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Hello art lovers and welcome to the March Edition. Springtime brings colours and chocolate eggs into our lives and this year Ace Art wants to make it even better as we prepare for our biggest contemporary exhibition to date. 

Our ART Revolution exhibition is back with new artists and new art work. It will be held at Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery, Gibraltar and runs from the 16 – 29 March.  Opening night is on Thursday 16th March at 18:00, featuring the works of both local and international artists and photographers. 

Get excited as most of the artists will be in attendance on the night so you can pick their brains over their inspirations and ideas!  Tony from The Wine Shop will be serving us some tasty wine to help the art go down!  And as a special treat on opening night, we’ll have a performance from contemporary dancer Nathan Conroy and The Recycle Junkies.   It’s a night not to be missed!

As Ace Art grows, so does our relationship with our artists. Award winning artist Jana Nicole will be returning to the rock with her prized Botanical Series.  The ART Revolution will have both originals and limited edition prints on display.  She has also promised to surprise us with a unique Gibraltar inspired piece, those attending the opening will be the first to see them. 

Arriving with Jana is her long term friend and artist, Australian born Heath Kane.  Heath is launching a new collection and showing works from his very successful ‘Rich enough to be Batman’ series. Heath has always made art in response to what he sees happening in the world. Each of his collections explores a different political or social narrative. He wants people to look at his art and talk about the issues we face. With a similar mind set is Ramon Maiden, an Ace Art favourite who’ll be exhibiting both original pieces and prints.  He is known for transforming traditional pin ups into his own tattooed characters. Bringing a splash of colour to the show is Rich Levine who is enjoying a lot of success in the US.  His art plays with geometrical designs, structures and blocks of colour.  His work focuses on the topology of iconic images, hovering between representation and abstraction. 

From Gibraltar we have the very talented and award winning Naomi Martinez.  Naomi is a photographer and multidisciplinary artist.  Her series ‘taking liberties with colour’ is a collection of photo negatives retrieved from the passing of her grandfather in which she explores the border between painting and photography.  It’s a very interesting story and series which you will not want to miss. Unlike our underground local street artist Noap, who does not want to be seen and prefers to live incognito.  So I won’t be telling you much about him other than his address … just joking … keep your eyes wide open as his work can also be found round our local streets. 

Completing our amazing line up are photographers Stephen Hermida and Marco Prizontt both of whom have already scooped various photographic awards.  Marco Prizontt based in Cadiz, loves photographing streets scenes and is now adding figures and experimenting with light and shade.  Our Photographic headliner Stephen Hermida is an extraordinary photographer whose artwork has featured in many international magazines such as The National Geographic.  Stephen has travelled the world and specialises in Asian portraits.  I have enjoyed listening to the stories behind his images and we at Ace Art are very excited to be showcasing his work. 

I am looking forward to seeing you all at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery. More information on our socials and website

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