An outstanding opportunity to view a delightful mix of disciplines from four experienced artists. Combining their outstanding talents to produce an exhibition, not only a delight to the eye, but a stirring of emotional reaction.

Artist Talk with @stevexoh : 9 Wonky Projects interspersed with thoughts on creativity and the human condition (featuring a bingo machine)

An unusual, entertaining and interactive session. Steve will share some stories of his weird and wonderful art projects.

The pioneering therapist Laura Perls once said that every patient needs their own new form of therapy and artist, writer and speaker Steve Chapman believes the same is true for human creativity and the development of our own unique artful practices.

In this unusual, entertaining and interactive session Steve will simply share some stories of his weird and wonderful art projects and invite the audience to consider the relevance to their lives, their work and broader society. The bingo machine will randomly decide which stories Steve will share.

This talk aims to provide no answers. No tangible take-aways, models or formulae that you can subsequently repeat to achieve some guaranteed results. Instead it invites participants to do the hard work of chewing over what is uniquely helpful for them in order to liberate their own creative freedom.

This talk is for anyone that is keen to understand how habitual patterns of stuckness impact their lives and their work and how moving towards a philosophy of not knowing, wanton experimentation and passionate non-attachment can liberate a more enlivening and artistic approach that is a fundamental part of being human.

Steve is an artist, writer and speaker interested in creativity and the human condition. He has sold his work across all seven continents and exhibited alongside the likes of Pablo Picasso and David Shrigley. He is at his best when he is not quite sure what he is doing.

Existential Tussles of the Heart
1st – 12th October 2022, 11am-5pm
Launch night: Friday 30th September 2022, 6-8pm

Existential Tussles of the Heart is an exhibition of brand new paintings (on canvases and other objects) as well as drawings by outsider artist @stevexoh.

There is a FREE Launch Event at the gallery on the evening of the 30th September from 6pm-8pm where you can get an exclusive advance preview of the works, chat with the artist and the New House Arts Space team and other guests.

The Boileroom 16th Birthday Retrospective 2006-2022
Thursday 22nd September – Wednesday 28th September 2022, 11am-5pm.
Launch Night: Thursday 22nd September 2022, 6pm-8pm.

In this retrospective exhibition, we take a curated look back over the journey of Guildford’s much-loved Independent music, arts and community venue, The Boileroom. Telling the story of this vital cultural space through memorabilia, signed artworks, behind-the-scenes photographs and lots more, come and celebrate with us.

Over the years The Boileroom have hosted artists like Ed Sheeran, Foals, The Bronx, First Aid Kit, Lucy Rose, Wolf Alice, Sugarhill Gang, Lee Scratch Perry, You Me At Six, Bastille, The 1975, David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan OBE,  Declan McKenna, Tony Christie;  and  The Amazons to name a few.

The team are committed to bringing some of the most diverse and talented artists across all genres of contemporary music; with the driving principle to create an inclusive space for all walks of life to enjoy the culture of live

Shadows within shadows – how do we perceive and display our hidden selves? Psychoanalyst Carl Jung referred to the uncivilised, even primitive part of humanity’s nature as our ‘Shadow Self’. Join us for a group exhibition as we invite artists in various mediums to explore and interpret this concept.

The term ‘the shadow’ was made popular by psychoanalyst Carl Jung. He saw it as the uncivilised, even primitive side of our nature.

We all have a shadow self. It is generally made up of the parts of ourselves we deem unacceptable. For many people this means things like our sadness, rage, laziness, and cruelty. But you might also see this as uncivilised and unacceptable things like your personal power, your independence, or your emotional sensitivity.

Although we might want to see our shadow as ‘negative’, this is not true. The Shadow is rather what you yourself perceive as dark and weak about yourself, and therefore needing to be hidden and denied. But this depends on your own perspective , and your levels of self-esteem. Carl Jung firmly believed that we need to fully see and accept this dark side of ourselves to be a fully integrated human.

We have an open callout for submissions for this exhibition. Follow the link below to find out more:

The Boileroom team are curators of emerging, national and local music, community and creative arts events since 2006.

When the venue was first founded in 2006; the team were committed to bringing some of the most diverse and talented artists across all genres of contemporary music.

Years on, and the venue has grown from their driving principle to create an inclusive space for all walks of life to enjoy the culture of live music.

The venue nurtures the future leaders of the music industry as well as emerging artists; and former employees and interns have gone on to become CEOs, A&Rs, Production Managers, TMs, touring sound engineers, booking agents, and so much more.

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