Tuesday, 17 April 2012

April 2012 - Thomas Saible

The April SPA artist is Thomas Saible - brilliant news!

Saible's work references imagined landscapes and remembered places by using washes of colour to disguise faint images and the over layering of lines and marks.  Blurring in and out of focus many of Saible's paintings and drawings seem to reveal an insight into his thoughts and unconscious meanderings through time and space.

Saible has shown work in Germany, UK, Ireland, France, Japan and Italy. His work is held in numerous private collections and also in public collections: Kreisgalerie Sigmaringen, Germany; Regierungsprasidium Tubingen, Germany; Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Germany and Bundesamt fur Kultur Bern, Switzerland.
Take a look at his website for more information:

You can also see more of his work at the Art Archive organised by Peter Kerschgens:

Saible, who was recognised as the first official tourist in Preston, has been visiting the city on a regular basis since 2005. He lives and works in Munich, Germany.

And from today you can pick up a free Secret Preston Art card featuring a beautiful painting of Preston by Thomas Saible - available from: The Museum of Lancashire, The Tourist Info Centre,  Scene, The Continental Pub, The Pavilion (in Avenham Park) and Wonderland Vintage Boutique - full details of venues are listed below.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

a-n Review for Himid

Sorry, but you're now too late to collect a free copy of Lubaina Himid's Secret Preston Art postcard - they are all gone! However, the April card is well on the way to being ready and will be available in the venues listed below from mid month.

We noticed that the April issue of a-n Magazine has a review about Cotton: Global Threads at Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester and features an image of Lubaina Himid's work that was commissioned for the exhibition.  How current are we?!