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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.

Ruth McCabe and Alfie Carpenter art exhibition at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Artworks members Ruth McCabe and Alfie Carpenter have paired up to exhibit their evocative landscape paintings at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

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The exhibition follows on from Alfie’s display entitled Circulation at St James’ Hospital, Leeds, where over £4000 was raised for cancer charities. Fundraising continues with the opportunity to sponsor a large painting donated to the hospital and enter a raffle where you can win an original mini artwork which Alfie will paint for you. To be in with a chance, please make a contribution here – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlfieCarpenterPainting

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Alfie Carpenter, Fenland

Of his work at Addenbrookes, Alfie says he “wanted to capture the expansive patchwork of the flat fenlands around Cambridgeshire. I love the inescapable horizon which forces you to gaze into the far out distance; asking you to look forward and ponder that which lays ahead. For me, I thought of the NHS, the state of our planet and our society’s wellbeing in these uncertain times.

In recent years, evidence has emerged which shows that displaying artwork in hospital spaces is successfully encouraging patient and staff wellbeing. A study at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital found that 75% of patients found the presence of art in the hospital reduced stress levels. Remarkably, evidence also suggested that patients exposed to visual art and live music during the post-operative period required less analgesia per day than patients recovering in the absence of visual art and live music. These patients also stayed one day less in hospital.

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Alfie Carpenter, Sewing seeds

As an artist with a background in botany and zoology, Ruth McCabe has exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society at Bankside Gallery, London, and in the Sunday Times Contemporary Watercolour Competition at the Mall Galleries, London.

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Ruth McCabe, Estuary reed bed

I love the natural world in all its shapes, forms and climates, whether it is classically beautiful, or scarred by industry. The nature of living organisms fills me with awe. As an undergraduate I studied Botany and Zoology, which taught me to look very carefully. It also deepened my appreciation of the immense complexity of form and function in living things. I enjoy the translucency of watercolour and its flow over the surface, and the rich texture and depth of colour of oils.

The collection presented for Addenbrookes offers Ruth’s responses to two contrasting landscapes: the quiet undramatic agricultural landscape of east and coastal Suffolk and, from her 2015 residency in Snowdonia, the massive powerful forms of that mountainous region and its slate quarries.

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Ruth McCabe, Dark Gorge

Ruth is also one of the organisers of Inspired by Becker, an exhibition that will take place at St Peter’s Church in Wenhaston, Suffolk  from 5th to 7th August 2016, and will tell the story behind this initiative, now in its fourth year of presenting contemporary artwork by artists inspired by the work of Harry Becker who lived in Wenhaston early last century.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Alfie Carpenter: I articulate shapes and lines in a manner that straddles abstraction…

Artists in ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Alfie Carpenter

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Church and allotments, Debenham

I articulate shapes and lines in a manner that straddles abstraction and realism and am generous with colour and pattern…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015: Alfie Carpenter – Interpreting the Land

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Today, Monday 7th September 2015, artist Alfie Carpenter will be demonstrating mixed media painting techniques and processes in the Artworks exhibition.

Monday 7 September 2015: Alfie Carpenter – Interpreting the Land

See Alfie Carpenter demonstrate how he creates his paintings in the ARTWORKS exhibition today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.

Woolacombe Bay, toward Mortehoe, Devon

Woolacombe Bay, toward Mortehoe, Devon

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

New exhibition for Alfie Carpenter at Wiveton Hall Cafe, Norfolk

Alfie Carpenter, a new artist to Artworks in 2014, is having a solo exhibition of new paintings at the Wiveton Hall Cafe in north Norfolk. The exhibition opens on Tuesday 28 October 2014 with a special preview from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The exhibition continues until 14th December 2014.

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For more information please visit Alfie Carpenter’s website.

www.alfiecarpenter.com

www.wiventonhall.co.uk