Dynamic Artist-led independents talk about what drives them forward
Transition Gallery: Cathy Lomax & Alli Sharma
Renowned artists, curators and directors of independent and innovative artist led-gallery and magazine Garageland & Arty.
Cathy Lomax is an artist, writer and curator. She runs Transition Gallery in east London and edits and publishes two art and culture magazines, Arty and Garageland.
Lomax completed her MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins in 2003 and immediately set up Transition Gallery.
Alongside Transition, Lomax is a practising artist. Her work often takes the form of groups of paintings, which may be combined with other elements to create fragmented narratives that chart a curious contemporary longing for something unobtainable. Her recent exhibitions include 2010 Jerwood Drawing Prize and The Secret of England’s Greatness at HangART-7 in Saltzburg, Austria.
Alli Sharma, London Zoo Postcard Series' at 'Zoo', Meter Room, Coventry, 2011. Photo by Corinna Spencer
Alli Sharma is an artist based in London. She is also co-director of Transition Gallery and contributing editor of Garageland magazine. Sharma is involved in curating exhibitions for the gallery, including Fade Away, which toured to Gallery North, Newcastle and was documented in About Painting in 2011.
Sharma graduated from Central St Martins in 2007 with BA Fine Art. In her practice she often takes an ambiguous glance back at her own history in order to explore notions of identity, longing and loss, unearthing memories to create revealing, gestural paintings. She is currently exhibiting at The Perfect Nude, Wimbledon Space, London.
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Guest artists for their programme have included: Graham Crowley, Justin Hibbs, Mark Titchner, Susan Collis, Phoebe Unwin, Virginia Verran, Freddie Robins, Delaine Le Bas and Transition Gallery. Their pioneering talk: The A-Z of Surviving as an Artist has toured the country and is informed by Tilley and Davis' two different experiences of the art world. The talk has been hosted by galleries such as De La Warr Pavilion and FirstSite, the Whitstable Biennale and a host of artist organisations and universities across the country.