Welcome to the blog of Spike Dennis; an artist and sometime curator. Trained in London Spike has exhibited widely, from London to Los Angeles, and has delivered projects from Cardiff to Stockholm, for organisations including the Illustration Research network and Cardiff Design Festival amongst Others.
I will be selling my handmade wares at Milkwood Gallery’s Market on Sunday 8 July 2012.
Stalls will once again fill Milkwood for you to gander at from Midday and hopefully we’ll have some entertainment for you all in the evening. Expect a fair full of craft and vintage folk for folk who love craft and vintage! So come and be part of it!
Confirmed Stall Holders include:
Crafty Cakes Cardiff
There will also be workshops taking place at the gallery including:
Beginners Ukulele Workshop with Nick, 6.00pm (Ukulele’s provided) FREE
Earlier this year I donated a little drawing to Six by Four, the UWE MA fundraising exhibition hosted at Motorcade FlashParade in Bristol. I’m a little late posting these images of the exhibition but you can spot my red UWEnicorn on the end of the bottom row of postcards if you look carefully.
Six by Four was a fundraiser for The University of the West of England’s MA Fine Art Show organised by artist Elizabeth Dismorr. Artists, illustrators and designers (students, emerging artists, and established names) donated one or more postcard sized pieces of work to be sold at a set price at the preview and following days, (or until sold out!).
Unfortunately you’ve missed your chance to purchase a postcard sized masterpiece from this show now as the exhibition ran from the 3 – 6 May 2012.
Opening night: Thursday 14 June, 18:00 – 21:00 Opening hours: Cultivate is open from 11.30 – 18.00, Thursday to Sunday
Following the success of the recent Bodies exhibition I have been invited to exhibit my series of seven unicorn embroideries on black as a part of Cultivate’s next exhibition, Little Summer Benefits.
Little Summer Benefits is Cultivate Gallery’s two week long summer salon style show of smaller pieces of affordable art. No work is bigger than A3 (plus frame) and all work is on sale at no more that £200. Cultivate are anticipating a packed gallery full of work of all shapes and small sizes, walls alive with diverse contradictions, with careful blends of styles, thriving with a complete cross section of artistic creativity, contemporary mark making, complimentary flow and beautifully different pieces. There certainly will be something for everyone.
Explore some very reasonable priced art from artists who who have already benefited from exhibitions at Cultivate (as well as new artists showing for the first time). Artists who have shown their work over the nine months that the artist-run gallery space will have been running for by the time the show opens, as well as artist who will be showing as the team carry on cultivating new exhibitions and projects.
Cultivate expect the show to evolve over the two weeks as works leave the wall and new pieces arrive. 10% of the sales will go to support the gallery and help keep it alive (that’s the Little Benefits bit), 90% goes to the artists and keeping them alive and supporting their practice.
This is one of a series of small new text based embroideries that I’ve been working on recently. The full set will be available from my online shop at the end of this week as limited edition (Edition of 1) framed items.