Booker Prize winning poet and novelist, Ben Okri OBE shows you how to buy art.
Goldmark gallery had a recent visit from acclaimed award-winning writer and poet Ben Okri OBE who spent the day discussing art with gallery owner Mike Goldmark. Check out our latest production, following the pair around the gallery as they talk about a first edition of Goya's Disasters of War, Picasso, and the allure of buying art.
Ben Okri OBE FRSL is a Nigerian poet and novelist. Okri is considered one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions and has been compared favourably to authors such as Salman Rushdie and Gabriel García Márquez.
Acrylic, Gouache and Watercolour Paintings by Harvey Daniels brought to life with incredible animations.
Harvey Daniels is, above all, an artist of joy. His intensely bright, dynamic, musical arrangements of geometric shapes and shades revel in the balance of opposites: light and dark; harmony and dissonance; chaos and calm.
Born in London in 1936, Daniels began his artistic career as a painter of people and still lifes inspired by the British artist Walter Sickert before discovering the cut-out collages of Matisse. A student of the Slade in the mid-1950s, he applied his intuitive understanding of graphic media to become the Principal Lecturer on printmaking at Brighton College of Art for nineteen years, eventually leaving to teach elsewhere throughout the UK, Norway, Greece, Australia and the US as a visiting professor.
With works held in major public and private collections across the world, Daniels’ reputation has grown exponentially in recent years. His vibrant paintings, be they in acrylic, gouache, or sonorous watercolour, juxtapose dancing forms and colours with a merry abandon that recalls the choreography of Delaunay’s Orphism, Miró’s unpredictable Abstract Surrealism, and the rhythmic arrangement of Klee and Kandinsky.
From every luminescent yellow to their midnight blues, Daniels’ paintings reaffirm the strength of optimistic art in a cynical world frequently devoid of colour and mirth. My work is primarily celebratory, he has stated: a fact itself worth celebrating.
Goldmark Gallery presents Anne Mette Hjortshoj's second solo show in the UK. Four years in the making. November 19th to December 18th 2016. View more at Goldmark
Artist Christopher P Wood calls his work an exploration of the interior world of the imagination. To promote his exhibition at Dean Clough, Crossley Gallery in Halifax, he has come to talk to somebody with an out of this world imagination that mirrors his own. http://www.goldmarkart.com
Albrecht Dürer Exhibition | The Small Passion. 10 December 2016 - 10 January 2017. Major Exhibition of the Rare First Edition.
From the expulsion of man from the Garden of Eden to the final judgment of an ascendant Christ, Albrecht Dürer’s breathtaking Small Passion, widely considered the old master’s magnum opus, has moved viewers for over half a millennium. http://www.goldmarkart.com
TV commercial for Champion System & PRO Rugby broadcast on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel and ONE World Sports TV channels in America during the final weekend of games in the inaugural 2016 season of PRO Rugby North America, the first ever professional rugby union league in USA.
In 2012 Goldmark made a film about Anne Mette Hjortshøj, one of Denmark’s leading potters, which has now been viewed by tens of thousands of people. The Queen of Denmark saw the film on Danish television and wanted to meet the potter behind the extraordinary ceramics featured in the film.
Anne Mette Hjortshøj | Ceramics
19 November 2016 - 18 December 2016
A series of films telling the story of the USA national rugby team on tour at the Rugby World Cup 2015 with behind the scenes footage
Self shot and edited in my full time role at Atlas AV
Iron Age Village at Dan yr Ogof
The National Showcaves Centre for Wales at Dan-yr-Ogof. Evidence found here at Bone Cave shows that farming took place at Dan-yr-Ogof, 3000 years ago in the Bronze Age. Recent aerial photography has also shown evidence of farming having taken place here in the Iron Age.
Alan Jones, a Master Thatcher, has built around 30 round houses since 1982 and does a lot of work with experimental archaeology, historical reconstruction, museum work and work on film sets. Alan built this replica Iron Age village to show how farming and building may have been carried out in the Iron Age. showcaves.co.uk
Film produced by atlasav.com
Bone Cave: Dan yr Ogof
Life, death, blood and war! History and stories have been hidden in these stones, undisturbed for centuries.
It was not until 1912, that two farming brothers, Ashwell and Jeff Morgan, first started to explore the caves here at Dan Yr Ogof.
