New Show at Stew

Stew is proud to present Joni Smith - Over your cities grass will grow. 
Preview from 7pm on the 3rd of November

We hope very much to see you there...

Statement from Joni Smith.

This exhibition is a collection of thoughts that surround a certain genre of scientific enquiry. Theories such as Quantum Physics, String and Chaos theory act as starting points for quasi-scientific investigations. Research into branching theory for example looks into the world of river systems, tributarys' and road networks, resulting in the use of map as vessel to convey the mathematical thinking behind this theory. A map is a visual representation of our world. I take fragments of this representation of reality and reconfigure the pieces as if i were assembling a jigsaw puzzle; resulting in a new reality that obeys different laws, whilst still retaining aspects of own familiar world. During its assembly this puzzle follows certain rules in it's creation that echo the assembly of our own world: by using atom-like building blocks, a new kind of existence is painstakingly mapped out. Each investigation leads to a personal translation or understanding of each theory, designed to create metaphors and conversations between the works themselves, and the viewer.
Often the work is labour intensive giving the impression of a kind of natural formation, where rocks and land are slowly formed, or reformed. As each piece takes shape it is clear to see one world breaking down whilst another emerges. During the Stew residency I have been allowed the freedom to explore these ideas in a more physical way, and create work with which the viewer can become more involved. The difference between the installation works and the more mediative pieces highlight an important contrast which demands different levels of attention and enquiry from the viewer, as if they were exploring the theory themselves. In one instance the viewer would experience the excitement of the discovery of an idea or theory; an in another they may develop a more calm and considered approach to the work, echoing the concentration and dedication a scientist or mathematician needs in order to map out a formulas and equations that will support their theories.


Covert Club


“Decadent, fearless and new.”THE COVERT CLUB
Friday 21st October at Norwich Arts Centre
Doors 7pm show 8pm.

Cabaret charismas from Ivanna More, fanciful croonings from Willie Floyd and in-soaked poetry from Miss Fluff... all under the command of Mama Marla.
Cocktails and unprohibited socialisation will accompany the theatrics of this second helping from Headless Entertainment and Hocus Pocus Theatre. Optional dress code of 20-30s decadence – but remember to be discreet!
Tickets £15 from Norwich Arts Centre (01603) 660352 or online via www.covertclub.co.uk

Due to demand, the developed show will be presented once more in Norwich.
“I was blown away –we were transported into this world and introduced to new characters we
grew fond of, respected as performers and shared their fear.”
For more information check out: www.covertclub.co.uk or join on the online antics at www.facebook.com/thecovertclub


Print Club London

Print Club London are running an open submission Poster design competition Find out more details here


New Member of the Month!

Member of the month is......Team Graphical ! 

Team Graphical are a freelance design collective who work with a wide range of clients on print, illustration, web and corporate identity projects. Steve Wikeley and Claire Fawcett are two of their key members who have been spending a lot of time at the Print Rooms recently working on a range of screen printed products and prints. For their shear hard work and dedication (and lovely products) they are our new members of the month!
Our favourites are these screen printed wallets made out of tyvek (a strong material that is almost impossible to tear) available from their shop in a range of designs and colours. 

What is 'Member of the Month' about??

Well, it's a new page on the blog and on our website to help promote our print room members work and  practice. Also, we'd like to show you what our members are busy working on in the print rooms...
We think it will be interesting and hope you do to!

If you are already a print room member and would like to be featured in 'member of the month' get in touch and we'll send you the details.