The Peg Powlers are at it again. They launch their new show at ARC on Monday March 7th, 6pm-9pm. I glued some paper to a box, and the Pegs will be sticking it to the wall for me. I love them.
I can’t go to the launch, because I am taking a jolly holiday for a few hours, but LOOK WHAT I’M MISSING!
ARC Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees
Peg Powler’s programme of alternative contemporary art continues on ARC’s second floor this March with a new group show, ‘Games’ and a new solo spot from Irish artist Gus Hughes.
GROUP SHOW: GAMES
Art inspired or related to ‘games’ – from board games to mind games to video games, including art from:
Annoform Middlesbrough based fine artist/graphic designer, contributing art to this show inspired by the aesthetics of the earliest video games. intaspace.blogspot.com
Bunny Bissoux Artist, illustrator and self described ‘obsessive fanatic’, Bunny is Leeds born, Brighton based and her work is loaded with imagination, charm and honesty. ‘Sega Crushes’, her piece in this exhibition, details her personal history of video games. bunnybissouxart.com
Harris + Hughes Teesside’s James Harris and Dublin’s Gus Hughes are the creators of the surreal art/humour zine ‘The Story of Grass’ and for this exhibition present The Story of Grass – The Board Game. ramshacklecharm.wordpress.com
Adam Hogarth Based in Darlington, Adam is an artist interested in how we create our own worlds, including through colloquialisms. His piece in this show ‘Around the Clock’ is a screen print illustrating the nick names of each section of a dart board. adamhogarth.blogspot.com
Superbrothers & Jim Guthrie Creators of ‘Sword & Sorcery EP’, A project from Toronto exploring an arthouse approach to creating a computer game, including music by Jim Guthrie. swordandsorcery.com
SOLO SHOW: GUS HUGHES
Strange and funny visions from Dublin artist Gus Hughes, co-creator of The Story of Grass zine. Gus studied animation at Teesside University and his short films have won acclaim, but his recent artwork sees this talented and prolific gentleman move further into the realms of the primitive, the subconscious and the surreal. Using painting and drawing techniques over a variety of mediums, Gus’ art is often loaded with hidden meaning and can be raw and sinister, yet always strives to be fun and approachable. gushughes.blogspot.com
A Hughes solo joint! It’s going to be mental, isn’t it?