Jack Stiling
"Curious Things"
5th December to 5th January 2016

 

Curious Things


Jack Stiling

Automata artist Jack Stiling is a recent graduate of Falmouth University's Contemporary Crafts degree, and we are delighted to be holding the first ever exhibition of his remarkable work. Inspired by classic literature, hand-me-down stories and campfire fables, Stiling's fantastical objects astonish and entertain, drawing the viewer into a world of marvellous mechanisms, magic and illusion, where curiosity is king and all things are possible.


Richard and Barbara Keal

Creative couple Richard and Barbara Keal live and work alongside each other at their East Sussex studio. Recognising themselves as human members of the family of all living things, they use wood, wool, feathers, grasses and other natural materials to make objects which affirm this timeless relationship, and each of their highly unique, handcrafted works retains the vitality of the living plants and animals from which they come.

PLEASE RE VISIT THIS PAGE ON THE 5TH OF DECEMBER TO VIEW VAROIUS WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION

A special collection of ceramics, painting and jewellery for the Christmas season will also be available at the gallery throughout the show by various artists including Andrew Waddington, Michael and Tracy Rees, Rachel Larkin, Ilker Cinarel and Claire Loder



Jack Stiling
Tin-Can-Tank-Eros
16 x 14 x 24 cms
Materials: Steel, sapele, reclaimed materials

"When you're up against stiff competition, put Tin-Can-Tank-Eros on the field and engage in battle. It's the plaything for peeved practitioners"

An example of when words themselves can be dismantled and reassembled to their benefit, 'cantankerous' became the perfect opportunity to physically illustrate its own meaning. The tank features an old tin of beans, emptied then hand-painted with a depiction of Eros on one side and a buy one get one free sticker on the other, querying the value of such a piece. It was then given tracks and a turret, with a chassis is made of sapele and individually turned beech wheels.



£1,000.00
Ref: 20923