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Saying goodbye to some good things

Tomorrow is the last day of LOVE IS AWESOME at Gallery 10, 10 Gun Street

Love is Awesome, Gallery 10

Love is Awesome, Gallery 10

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We (jelly) along with Zoe Funge Smith (Rogues Gallery) have been guardians of this beautiful space since June 2008 in which time we have had 12 shows with over 100 artists. All the exhibitions were put together by the artists themselves and offered a diverse programme.

knitted boxing gloves by Rachel Matthews

knitted boxing gloves by Rachel Matthews

Exhibitors have included arjeea21 (first show), 2minutes more, Whiteknights Studio Trail, Art Junction, Human Magpies, On Our Watch, Cake, Deep Filled and Love is Awesome (final show)

stamping station for love tokens, Love is Awesome

stamping station for love tokens, Love is Awesome

There will be a new space to fill this gap soon, watch this space for details but we have loved every minute of it and want to thank Danny Fraifield, Greg Muden (Purple Turtle) and Steve Tait for their generosity in giving this space over to the artists in Reading.

Love is Awesome

Love is Awesome

LOVE IS AWESOME, Gallery 10, 10 Gun Street, Reading
Show open 11am – 6pm Friday 27th February,

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Love Art

jelly has been one of the guardians of a temporary exhibition space in Reading Town Centre which will close its doors for the last time on 1st March 2009. The space known as Gallery 10, next door to The Purple Turtle has has shown work by over a 100 local artists since July 2008 when Zoe Funge-Smith (Rogues Gallery) and Suzanne Stallard (jelly) took it over. It was set up in the spirit of generosity from the owners Greg Muden, Danny Fraifield and Steve Tait and is the sort of place that thrives when recession looms. It has restored faith locally that there is some stunning work happening, an opportunity for artists to inhabit a space, respond to it and a rare chance for visitors to experience it.

Current exhibition: DEEP FILLED, Gallery 10, 10 Gun Street, Tues – Sun 11am – 6pm. until 8th Feb. Contemporary Photography Drawing and Sculpture. An exhibition exploring autobiographical and fictionalised narratives by artists Pam Brabants, Emma Jane Hood, Karen Laycock and Martin Robinson.

The last show: LOVE IS AWESOME is a mischievous, offbeat celebration of the awesomeness of love. Featuring Relics of an Awesome Love knitted in stone-like yarn by Rachael Matthews, an informative Love documentary (Love-U-Mentary) by performance artist Stavroula Kounadea, various, completed Love Assignments from Felicity Ford and assorted works by Emmylou Laird, the show will help you to consider for yourself the proposition that LOVE IS AWESOME. LOVE IS AWESOME promises to be a surprising antidote to the asinine syrup of Valentine’s day and a marvellous tonic for the heart. Love is Awesome opens for cake and wine on February 14th at 6pm, and continues until February 28th.

jelly loves creativity being at the centre of everything we do and we are looking for new partners or opportunities.

If you are interested in working with us, have an empty space that needs some love or just want to find out more please contact Suzanne Stallard, suzanne[at]jelly.org.uk

Love is Awesome, designed by Felicity Ford

Love is Awesome, designed by Felicity Ford

For more information on the Reading Arts Scene, visit hang-on artists blog

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Delivering artwork and the many things that are happening

Yesterday we were delivering some of the artworks back from the art fair including the works of Natasha and Misha Zavialov and Kate Lockhart and Jon Lockhart. We got round to talking about deadlines and how you work on a body of work for a show. For all of the artists The Affordable Art Fair creates a pressure point when they have to have new works to show with jelly but this isn’t all they are doing and in the pressured financial times, they are all working as they always have done on multi projects.

Tonight Jon Lockhart is presenting a Networking Event as part of the arc programme at South Hill Park, Bracknell from 5.30-7.30pm tonight. The event is free and details are available on 01344 416240. The discussion is framed around a project that Jon Lockhart is involved in and visitors will have a chance to ask a wide range of questions from the conceptual framework of the project to issues relating to funding and collaboration.

There are also two events in Reading tonight, the first is at Gallery 10 which is 10 Gun Street. This is a temporary space hosting a series of exhibitions by artists, curated by themselves. The building is being loaned to the artists by the kindly landlords of The Purple Turtle and is being looked after by Zoe Funge Smith (Rogues Gallery) and Suzanne Stallard (jelly Gallery). Altered Images is a show of four artists: Robyn Appleton, Jo Derczynska, Tina Jenkins and Anna Mitchell. The show is open daily, Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 11am-4pm, and continues until 16 November at Gallery 10 in Gun Street. Tonight is a special evening where you can meet the artists from 6-9pm.

Gallery 10, Gun Street

Gallery 10, Gun Street


Also this evening is the next arjeea21 meeting at the Jelly from 7.30pm.

arjeea21 is a new group for contemporary artists who wish to experiment with ideas, media and innovative working practices. It provides a regular forum for informal discussion and constructive criticism of work in progress, and organises exhibitions suitable for all media, including photography, video, 3D, printmaking, performance, installation, painting, drawing, textiles and conceptual work.
arjeea21 is based in Reading, UK but welcomes national and international connections and opportunities.

The main focus of the meeting will be the upcoming exhibition, Compilation, in December at Gallery 10.

Who said there was never anything happening in Reading? It wasn’t us.

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