ART EXHIBTION: SPELLBOUND – MYTHS & LEGENDS
VENUE: West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LL
EXHIBTION DATES: 31st October – 3rd December 2016
“This exhibition offers seasonal chills and thrills alongside genuine Christmas delights”.
Bridging the gap between spooky Halloween and the promise of Christmas is an inspiring exhibition from artists based in the most deprived neighbourhoods in the region offering both fantasy and traditional subjects.
A RUSSELL WALL & SPARKY INK STUDIO EVENT
Fresh local talent is on show at West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield in a new Art Exhibition entitled: SPELLBOUND – MYTHS & LEGENDS.
The event has been organised by Eisner Award nominee Russell Wall in association with Sparky Ink Studios a Chesterfield based community media and educational provider. SPELLBOUND presents 32 new works from many first time artists who have attended community art classes based across the region including the Sheffield Cathedral Archer Project, Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire and the Workers’ Educational Association Yorkshire and Humberside Region.
“This exhibition offers seasonal chills and thrills alongside genuine Christmas delights. When we challenged community based artists to create new works for the project we knew they would rise to the occasion but the organisers are really impressed by the high standard of the work on show and we would like to thank everyone who took part” says Graphic Novelist and Filmmaker Russell Wall. “The canvasses have been inspired by classic fiction such as Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Arabian Nights and Comic Book Art, but also feature uplifting personal interpretations of traditional subjects such as landscapes and portraits there is literally something for everyone”.
“Being a part of this collaboration has been amazing, especially when you understand the lives behind the pictures.” says Jane-marie Wright, the Creative Director at Sparky Ink Studio. This new venture offers workshops in Games Design Animation and Sequential Art. We are working with people with Autism and Special Needs across Derbyshire. “Sparky Ink Studio is dedicated to supporting people facing personal challenges in their lives, helping them to become more enterprising and feel confident about taking charge of their own destiny through Art Production.”