NEWS

PRESS RELEASE 7/9/17

Finding Peace at

Portsmouth Cathedral

We live in a hectic world and sometimes it feels impossible to find any peace.   A photography exhibition at Portsmouth Cathedral aims to show how we can all find some peace in our minds. The work displayed at the Cathedral in October will encompass abstract and contemplative photography, plus an interactive electronic installation which shows the participant what it feels like to be still and calm. The exhibition, by artist Ailsa Brims, will take place in the foyer and Ambulatory of the Cathedral from Monday 16th October to Sunday 29th October during normal opening hours. The Cathedral is both modern and historic.  It is a religious building but also a vibrant public space where a wide range of activities take place. There will also be two free half day workshops to explore and practice contemplative photography, a style that is not about technique or equipment but about learning to slow down and take pictures that really resonate with how you are feeling. Ailsa has spent the year visiting Portsmouth Cathedral regularly in an attempt to capture the feel of the building. “I quickly realised that my normal street style was not appropriate here and I have been developing other, more ethereal styles which better capture the wonderful space and light in the Cathedral.”  Ailsa said. “Everyone at the Cathedral have been very supportive and encouraging with this exhibition and are really excited to see the results of my work.   Plus I have Arts Council funding the free workshops so people can learn more about my contemplative style of photography”. “We live in such a hectic world, I hope I can show how it feels to be really present and find some peace with my exhibition.” The workshops are on Saturday 21st October 9.00 am - 12.00 noon or Saturday 28th October 9.00 am - 12.00 noon at the Cathedral. Refreshments provided. Places are limited and booking is essential via Eventbrite – links and more information on the website – www.peppermintsea.com or find Ailsa on Twitter /AilsaBrims   Facebook /AilsaBrimsArt or Instragram /AilsaBrims <<<ENDS>>> More information>>

ArtSpace Exhibition

at Lakeside

Northharbour

I am very pleased to be showing three of my new series “The Universe Within” at Lakeside, Northharbour, Portsmouth from May to October 2017.   I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with new styles in order to recreate what I see when I close my eyes! More info >>

New Year 2017…

Absolutely thrilled to have been chosen to exhibit at the MA & Postgraduate show at the Atkinson Gallery, Somerset in February and March.   Some great news to kick off the new year. In October 2017 I will be doing an exhibition and some workshops at Portsmouth Cathedral - very excited to have got Arts Council funding for this work.   Lots more soon!
 Reflecting Gosport May 2015 - I launched the project I have been working on since the beginning of 2015 - my series Reflecting Gosport - a series of street photography and abstract mindful photographs of Gosport, Hampshire - an amazing maritime town on Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent.    

A year in the life of a

beach

Many years ago in 2003 I did a photographic project taking as many pictures of Hill Head beach as I could in a full calendar year.   The camera I had then was not as sophisticated as modern digital ones and I had to reduce the quality of the images a fair bit as we were all on dial up connections then, but it still looks reasonable and is hosted on another one of my sites.    Hill Head - a year in the life of a beach.
All pictures and artwork © Ailsa Brims 2017 and may not be used without permission.  See also:  AILSABRIMS.COM 
hello (at) peppermintsea.com
Ailsa Brims Artist

Portsmouth Guildhall

Solo Exhibition

In October 2015 I was selected to exhibit at Portsmouth Guildhall for three months over the winter of 2015/6.   This incredible opportunity is a joint venture between the Guildhall and the University of Portsmouth.   I was excited and honoured to be showing eighteen of my monochrome street photographs which show the shadowy and reflective journey between the Guildhall and the Eldon Building, the home of the creative arts at the University.   Find out more >>
MA Interim Exhibition May 2016 - exhibited nine photographs in a series called “Do not crush the daisy” - a series of found signs that seek to control us with negative emotional messages. Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth.

Gosport Open 2016

I am very pleased to have had two pictures accepted for the Gosport Open Exhibition, March - April 2016 at the Gosport Gallery, Warpole Road, Gosport.

