Artist Talk | 5 July 2017

On Wednesday 5 July, we were joined in the gallery by the three artists whose works comprise our current exhibition, ‘Controlled Realities’. Rachel Ara, Jacek Ludwig Scarso and Charles Harrop-Griffiths were in conversation with AVR London’s Director, Joseph Robson, discussing the future of physical sculpture in a post-digital, increasingly virtual world. With Jacek working in sculpture and performance, Charles working mostly in virtual reality and Rachel utilising both, it made for a very interesting and impassioned conversation. Jacek opened the talk, as Joseph asked him how working closely with Rachel... Read The Rest →

Issey Scott reviews Mat Collishaw’s Thresholds Exhibition

Mat Collishaw’s ‘Thresholds’ VR experience at Somerset House Led by our exhibitions ‘Virtualrealism’ in 2015, ‘I Saw it Whole’ in autumn 2016 and now our current exhibition ‘Controlled Realities’, we are always investigating how virtual reality and contemporary art are coming together to boost each other’s audiences and stretch their potential. London’s art scene is finally picking up on VR at a rapid pace, and we were delighted to see this in practice at Mat Collishaw’s installation ‘Thresholds’ during its brief run at Somerset House. Photography and alchemy are the... Read The Rest →

Updates on our artist in residence Charles Harrop-Griffiths

Our upcoming exhibition ‘Controlled Realities‘ will be your first chance to see work developed by our Artist in Residence, alongside sculptural pieces by Rachel Ara and Jacek Ludwig Scarso. As part of his residency, Charles Harrop-Griffiths has been researching his very timely chosen topics to merge fine art with themes and issues pertaining to new technologies. The dissemination of news on social media, and its lack of moderation, leads to conspiracy theories, paranoia and opinion pieces. Now that ‘miscommunication’ is part of our daily vocabulary, particularly in the guise of... Read The Rest →

Anise Gallery Celebrates at City Hall

On 23 March 2017 Anise Gallery celebrated five years of exhibitions, events and collaborations with a party at City Hall. Established in 2012 by Jacquelyn Jubert and Joseph Robson the gallery has been driven by a desire to promote the link between art and architecture. Their curated exhibition programme is focused around this ethos and has seen some highly regarded artists and art works through their doors alongside numerous graduates that they promote and work with. The party was shared with their studio neighbours AVR London who were celebrating 10... Read The Rest →

Artist in Residence | Charles Harrop-Griffiths

We are very pleased to introduce you to our first Artist in Residence. Charles joined the gallery at the start of the year and will be working with us to further develop our research and production of VR art works. With a highly mixed-media approach to his practice, including VR experiences, installation and pencil drawings, Charles employs experimental techniques to bring these various media together. Trained in Art History followed by MA Digital Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art, our first Artist-in-Residence epitomises the gallery’s ethos of merging the... Read The Rest →

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