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The Rehearsal of Frankenstein

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The main feature! La Repetetion de Frankenstein (Rehearsal of Frankenstein) with Nita Newman live on IGTV Thurs 25th June 7.30pm. Unfortunately the IGTV recording in vertical vision has been lost forever.. However see the film  in the widescreen webcam recording here. Soon to be followed with edited version with over head camera recording.

See the post performance interview here.

As part of my residency ‘Reframing the Stage’ for  Peep@Stryx 22nd-24th June 2020

In June Stryx opened our new 6 month long online residency programme Peep@Stryx designed for 22 artists included in Stryx’s pre-Covid19 programme and showcasing the diversity of artistic practices in the West Midlands.

The artists will have 1 week each to make work and present it online. This will include an artist talk, home studio sneaky peek sessions and a community workshop that everyone will be able to join from the comfort of their own home.

 

 

A talk about collage

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A talk about the range of collaging processes and how it informs my work from painting to performance for a Peep@Stryx live on IGTV Wed 24th June 7.30pm. See the film here.

In June Stryx opened our new 6 month long online residency programme ‘Peep@Stryx,’ designed for 22 artists included in Stryx’s pre-Covid19 programme and showcasing the diversity of artistic practices in the West Midlands.

The artists will have 1 week each to make work and present it online. This will include an artist talk, home studio sneaky peek sessions and a community workshop that everyone will be able to join from the comfort of their own home.

 

 

A Frank Self Portrait

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Moments from ‘A Frank self portrait’ check out the film here. for Peep@Stryx Live on Instagram TV Tues 23rd June 2020 at 7.30 pm

Watch Monday nights artists talk here

11.30 am Fri 26th Live Zoom workshop ‘When animals talk’

In June Stryx opened our new 6 month long online residency programme ‘Peep@Stryx,’ designed for 22 artists included in Stryx’s pre-Covid19 programme and showcasing the diversity of artistic practices in the West Midlands.

The artists will have 1 week each to make work and present it online. This will include an artist talk, home studio sneaky peek sessions and a community workshop that everyone will be able to join from the comfort of their own home.

 

A weeks itinerary for Peep@Stryx

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The weeks itinerary for ‘Reframing the stage’ Peep@Stryx at home: 7.30pm Live on Stryx Instagram.

Mon 22nd Artist Talk, Tues 23rd A Frank Self Portrait (live performance). Wed 24th Talking about collage, analogue and digital in my work, Thurs 25th. The Rehearsal of Frankenstein (live performance with Nita Newman – See poster above.

11.30 am Fri 26th Live Zoom workshop ‘When the animals talked’

In June Stryx opened our new 6 month long online residency programme ‘Peep@Stryx,’ designed for 22 artists included in Stryx’s pre-Covid19 programme and showcasing the diversity of artistic practices in the West Midlands.

The artists will have 1 week each to make work and present it online. This will include an artist talk, home studio sneaky peek sessions and a community workshop that everyone will be able to join from the comfort of their own home.

Selected Artists:

Amber Drew / Anastasia Starikova / Brenda Hickin / Darryl Georgiou / Ewan Johnston / Hira Butt / Jakub Ceglarz / James Dawson / Jasmine Morrison / Kirsten Adkins Larissa Shaw / Lexi Strauss / Lucy Andrews / Marcin Sz / Molly Cleaver / Nuala Clooney / Paul Newman / Rebekah Tolley-Georgiou / Rupi Dhillon / Sarah Fortes Mayer / Tamsin Lunn / Tereza Buskova

Reframing the Stage for Stryx

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Excited and a little apprehensive to take part in Peep @ Stryx Live online residency program in June. My week is June 22nd to 26th.

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Our third Peep@Stryx artist Paul Newman @paulhnewman.
This week he will be working on his residency entitled ‘Reframing the stage’. The recent lockdown scenario and working from home has created an opportunity to integrate his domestic setting into this narrative and the porting of props and elements from past work and studio space for experimental play at home. Expect monsters and Ford Escort vans and so much more! Artist talk tonight on IGTV 19:30!
#PeepAtStryx #onlineresidency #residency #onlineartist #artistsathome #brumarts

Join Paul on Stryx Instagram live at 7.30pm Mon 22nd -Thurs 25th.

