2019 continues to build on the capacity of previous relationships and work. Dates for your diary are as follows.

Weekly Mindfulness Sitting Group with Rod McIntosh – Bankside Hotel
7th November – 9th January
Tuesday’s & Thursday 8:15 – 9:00am

Join us at the Bankside Hotel for weekly morning meditation sessions led by our new Maker in Residence, Rod McIntosh. Occurring every Tuesday and Thursday morning for the duration of the artist’s residency, these mindfulness experiences will cultivate an openness to the day and provide an opportunity to reflect and recharge without judgment or fear.

This event is an open-drop in session for anyone interested in experiencing the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Some knowledge of mediation helpful, but not essential.

Rod McIntosh Mindfulness and Ink Painting Workshop – Bankside Hotel
November 28th 6.30 – 9.00pm

On Thursday 28th November from 6:30 – 9:00pm, join artist Rod McIntosh for a mindfulness and ink painting workshop. Learn directly from the artist about his unique process of painting and thoughts towards creating art mindfully, being in the present moment, and meditation.

This workshop is an opportunity for you to connect with a practicing artist involved in the Bankside Maker in Residence programme run by Contemporary Collective Gallery. This session will provide a unique understanding of the artist’s embodiment of mindfulness and meditation emulated in his painting process.

This event will run twice during the month. Light refreshments will be served throughout. Please note there is no need to have any previous art training.

Rod McIntosh Ink Technique Workshop – Bankside Hotel
6th December 10.00am – 12.00pm

On Friday 6th December, join us at Bankside Hotel for a two-hour technique workshop with artist Rod McIntosh.

This event expands on past workshops focused on mindfulness and ink painting, providing visitors with the opportunity to observe the artist’s practice and technique. This workshop will focus specifically on the artist’s use of brush strokes and mark making, exploring the variety of marks you can make with a brush in cultivating a broader language. Greatly influenced by the tradition of drawing, the artist’s techniques involve utilizing the body, the breath along with materials, and repetitive often-obsessive processes focusing attention to the present.

Festive Studio Window Display with Rod McIntosh – Bankside Hotel
19th – 28th December 

From Thursday 19th – Saturday 28th of December, celebrate the festive season with a visit to the Bankside Hotel and watch artist Rod McIntosh transform the Maker’s Studio into a festive studio window installation.

The installation will be created on site 19th – 21st December and displayed throughout the festive closure. The artwork will be pasted on the studio windows, with the backlighting in the studio creating a beautiful illumination of the work that can be seen through the window and opacity of the paper. On Friday 27th – Saturday 28th December, The resulting artwork will be deconstructed by the artist and sold in separate sections.

Meet the Artist | Rod McIntosh – Bankside Hotel 
10th January 2020 6.00 – 8.00pm

Please join the Contemporary Collective team and Bankside Hotel and our next Maker in Residence, Rod McIntosh, on Wednesday 13th November, 6:00-8:00pm for an intimate ‘Meet the Artist’ evening event at the Bankside Hotel’s studio space.
Rod McIntosh, who will be the Maker in Residence at Bankside Hotel’s studio from the beginning of November, will talk about the unique experience of working from the Bankside Hotel studio, the artwork he has produced, answer questions about his practice and share with guests how he is influenced by many factors including meditation, mindfulness and the traditional drawing.

Process is central within the painting practice of Rod McIntosh. His mark making has a fluidity and honesty that reveals itself through a muted pallet of monotones. This lends the work a striking and minimal appearance, which coalesces with the quiet sensitivity to his materials, time invested and action. He speaks of them as: “Physical meditations, that offers himself, and the viewer, a moment to pause.”

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