Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Resurrection: Life through Death in Midwinter

Resurrection: Life through Death in Midwinter

December 18, 2014 - January 20, 2015
Artefacto Bespoke Tattoo and Art Space
476 High Road Leytonstone, E11 3HN London


"Traditionally in Northern European climes people would work through the spring,summer and early autumn and then retire in the dark months of winter. It was a time for celebrations, family gatherings, meetings, story telling at the fireside and artistic creation. Industry so to speak was limited to what could be done during daylight hours and at the candle or fire light...tapestries, jewelery, painting, storytelling, music, sagas, making furniture etc... People would eat what they had gathered, farmed, hunted etc.., they shared, they loved and they came together. Rather than a time concentrating on death,and on manufacturing and working, as it is in modern times of electricity and industrial revolution, winter as a time for creation. Like with the acorns and other seeds falling into the forest ground, ideas would grow and it was seen as a season in which the world regenerated. It was the season of the old wise crone, a time to remember ones ancestors in order to inform ones future. It was a time of sex and feasting. Dancing and merriment. Of re-energising. Of contemplation from which spring would burst forth...but always aware that it was in winter in which seeds would fall and burrow into the soil, animals would become with child etc. Life through death...a Resurrection in the making... Midwinter solstice is not only the darkest and longest night but is also marked by traditional cultures as the New Year, the time when the days begin to grow.A New Light within the darkness..."


I have a small painting in the exhibition.

Julie Caves Resurrection
Oil painting on panel
2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Misbehaviour Exhibition

I have a small oil painting on panel in an exhibition in Redruth, Cornwall.
“Misbehaviour” (curated by Art Catcher and the ever amazing Katja Rosenberg) opens at CMR Gallery Redruth on 8th October until 29th October and includes artists from the UK and beyond. The full catalogue is available as PDF download here.

The exhibition will later travel to London.


Sunday, September 07, 2014

About Brick Lane an exhibition

About Brick Lane
an exhibition at Espacio Gallery

The vibrant Brick Lane area of East London is the subject of artwork by 11 contemporary artists showing at Espacio Gallery in a two-week exhibition 18th-30th September, 2014. Curated by Liz Whiteman Smith, About Brick Lane pieces together the complex story of the Brick Lane area using artworks from 11 perspectives interpreted through multiple artforms: painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and video.  Espacio Gallery is located at the top of this famous street so it is fitting that the gallery should hold this exhibition, which reflects on the distinctive and fascinating attributes of this unique area.




Saturday, August 23, 2014

About Brick Lane at Espacio Gallery

About Brick Lane an exhibition at Espacio Gallery

The vibrant Brick Lane area of East London is the subject of artwork by 11 contemporary artists showing at Espacio Gallery in a two-week exhibition 18th-30th September, 2014.  Espacio Gallery is located at the top of Brick Lane so it is fitting that the gallery should hold this exhibition, which reflects on the distinctive and fascinating attributes of this unique area.





Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG
Dates: 18th – 30th September, 2014
1–7pm daily (1–5pm Tuesday 30th September)
Private View on 18th September , 6–9pm
Participating artists: Graham Asker, Mark Bell, Julie Caves, Julie Eccles, Ahmed Farooqui, Esperanza Gómez-Carrera, Nick Hazzard, Ruth Jones, Ralph Overill, Liz Whiteman Smith, Sara Wickenden


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Off The Wall, The 9th Terrace Annual Open

'Off The Wall'
The 9th Terrace Annual Open, London
August 9th

I have a painting in this show curated by Karl Bielik, about, among other things, the passage of time and decay.  It is fascinating to see the works in the walled garden space that show varying amounts of change - some more recent works have been nearly destroyed by the elements while others that have been exposed for longer loss less worse for wear.

Lots of images of the exhibition can be seen on the Facebook page.

Here is a panoramic photo I took of the left side of the garden wall:



Off The Wall
photo by Julie Caves


Julie Caves
'The Structure Caught Light'
Oil painting on panel, 2014



Monday, July 14, 2014

Then there is Art Floats


We took the art to the people!


Art Floats
July 5th and 12th, 2014

Images from the exhibition:








As part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail 2014, Waltham Forest Arts Cluban artist-led organisation that creates community art projects and organises member exhibitions throughout the year, took an art exhibition out into the community, stopping to set up the exhibition for a short time and then moved to the next location.  This way we expanded the Arts Trail out from the centre.  