Using candles and oil lamps they bravely ventured forth into the unknown, plotting their route through the caves unseen by human eyes for thousands of years. Unsure of what they would discover, they armed themselves with a revolver, like a real life Indiana Jones. The adventures these explorers had all those years ago would open up a treasure trove of history, and fuel the imagination for future generations of cave explorers. Explorers like you!
Now showing at National Showcases Centre for Wales. Film produced by Atlas AV
WINNER OF THE EAST MIDLANDS HERITAGE AWARD - Produced in my full time role at http://www.atlasav.com
Atlas AV working with the New Walk Museum has created a dynamic and beautifully crafted German expressionist art display, using state of the art technology with the unique use of a multi projection system, which is enjoyed by thousands every year. The seamless flow of imagery and video integration brings history to life in an engaging way. Atlas AV has also installed an interactive touch screen allowing users to view the extraordinary art which isn’t displayed in the museum.
The feedback received by the Museum has been enormously encouraging and we look forward to working with the team again in the near future.
See the work in full at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
Video production and multi projection hardware by http://www.atlasav.com
NOW ON DVD WITH 50 MINUTES BONUS FOOTAGE. Click here to buy online 95,000 views on YouTube. Award Winning untold story of World War 2, looking at the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses as seen through the eyes of a schoolgirl. Jehovah's Witnesses were among the first prisoners of concentration camps for their refusal to say "Heil Hitler", join the army, or participate in the Nazi way of life. Based on the book "Facing The Lion"- Memoirs of a Girl in Nazi Europe by Simone Arnold Liebster
***Ffresh Film Doc Award 2013 Winner *** http://ffresh.com/en/2013/02/23/and-the-winners-are/ *** *** http://ffresh.com/documentary-shortlist-2
*** Ffresh Works Film Award Winner*** http://ffresh.com/awards/ffresh-works/
"The investigation of the story was thorough and compelling and I was left wanting to find out more on the subject. The management of the archive material was intriguing and the edit flowed beautifully. The sound design and music were also well managed with considered intelligence." - Andrew Kötting, Award winning filmmaker and Ffresh Film Awards 2013 Judge
Directed by Royal Television Society award winning filmmaker Jonny Lewis and Aiden Bloodworth.
Also available at the United States Holocaust Museum
The Open University and Yed Vashemin museum in Israel featured a portion of my doc film "The Schoolgirl The Nazis And The Purple Triangles" in recent presentations on "Non-Jewish victims of the Nazi regime" and parts of the film are set to be screened by Israeli television.
Royal Television Society Award Winning film. The Ballymurphy Massacre
Between the 9th and 11th of August 1971 eleven people were killed by the British Army's Parachute regiment. All eleven were unarmed civilians. One of the dead was a parish priest another was a mother of eight. The Royal Military Police were assigned as sole investigators. Not one member of the British army was held to account. It is believed that had justice been administered and those held to account charged, the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry would not have happened.. These events have remained hidden from public knowledge and focus for over 40 years, until now!
If you have an important story you would like told, contact the filmmakers at
A film by Sean Reynolds, Kyle Gibbon and Jonny Lewis
News on the Ballymurphy Massacre was recently featured on www.theguardian.com
Jonny Lewis RTS Award Winning Filmmaker
Director, Producer, Video Editor, Cameraman
I do freelance work as a Cameraman for WRU TV and Sports Media Services filming live rugby, football, sports and events at the Millennium Stadium.
I also do some self shooting editing jobs for WRU TV such as these.
Film 1: Film I shot showing behind the scenes at the SWALEC Bowl fixture between Cowbridge v Cwmafan.
Edited and produced by the Welsh Rugby Union.
Film 2: Film I shot and edited. Eirias stadium preparing to host the groundbreaking IRB International Rugby series where Samoa and Russia featured alongside Canada, USA and Tonga.
For more videos visit:http://www.wru.co.uk
Commercial to be shown before main feature at Brynmawr Market Hall Cinema. Market Hall Cinema is Wales longest continually running cinema dating back to 1894.
The film was shot on a Cannon 7D using a simple small glide track connected to the tripod. The graphics where made in After Effects, to give the idea of the seats in the cinema coming to life and showing the great history of the building, with various film clips from movies shown over the years. The vices of local people of various ages are used to show the importance of the cinema to the local community.
Made by Kyle Gibbon, Richard Starkey and Jonny Lewis