A New Dynamic Programme for Utopia in 2024

Posted by Jac Slaney on

2024 is a very exciting year for Utopia.

Not only are we celebrating 10 years of utopian living but we also plan to expand this year to bigger, more central premises in the town. 

Mick's retirement from making lighting means that we now have more room for art. So 2024 sees the start of our new venture. Each month we will have a guest artist who has been specially selected to exhibit at Utopia. I'm choosing artists that each have a clear narrative, make beautiful work and have a philosophy which dovetails into our own. Expect stunning sculpture and work that you can connect with.  Each artist will have something different to offer and not everyone will like them all, but that's the beauty of art. The exhibitions will last around 4 weeks. We hope that you are as excited about this new dimension to Utopia as we are.

 

We start the programme on 25 March - here are the first two artists we're showing, so do make a note in your diary. All the work is for immediate sale as always, which we know is very popular with you. And all the artists accept commissions, but note each piece is unique.

 

Best wishes,

Jac

 

We are delighted to welcome David Cooke and Mick Kirkby-Geddes to our unexpected fold of exceptional artists.

 

Fur & Feathers

The Extraordinary Ceramics of David Cooke

25 March - 24 April 2024

 

Prize winning nationally renowned wildlife sculptor, David Cooke, has been studying animals all his life. He draws from his childhood in East Anglia and his current home in Yorkshire, to create sculptures that are as individual as the subjects he studies. Whilst always experimenting with new materials and techniques, Cooke particularly enjoys the challenge of ceramics and bronze.

  

 

Animal Crackers

The Playful Sculpture of Mick Kirkby-Geddes

5 May - 1 June

 

Mick Kirkby-Geddes's metal sculpture is incredible. From his workshop in the Yorkshire Pennines he transforms the old into something new with a fresh engaging dynamic. Curiosity and a healthy dose of 1970’s kids tv and comics informs his often humorous pieces and brings them to life.

 

 


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