Posts tagged Rikard Österlund

CALL YOURSELF A GOTH?
Are you into gothic music, aesthetics and/or gothic fashion? 
(I am open to your individual interpretation of what constitutes ‘Goth’; today it encompasses such a large number of different styles from trad-goth, victorian-goth, goth-rock, perky-goth etc - all of these extended sub-genres are welcome to take part in the project!) 
Then this workshop is for you! Click here to register: https://blackno1.eventbrite.co.uk/
Photography Workshop
This workshop will introduce you to studio lighting and the way it can change the mood of photographs. We will try several different setups and everyone will get hands on experience taking pictures and you will get to keep copies of all the images you take. Equipment will be provided along with props, backgrounds and cool locations. At the end of the workshop we will look at Photoshop and the way this is used to enhance images.
This workshop does not require any special skills and you don’t need to bring any special equipment or fancy cameras!
Only open to individuals aged 16-21, living in Medway/Swale and with an active interest in all things Gothic.
There are two dates to choose from; the first session is on a Saturday (21st September) starting at 13.00 whilst the second one is on a Thursday evening (10th October) starting 18:00. 

CALL YOURSELF A GOTH?

Are you into gothic music, aesthetics and/or gothic fashion? 

(I am open to your individual interpretation of what constitutes ‘Goth’; today it encompasses such a large number of different styles from trad-goth, victorian-goth, goth-rock, perky-goth etc - all of these extended sub-genres are welcome to take part in the project!) 

Then this workshop is for you! Click here to register: https://blackno1.eventbrite.co.uk/

Photography Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to studio lighting and the way it can change the mood of photographs. We will try several different setups and everyone will get hands on experience taking pictures and you will get to keep copies of all the images you take. Equipment will be provided along with props, backgrounds and cool locations. At the end of the workshop we will look at Photoshop and the way this is used to enhance images.

This workshop does not require any special skills and you don’t need to bring any special equipment or fancy cameras!

Only open to individuals aged 16-21, living in Medway/Swale and with an active interest in all things Gothic.

There are two dates to choose from; the first session is on a Saturday (21st September) starting at 13.00 whilst the second one is on a Thursday evening (10th October) starting 18:00. 

I am thinking about running some evening/weekend workshops in Medway this autumn. Does this sound like a good idea? More info on where and when will follow soon, but you can give me a shout now if you’re interested!
 
(The design above is obviously an old workshop advert)

I am thinking about running some evening/weekend workshops in Medway this autumn. Does this sound like a good idea? More info on where and when will follow soon, but you can give me a shout now if you’re interested!

 

(The design above is obviously an old workshop advert)

Stress Totems booklet

Self-published booklet featuring eight images from Stress Totems.

Limited edition of 50 copies, £3/each (available to buy directly from me - just send me an e-mail on info@rikard.co.uk)

86,062 - The Painkiller Prints

Prints by Zara Carpenter, photographs by Rikard Österlund

A collaborative project showing prints produced using prescribed painkillers. The prints - produced every time Zara took her medication over a 2 month period - is an abstract exploration of chronic illness and the long term use of prescribed medication.

Over 50 prints are compiled in this book with an essay by Alexander Cooley.  The softcover version is £27 and the hardcover £45 - available to buy here.

FRAGMENTS - INSTALLATION SHOTS

For those who missed our exhibition the other week, here are some installation shots. The show featured new work from six Medway based artists on themes of fragmentation and disintegration and was at the Horsebridge Centre from 7th - 13th November.

Featured artists:

Matt Bray, painting (http://www.mattbray.info/)

Zara Carpenter, sculpture (http://zaracarpenter.com/)

Darrell Hawkins, painting (http://www.darrellhawkins.co.uk/)

Riikka Eiro, photography (http://riikkaeiro.com/)

Rikard Österlund, photography (http://rikardosterlund.com/)

Dave Bray, sculpture

due to the flood and the overflow

a book made in 2003 (…at the end of my second year at Uni) of pictures taken the year earlier on an Olympus MjuII. I remember feeling incredibly frustrated with the project work in the second year, but this little side project inspired me again.

