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ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF MICROSCOPY (QUEKEX)

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Saturday 6th October 2018

Display of photographs and family-oriented demonstrations
in the foyer of the Flett Theatre

RESOURCE FOR LONDON

Reflections on Working as a Woman Artist:
talk and visuals by Irma Irsara

356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Thursday 8 March 2018 - 6pm - 8pm

Italian artist Irma Irsara has chosen International Women’s Day to talk about her experiences
as a woman artist during a career that spans over 30 years.

ZERO CELSIUS, Exhibition of Digital Prints

RESOURCE FOR LONDON
356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Runs until 27 March 2018

Zero Celsius is a series of digital prints by Italian artist Irma Irsara recording the 2014 site-specific,
ice-based installation in the former Victorian ice wells at the London Canal Museum, Kings Cross.
Working with ice, a material very much associated with the theme of climate change,
the artist explores natural cycles and outcomes in relation to surrounding conditions.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF MICROSCOPY (QUEKEX)

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Saturday 7th October 2017– 10.30am - 4pm

Display of photographs and family-oriented demonstrations
in the foyer of the Flett Theatre.
More technical displays and demonstrations in the PA 135 Meeting Room.

SELECTION OF EARLY ETCHINGS

LIBERTEA CAFE
Unit G-12, 159-163 Marlborough Road, London N19 4NF
June / July / August 2017

Selection of early etchings completed at Accademia di Urbino, Italy
and Ormond Road Workshops, London.

Picture: Strada nella foresta 1990
1 colour etching - Drypoint, sugar-lift, soft ground
Print size: 30cm (H), 26cm (W) edition of 30

SUMMER MEMBERS SHOW 2016

LONDON PRINT STUDIO
425 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE
24th June - 26th August 2016

This year's London Print Studio's Members Summer Show offers snapshot
of fine art contemporary printmaking in London.
The show features work across the full range of print techniques,
with etching particularly well represented. There is work by well established and emerging artists.

Picture shows digital print from the Zero Celsius series of images taken of the ice installation
in the former victorian ice wells at the London Canal Museum.

      ART AT THE BRIDGE #7

TOWER BRIDGE (Engine Rooms)
8 March - 31 July 2016

Celebrate female artistic endeavour with Tower Bridges ‘Art at the Bridge’exhibition.
Now in its seventh iteration, this long-running exhibition in partnership with Southwark Arts Forum will
display the works of 15 female artists as they explore the theme of‘Building Bridges: The Female Perspective’.

Retina Diamond Leaf, digital print, 594 x 841 mm 2015

 





ARTROOMS 2016

Meliá White House Hotel, Albany Street,
Regent’s Park, London NW1 3UP
23-25 January 2016

For a second year running ARTROOMS will be taking over 70 bedrooms at Meliá White House, a top 4 star deluxe hotel (closest station Great Portland Street), for 4 days during London Arts Fair!

The exhibition will showcase artists work chosen by a cast of industry professionals.

Attraverso l'organico, pulp, bark dyes,
110 x 91 cm 2012

IN THE OPEN

Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge
September 2015

An exhibition bringing together a group of women artists and poets who practice collaboratively and variously as makers, performers, curators and academics. All work across disciplines to explore, through research and practice, ideas around landscape, place, ecology and environment.

ARTISTS DRAWING A LINE UNDER TORTURE

Freedom from Torture Charity Auction, Bargehouse Gallery
October 2015

Pulp work from the Watermarks series donated to the charity auction organized
by Freedom from Torture which marks its 30th anniversary.

LETTER IN MIND

National Brain Appeal, Oxo Gallery
October 2015

The Art of a Journey invited artists to respond visually to a journey that they have experienced:
whether emotional, psychological, real or imagined – using a simple envelope as their starting point.
The concept of a journey is specifically relevant to artists as it mirrors the production and culmination of an artwork.
Proceeds to National Brain Appeal.

BYOP BRIGHTON

Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton Dome
September 2015

Pop-up Brighton’s 4th annual event returned for a night of collaborative
moving image, projection, participation and experimentation.
This was my second time participating in the event
and a chance to project time lapse 'work in progress' D-freeze.

P U L P S

Lauderdale House (Lower Gallery)
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Wednesday 27 May - Sunday 21 June 2015

Irma Irsara’s gift for emotional expression through her artworks has long been reflected in all her artistic creations
whether they be pulp paper artworks, artist books, print, video or installations.

The work on show represents a selection of paper pulp works from the last 15 years, as well as a small preview
of her new series of photographic prints taken during the 2013 experimental ice and light installation
in the ice wells of the London Canal Museum.

