Open Studios 2014

FLIERWe have lots of new work to show as part of the Telegraph Hill Festival Open Studios 5-6 April 2014. We didn’t take part last year so there is a build up of two years of work by all three of us. There is painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and photography – all loosely exploring themes about nature, wildness and human-animal identity. An installation in the tree house is a memorial to lost trees and forests. Brian has been using new monoprinting techniques, as seen in the flyer image. Megan is showing some of the work that was in her portfolio, which won her place at the BRIT school for September 2014.

There are lots of other studios and houses showing work, including the notorious Nunhead & District Municipal Museum and Art Gallery in Gellatly Road, and on Sunday afternoon, a Skate/Art/Music party in Telegraph Hill Park.

Unextinction Machine art in Nunhead Open

You can find work by the Unextinction Machine artists in the Nunhead Open exhibition this weekend (7-9 September 2012). This is in the Old Community Centre, Nunhead Lane. Brian McKenzie’s Bosci can be found in a dark cave, where you can create shadows for him with torches and help him meditate on the objects he has collected that fascinate him (including his treasured photo of his mum and dad).

Megan McKenzie has created an unfolding digital work called ‘Puss Person’, which explores the animal nature of the human face.

Bridget McKenzie is showing a photograph called Imagine Wolf.

Please come along, and enjoy all the other work by children and adults from the community.

House of the Beasts

Here’s a wonderful looking exhibition for anyone fascinated by animals and their relationships to human habitats and histories. This is an exhibition called The House of the Beasts, at Attingham House in Shropshire. It is part of the contemporary arts programme by the National Trust. Curated by Meadow Arts, there are works by artists Mariele Neudecker, Matt Colishaw, Nina Saunders and many more. It’s on until 15 July. The Unextinction Machine will try to travel there to get fuel for its imagination. It’s only imagination and working together that will stop the destruction of biodiversity.