Eloquent Noise – an exhibition by HertsCreation artist Alex McIntyre

ELOQUENT NOISE: an exhibition of drawings by Alex McIntyre

Showing at: The Belgrade, Coventry 27 October – 2 November and The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe 5 – 11 November

‘Eloquent Noise’ is in association with ‘Soul Sister’, a new musical inspired by the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner which is currently touring in the UK.

Alex spent nine days observing and drawing the performers in rehearsals for ‘Soul Sister’ prior to their first run at the Hackney Empire in March 2012.  Since then she has been working on a body of drawings and paintings using her original observations as reference points.  She has sought to capture a sense of the performer’s energetic movements in space, and with each other, as they practiced and perfected their art.

The resulting drawings are made up of fluid lines and marks. Bordering on abstraction, the pieces reference the body, music, time and gesture.  Alex is inspired by people and by their relationships to space and each other.

Digswell Arts Trust sponsors the exhibition.



The future of collaborative practice

HertsCreation’s Martin Heaney wrote an article on the future of collaborative practice published in the June edition of Arts Professional.  In it he references an exhibition held by Alex McIntyre and Vicky Wilson following their residency with Brent Museum and Archives.  The HertsCreation story began here following a networking evening for creative professionals.

Click on the link to read the article http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/Magazine/view.cfm?id=6286&issue=252

Our Place / Your Place, a collaborative exhibition featuring poetry by Vicky Wilson and drawings and sculpture by Alex McIntyre


Six Nails, HertsCreation’s Alex McIntyre is preparing for a show

Art show with Creative Cricklewood
organised by Kevin Keating

I am preparing to show with Creative Cricklewood for one month in a local cafe on Cricklewood Broadway  opening this Saturday evening.

Creative Cricklewood is an organic gathering of professional and amateur creatives living or working in Cricklewood.  They meet once a month for an open mic night at the local Crown Pub.  I went along at the beginning of June and was impressed by the enthusiasm, diversity of offerings and welcome extended to everyone.  From risque stories by french storyteller Jean-Marc Pierre to exquisite music written and performed by ‘Panama Dave’ Parrett, snatched conversations with local artists Kevin Keating and Henryk Terpilowski. The evening was hugely enjoyable.

I am very much looking forward to installing work this evening in advance of the opening of the show on Saturday night.  I believe we will have the pleasure of more music from Dave and maybe even a belly dancer!  Now I just need to hope my painting is dry in time!