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Godfrey Pilkington Gallery: ‘Automata’ by David Ogle

22 June – 9 July 2011 at The Godfrey Pilkington Gallery. ‘Automata’  by David Ogle
Exhibition preview: Tuesday 21 June 6.00 – 8.00pm

This exhibition will display a range of practices by David Ogle from kinetic installation and digital video to more traditional line drawing, examining different aspects of his current experimentation.

Artist in Residence in The Gamble building from April – October 2011, this exhibition is an opportunity for the public to see the work that David has been developing in recent months.

His work studies the notion of drawing, its fundamental properties and different approaches to the creation of line and form. Works on paper attain illusionary three-dimensional qualities, whilst sculptural installations transfer an aesthetic of flatness into new spatial situations.

The Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery
1st Floor, Gamble Building
Victoria Square
WA10 1DY

Opening Times
Open: Monday – Saturday, 10.00am-4.00pm
Closed: Sunday and Bank Holidays

Admission is FREE

The Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery offers full access to disabled visitors. Please contact us in advance if you have any special requirements.

For further information about the Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery, or if you are interested in holding an exhibition, call St.Helens Council Arts Service on 01744 675492
or email


Related event & workshop:
David Ogle, Artist in Residence, Open Studio
This new artist residency venture is a joint initiative between SCART (St.Helens Community Art group) and St.Helens Council Arts Service. The project aims to widen the understanding of contemporary art in the borough whilst bringing opportunities for young people from St.Helens secondary schools, and the wider community, to directly meet artists and find out about the way they work.

David has Open Studio days on the dates below so please feel free to take the great opportunity to visit him in his studio, have a chat and find out about his work.

Open Studio:
1st Floor Gamble building
All Thursdays between 23 June – 7 July and 21 July – 22 Sept
10.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm

David Ogle – Automata Workshop
Saturday 25 June 1.30pm – 4.00pm
The workshop will take place in the iLearn room in Central Library
Workshop suitable for adults and young people aged 14+

As part of his SCART residency and exhibition artist David Ogle offers this special workshop exploring the creative process leading to the creation of his work.  The workshop will offer participants a range of different approaches to drawing using the computer and will encourage users to experiment and interact with specifically written software that explores the notion of digital mark making.  As well as producing on screen artwork, users will be offered an introduction to writing basic computer code and learn how this can be used to develop ideas. This workshop will allow participants to experience first hand the ideas and processes central to the artist’s exhibition.

Image (top): 08003 by David Ogle