Monthly Archives: April 2017

Land Song by Alfie Carpenter : Norfolk landscapes and soundscapes through art and song

Land Song by Alfie Carpenter
Norfolk landscapes and soundscapes told through art and song.

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Salthouse Church, North Norfolk, NR25 7XA
6 – 21 May 2017, 11 – 5pm daily
LIVE PERFORMANCES: Friday 5 May 2017, 6 – 9pm and Saturday 13 May 2017, 3 – 5pm
Free admission

Alfie invites you to look and listen to his most recent mixed media landscape creations that come with an extra slathering of singing on top. Collaged materials and papers layered with tones of music and paint will form interpretations of local scenes. 

Fellow vocalist, Kimberley Moore, will assist Alfie in some exciting live performances of original material happening alongside the display of new artworks.

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Samphire green, samphire red

Land Song explores our connection to Earth, our kinship with mother nature and how to feel at home in an unfamiliar place.

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Seeds of sound

Follow this link for a preview of the sights and sounds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNq03P-D4LE
Follow this link to the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1452258681484978/

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‘Walking home

Also happening in May, Alfie will be the artist in residence at Ipswich Preparatory School. Alfie will be working with Key Stage 2 students; taking inspiration from the grounds and views from the school and encouraging the students to make use of his collaging technique. You will be able to see the results of the residency at the school from 4pm on Thursday 25th May 2017.

New exhibition – Alison Jones – Iceni Botanical Artists

Alison Jones, who is also a member of Iceni Botanical Artists (IBA), will be exhibiting original paintings of ‘The Wild Flowers of the Brecklands‘ at The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, from 4th – 30th April 2017.

Forty five paintings are featured in the IBA exhibition. The original paintings are not for sale, but copies of ‘Breckland Wild Flowers, Heaths and Grasslands‘ are for sale.

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Military Orchid by Alison Jones

Iceni Botanical Artists (IBA) The Wild Flowers of the Brecklands
4th – 30th April 2017
The Apex
Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3FD

Solo Exhibition for Ruth McCabe at Burnham Grapevine Gallery

Burnham Market is home to Burnham Grapevine Contemporary Arts where Ruth McCabe’s solo show opens on Saturday 8th April 2017. Over 30 pieces of her work in oils and watercolour will be on display in the gallery throughout April.

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Burnham Grapevine is an independent gallery with a reputation built over the last 15 years both for the range and quality of work shown and for its friendly and approachable character. Situated in one of the oldest buildings int Burnham Market, the gallery is just a five minute stroll from the Green, along either Front Street or North Street towards the eastern end of the village.

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Ruth’s work in oils and on canvas are most often a response to the East Suffolk landscape, and are either energetic and textured, or worked into smooth flowing abstract forms.

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Her watercolours arise from similar inspiration and are worked in translucent layers of pure watercolour on hand made paper.

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With over 30 pieces in the show at Burnham Grapevine Contemporary Arts, there are a range of unusual pieces, coming out of different landscapes such as North Wales, and sometimes, a result of her love of the creatures of the Suffolk landscape.

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Ruth has been an exhibitor in the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Competitions.
Bankside Gallery, London, and a finalist and exhibitor in Sunday Times Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London.

In 2016 she made a brief television appearance as a competitor at Stowe House, in the Sky Arts “Landscape Artist of the Year 2016”.

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Burnham Grapevine Contemporary Art
Overy Road
Burnham Market
Norfolk
PE31 8HH
Tel: 01328 730125

Follow Ruth McCabe on Twitter: @mccabe_ruth
www.ruth-mccabe-artist.co.uk