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WARRIORS, an exhibition curated by a new independent curator team.

13 April – 14 May 2010

In a world where individuals are constantly striving to fight for purpose and meaning where once established conventions are now torn. The original concept of a ‘Warrior’ has now had to fight for its own meaning and the once war determined ideology has had to force itself into new armour.
A newly formed independent curator team are bringing their own cultural flares and experiences to produce this complex and challenging topic. Taking inspiration from the way the ideology of the warrior has ingratiated itself into various avenues of culture, including the rugby world where the inimitable ‘Haka’ is still used to intimidate opponents before taking the field for battle. This now iconic routine has inspired the curatorial team, Helen Batley, Nami Chikhlia and Jennifer Elder, having met and trained at Central Saint Martins to produce an extravaganza of Warriors in all their newly evolved glory.
Artists have come together with their own cultural awareness, this subjective topic has leapt out at individuals. By producing 3D, 2D and interpretative dance as this ‘Warriors’ exhibition has defeated any pre conceived ideas you are going to have. ‘Warriors’ can be drawn out from the individual and their own battles within themselves and their lives. Walking into this exhibition will invite voyeurs to observe how these young artists have taken up the subject matter and trophies their battles/journeys into art.
The artists: Ramona Barsalona, Helen Batley, Nami Chikhlia, Jennifer Elder, Emily Taylor, Joanna Western, Alex Witt, Kayleigh Witt, Chutima Kerdpitak, Haribaabu Naatesan, Katia Hickmer, Damien Jeffrey and Alexander Augustus Greenhalgh.


The Exhibition in Print 2010

The BAR Member’s  Exhibition in Print

9 February – 12 March 2010
And  the announcement of the winner of the
Film Brent in 90 seconds competition

Is printmaking a cheat’s way of escaping the rigours of painting and drawing, or is it one of the greatest means of artistic expression? Certainly artists from Rembrandt to Picasso were fascinated by the medium  and they had more limited techniques at their disposal than are available today. But you don’t need an expensive press or complicated equipment to produce interesting prints. Black paint, paper, pencil and a rolling pin or even a potato can provide hours of enjoyment and experiment, and remarkable results. The next BAR exhibition  will concentrate on prints: monoprints, etchings, screenprints, lithographs, lino and woodcuts  and  prints combined with other media Continue reading

An Exhibition of Burmese Art

BAR in collaboration with Tim Maitland 
An exhibition of Burmese Art

MAY 2009

Sunrise in Pagan Burma - Patrick Maung Yay

Sunrise in Pagan Burma – Patrick Maung Yay

Is it the untouched waters of Inle? The cool refreshing spray from the falls of Anisakan? The hospitality from the humble minds of many without the pollution of luxury? What is the beauty of Myanmar behind the military control?  ‘The Window to Burma’ displays the life, culture and political agenda of a nation restricted by its government but contains some of Nature’s most phenomenal work.
 ‘A window to Burma’ features modern Burmese artists based in the UK.
 Maung Yays work is inspired by Buddhist philosophy and the tranquillity of nature. He calls his work ‘futuristic symbolism’. Khin Myints paintings explore the beauty of the natural world against the horrors of the political world. She was the first woman to have a nude painting hung in public inBurma. Tin Tin Sann is a pioneer of the avant-garde art movement in Burma and is one of the first Burmese Artists to create and exhibit batik painting in Burma.
 Tim Maitland