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Exhibiting at Carnival of Monsters 2014

I’m taking part in Carnival of Monsters 2014 – Festival of Contemporary Art Nottingham

Dates: 11th of October – 25th October 2014

From Carnival of Monsters’ publicity: “Following on from a year off, due to the tram works in Chilwell, we’re back again in 2014 and looking to showcase both East Midlands artists, as well as as those from further afield. We would love you to be involved in any capacity, from exhibiting to invigilating, helping to set up or even just to spread the word.

“Our last festival in 2012 was an incredible experience with well over 30 artists exhibiting at Bartons in their vast industrial spaces. Over the two weeks we had coverage on TV, Radio, Newspapers and a huge turnout of people.

“This year we are looking to build on our reputation exhibiting contemporary art, sculpture, installations, and photography as well as incorporating music and events aimed at kids.

“Please drop us an email on info@carnivalofmonsters.co.uk if you want any more info.”

Art for Human Rights

Art for Human Rights

Raising awareness of human rights and violation of those rights is an essential part of Amnesty International’s work, and visual art is a powerful way to achieve this. This is why during 2013 the local Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Amnesty Group offered anyone an opportunity to show their support for the work of Amnesty by entering their artwork into an Open Exhibition, telling us what aspect of human rights has inspired them.

I have 2 paintings in this exhibition ‘Interrogation’ and ‘Manifesto for the Disappeared’. Both at Bournemouth Central Library.

Ricky Romain’s work comes home to Axminster

Exhibition of paintings and works on paper at The Marle Gallery, Axminster, 1 June – 29 June 2013

Ricky Romain is an Internationally respected human rights artist whose work can be found in the collections of globally important institutions including Amnesty International and the United Nations, as well as many private collections around the world.

His work is widely exhibited, recently being shown at Tooks Chambers in London; the chambers of the leading human rights barrister Michael Mansfield QC.

His work is visually powerful, created far more from his emotional response to the world around him, than any literal recording of fact.

The paintings in this solo exhibition are thought-provoking, at times controversial, and always possessed by a deep sense of introspection and peace.

In this solo exhibition at The Marle, Romain’s work comes home to Axminster where the artist lives and works.

Article from the Western Morning News on Saturday 1, June.

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Ricky-s-art-puts-spotlight-world-s-oppressed/story-19154861-detail/story.html#axzz2V5y6h3Wo

Interpreting the Human Form

The workshop will begin with a short presentation looking at the portrayal of the human form in art, with specific focus given to the current exhibition by artist Ricky Romain.

A dry medium drawing workshop will follow (charcoal, oil pastel and pencil). Developing your own character studies you will explore ways to capture emotion, make a statement or tell a story.

Sunday 24 March, 10am – 4pm. Age: 14+

Tickets: £32 or £30 concession, includes all materials

Artist’s talk and demonstration with Ricky Romain

Join the artist in the gallery for an insightful talk about his work, the challenges of his chosen subject matter and his experiences working with humanitarian charities. A short demonstration of his working technique will follow in the education room.

Thursday 21 March, 6 – 7pm. Age: 16+

Free, booking essential.

Paint and Print with artist Ricky Romain

In this oil-based workshop you will consider the work of exhibiting artist Ricky Romain to create multiple mono prints and paintings on small canvases. Create poignant images use expressive mark making, exploring emotions and humanitarian issues through figures and forms. Looking at the themes of Ricky’s work you will consider how to capture topics or challenges that are close to you.

Saturday 2 March, 11am – 4pm. Age: 14+

Tickets: £35 or £33 concession, includes all materials

State of Change exhibition by Ricky Romain

A challenging new art exhibition highlighting human rights issues is now on display in West Lothian.

The free State of Change exhibition by acclaimed south west England-based artist, Ricky Romain, is on show at the Gallery in Linlithgow Burgh Halls until 21 April 2013.

Romain’s work, which features in the collections of the United Nations and Amnesty International, endeavors to create art that reflects the complexity of political conflict surrounding prominent human rights issues.

This powerful yet poignant exhibition features figurative, textural paintings focused on humanitarian challenges on a global scale, with themes such as migration, asylum seeking, dignity, courage and desperation.

Dave King, Executive councillor for culture and leisure, said: “The Gallery at Linlithgow Burgh Halls has shown a variety of interesting exhibitions since it opened, and State of Change by Ricky Romain is another fine example.

“I’d encourage local residents to take the chance to view his striking and challenging work for free while it is on their doorstep.”

The free exhibition is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, at Linlithgow Burgh Halls, The Cross, Linlithgow, EH49 7AH. It is also open until 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays.

A number of associated workshops and talks have been organised to coincide with the State of Change exhibition.

Hear artist Ricky Romain discuss his work and techniques on Thursday 21 March, from 6pm to 7pm. Join Ricky for an insightful talk about his work, the challenges of his chosen subject matter and his experiences working with humanitarian charities, followed by a short demonstration of his working technique. This event is free but booking in advance is essential and is suitable for those aged 16 and over.

The Interpreting the Human Form workshop will look at the portrayal of the human form in art, with specific focus given to the current exhibition by artist Ricky Romain. A dry medium drawing workshop will follow (charcoal, oil pastel and pencil), to help participants develop their own character studies, and explore ways to capture emotion, make a statement or tell a story. The workshop takes place on Sunday 24 March, 10am to 4pm, for those aged 14 and over. Tickets: £32 or £30 concession, includes all materials

For more information or to book your place on a workshop, visit www.linlithgowburghhalls.co.uk (new window) or call 01506 282720.

8th February -21st April 2013

State of Change

The Gallery, The Venue, Linlithgow, Scotland. EH49 7AH. www.linlithgowburghhalls.co.uk

This exhibition features Ricky Romain’s figurative textural paintings focused on humanitarian challenges on a global scale. Migration, asylum seeking, dignity, courage and desperation all combine in this powerful yet poignant show that depicts the various sides of human nature.