Monthly Archives: April 2019

Janet French ‘Field Studies’ solo exhibition at Clare Hall, Cambridge

Artworks member Janet French has been invited to show her work in a solo exhibition at Clare Hall, Cambridge. The exhibition will include 30-35 of Janet’s unique contemporary landscape images screenprinted onto handmade paper she creates using natural leaves and fibres.

Janet French ‘Field Studies’
An exhibition of Contemporary Silkscreen Prints on Handmade Leaf Paper.
25 April – 5 June 2019
Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge.

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‘Winter Sun II’
Screenprint on Handmade Beech leaf paper with gold leaf
61x80cm

The idea of making paper from leaves began when I started to question the relevance of the materials I was using to the landscape I was working in. Maybe locally sourced materials would reflect in my work something about that particular landscape that, say, a sheet of manufactured white paper or canvas could not. I began experimenting with natural pigments and inks and have slowly developed and adapted traditional paper making methods to create papers from the materials around me

The processes involved reflect my personal relationship with the environment which is not about standing back and admiring the view. It is about connecting with the landscape and understanding through process. It is about cultivating and harvesting and recycling and working with nature. The papermaking process similarly involves working outside harvesting and preparing, working in tune with the seasons and weather.

Each sheet of leaf paper I make is created with an image in mind which incorporates the characteristics of the leaves as an integral part of that image. The challenge has been to strike the right balance between leaf paper and image and not allow the image to dominate. The translucent nature of the paper allows me to print part of the image on the reverse side of the leaves. The image can then be seen in a more subtle way and the natural details of the leaves are enhanced by the underlying ink. I also embrace the natural characteristics of the different leaves by allowing the texture to break through the image. In this way I aim to create a balance between image and paper, man and environment.

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End of the Day I
Screenprint on Handmade Beech leaf paper with gold leaf
64x61cm

Janet French
‘Field Studies’
25 April – 5 June 2019

An exhibition of Contemporary Silkscreen Prints on Handmade Leaf Paper.

Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL.

www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk
www.janetfrench.co.uk

Artworks joins Bury St Edmunds Festival with taster exhibition at The Guildhall

Artworks is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! To celebrate our 20th year, Artworks is joining the Bury St Edmunds Festival with a special taster exhibition at the Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds.

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We warmly invite you to attend the preview evening at the Guildhall on Thursday 23rd May 2019, 6pm to 8pm.

The Guildhall art exhibition is open 10.30am to 6pm from Friday 24th May to Wednesday 29th May 2019. Free entry.

Artworks in Bury St. Edmunds
24 – 29 May 2019
The Guildhall
Guildhall Street
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 1PR

The artists taking part in this exhibition are:
Val Armstrong • Lyn Aylward • Hazel Bradshaw Susan Caddy • Alfie Carpenter • Nicola Coe • Elizabeth Cooke • Gillian Crossley-Holland • Cathy D’Arcy • Helen Dougall • Fiona Fawcett • Chris Gamble • Roger Gamble • Judith Glover • Julia Groves • Chris Hann • Alison Jones • Eleonora Knowland • Lucy Lutyens • Christine McKechnie • Katie Millard • Carol Pask Anne Paton • Kit Price Moss • Eileen Revett • Zoe Rubens.

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Artworks, a co-operative of thirty East Anglian artists, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by joining the Bury St Edmunds Festival.

The Artworks group is comprised of professional 2D and 3D artists, and their work ranges from colourful abstract art to exquisite botanical illustrations, dramatic landscape paintings to heart-rending portraiture, robust ceramics to delicate figurative works, contemporary glass sculpture to intricate mixed media constructions.

Gillian Crossley-Holland (Chair) adds: ‘Over the years our group has built up a tremendous reputation for inspiring contemporary work, and we feel very proud and excited to be bringing this work to the heart of Bury and being part of the Bury Festival.’

Artworks in Bury St. Edmunds, The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1PR Friday 24th to Wednesday 29th May 10.30am to 6.00pm.

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www.buryfestival.co.uk
www.burystedmundsguildhall.org.uk

The Artworks 20th Annual Exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn opens on Saturday 21st September, open daily to Sunday 6th October 2019. Free entry and parking. During the exhibition, there will be opportunities to meet the artists, engage in workshops and visit the Artworks shop selling smaller artworks and artists cards.

Artworks 20th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 21st September to Sunday 6th October 2019
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St. Edmunds
IP30 9HZ