News, Events, Interviews and Articles
6 October 2015
Mint Art Gallery is returning to the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park London. The fair runs from Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 June, with the private view on Wednesday 21 in the evening. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for complimentary admission tickets.
19 May 2015
Mint Art Gallery is returning to the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead Heath London. The fair runs from Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 June, with the private view on Wednesday 10 in the evening. Contact email@example.com for complimentary admission tickets.
8 October 2014
Mint Art Gallery is exhibiting in the Autumn Edition of the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park London. The fair runs from Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 October, with the private view on Wednesday 22 in the evening. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for complimentary admission tickets.
30 August 2014
Mint Art Gallery is exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair at Brunel's Old Station, Temple Meads in Bristol. The fair runs from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 September, with the private view on Thursday 18 in the evening. Contact email@example.com for complimentary admission tickets.
20 June 2014
Mint Art Gallery is exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead Heath, London. The fair runs from Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 October, with the private view on Wednesday 11 in the evening. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for complimentary admission tickets.
10 January 2014
Mint Art Gallery will be exhibiting for the first time in the Works on Paper Art Fair at London’s famous Science Museum in Kensington. The fair runs from Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 February, with the Opening Preview on Wednesday 5 February in the evening. The Fair will be opened by Jonathan Dimbleby. Complimentary admission tickets are available to patrons and friends.
Press Release: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PAINTING? Artwork bought from MintARTS as a gift for “Arctic 30” journalist Kieron Bryan stolen from boot of car
25 November 2013
MintARTS is sending out a plea to anyone who has seen an oil painting by artist Kate Ellis, bought at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park in October 2013. Valerie Fletcher whose son-in-law Russell is the brother of "Artctic 30" journalist Kieron Bryan, bought Kate's painting, Project Damp Studio #1, as a welcome home present for Kieron and had it stolen from the boot of her car.
15 September 2013
Mint Art Gallery will exhibiting in the autumn edition of the Affordable Art Fair at Battersea Park, London. The fair runs from Thursday 23 – Sunday 27 October, with the private view on Wednesday 22 in the evening. Complimentary admission tickets are available to patrons and friends.
Press Release: THE HUM OF HISTORY CONTINUES drawings by Amanda Holiday opens at Mint Art Gallery @ Mango Shack restaurant and bar
22 April 2013
Mint Art Gallery in collaboration with the Mango Shack restaurant & bar is launching a new programme of art exhibitions with Amanda Holiday’s “THE HUM OF HISTORY continues”. Artist and filmmaker Amanda Holiday was born in Sierra Leone and came to live in the UK at the age of 5. Active in the black political art arena, Holiday exhibited in landmark shows such as The Image Employed at Manchester's Cornerhouse and the touring show Plotting the Course. The Hum of Historyis an on-going series of large-scale works on paper that thread together varied social narratives. This exhibition presents new work including a site-specific piece created especially for the Mango Shack.
UP CLOSE AND PLAYABLE Meet mixed media artist Jake Oliver-Fishman who invites us to "play" with his work
When you’re next wandering through a field at one of the ever growing number of UK festivals, and find yourself staring into a giant set of teeth with music and light emanating from within, do not be afraid. Your dentist has not given you an overdose of nitrous oxide and you are not hallucinating. You are, in fact, partaking in the playful work of Jake Oliver-Fishman, the newest addition to MintARTS Gallery.
For Jake, play is core to just about everything he makes. He employs sculpture, painting, photography, and video to bring his art to life. Jake reveals where his creative ideas stem from, his passion and philosophical thoughts on art and how he tries to involve and integrate ordinary people in his artworks.
IN THE LAND OF MARY Professor Jerry Holsopple discusses the significance of Virgin Mary sculptures and iconography in the art of Lithuania
9 October 2012
Pictorial and sculptural representations of the Virgin Mary have long been central to Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity where she remains a central topic of artistic and spiritual expression. In Lithuania, the Virgin Mary holds particular resonance during the German occupation and later the Soviet oppression in the 20th century. Professor Jerry Holsopple has been visiting Lithuania for the last ten years and spent 2009-2010 as a Fulbright Scholar there. He discusses the significance of Virgin Mary sculptures and iconography in the art of Lithuania as a source of strength, spirituality, inspiration and resistance.
SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL & DIRTY PAINT BRUSHES Artist and Illustrator Michael Haynes explains how music strikes the right chord for his creativity
9 August 2012
If Michael Haynes was in an alternate universe, he would be a rock star. However, in this world today, he is an artist in the mould of Jackson Pollock with a touch of Peter Saville for good measure. His art is bold, organic and dynamic, which belies Michael’s more introverted private persona.
Part of it may be explained by Michael’s love for rock music with which he surrounds himself. Although he doesn’t play music, he breathes it, lives it, paints it.
THE ART OF SPORT Artist Marianne Fox-Ockinga talks about her involvement in the greatest show on Earth – the London 2012 Olympic Games
Marianne Fox-Ockinga does not strike you as a natural sports person or indeed a sports enthusiast at all. But walk into her London studio, and if you were a sports or footie fan, a Gunner even, you would be in sporting heaven! On all four walls are her woodcut prints, paintings and drawings of Wembley, Arsenal’s Highbury and Emirates stadiums, and the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
So how did a self-confessed “non-sporty” get involved and gain access to record visually some of the most important and extraordinary work-in-progress sporting moments?
For anyone who’s ever wanted to travel and take a few photographs, life as a travel photographer must seem like the perfect excuse to view the world. And indeed it is, but what differentiates the snaps that all of us take to commemorate our holidays from photographs that we would pay to hang on our walls as art?
Sandra Jordan searches for inspiration and delves into her past experiences to show us how she transforms her passion for travel and art into scintillating photography. She talks about the people she's met and how just embracing the local culture can add colour to her photography.
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