HARUKO MAEDA, JULIE HEFFERNAN and DOLLY THOMPSETT
For the first installment of their summer exhibition, All Visual Arts bring together three international painters, Julie Heffernan, Haruko Maeda and Dolly Thompsett; whose works draw on a rich body of myth, fable and art history to evoke the spirit of Magical Realism. The principle characteristics of Magical Realism are political critique, hybridity and collective consciousness; ideas shared by each of the artists exhibited in strikingly different ways.
ALASTAIR MACKIE: MULTIPLICITY
For the second installment of the summer exhibition, All Visual Arts presents a solo show of the work by Alastair Mackie, whose practice is one based on transforming that which is left over after nature has completed its cycles of construction, destruction and reintegration.
Deploying the minimalist strategies of series and repetition, he constructs sculptures which occupy the space between the natural and the manufactured, utilising multiple uniform elements to build complex structures.