• Tricia Johnson

Creating work for exhibition and to a brief!


Several month back I was invited for the second year to produce a piece of work for The National Brain Appeal.

Each year they encourage artists to contribute a piece of work for an exhibition in London’s OXO Gallery, Tower Warf, South Bank.

This year’s theme was Making Light Work.

I asked students in my Drawing and Painting classes if they would be interested in joining me to create their own piece of work, which would be anonymously sold during the exhibition to raise funds for the charity.

6 students from Worthing decided to give it a go.

Firstly students played with ideas of how to interpret the brief ‘Making Light Work’. We discussed that light was the key, but images of light bulbs would be a popular theme and we thought we would try to avoid those.

In the end each student worked on their own ideas, focusing on their favourite medium to produce an image that worked for them.

Jackie Leocadi – Fourth of July – Watercolour and mixed mediums

Jacqueline Hope – Sparkling Sisters – Gouache/mixed media

Sonia Moore – Invisible, but for light – Mixed media paper, metallic and normal acrylics, plus sparkles

Richard Hewitt – Acrylics

Gloria Russell – The Light of Day – Watercolour

Bodil Scrivens – Light Walk – Acrylics

Tricia Johnson – Light below the surface – Lino printing and Cyanotype (light sensitive paint)

If you want to see all the work that was exhibited then please visit the Online Gallery

Unfortunatley, if you would like to buy one of the above images, the one you want may not be available as several sold in the first few days of the exhibition!

Blog you later.........

Oh yes, did you want to know who's company we were in during the exhibition?

Other artists who contributed this year were; Tate Modern headline exhibitor Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, Chantal Joffe, Mark Dion, David Shrigley, Morag and Ishbel Myerscough, Duncan Wood, Tom Hammick, Luke Morgan and Mark Entwisle.

2018 artist included: Acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley, BP Portrait Award winner Ishbel Myerscough, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition exhibitor Frank Kiely, designers Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan; award-winning political cartoonist, author and illustrator Chris Riddell, illustrators Tim Hopwood, Polly Dunbar and Bethan Woollvin; animator Lizzie Hobbs; Royal West of England Academy and Threadneedle Prize exhibitors Gill Rocca and Orlanda Broom; artist, curator and magazine editor Harry Pye; musician, artist and former member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds James Johnston; charity headliners Kevin Eldon, Sophie Thompson and Phyllida Law, actors Stephen Campbell Moore and Lalla Ward; and award winning architects Laurie Chetwood and Andrew Grant as well as 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlisted architect Amin Taha.

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