Dot to Dot will be auctioning this beautiful one-off signed print by artist Katie Allen at the Art School Disco evening event on Saturday 22nd March. If you would like the chance to own this piece of work please come along and bid, and if you can't attend email me your bid and I will include it in the auction on the night. email@example.com.
The print called Mermaid Face, is a large giclee print (420mm X 528mm) from one of Katie's ink illustrations and is on a heavyweight 230gsm art paper.
Next Saturday 22nd March the Art School Disco artists are holding a day of Underwater themed fun at Dot to Dot gallery. Activities include making jelly fish mobiles, mermaid and pirate peg dolls, messages in bottles, treasure maps and a chance to help create the giant Underwater city, Stampopolis on our wall.
In the evening the maritime theme continues with music and wine at our Underwater City party. So put on your pirate costumes, diving gear or your sailor suits(not compulsory!)and come and dance the hornpipe!
On Tuesday 25th Katie and Simon from Art School Disco will be showing us some crafty ideas for making prints. They will be demonstrating how to make successful prints using very simple materials. Come and have a go.
Dot to Dot will provide cocktails. £15.00 7-9pm Booking essential
Simon Abbott, the artist who exhibited the exciting Up, Up and Away at our gallery earlier in the year returns to Dot to Dot this month and he has brought his own crew! Simon is a member of the arts collective Art School Disco which was set up by a group of 6 artists who met whilst studying at Southampton Solent University. They formed the collective after graduating in 2010 in order to keep each other motivated. Four years on the artists are scattered about the UK but Art School Disco are still going strong. They bring together a wide range of practises, graphic design, illustration, ceramics, printmaking and even millinery, all which complement each other perfectly. Katie Allen, one of the collective says “We all consider the other Discoers as essential critics and inspiration for our personal work”.
During their residency at Dot to Dot the artists have transformed the gallery with their theme of 'Underwater Cities'. They have been exploring ideas of what lies under the waves with drawings and prints and even a life sized mermaid. Simon Abbott says “How much do we really know about what lurks beneath the depths? Expect sunken castles, mermaids, boats and plenty of fish!” There will also be a chance to mark your own mark with our Live Wall, the artists are going to start developing an underwater city on the wall created with rubber stamps and are inviting you to contribute.
A highlight of the month will be an event for families on 22nd March based around the theme which promises messages in bottles, jellyfish mobiles, portholes, sharks and submarines. There will also be a Cocktail and Creativity workshop for adults with Sea Breezes and crafty printing ideas.
Art School Disco are Katie Allen, Ben Phe, Ed J Brown, Simon Abbott, Johnny Ace, Keiron LeVine
Exhibition runs Thurday 6 - 31 March
Saturday 22 March Under Sea Event Day
Saturday 22 March 8pm – late Private View
Tuesday 25 March 7 - 9 Creativity and Cocktails adults' workshop