilda, I have found an unending source of inspiration for the artist. From its ancient geology, rich natural ecology, to the personal stories of the former inhabitants, it is a truly unique and enigmatic place”.

Jenkinsʼ work explores the way we shape our environment. Taking inspiration from the subtle incongruity between natural and unnatural elements, as well as the more noticeable disorder found in our modern landscape. Her work often include ambiguous elements, or images assembled from different sources.

The exhibition also features a rare opportunity to view the 1967 documentary ʻSt. Kilda – The Lonely Islandsʼ directed by Christopher Mylne, courtesy of the Scottish Screen Archive, the National Library of Scotland.

The exhibition is free and open to the public 1pm - 5pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and by appointment please call 07773 287827.

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****** Europe in Crisis ******
by Romanian artist 

Apart from revival and reformation, the cycle of cultures is inevitably destined to decline.

 There is always a spectacular beauty/horror in the decadence of civilizations who believe themselves to be right or supreme with their future apparently guaranteed.

 How the mighty have fallen - each and every time - no empire has survived - each and every one destined to collapse spectacularly - the next collapse is already in progress - its only a national debt /bank default away.

Aurel Tar - Wonderful Collapse
Aurel Tar’s ”Wonderful Collapse” is an allegorical painting on four panels which evoke the great civilization of the Greek European antiquity, staged now in the middle of its 
very own financial crises. 

Aurel Tar - Louise red kiss- Berlinicus series

Louise Red Kiss- Berlinicus series 2012 by Aurel Tar

Aurel Tar,Tempelhof Necklace 2 - Berlinicus series

Aurel Tar, Tempelhof Necklace 2 - Berlinicus series 2012