Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 ILJ
Anteros Arts Foundation
11 -15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 1LJ
In the Main Gallery
DEREK RAE: A Retrospective
5 March until 16 March
Opening Night Thursday 7th March, 6pm-8pm
Photographs are perceived to present a reality which we can safely rely upon to convey information about the images they portray. In fact, the only realities are the photographer and his camera, which records whatever the photographer chooses to document and in a context of his choosing.
I have taken this a stage further and have used the various techniques at my disposal to fabricate objects, such as shop window reflections and vases, upon which are imposed images relevant to any message I wish to convey and, at the same time, using the camera’s ability to lie convincingly.
Educated at Rutlish School Merton 1943 – 50. Moved to Norfolk in 1961. Studied Fine Art – Printmaking as a mature student at Norwich School of Art and Design and graduated in 1996.
It’s not easy being a charity for the arts in Norwich. Money is always short and often relies on volunteered time to do essential work. As a charity, we have obligations to take meetings, keep records, be transparent and produce reports for the charity commission. We have to save a reserve amount in case of a rainy day, and justify why we don’t have one if we can’t save.
We have to not only do good by supporting and promoting the arts, by hosting exhibitions, organising concerts, running a comprehensive selection of fine art classes and by ensuring fair access to the arts for all.
We have an obligation to find ways of funding the good things that we do. Day to day we do this by renting out rooms in the building, and every now and again we also ask people to help us raise funds.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT OF ANTEROS
In the Front Room
Tuesday 5th March until Saturday 16th March
Susan Purser Hope & Rainie Kay
WHAT LIES BENEATH
Thursday 7th March, 6pm-8pm
Glass, print, paint, digital, re-cycled and a host of very mixed media combine in an exhibition inspired by the chalk reef that lies offshore from the Cromer & Sheringham coastal strip. Glass artist Sue and painter-printmaker Rainie have produced new work both individually and in combination to highlight the fragile beauty of the reef and its eco-system, and contrast this against the developing tragedy of ocean pollution.
Glass workshops for adults and children will be available as well as an illustrated lecture by Seasearch diver and photographer Rob Spray, whose painstaking underwater research has helped us understand this very special underwater world.
New work by Anthony George
27 May to 10 June 2017
Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
This exhibition is based on my visit to Grytviken whaling station while working with the British Antarctic Survey in the South Atlantic. It has long since changed. Then it was a wreck of metal structures, wooden timber buildings, and industrial equipment scattered around. Large whale-oil tanks dominated the area, of a colour that I have tried to recreate. My sense of the place was of abandonment, disarray, and it has left an everlasting impression on me. Playing with these memories, I suppose I have abstracted them into simple, sensory moments.
This month, Anteros holds exhibitions by prominent artists John Rance and David Chedgey, from 3-15th April and a private view on Thursday 6 April. These two artists are always innovative and both have produced new work for this show. Come and enjoy Norfolk's best!