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Exhibition Tour and Summer Drinks at Camden Arts Centre

Contemporary Art Society Summer Party at Matt's Gallery, 2012. Photo Joe Plommer
Contemporary Art Society Summer Party at Matt's Gallery, 2012. Photo Joe Plommer Contemporary Art Society Summer Party at Matt's Gallery, 2012. Photo Joe PlommerContemporary Art Society Summer Party at Matt's Gallery, 2012. Photo Joe Plommer

12 July 2014

15.30—18.00

Director's Talk, Party

Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road
London , NW3 6DG

Free and open to all our Artists, Members and Patrons

Free but please RSVP to info@contemporaryartsociety.org

For the last event of our summer programme we warmly welcome our Members, Artists, Patrons and Supporters to join us at Camden Arts Centre for garden drinks in celebration of their newly opened summer exhibition of beautiful work by Shelagh Wakely, A View from a Window.

Nature and its ephemeral magic is the focus of this major exhibition of work by influential British artist Shelagh Wakely (1932–2011). Across the galleries and the garden the exhibition brings together works spanning the breadth of media Wakely worked with, including print, video, unfired clay sculptures, ceramics and exploratory drawings.

Wakely was a pioneer of installation art; at a time when many of her contemporaries in the UK were making bold, sculptural work, her practice was characterised by a delicate touch, tracing the shifting behaviour of light and observations of nature. Using organic materials inclined to weathering and deterioration, her sculptures conjure a sense of temporality and movement, in which seemingly simple images and forms evoke emotional and sensual experiences. Particular attention is paid to the thresholds between things; vessels, studies of negative space and aromas permeating boundaries between people and objects. Much of the work has been drawn directly from Wakely’s studio, including material experiments, working drawings and found objects, conveying the vitality with which she engaged with the world through making.

The Contemporary Art Society are privileged to have an exclusive tour of the exhibition and gardens lead by Jenni Lomax, Director of Camden Art Centre which starts at 16.00.

Please do bring along your friends and family and help us celebrate the close of our summer programme in the beautiful setting of Camden Arts Centre. This event will happen in partnership with Camden Arts Centre and will be an opportunity to meet new and interesting people connected to this organisation.

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