We were happy when we were loaned a milk float for the two mornings of the project.  We built the project around the float and named it ‘Art Floats’.  Unfortunately at the last minute the dairy found out their insurer had changed their mind and they had to withdraw.  With such a short time left Arts Club settled on a 7-seater and modified the display system for the artworks.  The car was decorated with balloons to go along with the original name.‘Art Floats’ was a mobile art exhibition in three locations on the two Saturdays of the Leytonstone Arts Trail, July 5th and 12th.  Starting at Hollow Ponds, across from the Alfred Hitchcock Hotel, at 10:00, it moved to St John’s Church near the tube station for 11:30 and the final setting-up of the exhibition was at 1:00 at Langthorne Park.  It was a quick-change take down of the exhibition each time with the group of artists following after the car in public transport with banners and signs saying: 'Follow us to Art Floats!'





Saturday, July 05, 2014

The Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition

The Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition
Preview: 10 July, 2014 5-8pm
Exhibition Continues: 11/12 July 1-5pm
ZAP picnic: 12 July 5-7pm
Bond House Gallery
ASC Studios
Bond House
Goodwood Rd
SE14 6BL
66 artists, all members of Zeitgeist Art Projects (ZAP), are exhibiting in South London. A diverse range of artists at all stages of their careers, from students to established artists. All original works on paper have a maximum price of £100 and so also offers a fantastic opportunity to start or add to your original art collection.
Artists: Michelle Abbott, Jane Archer, Christy Avraam, Terry Barber, Molly Behagg, Helen Bermingham, Sasha Bowles, Miranda Boulton, Rebecca Byrne, Julie Caves, Nick Cheeseman, Rosalind Davis, Etienne de Villiers, John E Walter, Simon Fell, Andy Finlay, Neill Fuller, Anna Garrett, Michelle Gibson, Satdeep Grewal, Molly Hagan, Justin Hibbs, Nicky Hodge, Brigid H Jackson, Evy Jokhova, Buffy Kimm, Sandra Lane, Anna Levy, Paula MacArthur, Tyler Mallison, Claire Manning, Emily Mclennan, Milena Michalski, Marion Michell, Cait Miskelly, John Murphy-Woolford, Kate Murray-Browne, John Myers, Sarah Nabarro, Michaela Nettell, Diana Palmer, Rachel Pearcey, Sarah Praill, Morfydd Ransom-Hall, Ritva Raitsalo, Ana Ruepp, Angela Rumble, Julia Russell, Pina Santoro-Ellwood, Wendy Saunders, Louise Scillitoe-Brown, Inga Street, Louise Sunnucks, Hanna ten Doornkaat, Lex Thomas, Annabel Tilley, Dina Varpahovsky, Pandora Vaughan, Sintija Vika, Binita Walia, Jane Walker, Rachel Wilberforce, Sue Williams A’Court, Holly Wisker, Robert Worley and Carol Wyss.
Curated by Annabel Tilley & Rosalind Davis with assistance from Helen Bermingham, Anna Garrett and Lex Thomas.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Art Floats


For the Leytonstone Arts Trail this year Waltham Forest Arts Cluban artist-led organisation that creates community art projects and organises member exhibitions throughout the year, of which I am an organiser, wanted to take an art exhibition out into the community, stopping to set up the exhibition for a short time and then moving to the next location.  This way we could expand the Arts Trail out from the centre.  We were happy when we were loaned a milk float for the two mornings of the project.  We built the project around the float and named it ‘Art Floats’.  Unfortunately at the last minute the dairy found out their insurer had changed their mind and they had to withdraw.  With such a short time left Arts Club settled on a 7-seater and modified the display system for the artworks.  The car will be decorated with balloons to go along with the original name.

‘Art Floats’ is a mobile art exhibition that will be in three locations on the two Saturdays of the Leytonstone Arts Trail, July 5th and 12th.  Starting at Hollow Ponds, across from the Alfred Hitchcock Hotel, at 10:00, moving to St John’s Church near the tube station for 11:30 with the final setting-up of the exhibition being at 1:00 at Langthorne Park.  It will be a quick-change take down of the exhibition each time with the group of artists following after the car in public transport with banners and signs saying: Follow us to Art Floats!  I keep saying “We are taking the art to the people!”

download the
Leytonstone Arts Trail 2014 Guide

The group exhibition includes artists Julie Caves, Helen Porter, Natalie Gray, Veronica Lindsay-Addy, Sue Higgins, Mo Morris, Valeria Bateson, and Olivier Tafforin.  Alongside the exhibition Nicolette Murin will be explaining the proposed new Art Lending scheme, as well as exhibiting an artwork herself. Brett Banks will be demonstrating his work on a small stone sculpture. There will be a chance to make something to add to the exhibition with the monoprinting workshop, materials provided by Jackson’s Art Supplies.

