Please note, the gallery and shop will be closed for refurbishment throughout August 2013
BasementBlog Basement Project Previous Exhibitions
June 12th - June 23rd
Phil Lambert - Unnatural Selection
also showing in the basement & shop space
Ellie Young - Studio Audience
June 12th - June 23rd
Inspired by films and a desire to capture the passage of time and the ‘sensation of looking’, Ellie Young has been amassing a painted archive of cinematic crowd scenes. In the shop Ellie will be showing her intimate, sharply observed individual crowd scenes, and on the walls of the basement, the viewer will find an amalgamation of this archive in an attempt to create one enormous crowd, and to examine the complex relationship between looking at and being looked upon.
17th - 27th April 2013
milkwood presents the first leg....
4th May - 18th May 2013
Image : Still Life (blancmange dentata) Dawn Woolley 2013
As part of the international Diffusion Festival, Wild Oats brings together a group of artists who use food and the rituals of eating to comment on contemporary life, gender and commodity culture. Miina Hujala’s film Illallinen (The Dinner) explores the complex identification and idealisation processes that take place during courtship. In Prise d’assault (Under Assault) Noemi McComber addresses issues of overconsumption, and the handling of waste while depicting unrestrained violence in a performance of “soft stoning by way of food.” Dawn Woolley’s still life photographs and sculptures contemplate the gender distinctions upheld through commodity culture and the rituals of food consumption. Ellen Sampson and Dawn Woolley will collaborate to create a variety of small, edible sculptures which will be served to the public during the exhibition opening. Based on ideas of romance and desire the objects will offer a surreal take on everyday entrees.
Exhibition supported by Arts Council of Wales.
1st - 18th May 2013
Private View 10th May 6pm - 8pm
Viv Albiston, Justine Allison, Amanda Blake, Lynne Bebb, Louise Bird, Helen
Booth, Toril Brancher, Kathryn Campbell Dodd, Laura Edmunds,
Shauneen Ferris, Seren Stacey, Rose Wood
Twelve artists and makers explore the physical object in
Relationship to photography, film and light
Milkwood is an artist run venue which was set up for people to come and share ideas, learn new skills, participate in arts related events and enjoy community related activities. With a reputation as a valued meeting place for artists and artforms, milkwood has firmly established itself as a platform and community hub for artists and art lovers. Milkwood recieves no public funding, and survives on the enterprising initiative of artists, friends and volunteers plus a huge amount of goodwill.