Monthly Archives: October 2011

Christine McKechnie : solo art exhibition at the Edmund Gallery

The Artworks blog are pleased to inform you that Christine McKechnie is having a solo exhibition of her collages by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter at the Edmund Gallery, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, from Saturday 13th November to Wednesday 17th November 2011.

Christine McKechnie is a well-known collage artist who uses watercolour painted papers, which are cut into intricate shapes and pasted onto board in many layers, using many hundreds of pieces. See this example of her work below.

Christine’s wonderfully detailed collages mostly depict the many places she has visited, including Egypt, Hong Kong, Morocco, and Italy (especially Venice), as well as the countryside of Suffolk.

If you are intrigued by the artform of collage why not go along and see the exhibition. You can also have a go at making some collage yourself as Christine will be giving collage demonstrations and tuition throughout the exhibition at the Edmund Gallery.

Christine has had a busy year in 2011, starting with a solo exhibition at the Chelsea Arts Club in London. She was also one of the featured artists at the Glyndebourne Opera Season showing new collage works depicting in the South Downs landscape. She also participated in Suffolk Open Studios 2011, and most recently exhibited at Blackthorpe Barn in the Artworks 12th annual exhibition in September 2011.

Christine McKechnie trained at Southampton and Kingston Schools of Art. She has been a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition. She has also been involved in art projects with local schools in addition to other artist demonstrations and workshops. She is also a regular contributor to The Artist & Leisure Painter magazines.

You can see more of Christine McKechnie’s collages on her own website, christine mckechnie.co.uk. We wish Christine much success with her new exhibition!

CHRISTINE McKECHNIE
The Edmund Gallery,
St Edmundsbury Cathedral,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.
12th – 17th November 2011

Val Armstrong: two printmaking art exhibitions

Val Armstrong will be taking part in two exhibitions, both of which open in October 2011. Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, Suffolk will be showing selected works by the Gainsborough’s House Printmakers group, from 1 October – 20 December 2011.

Gainsborough’s House Printmakers
Gainsborough’s House
1 October – 20 December 2011
Open Monday to Saturday, 10am- 5pm

46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 2EU
www.gainsborough.org
T: 01787 372958
mail@gainsborough.org

The i2 Gallery in Saffron Walden is showing new works on paper by Neil Payne, Susan Macarthur, Jess Levine, and Val Armstrong, in the exhibition Paper Weight, Paper as Media, from 1st October – 12th November 2011.

Paper Weight, Paper As Media
i2 Art Gallery
1 October – 12 November 2011

i2 Art Gallery
26-28 Church Street
Saffron Walden
Essex CB10 1JQ
T: 01799 668211
www.i2artgallery.com