Wednesday, 26 May 2010

alexandra koufali - derby, uk

artist Alexandra Koufali has sent in two images from derby.

"They were taken by the riverside in Derby city in East Midlands. This is my favourite place because I am originally form the Med and I love being by the water. These railings remind me of the shape of the sun and sun rays.

In the second photo you can see a wider view of the area and I chose to include the sculpture in the riverside gardens because the ram is the symbol of Derby city.

The riverside in Derby is beautiful."

brutus carniollus - radovljica, slovenia

slovenian photographer and artist brut has sent in two images from his home town of radovljica and writes..." just came from as stroll through beautiful Radovljica old town. Took two snapshots, the first of a wrought iron fence guarding the side entry to Šivčeva hiša art gallery that held my solo exhibition (actualy a double solo show with a friend of mine) last March and the other one of (again) iron window and door shades on one of the houses (a vinery, actually) along the narow alley serving as a main entry to the historic old town of Radovljica."

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

andrew branscombe - stoke-on-trent 2

the "there is beauty in the city project" has gone all macho. thanks to AirSpace Gallery's andrew branscombe for leaving the well-trodden path and sending in this image.

Friday, 14 May 2010

dimitra papamerkouri - athens, greece

taken in koropi, a suburb of athens, dimitra papamerkouri presents a vision of floral beauty

Thursday, 13 May 2010

sonja van kerkhoff - leiden, netherlands

artist sonja van kerkhoff has sent in this image...

...and writes
A functional beauty
"Beauty is a human virtue or quality. It is about what we choose to see as much as how we see. So I placed "there is BEAUTY in the city" on my back, stood on the balcony in my appartment and faced my city, Leiden. So you see what I see most days. Some who see our balcony wouldn't consider it very beautiful, with the tools and ladder and so on, while others wouldn't consider all the flats around us as very beautiful and neither do I, if I am seeing beauty only as form. What I find beautiful about where I live is that I can easily walk or cycle to where I need to be and that we can use our small balcony for working on new art projects."

there is beauty in the city goes to spain

the next step in there is beauty's plan for world domination is set! we have been working with spanish artist and photographer susana lopez fernandez to exhibit the project in gijón. gijón is an industrial city on the northern coast of spain, originally a roman settlement, which grew from a small fishing village into a port city with a population of around 280,000.

the exhibition continues from where the last, in stoke-on-trent, left off. there will, again, be a looped film showing all the images submitted so far, including all submissions received since that last exhibition. additionally, this show will feature prints by 13 artists, selected to show the broad scope of material received and to show just how wide ranging the project has become.

the show will run from 30th july until 10th august at the ezcurdia gallery. plans are being formulated to present a free "beauty" themed public workshop to run in conjunction with the show.

there is still time to make it into the show. the deadline for submitted images to be included is july 1st, 2010, so send your images in to and if you can't make that date, don't worry, the project will continue with more exciting plans to exhibit in warsaw in september. so if you haven't got involved yet, apply for that magnet and send us your images of urban beauty.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

beauty of the month for april

well done to tony jones - his tea-based image has been chosen as the image of the month for april.