News 2019
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AGM
We are delighted to announce that Atelier Melusine has received Association status and that our first Open Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 20 May 2019 at the Salle de Fetes, La Trimouille at 20.00. We look forward to seeing you there.
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que l'Atelier Melusine a reçu le statut d'Association et que notre première Assemblée Générale Annuelle Ouverte aura lieu le lundi 20 mai 2019 à la Salle des Fêtes, La Trimouille à 20h00. Au plaisir de vous y rencontrer.

Our next exhibition Temporal Traces Magical Manuscripts opens on 11 May at 18.30 with lectures, workshops and a picnic the following day from 11.00 - 15.30.
Please book in advance as spaces are limited. The exhibition runs until 29 /06/2019
Works by Robert Campbell Henderson, Serge Arnoux, Hugh Mcmillan and William Blake The Coptic Magical Papyri Team with Raquel Martín Hernández and Luis Calero
‘Exuberance is Beauty’, ‘Blash o God’ & ‘25 Prints’

There will be a second vernissage and Balades des Artistes partie deux on 31/05/2019 with live performances from Hugh McMillan. In collaboration with Gallery Vero and Dayarts.

There will be a second vernissage and Balades des Artistes partie deux on 31/05/2019 with live performances from Hugh McMillan. In collaboration with Gallery Vero and Dayarts.

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L’atelier Melusine is delighted to recieve two major donations of artwork by contemporary printmakers Freya Payne and Robert Campbell Henderson.
Below, ‘The Prisoner’ etching by Freya Payne

‘Dolls - Pupa’ opened with a busy private view on 23/03/2019. The exhibition shows the work of over 22 artists and allows an intimate and complex look at the concept of ‘the doll’ both inanimate and artificially animated, through the medium of text. Submissions in the form of essays, prose and poetry have been emailed, printed and then installed as a site specific work across the four levels of the space around selected items, cinematic and web based elements as well as exhibits from the Melusine’s own collection. These include original pieces by G.L. Brierly, Freya Payne and Tess Jaray. The responses have been highly personal and exceeded the original format introducing film such as ‘Rice Harvester’ by Katarzyna Borelowska, books, handmade papers as well as instruction manuals; the ‘Ultra-Low Voltage Survival Kit’ (Mindaugus Gapsevicius) and a piece of futurist theatre ‘Monde 2.0’ by the Nigerian artist Waliya Yohanna Joseph. List of exhibiting artists include: Roman Kalinovski, Rowena Willard-Wright M.A., FSA, FRSA, Annett, Sabine Jeanne Bieli, Tess Jaray, Deborah Dallyn, G.L. Brierly, Jamie Jackson, Gordon Mckenna, Bryan Jonez, Collection of the Atelier, Mindaugas Gapševičius, Sez Thomasin, Carlo Gori, Freya Payne, Merrill Rauch, Lydja Uta SzatKowska, Waliya Yohanna Joseph, Marie di Gaetano, Alison Thomas, Yasmein Hussan, Colin A . Low, Fatma Ramadan, Susan Johanknecht, Anna Fairchild, Gaelle Gebel, Froso Papadimitriou, Prof. Christopher Smith, FSAS, FRHistS, FSA, FRSA, MAE
FILMS
John Thomson Prinzhorn Dance School, piece REIGN
Katarzyna Borelowska

Review by La Nouvelle Republique of Dolls - Pupa https://www.lanouvellerepublique.fr/vienne/commune/la-trimouille/exposition-originale-a-l-atelier-melusine

08/03/2019 - The window of the Atelier is an information and ideas point for International Women’s Day, supporting and celebrating this important day. La vitrine de l'Atelier est un point d'information et d'idées pour la Journée internationale de la femme; soutient et célèbre cette journée importante.

More important than ever as the gulf between rich and poor in this world grows wider. Plus important que jamais alors que le fossé entre riches et pauvres dans ce monde s'élargit.

More important than ever as the gulf between rich and poor in this world grows wider.
Plus important que jamais alors que le fossé entre riches et pauvres dans ce monde s'élargit.

