Thursday, 30 December 2010


I, Andrew Bracey pledge to put online one UnMasterclass each week during 2011.

  1. Each video will consist of a roughly 10 minute UnMasterclass in painting.
  2. There will be 52 in total.
  3. I will paint from a reproduction of a masterpiece painting with oil paint on paper 
  4. They will be at a vastly different scale to the original painting. 
  5. By necessity of time, practicality and skill, the paintings will almost certainly be vastly inferior to the originals. 
  6. I will not inform the viewer of what I am doing other than what they see before their eyes.
  7. Background noise will form the soundtrack.
  8. My paintings will only exist in the form of the video. 
  9. My original paintings produced will be destroyed. 

Go and see the original masterpieces in museums and galleries if you want to see proper paint and canvas.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Thinking Outside the Box

if you happen to be in Lincoln in the month of December then please pop along to the Greestone Gallery in the University to see a new presentation of Thinking Outside the Box that was previsouly shown as part of the Global Studio show at the Bluecost in Liverpool.
more details can be found at the following blog which also has images from Liverpool and a dialogue between the 4 artists in the show, Amelia Crouch, Michael Lent, Hamish McLain and myself as we led up to making work for the show.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The Moment of Privacy Has Passed

So it is private view craziness if you want to see 2 shows with Andrew Bracey's work in this week as on friday night - Friday 10th December - there is also the pv of The Moment of Privacy Has Passed Usher Gallery in Lincoln, in fact it might be impossible to get to both due to the distance involved, unless you own a helicopter, that essential private view accessory.

Visitors to the Usher Gallery in Lincoln will be able to select, take off the shelf and browse through over 200 sketchbooks on loan from contemporary artists, architects, designers and makers. These sketchbooks are included in the Library zone of ‘The Moment of Privacy Has Passed’ an innovative and engaging exhibition of sketchbooks curated by John Plowman. The exhibition focuses on the ways in which we can engage with the sketchbook in a gallery context.

Divided into four zones the exhibition incorporates the conventional modes of display of the Cabinet and Wall, the cutting edge of the Digital and the innovative Library. Each of these zones will offer visitors to the exhibition a different experience of engagement with the sketchbook.

The sketchbook can be viewed as private and personal, a creative space in which thoughts and ideas are noted in a variety of ways by, amongst others, artists, architects, designers. Making these private and self-referential sketchbooks visible within a gallery context will offer up new insights and perspectives on this hitherto invisible aspect of the creative process.
The Cabinet, Wall and digital zones will feature sketchbooks from contemporary artists including Grayson Perry and Simon Faithfull as well as historic sketchbooks from the Usher Gallery’s collections.


Sketchbooks by Contemporary Artists, Architects and Designers

The Usher Gallery, Lincoln

11 December 2010 – 6 March 2011

Private View Friday 10 December 2010 6 – 8 pm

!!! Preview !!!

In view of the current severe weather it is essential to RSVP to Maggie Warren, leaving your contact details.


STOP PRESS - Private View changes to Saturday night so you good folks can go to Cornerhouse on friday....
There is another chance to see my latest work (shown previously at Suite's open studio) this Saturday - the 11th December - at ArtFunkl a new gallery in a home space that operates a residency scheme for international artists, this can be found at 9 Holden Avenue, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8TA.

Private View, 6 - 8pm, Saturday 11th Dec
Opening hours
11th & 12th December 2010, from 12 noon until 6pm

Contributing artists: Andrew Bracey, Nicola Rowlands and Ju Underwood

Open studios for artists in residence: Chris Augerson and Mike Crane

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