North Norfolk Open Studios is coming!
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IEA OPEN EXHIBITION 15-25 MAY 2021
The Institute of East Anglian Artists' Open Exhibition will take place at The Gallery, Holt, North Norfolk
For full details follow the link:
IEA Open Exhibition
The Garage Studio Gallery, Ringstead, has been set up by Hanneke Robson to help fund a new re-wilding project in this area, by selling the work of Norfolk artists. A very worthwhile cause and all the commission received for sales goes towards this project.
These are very challenging times for all art venues and the current lockdown, although necessary, has a big effect on each of them. Please check out the gallery, once the lifting of restrictions allows - you won't be disappointed! Although small, the gallery is a treasure trove of beautiful works.
Links & Layers Exhibition 'Rhythms' at Wells Maltings 1 - 11 October
Links & Layers is a group of eight individuals, all living and working in Norfolk. Formed in 2014, our regular meetings mutually encourage, support and motivate each other's creative development. Through collaborative practice we learn and enrich our work whilst having fun and laughter together. We are committed to our art and keen to share it with others through exhibitions, dialogue and workshops.
Disciplines represented include painting, drawing, glasswork, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles, including contemporary stitch, lace-making and felt-making. Interest in textiles is common to all, but we use our own skills and experiences to develop this in different ways.
In planning this exhibition, we followed our preference for a title that enables us to develop our interests and ideas freely. 'Rhythms' was chosen as it encompasses so many aspects of life, time and environment. Little did we know that those usual patterns and norms would soon be disrupted by unprecedented events.
Unable to meet as usual, we have found ways to address the challenge and undoubtedly found comfort in and through our art. Process has prevailed, through the rhythmic nature of contemplative stitch, the repetitive action of mark making on paper or cloth, and sustained manipulation of lace bobbins, fibre and structure. The creative processes of our minds have lifted us away from the confines of our common situation, provided solace in isolation and led us along paths that we may not otherwise have taken.
Sadly, Chrissy Leech is unable to take part this time following an operation and will be greatly missed.