I printed all the pages on an inkjet printer and then they were stitched together by a bookbinder in Bethnal Green. 

Strictly limited edition of 13.

Exhibition in Malaysia
A few months ago a selection of prints from my Flower series were exhibited as part of the Open Salons South East Asia exhibition in Malaysia. I didn’t get to go myself there myself ;-( so here is someone else’s snaps of the installation. 

Exhibition in Malaysia

A few months ago a selection of prints from my Flower series were exhibited as part of the Open Salons South East Asia exhibition in Malaysia. I didn’t get to go myself there myself ;-( so here is someone else’s snaps of the installation. 

Images from a picture I took because I felt like it’; a book of images I compiled earlier this spring. It is a curated collection of snapshots taken on a Olympus MjuII between 2002-2005.

Wuthering Hike

In the end of October 2009 I joined a group of Kate Bush fans on the 25th anniversary of the Wuthering Hike; a walk across the Yorkshire moors to Top Withens, the ruined farmhouse said to have inspired Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and hence Kate’s 1978 hit.

I have always been quite obsessive about music, in my teens I listened mainly to grunge (any band from Seattle qualified, the only exception were The Smashing Pumpkins - they were excused despite coming from Chicago…). Slowly other music crept in; Stina Nordenstam, Tori Amos and Kate Bush - distinct, often confessional female vocals. Kate Bush is the only one of those artists that still gets regular play in my iPod today. She’s a genius.

The walk up to Top Withen’s reminded me of the sense of community that music gave me as a teenager. Kate was the only common denominator along the group of us walking across the moor, but surprisingly few discussions surrounded Kate’s music. It was a casual gathering, an annual occasion and for some people it had become a meet up with the extended family; the one time every year when you catch up with old friends or meet new ‘virtual friends’ face-to-face for the first time.

The landscapes and portraits in this book were taken on the day we walked up to Top Withens.

The book is available to buy via this link for £9.99: http://www.blurb.co.uk/bookstore/detail/3291643

'Billy Childish: Frozen Estuary and Other Paintings of the Divine Ordinary' at Chatham Dockyard
'As a young man Childish spent six months working as an apprentice Stonemason in Chatham’s Dockyard, and in 2011 he returned to the Dockyard as its first official Artist in Residence. The culmination of this residency is shown at the Dockyard’s gallery, whilst other work made during this period will be sent around the world and shown in solo exhibitions in London, Seoul, Berlin and then Los Angeles.’
At the exhibition you are able to buy a catalogue featuring the paintings from the exhibition along with a series of photographs I took whilst Billy was painting in his Dockyard studio (the installation shot above is mine too). 
The exhibition in Chatham is on until the 30 September 2012

'Billy Childish: Frozen Estuary and Other Paintings of the Divine Ordinary' at Chatham Dockyard

'As a young man Childish spent six months working as an apprentice Stonemason in Chatham’s Dockyard, and in 2011 he returned to the Dockyard as its first official Artist in Residence. The culmination of this residency is shown at the Dockyard’s gallery, whilst other work made during this period will be sent around the world and shown in solo exhibitions in London, Seoul, Berlin and then Los Angeles.’

At the exhibition you are able to buy a catalogue featuring the paintings from the exhibition along with a series of photographs I took whilst Billy was painting in his Dockyard studio (the installation shot above is mine too). 

The exhibition in Chatham is on until the 30 September 2012

The Jeweller
This is Sian, a very talented jeweller based in Medway. She’s so talented, in fact, that I commissioned her to make our engagement ring this year. Click here to see her website. 
This portrait is from There is a Storm Coming.

The Jeweller

This is Sian, a very talented jeweller based in Medway. She’s so talented, in fact, that I commissioned her to make our engagement ring this year. Click here to see her website. 

This portrait is from There is a Storm Coming.