The group hopes to repeat the project next year, perhaps for the E17 Art Trail, this time as originally planned with a milk float.  If you have a milk float and would be interested in working with them please contact them at walthamforestartsclub at yahoo.co.uk



‘Leaf Shadow’ oil painting by Julie Caves



Friday, May 30, 2014

The Whole Picture No. 4

Every year on the long, tree-lined pathway to Walthamstow Town Square in East London the trees will grow pieces of art to be picked!
Art Grows on Trees is one of Waltham Forest Arts Club's projects for the E17 Art Trail 2014.

My work for the project: this will be the fourth year I have continued this idea.
The Whole Picture No. 4
A painting project by Julie Caves
I created a 22x30in acrylic painting on paper and cut it into 30 pieces and marked on the back to show its place. They each make a nice artwork that can be framed.  Plus there is the possibility that sometime in the future all 30 recipients will get together and the pieces of the painting will be reunited and they can see the whole picture.

I am installing 10 of the 30 on each of the three Saturday mornings of the project - May 31, June 7 & 14.

Click on the images for larger views-


The Whole Picture No. 4, Julie Caves
22x30 inch acrylic painting on heavy cotton paper
painted and varnished


The Whole Picture No. 4, Julie Caves
cut into 30 smaller paintings


The Whole Picture No. 4, Julie Caves
cut into 30 smaller paintings


The Whole Picture No. 4, Julie Caves
packaged and ready to install in the trees

Art waiting to be picked!








Organised by Katja Rosenberg





Open Studios at Blackhorse Lane Studios 2014

Blackhorse Lane Open Studios


Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May

Long-time Blackhorse Lane residents Blackhorse Lane Studios are back after a two year break with their always popular Open Studios weekend, featuring 28 artists opening up their workshops to reveal their varied practices, alongside a packed programme of events: 

28 Open Studios / Silent Auction / ‘Artworks Open’ / Kids Quiz / Blackhorse Arts Trek / & More! 


Barbican Arts Group Trust Silent Auction - see the 64 works and submit your bid

As always this will include a chance to bid for one of the many original artworks displayed around the building in our Silent Auction. Bidding takes place in the studios and also via our website. 

The auction starts on Friday 6th May at 6pm, the moment we open the doors for our Launch Event, 6-9pm, signalling the beginning of our weekend of activities. All are welcome to join us for a drink, refreshments and perhaps a lucky bid! 

Also launching at this event is the ‘Artworks Open’ exhibition in our Project Space gallery, a group show of the very best work selected for this national competition. The winner, announced on the night, will receive £1000 and a solo show in the gallery. 

This year we are also linking up with two other key members of the Blackhorse scene, Made By Ore jewellery workshop and Blackhorse Workshop, for the inaugural ‘The Blackhorse Arts Trek’, joining all three up into a local tour and series of events, just follow the yellow horse shoes

And for our keen smaller visitors there is the Kids Quiz with questions set by each artist to unlock secrets about the artworks in their studios. Special prizes courtesy of Jackson’s Art Supplies. 

And a special reward for those who make it round all three ‘Blackhorse Arts Trek’ locations, a limited edition Trekkers Rossette, with making tables at each venue. 

This year the Blackhorse Lane Studios: Open Studios 2014 will again invite members of the public to explore the working spaces of our 28 artists: painters, sculptors, photographers and performers, working with a whole variety of materials, ideas and making processes: 

Participating Artists:
Jacinta Appleby, Franki Austin, Anja Borowicz, Julie Caves, Nickie Counsell, Francesco de Manincor, Duncan Evans, Pauline Evans, Charlotte Gerrard, Ross Hansen, Jonet Harley-Peters, Denise Hickey, Neil Irons, Tam Joseph, Matthew Krishanu, Valerie Large, Jean-Pierre Mas, Helen Maurer, Katrin Mäurich, Lucile Montague, Benjamin Parker, Michelle Reader, Daniela Rizzi, David J Smith, William Stok, Sandie M Sutton, Barry Sykes, Emma Talbot, Marijke Vasey. 