The achival digital prints with their natural textures, strong electric colours, organic shapes
and powerful imagery sit well beside her pulp paper artworks and display a continuity of Irma’s creative interests
albeit in a different medium. The ability to work across mediums when producing artworks while retaining
a strong, identifiable visual signature is a hallmark of Irma’s creative output.

- A Phelan

VOLUNTARY ACTION ISLINGTON

200A Pentonville Road
London N1 9JP

February/March 2014

Exhibition of paper pulp works at the offices of Voluntary Action Islington
which includes a selection of recent large-scale works and a number of
pieces from the 'Watermarks' series

image: Nel giardino delle delizie 2 - 100 x 120 cm 2013

 

ZERO CELSIUS

London Canal Museum
12 - 13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT
Nov/Dec 2013

An experimental, ever-changing art piece in the Victorian ice wells at the London Canal Museum.
Work was produced in the space on a daily basis, using ice forms, melanix, organic material,
video and lights, to create a time-based installation which reflects shifting and
changing geographical boundaries as a result of climatic conditions.

The end result of this ephemeral work was inevitable but through the artist’s creative process
and journey of discovery it aimed to inspire the public’s imagination.
The only certainty was that the ice would slowly melt and, once again,
become part of the water cycle, leaving the artwork to finish at the point where it began.

VISIT THE ZERO CELSIUS WEBSITE

WATERMARKS

London Canal Museum
12 - 13 New Wharf Road
London N1 9RT
16 - 31 July 2013

Rising water levels – evident even along the local London canals – is the theme of a series of paper pulp works,
a selection of which I’m showing at the London Canal Museum.
As well as signifying the water line, the title refers to the ‘watermark’ effect incorporated
in each of the paper pulp works, achieved by varying the thickness of the fibre during the making process.

I’ll be demonstrating techniques and running a paper-making workshop using edible plants
on Sunday 28 July, 11:00 to 16:00 with the chance to make your own paper.


MUSEUMS AT NIGHT

London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT
Saturday 18th May 2013, 5.30 - 11.00 pm

The installation, Sciogliere e ritrovare, is an exploration of climate change using images and film-footage
shot in and around London. The work incorporates audio of two pieces by the feminist poet Frances Presley,
with fragments of the poems
embedded in shapes of ice.
The video Città Ideale, and Icicle, a collaboration with paper engineer John O'Leary, will also be on show.

The Ice Wells at the London Canal Museum come alive on the night of 18th May with film installation,
painting, poetry, ice sculpture and photography.
Arts on Ice is a night at the museum exploring the depths of the ice wells and ice trade
which operated from the building during the 19th Century. Full details of the event can be found here


ART BELOW Art of March

St Pauls Underground Station
CENTRAL LINE Platform 1 Westbound
11th March 2013 for a period of 2 weeks

Art Below is a London based public art enterprise founded in 2006 by Ben Moore.
The organization works with a wide range of international artists and has an important position
within the movement of contemporary art in public space.

Art Below uses billboard space in underground stations to display artworks in London and overseas

CARP

Regent's Canal Festival (PandorArts)
Mile End Park, (The Art Pavilion), London, E3 5BH
July - August 2012

'CARP' is a sculpture consisting of 10,000 recycled plastic bags created for Regent's Canal Festival 2012, Rubbish Art
on 13th - 15th July. It will be floating in the lake in Mile End Park next to Regents Canal for the duration of the Olympics.
The aim of the work is to create something aesthetic from rubbish, as well as highlighting the massive problem
of plastic bags on the environment, including their negative impact on canals and waterways.
Solar lights and recycled cds will transform the piece at night.

CARP will remain in situ until the end of August.

UNITED HOUSE

paper pulp installations
United House, North Road, London N7 9DP
July - August 2012

Irma Irsara works in a variety of media, but with her own distinctive style. Her recent pulp works are created
by layering dyed fibre pulp using handmade paper techniques, at a point where art meets craft.
Having grown up among the beautifully chromatic Dolomites, Irma Irsara developed a language of colour
from a young age and this dialogue has remained the essence of her work.

Each piece is produced by working flat, looking down, so the limits at the edge become a horizon
and everything outside - the walls, the room - becomes the background to the picture, rough contours left
to allow freedom between the work and what lies beyond.

The work in the foyer of United House is an attempt to engage with the space using the work in the form of an installation.

United House pulp installation


All images Copyright © Irma Irsara. All rights reserved.