The program runs until October with these great Midlands based artists; 
Amber Drew / Anastasia Starikova / Brenda Hickin / Darryl Georgiou / Ewan Johnston / Hira Butt / Jakub Ceglarz / James Dawson / Jasmine Morrison / Kirsten Adkins Larissa Shaw / Lexi Strauss / Lucy Andrews / Marcin Sz / Molly Cleaver / Nuala Clooney / Paul Newman / Rebekah Tolley-Georgiou / Rupi Dhillon / Sarah Fortes Mayer / Tamsin Lunn / Tereza Buskova

From 1/6/2020 – 30/10/2020 Stryx are running our ambitious programme ‘Peep@Stryx,’ designed for 22 artists included in Stryx’s pre-Covid19 programme and showcasing the diversity of artistic practices in the West Midlands.
The artists will have 1 week each to make work and present it online. This will include an artist talk, home studio sneaky peek sessions and a community workshop that everyone will be able to join from the comfort of their own home.

Deserts in the Pack

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From my Just Desert series featured in the The Pack  showcasing a great range of Midlands based artists on Instagram during May 2020

 

 

The Last Day Revisited on Artsy

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I’m delighted to be part of Artsy online exhibition of Aleph Contemporary artists. ‘The Last Day Revisited’
A cross generational group show featuring Willard Boepple, Helen Brough, Jacopo Dal Bello, Dan Coombs, Gordon Dalton, Nelson Diplexcito, Joana Galego, Peter Griffin, Phil King, Lee Johnson, Zebedee Jones, Rebecca Meanley, Paul Newman, Miroslav Pomichal, Katie Pratt, Mark Wright.
Aleph Contemporary is pleased to present its group show ‘The Last Day revisited’
‘In 2012 he (Newman) created a photographic print of his old studio, and during lockdown he has revisited it, painting eerie abstract elements on top of the pre-existing image. A bright and gaudy backdrop featuring psychedelic vases and clementines in crystal bowls has been shrouded in a murky veil twisting and turning with intestine-like tubes. If the original was, as Newman says, a fictional self-portrait, then this queasy update surely visualises him grappling with the strange and uncertain times in which we live.’ – Chloe Ashby
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Paul Newman @paulhnewman
The Last Day revisited, 2020

New works for Aleph Contemporary WHO

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Some of my new small paintings 30 x40 cm are on:
New works for Aleph Contemporary ‘Support the Artists Support the WHO campaign’
This weekend 1st May – 4th May add the code FRIENDS at the checkout to get 10% off. All these works can be purchased in 4 instalments – it is less than £100 a month
https://bit.ly/supportwho

It’s Not the End of the World

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An exhibition of recent work at Birmingham School of Art, Margaret St. for ‘Night School’ on Tues 29th Oct 6-8pm. Including ‘It’s not The End of the World’ a large scale mixed media collage
Paul Newman’s current body of work, Urban Gothic combines 18th – 21st century motifs including; historical landscape painting, architecture, classic monsters of movies such as the Fly & Frankenstein and even the Ford Escort van.
Paul Newman is a member of Contemporary British Painting & Aleph Contemporary

 

Mountain Size

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I’m delighted to be taking part in painting exhibition Mountain Size with the Contemporary British Painting group, curated by Gordon Dalton and the team at the Pineapple Black gallery in Middleborough. Open 1-30th Nov and related talks during its duration as part of the Conversations in Painting festival. Van study xi is parking up there in the exhibition.

Mountain Size features artists whose work has a relationship to landscape, as well as to the history, legacy and traditions of painting itself. This does not mean it is divorced from the wider realities around it or a fruitful critical dialogue with other art forms, but that painting itself is mountain sized, a large, seemingly immovable force yet one that is changeable with time.

Featuring:
Karl Bielik | Paula MacArthur | Stephen Snoddy | Amanda Ansell | Judith Tucker | Alison Pilkington | D J Manley | Simon Carter | Narbi Price | Pen Dalton | Matthew Krishanu | Cara Nahaul | Sam Douglas | Joe Packer | Mandy Payne | Julian Brown | Sean Williams | Freya Purdue | Greg Rook | Jeff Dellow | Gordon Dalton | Andrew Crane | Barbara Pierson | Natalie Dowse | Paul Newman