Sarah Evans‘ work is fundamentally based in drawing but reinvented through animation, works on paper, large-scale site-responsive installations and sculptural interventions.
Nature and place are themed throughout which combine to create fictitious and futuristic imaginary worlds.
In recent work Evans & The McKenzie Break have collaborated to explore notions of visual music and the synthesis of animation and music, which led to public performances of improvisational scores to accompany Evans’ animation Secret Machines at Wysing Arts Centre and The Arecibo Effect for Aurora 2009.
Evans has shown her work in a number of exhibitions including solo presentations at Hertfordshire University Galleries, Red Gallery, Hull and The West Wales School of the Arts.
David Kefford works across a range of media employing improvised and low-tech methods and processes to re-work cheap, second-hand objects and materials creating new uncanny drawings, films, sculptures and installations.
His work often combines both semi-figurative and functional elements often staged in an environment that feels domestic and suggestive of elusive emotional and psychological narratives.
Kefford has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. Solo and group exhibitions include ‘Party Animal’, SUGAR,New York; ‘Performing Presence’, The National Centre for Contemporary Art, St Petersburg; ‘One Thing Against Another’, Aspex, Portsmouth; ‘Transport’, Towner Off-Site, Eastbourne. ArtFutures, Bloomberg Space, London. David also regularly undertakes commissions, most notably ‘Material Worlds’, Contemporary Art Society and ‘RSVP Contemporary Artists at the Foundling’, Foundling Museum, London.
He has been the recipient of several awards including Grants for the Arts from Arts Council England, East, an Escalator Visual Arts Award and the Roy Noakes Bursary Prize, Royal British Society of Sculptors. David is a Visiting Fine Art Lecturer at University of Hertfordshire and regularly lectures in other further and higher educational institutions. He also facilitates public talks and workshops in museum and gallery environments.
CJ Mahony’s practice is driven by her fascination with the physical and psychological effects a constructed environment can have on an audience, and how the scale and proportion of constructed pieces relate to architectural space.
Her installations examine the thresholds between function and dysfunction and provoke an active response through the disruption of temporal and spatial experience. Sculptural works explore the traditions of form through modification and manipulation of building materials. The work is often responsive to a given site, large-scale, and is always temporary.
Mahony is studying for a MA in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art. Over the past 8 years she has undertaken a number of public commissions and exhibited across the UK. Forthcoming solo show at anarch space in south London.Project include: Back Space, Aurora International Norwich, Borrowed Site, Situ Projects Cornwall, Intervention Intervention The Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton, Dissolution of Identities, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and the Joya residency in Los Gazquez, Spain.
She also works as an arts educator, teaching in both further and higher education institutions and delivers workshops for architects and as part of education programs for galleries.