Richard Hugues You’ll be dead for years without even knowing it 2011
By far I think my favourite piece. The small metal pipe overhangs the mattress (which I think was made of fibreglass) which constantly dips water, pooling below. I always a fan of kinetic installations and the fact that it just seemed so out of place in a gallery setting. Grungy but beautiful!
Richard Hughes Chapel Perilous 2010
A kaleidoscopic sculpture consisting of six mirrored sections made up of windows and radiators adorned with teenage memorabilia. I was really drawn to this piece and spent a long time taking it all in. I particularly like the detail of mirroring, right down to the skateboard stickers and Mario toys!
Richard Hughes Blue Heaven 2010
This may look like an ordinary wall covered in blu tack (it may not even look like that with my awful photograph - apologies!). The installation actually consists of 300 individual pieces cast in bronze hand painted to resemble every day blu tack…dedication is not the word!
Various Richard Hughes including Repeat to fade 2013 transforming the traditional ‘white cube’ gallery space with peeling, ripped paint. Also, With the lights out 2012 a domestic lamp dressed in clothing.
Firstsite’s late night opening 3rd May
Richard Hughes Sleeping Rust 2012
What first appears to be part of the architecture, on closer inspection are carefully placed rusty drainpipes, complete with bird’s nest. The pipes spell out the word ‘nowhere’ which, without being told requires a lot of staring and standing in the right position in order to see! It’s a lot more obvious looking at it through a camera lens!
A brilliant use of space and the wonderfully curved wall of the gallery.
firstsite - Home
Our friends invited us to a late night opening at Colchester’s firstsite gallery. Activities included a fake fungus tour, printing with teck deck’s, kaleidoscope making and many more, all linked in with the work on show. We were delighted by this and ran around like small children (nothing to do with the extremely strong cocktail the majority of the group had been given upon entry - myself excluded!)
The main artist exhibiting was Richard Hughes and I would like to share a few images of his work that appealed to me the most.
Firstsite recently had a late night opening, hope you enjoy my blog!
Hey Tumblr! I’m back and ready to blog!! So 2013 already for me has been a pretty crazy year. Events include; pregnancy (im 27 weeks now!), moving to Colchester, a wedding and a funeral…and that was all pretty much in April! So not much time for creativity or visiting galleries :(
But fear not! moving to Colchester has helped me re-gain my creative flair with help from our lovely cultured friends who have been giving us tours of the best places to be, see and of course drink at! (not that drinking is any use to me at the moment!)
Anywhoo, see above for my first blog/gallery visit of 2013 to firstsite in Colchester! :)
Complete decoration on my Mum’s Chritstmas Tree :)