Hard Wired: Exhibition Dates

Artwork: Medusa by Jenny McCarthy

  Hard Wired is an exhibition about technology and artists’ responses to it: How artists use technology in their artwork, the impact it has on their life, how they understand it and how they are able to access it. The artists’ creativity prompts us to think about our own relationship to technology, reflecting on its impact on all of our lives. The exhibition showcases work by artists from a range … Read More →

Hard Wired: Artist Announcement

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We’re pleased to announced the 10 selected artists for our upcoming exhibition, Hard Wired. Hard Wired is at ArtUnpacked exhibition in partnership with the award-winning charity Outside In. Read More →

Coming Soon: Hard Wired

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We’re delighted to announced a new collaboration with the award-winning charity Outside In.Outside In works to create a fairer and more inclusive art world. They provide a platform for artists who face barriers to the art world. Barriers like health, disability, isolation or social circumstance. Read More →

Truth and Fantasy in Chorley Library

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Truth and Fantasy is open at the next stop on its tour- Chorley Library. We’re there until the end of July with news of new activities coming soon. Come down to the library to see stunning work by five very different artists who use drawing as a key part of their practice, and who knows, you might feel inspired to pick up a pencil yourself!

Meet the curator: Martyn Lucas

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Art Unpacked exhibitions are put together by a small team of people at Chrysalis Arts Development, covering everything from developing the initial idea to fundraising, marketing and installation. We work with different curators to develop the ideas for each exhibition, and for Truth and Fantasy we asked Martyn Lucas to work with us. We asked him to tell us about how he goes about curating an exhibition: How did you … Read More →

Meet the artist: Simon Woolham

Simon Woolham The Transmitter Room, biro on paper 2016 21x29cm

Art Unpacked asked Truth and Fantasy artist Simon Woolham to share a little bit more about himself and his art. Simon pushes the boundaries of what we understand by the simple term ‘drawing,’ introducing us to performance, digital technologies and multi-layered artworks. Could you describe your artistic intention and process? Broadly speaking my processes evolve around expanded drawing and the concept of creating a physical, virtual and psychological artistic residency. … Read More →

Last chance at Craven Gallery- closes Saturday 24 March

Creffield Fraga and Roebuck

We’re nearing the end of our run of Truth and Fantasy: Contemporary Artists Drawing at Craven Museum & Gallery in Skipton Town Hall. If you’re thinking of catching Truth and Fantasy in Skipton, the exhibition also features a number of works from The Roebuck Collection: Acquired by local art collector Clement Roebuck during the 20th century and bequeathed to the town of Skipton, the collection contains 145 paintings, watercolours, prints, … Read More →

Truth and Fantasy – Contemporary Artists Drawing

Dennis - Creffield - Improvisation-on-the-Life-Cast-of-William-Blake-2008-Courtesy - James-Hyman-Gallery

Our latest exhibition is currently at North Bridlington Library- you can catch it there until Saturday 2 June, with news here of free drawing activity with exhibition artist Penny Davenport  on Friday 1 June. Truth and Fantasy then moves to Chorley Library, open from Saturday 9 June.  Truth and Fantasy brings together artists from across the UK who draw in highly skilled and imaginative ways, from pencil on paper to … Read More →

Meet the Artist: Jim Bond

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Jim Bond is a UK based sculptor specialising in kinetic and figurative work using a combination of forging, brazing and welding copper, stainless steel and steel. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at Kinetica Museum, Flowers East, The Saatchi gallery in London and A22 Gallerie, Budapest. Jim has answered some questions for Art Unpacked, giving us a bit more detail about the pieces he creates and why reactive … Read More →