As part of the PhotoEast Festival 2016, five locally based artists with national and international reputations have come together for the first time at The Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth. Each has responded to the festival theme 'Of Time and Place'.
Five accomplished local photographers show their work, spanning the last five decades and exploring the relationship between film and digital imagery. Click here for more details about the photographers and artists.
A show celebrating the finished ware of local potters along with insights into working practices through a display of sketchbooks, tests and trials and photographs of studios and workspaces.
Eleanor shows a series of abstract paintings based on repetitive pattern. The original reference was an American patchwork from 1910 made of shirt fabric in the bow tie motif which looked like an abstract painting.What interested Eleanor about this patchwork is that each square is focused on a pleasing colour combination of its own and when put together, produces pattern and movement over and above what was intended at the start of the project creating a satisfactory whole.
Nicola Coe is an Artist who uses photography and mixed media in her work. Nicola uses the camera to see and record the world around her, almost drawing with film. She started using instant film about three years ago and since then all her images start their life within a Vintage SX70 Polaroid camera.
All of her subjects Nicola finds as souvenirs of nature. Noticed, collected, significant and remembered: Collections of place and time.
Molly is a NUA student and she will be showing video and a collaborative live performance piece.
"My practice now involves the exploration of language and rhythm and how this can be translated through the body in dance and I have recently started a collaboration with a dance teacher Charlotte Haddon from Dance East academy. We are experimenting with the way sound and language can be replicated through the body in its most banal form, and have been exploring how one's stream of consciousness can be portrayed through the body."
More details here.
Regular exhibitor Margot celebrates six decades of art making with a retrospective show through the whole gallery to mark our fiftieth anniversary.
My paintings are essentially about place and trying to capture the atmosphere peculiar to particular buildings, scenes or locations. I like places such as follies, obelisks, ornamental parks and beach architecture; any of those structures that seem at odds with their surroundings.
I have always been drawn to coastal locations for my subjects to paint, I am sure this is due to both the atmosphere and the great number of unusual and often quirky buildings and locations to be found there.
Many of the paintings were made en plein air in Lozère, France, and indoors in various studios in Clerkenwell and Camden, London. Their inspiration may, however, derive from almost anywhere in the world, though I am increasingly tending to start from the local, in particular along the East Anglian coast or on the Wiltshire downs. Still feeling very much a beginner, indeed an interloper into a strange, high-tension world of real artists and art-lovers, I nevertheless appreciate that the product of what I have found to be a curious, very private and solitary activity is but a micro-pixel in a very big world indeed.
The work I create is an eclectic mix using many forms from abstract to representational, the materials used often being an extension of the subject matter.
For several years my art has been stimulated by the inspirational beauty of the natural world, and more recently by a growing awarness of the rising tensions created by modern society's disconnection from it. John Burrows observes succinctly...'I go to nature to be soothed and healed and have my senses put in order.' This both resonates and inspires, whereas a challenge to engage has drawn me towards artist Franz Krajcberg who's work exposes the 'destructive tendencies' of industrialisation.
One hundred square pieces of wood from a joinery workshop.
One hundred artists.
One hundred square feet of art.
One hundred and one boxes of art.
Over 100 ceramic plates made by Paul Cope in a closing middle school as part of a research project into the role of artist-teachers.
Preview Party 23 September
Wonderful work from our local children, not to be missed. Includes work from Bungay High, St Felix and local primary schools.
Open 11 am to 5 pm
Plus workshops with visiting artists for local schools.
For only £5 a year join our supporters and friends group. Receive a priority mailing and go on special gallery visits organised for Friends. Each year friends also receive a special small art work made in an edition by a local artist. This year Val Bennett is making the art work. Email us for further details.
The gallery is stewarded by our team of volunteers. We are always looking for new people to join our team. Sessions are for a morning or afternoon and two hour sessions on Saturdays. Stewards can help us on a regular basis with a slot on the rota or as occasional stewards. Email us for more information.
Another way of helping the gallery is by distributing posters to shops, village halls and other venues and by distributing our colourful brochures far and wide. Email us for more information.