Just a 5 minute walk from Blackhorse Road station (Victoria line and London overground) plus the 158 bus from Stratford stops right outside. 

114 Blackhorse Lane 
Walthamstow 
East London 
E17 6AA

Open Evening on Friday 6th June 6-9pm includes a horse-related playlist and bar.




Little Free Library E17

Little Free Library
I was asked to paint one of these amazing objects.
Mine will be at Arts and Crusts Cafe
There are 12 libraries you can visit in the Little Free Library E17 Project
Read more here: Little Free Libraries in East London.
The project is launching on May 31st as part of the E17 Art Trail 2014.
The project has a Facebook Page.

My 'Homage To William Morris':



Finished little library! Julie Caves.

Here are a few snapshots of it as the painting progressed.  
(I didn't take photos of the boring priming and sanding, priming and sanding, priming and sanding bits.)




Little Free Library - in studio, ready to start work.  Julie Caves.


Little Free Library painting in progress.  Julie Caves.


Little Free Library painting in progress.  Julie Caves.


Little Free Library painting in progress.  Julie Caves.


Little Free Library painting in progress.  Julie Caves.



Little Free Library door painting in progress.  Julie Caves.



Little Free Library door painting in progress.  Julie Caves.



Little Free Library painting in progress.  Julie Caves.



Little Free Library palette.  Julie Caves.



Little Free Library 2 coats of mural varnish.  Julie Caves.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'Nooks, Crannies and Niches' exhibition

Nooks, Crannies and Niches
Seven artists in Waltham Forest Arts Club will be creating an exhibition 
at The Maker's Yard, an amazing space in East London. 
June 11-15, 2014

Julian Beere - will present an interactive 'hide and seek' artist bookwork based on an idea presented at the 'Nature Culture' exhibition at The Makers Yard, in 2013.
Fiona Emm - will present a textiles hanging.
Natalie Gray - will present a mixed media installation.
Julie Caves - will present a sculptural installation of mythical female figures camouflaged within the lush setting of The Makers Yard garden. 
Nicolette Murin - will present Waves, a site specific interaction, in the greenhouse of The Makers Yard.
Anna Bisset - will present environmental drawings made in and directly from the environment, be they outdoor or interior spaces. They will be evidence of time spent in quiet contemplation in an otherwise busy and demanding world and, as such, represent a break or a temporary escape from this reality, whilst depicting another aspect of it.
H Locke - will present a series of drawings.



Part of the E17 Art Trail
organised by Julian Beere 


Monday, May 19, 2014

Between Ingurgitate and Inhale exhibition

12 artists from Waltham Forest Arts Club
Illustration, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture

E17 Art Trail Venue 150
May 30 - June 21 *extended to June 28*
Evening View Sat 31 May, 6.30-8.30pm
at Pictorem Gallery, East London




Artists:
Brett Banks
Valeria Bateson
Michael Bowles
Julie Caves
Ad Christodoulou
Kim Chang Sook
Natalie Gray
Louise Gridley
H Locke
Robert Jackson
Katja Rosenberg
Julia Spicer

Organised by Julie Caves and Katja Rosenberg
(Thank you to Helen Porter and Matt McKenzie for their assistance with brainstorming the great title.)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Allure of Leaves exhibition

The Allure of Leaves
A 3-person show on the theme of trees and leaves.
Valeria Bateson, Julie Caves, and H Locke
at 25 West Avenue Rd
June 1-2, 2014


detail from small oil painting
by Julie Caves 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

My E17 Art Trail 2014

For 16 days the E17 postcode in East London is even more art-focussed than usual, and that's a lot!
Here is a list of the places you can find me during the E17 Art Trail.
I hope to squeeze in some time to get around the trail and see some of the other amazing art as well!

Between Ingurgitate and Inhale
I am organising this exhibition with Katja Rosenberg and am also showing a painting.
at Pictorem Gallery
May 30 - June 21

Art Grows on Trees

We are making work to give away.
On the trees in the Town Square.
The 3 weekends of the Trail starting May 31.

