“Beautiful, well considered show.”

“Wonderful exhibition – lightness of touch – forceful ideas and work!”

“Beautiful and playful reflective show – got me thinking”

Thank you to everyone who visited, participated and engaged with RECURSIVE, for me as curator, it was a fascinating investigation. A very special thank you to Hitomi Kammai, Ant Pearce, Simon Fell, Susan Francis and Dr Angela Fell for their enthusiastic cooperation and support throughout the project. A kind thank you to media sponsor Art Pie, all the artists who participated in the Art Pie open call, and Matthew Wood at Second Floor Studios/no format gallery, their support is very appreciated.  Here are some final images of the installation, along with a panorama view of the main gallery.

And as a final word on repetition, I’ll leave you with one of my favourite songs from the Talking Heads…

RECURSIVE installation (c) 2014 Jane Boyer

All Photos: Jane Boyer

RECURSIVE installation (c) 2014 Jane Boyer

RECURSIVE installation (c) 2014 Jane Boyer

RECURSIVE installation (c) 2014 Jane Boyer

RECURSIVE installation (c) 2014 Jane Boyer

RECURSIVE installation (c) 2014 Jane Boyer

RECURSIVE installation (c) 2014 Jane Boyer

RECURSIVE installation (c) 2014 Jane Boyer

RECURSIVE installation (c) 2014 Jane Boyer

RECURSIVE installation (c) 2014 Jane Boyer




Enthusiastic Opening

We had a lovely warm and enthusiastic opening Thursday evening, despite the rain. Here are some pictures…

RECURSIVE Opening, Photo: J.Boyer

Photo: J.Boyer

RECURSIVE Opening, Photo: P. Senelaer

Photo: P. Senelaer

RECURSIVE Opening, Photo: J. Boyer

Photo: J. Boyer

Thanks to everyone who came!

Art Pie Open Call Results

What a lot of fun this has been! Thanks to Art Pie for coordinating the open call and our sincere thanks to all the artists who entered. Our special thanks to everyone who participated in the online voting. All of the artworks entered for the open call will be displayed within the RECURSIVE exhibition at No Format Gallery, 9 Oct to 2 Nov 2014. We hope you’ll join us for the opening 9 Oct, 6-8pm.

Here are the results:

First Place

Mangalyaan Orbiter #2 by Lizy Bending

(c) Lizy Bending

Second Place

123.3 by Maddie Wheeler

(c) Maddie Wheeler

Third Place

Everything is a continuation of everything else by Audit Chaos

(c) Audit Chaos

Curator’s Choice

Horizontal IV by Gemma Cossey

(c) Gemma Cossey

The entries we received were of a very high quality and it was not easy to settle on a single piece for Curator’s Choice. I was particularly delighted by the range of interpretations on ‘Repetition’ we received. I enjoyed the humour in Sintija Vikmane’s Deaf Shakespeare, “The guy doesn’t even have ears anymore, so constant repetition is needed,” and the implied repetition of sight and sound in Julia Russel’s Muse on the Thames series and Dale Wilson’s Two Minutes Fifty One Seconds series. Dale’s precision in working with audio cassette tape to create geometrical pattern and depth is quite amazing. I also was attracted by Planting by Theo Wood and his creation of space and texture in the work. However, ultimately my choice was for Gemma Cossey’s Horizontal IV because of the visual manifestation of her working method and rules which, for me, illustrate the nature of recursion and thus the concept of repetition most related to the exhibition premise. Thanks again to you all!

It’s Time to Vote

On-line voting is now open at Art Pie!


Frame and Reference, on-line visual arts magazine and the site for the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (formerly called Turning Point) in South East England, asked us to write something about Marion Piper’s three entries, 3C1, 3C2 and 3C3 which employs three of their flyers. We were pleased to oblige! Miranda Gavin, the editor at Frame and Reference, has very kindly published a feature on Marion’s three works. Marion was a Platform Graduate Award nominee in 2012. Read the feature here.

Art Pie Open Voting for RECURSIVE

We’re so pleased by the quality, intelligence and humour of these entries. The diverse interpretation of the theme ‘Repetition’, from actual repetitive processes to narratives which suggest a mental repetition of sights, sounds and thoughts, to the suggestion of language and time is wonderful.  Thanks to everyone who entered!

Now, you decide which are your favourites…

All of these works will be exhibited in the RECURSIVE show and we will highlight the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place vote winners. So vote for your favourite! Click on an image below to go to the Art Pie voting page for each piece and more information about the artist and their work. Happy voting!

See the ‘People’s Choice’ live voting count for all the works on Art Pie.

(c) Audit Chaos  (c) Lizy Bending (c) Lizy Bending (c) Lizy Bending (c) Emma Bennett (c) Emma Bennett (c) Gemma Cossey (c) Takayuki Hara (c) Takayuki Hara (c) Mark Liebenrood (c) Claire Manning (c) Claire Manning (c) Marion Michell (c) Allison Murphy (c) Allison Murphy (c) Allison Murphy (c) Marion Piper (c) Marion Piper (c) Marion Piper (c) Jane Pryor (c) Jane Pryor (c) Julia Russell (c) Julia Russell (c) Julia Russell (c) Sintija Vikmane (c) Maddie Wheeler (c) Maddie Wheeler (c) Dale Wilson (c) Dale Wilson (c) Dale Wilson (c) Theo Wood (c) Theo Wood

In alphabetical order, corresponding to the list of works above, the artists are:

Audit Chaos (1)
Lizy Bending (3)
Emma Bennett (2)
Gemma Cossey (1)
Takayuki Hara (2)
Mark Liebenrood (1)
Claire Manning (2)
Marion Michell (1)
Allison Murphy (3)
Marion Piper (3)
Jane Pryor (2)
Julia Russell (3)
Sintija Vikmane (1)
Maddie Wheeler (2)
Dale Wilson (3)
Theo Wood (2)


Art Pie Open Call Competition


Deadline for Entries: 7 Aug 2014

Art Pie Competition Screen Shot

We are delighted to host the Art Pie Open Call Competition, organised by our media sponsor Art Pie. Just click on the image above to go to Art Pie Shows, then click on the Call to Artists button to find all the details. We’ll be presenting 100 A5 sized winning works on the theme of ‘repetition’ within the RECURSIVE show.

Show us your idea of repetition and take part in the RECURSIVE exhibition!

See some of the great entries so far…

(c) 2014 Marion Michell (c) Dale Wilson (c) Takayuki Hara (c) Maddie Wheeler (c) Lizy Bending (c) Emma Bennett (c) Gemma Cossey