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Flux, Flow, Flight: Art in Motion exhibition in Twickenham

PUBLISHED: 19:01 09 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:52 20 February 2013

Flux, Flow, Flight: Art in Motion exhibition in Twickenham

Flux, Flow, Flight: Art in Motion exhibition in Twickenham

With works spanning four centuries, Flux, Flow, Flight: Art in Motion explores the theme of physical movement in the visual arts, dance and performance.

With works spanning four centuries, Flux, Flow, Flight: Art in Motion explores the theme of physical movement in the visual arts, dance and performance.


The exhibition includes historical contextual items from the Richmond Borough Art Collection; the Royal Ballet Lower School, White Lodge, Richmond; the Estorick Collection of Italian Art, London and The Muybridge Collection at Kingston Museum.


Photographic experiments, Futurism, Dadaism, Vorticism and Surrealism are all represented, including Hans Richters 1947 classic, popular avante garde masterpiece Dreams That Money Can Buy, featuring sections by Duchamp, Ernst, Calder and others.


The first Futurist manifesto was published by Marinetti in 1909, and the introductory area of Flux, Flow, Flight pays homage by visualising Futurist themes.


This year also marks the centenary of Marcel Duchamps ground-breaking retinal and conceptual explorations depicting movement through form, space (and mind) in two dimensions and paint.


Invited artists include sculptor Anthony Heywood, painter Ashley Davies and Jackie Matisse (Jacqueline Matisse-Monnier) - granddaughter of Henri Matisse, daughter of art dealer Pierre Matisse and step-daughter / assistant / archive keeper of Marcel Duchamp.


Flux, Flow, Flight: Art in Motion includes nearly one hundred works in a variety of media and styles. A large proportion of the exhibits were selected via open submission. Over 600 individual images sent to the gallery were pruned down to 60.


Contemporary artists include: Brian Adams, Mary Algar, Frank Armour, Peter Babb, Alyson Barton, Mary Bate, Patricia Burbidge, Lisa Bird, Barbara & Zafar Baran, Joanna Ciechanowska, Catherine Cartwright, Vanessa Cuthbert, Ashley Davies, Aaron Distler, Yvonne Elvin, Jo Ellis, Valentina Ferrandes, Francesca Fowler, Andre Holden, Dora Holtzhandler, Roger Hutchins, Maggie Hughes, Camilla Jessel Panufnik, Jim Kay, Claudia Kappenberg, Hugh Lee, Tricia de Courcy Ling, Jackie Matisse/Jacqueline Matisse-Monnier, Brian McClave, Donald Pass, Jane Milne, Lisa Payne, Gavin Peacock, John Reynolds, Paul Rogers, Margaret Sellars, Lapsang Suchon, Dorothy Szulc, Bill Urmenyi, Andrea Wright, Jon Wright, Martin Waugh, Fiona A-L Wright, Carol Wilhide and Chirstinn Whyte.



  • Flux, Flow, Flight: Art in Motion continues until Sunday January 22 at Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ. Admission is free. More information at www.richmond.gov.uk/arts.



Photo: Still Life - Alyson J Barton, April 2011, Photographic Print

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