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Friday, 31 August 2012

Spotlight - TED Talk, Michael Hansmeyer: Building Unimaginable Shapes

This month's Spotlight post is courtesy of Tom Crowe, who directed me towards this video.

The description from the site: "Inspired by cell division, Michael Hansmeyer writes algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms with millions of facets. No person could draft them by hand, but they're buildable -- and they could revolutionize the way we think of architectural form. Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who explores the use of algorithms and computation to generate architectural form."

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Membership Fees

Unfortunately, the cost of annual Membership has had to rise from £15 to £16 - the Membership form has been updated accordingly.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Summer Exhibition 2012 - Most Popular Artworks!

The votes are in, and the three most popular pieces this year are:

1. Aerona Egerton's 'Fulani Girl':

 2. Rob Leckey's 'Mevagissey Harbour':

3. Lesley Connolly's 'Spring Light':

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who voted!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Upcoming - Celebrity Talk by Terry Harrison PA SAA

On Thursday 6th September we have an evening talk given by Terry Harrison. Due to a mistake with the Assembly Rooms this is now a pay on the door event, it's £2 for LAS Members, £3 for non-Members, and it will be held in the Studio. The talk begins at 7.30pm, with the doors open from 7pm.

Terry will give two demonstrations of watercolour landscapes, and will have his own brand of materials for sale.

Pictures are forthcoming!

Friday, 17 August 2012

Pictures from the LAS Summer Exhibition 2012

18th - 26th August 2012
at The Harley Centre, Castle Square, Ludlow
10.00am to 5.00pm daily.

The last of our three Exhibitions this year, and opened by LAS Chairman Alan Hobbs, the Summer 2012 show featured not only entries from LAS Members but also works from the children's Saturday morning SMArt club.

Here are some of the works:

Rose Hips, watercolour, Margaret Booker

Spring Sunshine, pastel, Lesley Connolly

Fulani Girl, pastel, Aerona Egerton

Fish Rebirth, mild steel, Tim Harral

Still Life with Shells, oil on canvas, Miss J Hole

Sunbird, acrylic and pastel, Alastair Huddart

Mevagissey Harbour, mixed media and collage, Rob Leckey

Late Afternoon Ludlow, watercolour, George Y Loades ARBSA BWS

Calla Lillies 'Swan Lake', watercolour, Christine Loran

Dingy, Newlyn, Cornwall, oil, Keith Noble

Cornish Surf, acrylic, Derek Plant

Quintessence, acrylic, David Tedham

Helebore no 6, watercolour and pen, Daph Willet

The craft table

The SMArt kids' work
The sound is... nonexistent, really, but here's a rapid walkthrough of the Exhibition on the opening evening:

If you were able to get there, we hope you enjoyed it!

Our next Exhibition is around Easter next year.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Summer Exhibition - Equipment Needed!

At our upcoming Summer Exhibition we'd like to have Angela Conner's DVD playing for visitors (Angela played it for us at our day out at Monnington Court). However, we don't have a spare DVD player and TV for the time needed!

If anybody could provide a DVD player and a TV screen, preferably at least 17", for the duration of the Summer Exhibition (17th - 27th August, as this would include the opening on the evening of the 17th), we'd be most grateful!

If you can help, please contact me at:

Thank you!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Summer Exhibition Last Minute Reminder!

If you haven't yet submitted your entry forms for the Summer Exhibition, remember that tomorrow is the last day to do so!

Handing in is on Friday 17th August.

2012 Open Opportunities for Artists at the Riverside Gallery run by Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham

 Picture This…Illustration Open

Deadline for submissions: 10.00am Friday 7 September 2012

Submissions to: Orleans House Gallery, Riverside , Twickenham , TW1 3DJ (not the Riverside Gallery)

Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists locally, nationally and internationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions across three gallery spaces: Orleans and Stables Galleries in Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

In 2012, we have further opportunities for artists to submit artwork for an exhibition at the Riverside Gallery titled Picture This….

This exhibition, which ties in with the popular Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival in November, celebrates contemporary book illustration for children. We are seeking original artwork or prints from UK-based illustrators in a range of media and styles from the vibrant, colourful and cartoon-like to the dark and surreal.

Artists can submit up to 5 works. Artworks must be submitted as high resolution jpeg files on a CD (no case), with accompanying A4 sized photographic prints or colour printouts. Original artwork or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Please clearly label each submission with: artist’s name, title of work, date, media, approximate size and price before commission if the work is for sale (the gallery adds on 40% commission + VAT on total).

In addition, please enclose contact details (including email and postal address and contact telephone numbers), an artist’s statement and CV.

There is a £10.00 administration charge (which also contributes towards exhibition costs); £7.50 concessions (students, retired, unwaged, benefits etc. Please include proof. Please make cheques payable to ‘L.B.R.U.T’. You can also pay by credit / debit card by calling the gallery on 020 8831 6000. Your submission will not be accepted without payment. If you would like submissions returned, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope or stamps to the value of posting submission. Successful artists will be contacted by email or in writing approximately 2-3 weeks after the deadline.

Queries to curator Mark De Novellis at

Submission to: Picture This… exhibition, Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham , TW1 3DJ