This summer 45 Southside will be exhibiting a selection of work from Lucy Richards, a recent graduate of 3D Design Crafts with a degree from Arts University Plymouth. Lucy received multiple awards at her graduate showcase including 45 Southside Galleries’ Graduate Showcase Award. There was a high standard of 3D graduate work to select from but Lucy’s stood out conceptually and aesthetically.
Lucy’s degree project is called “Navigate: A Series of Markers”, is a series of mixed media sculptures inspired by the variety of coastal and oceanic navigation markers that Lucy has encountered around Plymouth Sound and Mount Batten. These symbolic brightly coloured buoys assist with navigation and data collection and are specific to coastlines. For example, cardinal markers indicate safe water and lateral markers indicate direction of travel. Lucy has responded to the architectural forms, compositions, and bright colours of these markers, which she has abstracted to produce geometric frameworks that are filled with deformed blown glass and concrete structures. At times, during her third-year studies, Lucy felt as if she was ‘lost at sea’, so these waymarkers became poignant symbols. After an amazingly response to her graduate show, Lucy is no longer ‘lost at sea’ and has plans to pursue glass as a medium. Lucy has an exciting future ahead of her.
We are proud to announce that we will be exhibiting the work of two recent graduates from the Plymouth Arts University. Suzi Humphries’ ceramic vessels and metal and glass sculptures by Harry Chadwick. Both just gained their first class honours degree in 3D Design Crafts. 45 Southside Gallery will be exhibiting their work from 1st October to 15th November 2022.
We are excited to announce Vanessa Child-Villiers to the gallery. The talented ceramic artists new work “Violent Delights” can be view first hand in gallery. The sculptural vessels are masterfully crafted by hand with intricate details and opulence. The title speaks volumes and the work is a testament of Vanessa’s skill. Each vessel is unique in form, one is lifted by a glass base. The interiors of each are glazed in a smooth silky cream in contrast to the bronze of the metallic oxide that covers the spiky exterior. Simply moreish and tactile work, made to dazzle and awe!
The vessels are priced from £220 to £240 and approximate measurements: Height: 23cm, Width: 16cm.
The Splash is back, each one is uniquely made and a beautifully sculptured representation of water, with blue and white frosted glass spanning out and upward. Pop in to the gallery to view the Splash first hand or contact us for commissions. They can also be made with a clear, blue or green finish. So why not splash out!
Artist: Richard Glass
Approx. Measurements: H 47cm, W 59cm, D 24.5, Base 9cm.
Industrially designed iron lamps with a rust finish. These heavy duty iron tube lamps with original reclaimed enamel transformer danger signs for added impact will sit well in any modern or eclectic home. There are a range of 3 sizes that can be viewed working in the gallery. The edison light bulb is included and the lamp can be fitted with a standard lamp shade.
Height 64 to 90 cm, Width 14 to 20 cm. Priced from £ 340 to £ 440
The small lamp is available through our online shop.
45 Southside welcomes a new artist to the gallery, we are delighted to exhibit Claire’s sculptured textile works.
Claire has named her work ‘Textile Flora’ to reflect the materials and the sculptural forms. She re-uses waste threads and fabrics, often dyeing them black to merge the source materials into one coherent graphic form. The pieces start with a wire skeleton, wrapped with thread to create the flora shapes. Each piece is coated with a protective hardener.