The Allure of Leaves
A 3-person show on the theme of trees and leaves.
Valeria Bateson, Julie Caves, and H Locke
at 25 West Avenue Rd
June 1-2

At Home at the Mill
I will have a painting in this group show at the community centre.
The Mill on Coppermill Lane
May 29 - July 5

Small Habits 
at the Hornbeam
I will have a small drawing in this show.
458 Hoe Street
May 29 – June 14

Nooks, Crannies and Niches
I will have sculptures in this Waltham Forest Arts Club exhibition organised by Julian Beere 
at The Maker's Yard 
June 11-15

Little Free Library
I am painting one of these amazing objects.
Mine will be at Arts and Crusts Cafe
There are 12 libraries you can visit in the Little Free Library E17 Project
Starting May 31

BAGT Silent Auction
I will have four paintings in the auction in the corridors of Blackhorse Lane Studios.
at 114 Blackhorse Lane
Online from June 1st - ends June 8th 6pm.

Blackhorse Lane Open Studios
I am one of 28 artists who are opening our workspaces.  I will have finished works and works in progress. I just have to clear a space for people to get in.
at 114 Blackhorse Lane
June 6-8

Dancing and Drawing Through Time
I am organising a drawing event along with Lissa Chapman.  Please come along and draw the figure in motion!  Hosted by Waltham Forest Arts Club.  The last day of the Trail, a great way to finish up!
at Orford House in the village
June 15






Thursday, May 01, 2014

Dancing and Drawing Through Time



Dancing and Drawing Through Time

Waltham Forest Arts Club invites you to join us, pick up a pencil or charcoal and draw the moving figure!  
Dancers from Tudor, through Morris, to Swing will be performing while artists of all levels will be drawing the movement and costumes. 
11am-4pm June 15th, 2014

at
Orford House Social Club
73 Orford Road
Walthamstow
London
E17 9QR

The event is part of the popular E17 Art Trail in East London. An update of the schedule of dancers, musicians and possible lessons will be added to the Art Trail website listing as that information is available.
Materials kindly provided by Jackson's Art Supplies.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Abstract oil paintings

I have been painting a series of small abstract oils. 
Today:

detail of oil on canvas
by Julie Caves



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wet Leaves Underfoot

Wet Leaves Underfoot
Oil on wooden panel.
Another small painting for the 'Allure of Leaves' show June 1st.

Wet Leaves Underfoot
Julie Caves
Oil on wood panel 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Painting more leaves towards 'Allure of Leaves' show

Another little oil painting.
The 'Allure of Leaves' exhibition will be June 1 & 2, part of the E17 Art Trail.
The on-line guide and schedule will be on their website May 1st.

julie caves leaf oil painting detail
Julie Caves
 leaf oil painting on wood panel DETAIL
(click for larger view)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My drawing in the Face Value exhibition

Face Value exhibition
April 3rd - May 24th
61 artworks exploring portraiture.

at
The Mill
7-11 Coppermill Lane
Walthamstow
London
E17 7HA

Among the 61 artworks in the exhibition are my 'A Glimpse of Beard' drawing in the lower right
and Valeria Bateson's self portrait in the upper left.






Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Today in the studio - acrylic paintings


Julie Caves
Acrylic on cotton paper
11x15 inches

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Project Two Thousand And Fourteen

Project Two Thousand And Fourteen

On each day of the year, a different visual practitioner will create a new piece of 2D work interpreting an event that has been broadcast in the news that particular day. Each day, the new work will be uploaded on to this site and posted to a linked twitter account by 9pm each evening. In the process developing a collection of 365 new works together creating a narrative for the year 2014 based on reported events.

Date: March 25, 2014
Lost With No Survivors
By Julie Caves


March 25, 2014
Lost With No Survivors
By Julie Caves
Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Espacio Gallery website

I like the exhibition snapshots that form the slideshow on the Espacio Gallery website.

Here is one of the slides showing my painting 'Planting the Seed' on the left-

'Temptation' exhibition at Espacio Gallery Nov 2012

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Today's Palette

A detail from today's oil painting palette.
Julie Caves

Monday, March 10, 2014

At the end of a painting session ...

... there is still work to do. 



Saturday, March 08, 2014

Painting today

The left side of small oil on panel I finished yesterday.


detail of oil painting
by Julie Caves

Drawn to Leaves

Three of us are working towards an exhibition of paintings and drawings looking at the interest we all share in leaves, trees and forests. Our fascination with leaves comes from different viewpoints and the artwork is in a variety of styles and mediums.

Today I painted a small oil on canvas. 
Leaf Cluster painting 2014
by Julie Caves