'The PencilVainia Project'

14-28 July 2018

Herrick Gallery is proud to present: 'The PencilVainia Project’, a group show curated by artist C.A.Halpin.

The show features the work of five artists making portraits in a range of media using drawing, sculpture, photography, digital collage and letterpress.

The concept of 'The PencilVainia Project' explores portraiture in its varied forms.The public and visitors will be able to commission portraits directly from the artists at the gallery at a special day long event on the 20 July 2018, 12-6pm. With a group discussion between C.A. Halpin and the artists involved.

The gallery will be C.A.Halpin’s makeshift studio for the duration of the show.

C.A.Halpin will be working as I DRAW DOGS FOR MONEY, on portraits that are taken from photographs supplied by the clients. The drawings range from delicate lines to fully rendered portraits.

Julieta Hernández Adame at Pixel Press will be bringing her laser cut letters for visitors to SAY IT LOUD, making a written portrait or statement for visitors to get it off their chest, whatever it may be.

Clancy Gebler Davies will be giving you the opportunity to HAVE YOUR TEDDY SHOT... This is your chance to bring along your favourite childhood toy to be photographed, destined to be hung with the rest of the family portraits.

Richard De Pesando's fabulous series TYPE-FACE that uses typography to create portraits that are inventive, colourful and dare I say fun. Have your face transformed into a lyrical lexicon of lovely.

Michelle Salamon is showing dresses from her MEMORY BOX, these small paintings are of clothes that she has worn throughout her life. Some of which belonged to her mother and her grandmother. She will invite visitors to bring along a favourite item of clothing to be portrayed as an emblem of themselves.

‘I am really looking forward to introducing two new artists to show as part of the Outside World All Stars as well as those I have worked with on many projects over the years.  All of the artists involved have many years of experience in their specialist fields, but not all have had the opportunity to show in a gallery. I believe the best way to create great work is to be generous to fellow artists and inclusive to their audience, that way we can share the experience of making and receiving art and enjoy it whilst we are at it’   C.A.Halpin, Artist and Director at The Outside World