John Barable New

Media Award

June 2016:  I was very happy to hear that a digital piece for my final exhibition called “Being Present” was awarded a special commendation for the above award by Portsmouth University.   The innovative interactive work will be on show at the MA Fine Art exhibition in August 2016.

Exodus MA Fine Art

exhibition

Our exhibition ran from 20 August - 2nd September in Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 2016.  

Mindfulness and art

Can mindfulness be shown through art? 

Portsmouth Creative

Census

June 2016:  I was thrilled to be featured in the first Creative Census in Portsmouth - find out more on their website.

Portsmouth Festivities

This year I exhibited on both sides of Portsmouth Harbour - at the Diving Museum (showing my video piece “Liminal” for their Underwater exhibition) and exhibited as part of Spice Island Art Trail.

NEWS

PRESS RELEASE 7/9/17

Finding Peace at Portsmouth

Cathedral

We live in a hectic world and sometimes it feels impossible to find any peace.   A photography exhibition at Portsmouth Cathedral aims to show how we can all find some peace in our minds. The work displayed at the Cathedral in October will encompass abstract and contemplative photography, plus an interactive electronic installation which shows the participant what it feels like to be still and calm. The exhibition, by artist Ailsa Brims, will take place in the foyer and Ambulatory of the Cathedral from Monday 16th October to Sunday 29th October during normal opening hours. The Cathedral is both modern and historic.  It is a religious building but also a vibrant public space where a wide range of activities take place. There will also be two free half day workshops to explore and practice contemplative photography, a style that is not about technique or equipment but about learning to slow down and take pictures that really resonate with how you are feeling. Ailsa has spent the year visiting Portsmouth Cathedral regularly in an attempt to capture the feel of the building. “I quickly realised that my normal street style was not appropriate here and I have been developing other, more ethereal styles which better capture the wonderful space and light in the Cathedral.”  Ailsa said. “Everyone at the Cathedral have been very supportive and encouraging with this exhibition and are really excited to see the results of my work.   Plus I have Arts Council funding the free workshops so people can learn more about my contemplative style of photography”. “We live in such a hectic world, I hope I can show how it feels to be really present and find some peace with my exhibition.” The workshops are on Saturday 21st October 9.00 am - 12.00 noon or Saturday 28th October 9.00 am - 12.00 noon at the Cathedral. Refreshments provided. Places are limited and booking is essential via Eventbrite – links and more information on the website – www.peppermintsea.com or find Ailsa on Twitter /AilsaBrims   Facebook /AilsaBrimsArt or Instragram /AilsaBrims <<<ENDS>>> More information>>

ArtSpace Exhibition at Lakeside

Northharbour

I am very pleased to be showing three of my new series “The Universe Within” at Lakeside, Northharbour, Portsmouth from May to October 2017.   I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with new styles in order to recreate what I see when I close my eyes! More info >>

New Year 2017…

Absolutely thrilled to have been chosen to exhibit at the MA & Postgraduate show at the Atkinson Gallery, Somerset in February and March.   Some great news to kick off the new year. In October 2017 I will be doing an exhibition and some workshops at Portsmouth Cathedral - very excited to have got Arts Council funding for this work.   Lots more soon!
 Reflecting Gosport May 2015 - I launched the project I have been working on since the beginning of 2015 - my series Reflecting Gosport - a series of street photography and abstract mindful photographs of Gosport, Hampshire - an amazing maritime town on Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent.    

A year in the life of a beach

Many years ago in 2003 I did a photographic project taking as many pictures of Hill Head beach as I could in a full calendar year.   The camera I had then was not as sophisticated as modern digital ones and I had to reduce the quality of the images a fair bit as we were all on dial up connections then, but it still looks reasonable and is hosted on another one of my sites.    Hill Head - a year in the life of a beach.
All pictures and artwork © Ailsa Brims 2017 and may not be used without permission.  See also:  AILSABRIMS.COM 
hello (at) peppermintsea.com
Ailsa Brims Artist