Andrew McConnach

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Andrew McConnach

Statement

 

 

 

 Link

 

www.banksidegallery.com

http://www.artspace.co.uk

www.bodhicharya.org

www.creative-retreat.co.uk

www.smitf.org/

www.villasolhem.se

www.samyeling.org

Biography

Andrew is inspired by the mandala, an idea that has been used in meditation, healing and protection in many cultures throughout history and is working on translating into a personal perspective some of his ideas regarding them.

His work begins by using drawing and collage that inform both his printmaking and his painting. 

Andrew has worked in primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in England and Wales using the art history of mandala-making as a basis for students to explore their own designs.

He has also worked using mandala projects with adults and children that have a large range of emotional and behavioural difficulties in Bristol, Portsmouth and Southampton. After spending four and a half years at Art Space Portsmouth and three months volunteering as cook at the meditation centre, Gomde UK, in Yorkshire, Andrew is living in Sweden

Andrew is working on a new body of work entitled 'Roses of Generosity'.

Those interested in having an original made especially for a friend or relative, please feel free to drop me a line. I am also prepared to produce commissioned artworks. 

 

Exhibition History

2015'Love heart', GASP, Portsmouth
2014National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2014'About Time', GASP, Portsmouth
2013'Lovely love love', Zodiac Gallery, Guildhall, Portsmouth
2013'Rock, Paper, Scissors', GASP, Portsmouth
2013'Colours of Compassion', Gallery in the Crypt, St.Martins-in-the-Fields, London
2012'Complicated relationships with Furniture', GASP, Portsmouth
2012-15'Art Space@ Lakeside 1000', Cosham
2012'Willow Weaving Project @ GASP', Portsmouth
2011'Art Space@ The Guildhall Cafe', Guildhall, Portsmouth
2011'Mottisfont Open', Mottisfont Abbey, nr Romsey, Hants.
2011'Painting the garden green', GASP, Portsmouth
2011'Art Space @ The Kings Theatre', Portsmouth
2011-15'Art Space Open Studios 2011-15', Portsmouth
2010-11'Quay Arts Open', Newport, I.O.W.
2010'6by4 Secret Postcard Exhibition', Art Space, Portsmouth
2010'Art on the Pier', Southsea Pier
2010'Mandala Gardens', Third Floor Art Gallery, Portsmouth
2009'Printed Circles', Peace Cafe, Portsmouth
2009-11, 2015'Omega Printmakers Open', Portsmouth
2008-09'Omega Printmakers', The Parlour, Portsmouth
2008-09'More Prints', ARC, ASPEX Gallery, Portsmouth
2008'Trees and Circles', Third Floor Art Gallery, Portsmouth
2008'The Opening', Mitterand & Sanz, Zurich
2007'Hoops-return of the nomad', Third Floor Art Gallery, Portsmouth
2004'100 Watercolours', Artspeak Gallery, Windsor, Ontario
2003'More Tree Paintings', Oriel Stages, Machynlleth