01. 03. 19. Announcing the artists selected for ‘Dolls - Pupa’

01. 03. 19. Announcing the artists selected for ‘Dolls - Pupa’

October 30 2019
John Hambley

September 05 - October 20
Day Bowman - “
Tearing up the rule book - déchirer le règlement”

‘Holiday Destination 2’ and ‘Holiday Destination 3’ by Day Bowman. Oil, charcoal and conte on canvas.

‘Holiday Destination 2’ and ‘Holiday Destination 3’ by Day Bowman.
Oil, charcoal and conte on canvas.

Katy Ashcroft August 2019

July 13 2019
Jonas Read
Solo exhibtion by the New York photograher and musician Jonas Read, building on the theme of ‘urban-rural’.

Jonas Read - NYC

Jonas Read - NYC

Polaroid Evangelism - Robert Campbell Henderson - July 2019

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Temporal Traces Magical Manuscripts 11 May
Works by Robert Campbell Henderson, Serge Arnoux, Hugh Mcmillan and William Blake The Coptic Magical Papyri Team with Raquel Martín Hernández and Luis Calero
‘Exuberance is Beauty’, ‘Blash o God’ & ‘25 Prints’

23 March 2019
DOLLS - PUPA
a group show of text based work in response to Annett’s brief of ‘Dolls’. Invited artists.

John Thomson

John Thomson

Residency - Philosophy and Science
15 - 18 February
Three great days working with artists from Nantes, Bordeaux and Orleans.

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Blog Launch
Saturday 16/02/2019 - ‘(text:message : ilud:nuntius)’ from 18.00 - 20.00,

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Jonas Read January 2019
New York photography and member of the ‘Big Geranuiums’ Jonas Read in residence at the Atelier de Melusine researching and developing his July 2019 exhibition

News 2018/2019

https://www.lanouvellerepublique.fr/vienne/commune/la-trimouille/une-premiere-artistique-et-gourmande

OPENING NIGHT 07/12/2018
18.30 - 20.30
L’Atelier de Melusine successfully opened to the public on the night of 7 December 2018 as part of ‘La Balade des Artistes’ with very well attended opening night. The exhibition will run until March 7 2019.

’Systems of Philosophy - Wall(paper)s of Mind’ by Sally Annett

Wrest Park UK.  June 15 - July 22, 2018
Bletchley Park UK.                             July 15 – October 28, 2018
Atelier de Melusine Fr. December 7, 2018 - March 7 - 2019

Sally Annett has produced two, separate, large scale, exhibitions of original prints, paper objects, external panels and large hand–bound codex; one hosted at Wrest Park, the other at Bletchley Park for the summer and autumn of 2018. These will be followed by a round table discussion at the October Gallery London. The artworks are supported by a programme of free workshops and lectures for the general public, with a theme of printed-paper and its role in heritage interiors as a medium for communication and tableau for history. Annett works collaboratively with and will be critiqued by Susan Johanknecht (UAL), David Hancock (Paper Gallery), Eva Loubrieu and Elise Haudiquert; all specialists in contemporary works on paper and printmaking. The work is supported by the Arts Council England and is part of Annett’s ongoing practice which delivers contemporary arts projects in unusual public spaces and creates new platforms for artistic and interdisciplinary practices. It looks at the long-term internationalism of English History and how informal, cultural boundaries and exchanges are created and curated in public, private space through the medium of ‘paper’, print based surfaces and superficial architectures, remodeling them with a combination of traditional as well as 21stC and digital techniques and awareness.
Annett has developed multiple, abstracted, paper works that emerge from literal documents, prints and drawings, representing the fragmentary process of code making and code breaking as well as the flux in taste and the importance of international influence. The works will travel to France in december 2018 and combine to create one single exhibition in the gallery and grounds of Atelier de Melusine.

www.sallyannett.co

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2018 

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The first exhibition at the Atelier de Melusine opens. 'Systems of Philosophy - Wall(paper)s of Mind' houses the 3rd codex of the three commissioned hand-bound books of Annett's prints from the series. A full colour catalogue of the project is available:                                  IBSN 978-1-9996224-0-4.

 
image from the Nouvelle Republic 20/12/19, article by Alan Guilan, image by Morgan Annett-Parish

image from the Nouvelle Republic 20/12/19, article by Alan Guilan, image by Morgan Annett-Parish