Random Acts of Art


The Melancholia of Mr Okins.
Oil on glass.
Kevin Weaver, 2016.

Random Acts of Art is a group exhibition to be held 17 January – 25 February at Gallery Artemis in Cockermouth.

It will be an exhibition that brings together a diverse range of traditional and new methods for creating art.  Approximately fifteen artists will be exhibiting new work created for the exhibition, including me.  The work on display will range from sculpture in porcelain and wood to paintings on glass, mixed media paintings and art created using textiles and found objects.


The Persistence of Existence

Post now updated with some images of Kevin Weaver’s installation (below.)

We are proud to announce that Thursday 27th October we will be opening our latest show ‘The Persistence of Existence’, where a group of upcoming artists explore life, death, and everything in between. This will undoubtedly be a fantastic show so we hope to see you all there! 

Location: The Pharmacy, 33B Scotland Rd, Carlisle CA3 9HS

Preview: Thursday 27th October 6 – 9
Open: Friday 28th & Saturday 29th October 1 – 4

Displaying Artists:

Calum Eccleston
Amy Ferguson
Martin Fowler
Emily Hartness
Megan Rae
Jamie F Simpson
June Terry
Kevin Weaver
Leanne Wind-Cowie

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Kevin Weaver, War and Peace, Castle Douglas

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Kevin Weaver, War and Peace. An exhibition at Castle Douglas Library Art Gallery, Dumfries and Galloway, 5 October – 15 October, 2016.

10am-5pm Monday – Sunday.

Paintings of Scottish, Cornish and Lake District scenes plus war paintings based on the artists reporting days in Bosnia, Rwanda and Kosovo. The artist will be painting on glass demonstrating his new work in the gallery.

Exhibition at The Nail Factory, Dalbeattie

I’m part of a joint show at The Nail Factory in Dalbeattie running from September 10th – November 30th (showing 4 paintings – including one new glass painting with my new display method using standoffs allowing the glass to be raised off a white board hung on the wall)

The Nail Factory, 56 Southwick Road, Dalbeattie DG5 4EW, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

An Exhibition of New Paintings in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

"Port Patrick Harbour Fishing Boats"

Port Patrick Harbour Fishing Boats
Oil on canvas
72 x 58 cm framed
Kevin Weaver

From the 13 April to 1 May. Please come along to The Tolbooth Arts Centre to see my new work… I’ve been incredibly busy and am very happy with the resulting paintings. Some of them have a mediterranean vibe, such as ‘Sandyhills Golf Course Kirkcudbright’ and ‘Port Patrick Harbour Fishing Boats.’ Must be the influence of the Gulf Stream climate. Kirkcudbright is a lovely town. Here is the link to view all the paintings online (the most recent paintings are at the top, right now there are 12 – including two oil on glass paintings.)

Please note that I will painting in the gallery from the 19th to the 28th April – that’s during the second and third week of my show. Here are the two most recent paintings, both oil on glass.

"Island - Oil on glass by Kevin Weaver"

Oil on glass
80 x 40 cm

"Castle - oil on glass by Kevin Weaver."

Oil on glass
80 x 50 cm

From the kirkcudbright.co.uk website:

‘The Tolbooth Art Centre provides visitors with an introduction to the story of the town’s artists’ colony. The Tolbooth dates back to 1629, and now provides gallery accommodation for the best of the Council’s painting collection including works by S.J. Peploe, Charles Oppenheimer, Jessie M. King, Lena Alexander, Robert Sivell and many more. The story of the Kirkcudbright artists is told through a 15 minute audio-visual show.

The studios on the upper floor are used by the current generation of artists and craftworkers, and the ground floor has a friendly café serving fresh coffee, teas and locally produced cakes and biscuits and a gift shop, retailing artists’ prints, paintings, crafts, art books and reproductions.’

Love Cumbria Floods Appeal Art Auction

Thirlmere Forest Flood, Kevin Weaver. For the Love Cumbria Floods Appeal Art Auction.
45 x 50 cm, framed.
Price – Auction (no reserve)

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Thirlmere Forest Flood, Cumbria.
Kevin Weaver

“Love Cumbria Floods Appeal Art Auction – to be held at Carlisle’s Halston Hotel on Thursday, February 11 – will include works by nationally and internationally known artists who are currently being asked to donate a painting. The event is a collaboration between Cumbrian artists, Tullie House, The University of Cumbria, The Halston Hotel, Cumbria Life and Carlisle Living and is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds.” Carlisle Living Magazine.

Two New Paintings

… Two new paintings (2015) which tell it like it was, and still is for so many people. You can view both of these from the ‘war paintings‘ page.

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Paediatric Ward, Kosevo Hospital, Sarajevo, Christmas 1994 Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm

Last Supper with Five Lighters…

My latest war painting, a nod to German Expressionism and The Impressionists, but a heartfelt tribute to the courage of the people in the painting. This piece comes from photographs I took during the war in Sarajevo, several shells fell on this market directly, killing some 300 people in all. There were 150 victims in one attack alone.

Last Supper with Five Lighters, Markala Wartime Black Market, Sarajevo, Christmas 1994 (painted 2015)

Oil and wax on canvas. 118 x 80 cm.

"Last Supper with Five Lighters, Markala Wartime Black Market, Sarajevo Christmas 1994. Oil and wax on canvas. Kevin Weaver."

Last Supper with Five Lighters, Markala Wartime Black Market, Sarajevo Christmas 1994.
Oil and wax on canvas.
Kevin Weaver.

John Moores Painting Prize 2016

Thanks to your encouragement and feedback about this powerful piece – ‘Concentration Camp, Sarajevo 1993’, which I painted earlier this year; I’ve decided to enter it into the John Moores Painting Prize 2016.


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Concentration Camp, Sarajevo 1993.
(Painted in 2015)
Oil and wax on canvas.
Kevin Weaver.

From Liverpool Museums website…

Open to all painters in the UK, works are selected anonymously by an independent jury. The Prize continues to honour the principles of open submission and democratic selection.

The jury, which is soon to be announced, will select a final shortlist of five paintings. The overall winner will receive £25,000 and four further prizes of £2,500 will be awarded.

The winner of the Visitors’ Choice award, voted for by the public during the 2016 exhibition, will receive a prize of £2,016.

The John Moores Painting Prize is delivered in partnership with the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust and issupported by our exhibition partner Weightmans.

The Prize is showing as part of Liverpool Biennial 2016 festival of contemporary art, one of the world’s leading Biennials, taking place from 9 July to 16 October 2016.