Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kit price Moss : Tall & Thin art exhibition, Greyfriars Art Space

Artworks artist Kit Price Moss has co-curated a ‘Tall & Thin’ exhibition with members of the West Norfolk Artists Association (Kit is chairperson of the West Norfolk Artists Association).
Kit Price Moss organised the exhibition to encourage the artists to ‘think outside their normal comfort zone’.  Each of the selected artworks are no wider than eleven inches.
Kit’s own work in the exhibition, ‘Kittywake Castle‘, is based on ‘a drawing of seabirds whilst visiting North Berwick and Dunbar last summer, depicting nesting kittiwakes on a pinnacle’.
Tall & Thin‘ is currently showing at Greyfriars Art Space from 21st May until 1st June 2012. Greyfriars Art Space is an artist run initiative in King’s Lynn providing professional exhibition opportunities and affordable studio workspace to local artists.
Of the ‘Tall & Thin‘ exhibition, Kit says: “We’ve had a terrific response here at Greyfriars Art Space, and we’ve been quite astounded by the creativity you can see here. We have works suspended from the ceiling, ceramics and sculptures besides the usual paintings”.
The artists exhibiting ‘Tall & Thin‘ works are: Helena Anderson, Tony Bellars, Helen Breach, Brenda Brown, Alan Castleton, Barbara Cichocka, Simon and Fran Crawford, Alison Dunhill, Peter Edwards, Joan Evans, Tod Evans, Ann Froshaug, Lydia Haines, John Hughes, Jill Ilett, Jane Ironside, Jo Halpin Jones, Giselle Keeble, John Lawson, Neil Leggett, Steve Martyn, Kit Price Moss, Tom Sharp, Michael Smith, Julie Spriggs, Will Strong, Tom Thompson, John and Helen Walker, Andrew Williams, Julie Witt, Joan Wooll and Pauline Wrighton.




Tall & Thin
21st May to 1st June 2012
Greyfriars Art Space (opposite Greyfriars Tower)
43 St James Street 
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 5BZ
Open daily, 10am – 4pm, free admission

Liz Waugh McManus : Glass Games & British Glass Biennale exhibition

Liz Waugh McManus has had one of her multimedia works, Family Tree (using cast glass and projected film), selected for two art exhibitions.
Family Tree consists of three glass dolls perched on a tree inside a traditional glass dome. Behind these glass children, runs a projection of footage taken in the 1920s and 1930s of real children playing games  in environments as diverse as a Scottish beach to exotic scenes of India. The piece celebrates children’s games of the past and references nostalgia, heritage and the human desire to preserve things.

Family Tree (H37cm x W43cm x D28cm)


Family Tree will first be exhibited at Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision, to coincide with the lead up to the Olympics, at East London’s The Gallery in Redchurch Street from 13th to 23rd June 2012. The exhibition is organised by the Contemporary Glass Society and is funded by Arts Council, England.

After Glass Games finishes in late June 2012, Family Tree will then travel on to another high profile exhibition, the British Glass Biennale at The Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge (this is the second time Liz has had work selected for this prestigious show). The exhibition runs from 24th August to 15th September 2012.
Fairfield I is another piece by Liz Waugh McManus exploring themes of family, childhood and nostalgia. The glass building in Fairfield I is a replica of a doll’s house made by Liz waugh-McManus’s great-grandfather, with projected animations of the original dolls and other memorabilia.

Fairfield I,  cast glass-film projection,  H40cm x W23cm x D3cm (photo credit: Simon Bruntnell)
Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision
The Gallery in Redchurch Street

13th to 23rd June 2012

50 Redchurch Street
London 
E2 7DP
Gallery open daily from 10am – 6pm (open until 9pm on 14th, 16th &  21st June 2012)
The Ruskin Glass Centre
Stourbridge
24th August to 15th September 2012
   
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Alison Jones : botanical paintings

Alison Jones has been a member of Artworks since it began in the year 2000. She has contributed to the annual Artworks exhibitions with botanical paintings in watercolours and ‘still life’ in pastels. 
Hellibore ‘Cinnamon Snow’ © Alison Jones

Alison Jones has also exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society. In 1990 and 1993 Alison Jones was awarded the prestigious Grenfell Silver medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual exhibition for her exhibitions of fuchsias and cyclamen coum – and she has also been awarded the Grenfell Silver-Gilt medal twice, in 2000 and 2008.
Alison Jones has also exhibited at the Society of Botanical Artists in London, and is also a member of the Society of Floral Painters, exhibiting annually in the South of England. You can see more of Alison’s botanical paintings on Alison Jones profile page.
In August 2010 Alison joined twenty three other flower painters who had their first exhibition in the Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Following its success the Iceni Botanical Artists was born in October the same year, with aims of encouraging and practising a high standard of all forms of botanical art through annual exhibitions by members.  
The Iceni Botanical Artists (IBA) is now engaged in a unique project to record and document the rarest of Norfolk’s Breckland wild flowers.  The collection of original paintings will be available for exhibitions at different venues and will be included in a Florilegium of wild Breckland Plants. More news nearer the time.
Meanwhile, the The Iceni Botanical Artists will be exhibiting again at the Edmund Gallery from 3rd – 8th August, 2012.
The Iceni Botanical Artists
3rd – 8th August 2012
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 1LS

Chris Gamble : double success in the Eastern Open exhibition

One of Chris Gamble‘s pieces, ‘The Faces That You Meet‘, has been selected for the annual Eastern Open exhibition and it gained not one but two awards! The first award was the Exaclair Art Prize of artists’ materials and the second was the Bank House Hotel Purchase Award.

This year’s Eastern Open attracted 557 works by 280 artists from seven counties, with prize money totalling more than £4,000. The winners were announced during a packed ceremony at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre in Norfolk.

Chris Gamble‘s prize-winning work, ‘The Faces That You Meet‘, comprises thirty six small pen drawings of head portraits, and it represents part of an on-going body of work around the theme of ordinary people.

The faces that you meet  © Chris Gamble 2012

The annual Eastern Open exhibition is held in King’s Lynn Arts Centre, and it invites artist submissions from seven counties in the east of England: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire.
A different group of selectors are invited each year to select wotk for this prestigious exhibition. On the judging panel for the Eastern Open 2012 were: Mark Hill, TV Presenter, 20th Century Design Expert and Applied Arts Patron of the King’s Lynn Arts Centre; Yasmin Canvin, freelance curator and Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art; Jessica Lack, Arts Writer for The Guardian for 12 years and co-author of “Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms
The selection panel selected forty one works for the 2012 Eastern Open exhibition, all currently on show in the Shakespeare and Fermoy galleries at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre. An alternative Community Choice panel selected works to hang in the Red Barn and the Old Warehouse galleries.
In addition to being a member of the Artworks group, Chris Gamble also belongs to Breckland Artists, who will be holding a tenth anniversary exhibition in the Forum, Norwich, from 27th May until 1st June 2012.
Chris’s husband, Roger Gamble, is also in Artworks, and he won the ‘Best in Show Award’ at the Eastern Open exhibition in 2002. Both Chris & Roger have had their art selected in previous years. Chris won also an award in 2009 for an acrylic painting called ‘Economic Downturn‘. 
The Artworks blog says well done to them both – a prize-winning duo!
The Eastern Open exhibition continues until the 19th May 2012, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Eastern Open exhibition 2012
31 March – 19 May 2012
King’s Lynn Arts Centre
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1HA