This week JST hosted an enjoyable and informative evening at the Ceri Hand Gallery.
The gallery is situated within a converted warehouse in the docks of the North of Liverpool and has recently celebrated its third anniversary. It is a contemporary commercial gallery allowing innovative artists to exhibit their work whilst also supporting them publish and commission new ideas.
The gallery is currently exhibiting artist Samantha Donnelly’s second solo show in Liverpool, entitled ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’, a name taken from the BBC historical drama series portraying the movement towards women’s right to vote in Britain.
The purpose of the show is to explore and illustrate how women in today’s image obsessed society desire to look and be viewed in a certain way. It does this through using a choice of sculptures, collages and pictures that reference art, history and popular culture.
Guests were greeted by Ceri Hand herself who gave an exceptional talk on each of the pieces exhibited to explain the reasoning and ideas behind them. It was extremely enlightening and enabled those present to fully appreciate all of the works, with one based on the film, ‘Kill Bill’, being a personal favourite!
The evening was well attended by a variety of organisations ranging from those in art and charity to film, publishing and development. It was an excellent opportunity for networking and meeting new people in a relaxed and informal setting with plenty of food and drink on offer for all to enjoy.
JST would like to say a sincere thank you to all of those involved at the Ceri Hand Gallery for what was a very entertaining, interesting and successful evening.
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