The Big Draw will be open for business:
Saturday 3rd, 11am - 4pm, and Sunday 4th, 11am - 3.30pm
We will be officially 'opened' by Maggi Hambling on Saturday.
If you can spare a few hours or a day on either days to help make this a success please contact Frances: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an Anna Maria Pacheco exhibition of works on paper at the festival as well as live music plus events, so plenty to see and do while you're there.
Recent and current members’ exhibitions:
Anne Allanson's recent solo exhibition at Wymondham Arts Centre (Becket's Chapel) was a virtuoso display of large scale non representational painting. The chapel's open space enabled her to show the range and diversity of her work, both on paper and canvas. A stunning show.
Monika Wesselman's solo exhibition at Anteros was long overdue as it gave us all a chance to see her sculpture and paintings together and the dialogue that exists between them. Although a relatively small space, the exhibition works perfectly, the two seem made for each other. The exhibition runs until 26th September.
Katarzyna Coleman at Mandell's Gallery needs no plaudits from me, I'm sure most of you will have seen this show already, it runs until the 26th September if you haven't. Quality work that inspires and stimulates explorations of pictorial space and light in a form that are unique to her. There even seems to be hints of colour creeping in on some works, so we'll watch this possible development with interest!
Martin Battye's solo exhibition at the Merchant House Gallery in Lowestoft is the latest in a series of quite revelatory solo shows, each one seeming to build upon the last; these paintings glow with colour, focusing upon the process of painting and the tactile surface of paint itself.
The gallery is a light filled and intrinsically beautifully space in its own right which enhances and compliments this quite stunning show. Continues until 10th October.
Joceline Wickham's solo show 'Favourite Things' at Gallery Last in Zurich runs until 24th December so if you are down that way.........
With Vanessa Pooley's work being shown in London and New York, 20 Group artists are providing an answer to the question; 'What do artist's do all day'?
Work quite hard seems to be the answer.
'Works on Paper', 20 Group at the Theatre Royal continues until 29th September, followed by a photography exhibition by Hellesdon High school which will be a first for that space.
Geoffrey Lefever has kindly submitted a review of our current Theatre Royal exhibition which follows.
'20 Group at the Theatre Royal' Review by Geoffrey Lefever
The current exhibition is to be seen in the Adnams Bar of the Theatre Royal and will close on the 29th of September. Those who have not yet seen it but now make the effort will find the ‘20 Group’ at its eclectic best.
The show comprises moderately sized works on paper, paintings, drawings, prints and mixed media. Within this range is to be found pieces that both surprise and delight. Artists whose work one has known and admired are found to be developing in unforeseen ways, pushing the boundaries and producing vibrant images, whether representational or totally abstract, full of humour, pathos or the shear enjoyment of the activity of making art. Clearly the present 20 Group, perhaps bursting at the seams, is no rest home but rather a hothouse where anything would appear possible.
I am reluctant to select a few works for particular mention where there is so much that is good / splendid. The Adnams Bar is not the best of exhibiting spaces with restricted areas and where double hanging is necessary and where works cannot have the space to do them full justice. However the artists themselves together with Sarah Cannell’s selecting and hanging are to be roundly applauded for what is a greatly enjoyable show.