Once again we were blessed with a warm evening for the opening of Albion on the 17th of August!
It was lovely to see Paula Youens, Guy Kirkham, Lynn Hughes, Ian Dicks, Graham Wiffen, Charles Hallsworth and the Mayor, Sally Holman. Thank you to Francesca Evans of the View From newspaper for her coverage and continuing support. Throughout the week it has also been great to catch up with Bob Healey, Mat Sowter, Robert Reeks, Jennifer Hollands, Cynny Sharp, Benjitas, Anna KIndred, Pete Hackett, John Marriage, Hilary Buckley, Fiona G Roberts, Miranda Hopkins, Jacques Tutcher, Chris Daubney, Tricia Scott, Lois Wakeman (who decided to sign up once she saw the show!) and Jess Douglas. We also welcome on board our most recent sign ups Robert Overton and Emma Burton who sold her delicate Lavender almost as soon as we hung it!
Thank you each and everyone for your support, coffee, kind words and help. Justin, Merry from the Town Mill Cheesemonger and their deliciously moreish lemon curd ice-cream and riotous conversation. Sarah from the Mill trust, Caroline for the cups of tea and gossip from the Sewing Sanctuary and Jess and the girls from the Millside restaurant to Berry the ceramicist across the way who wrote in out visitors book ‘wonderful, let’s keep the show on forever’. To everyone who has stepped through the door and given us all and the artists feedback and encouragement and above all patronage. A special thank you to Jess’s mum Jill for her help in the gallery, Lynn Hughes for her keen eye, Paula for her print demonstrations (another one all day on Saturday) and general fellow Tigger, mum for bringing me lunch. John, Jane and Matt for the hang and endless labeling and the rest of the Shed team, you are each and everyone one of you invaluable. Your hard work and patience make the whole project so special and keep me sane!
EDGE 2012 is an art exhibition showcasing East Anglian creativity and invention.
It runs for one week, from Saturday 25th – Friday 31st August in Burnham Overy Staithe Village Hall.
An East Anglian version of the Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Show, the commission from each individual sale will go to a local charity, which this year is Wells Community Hospital Trust. Artists, artisans, designers and makers who live, work, spend time in, or are inspired by, East Anglia, have submitted up to 3 pieces of work, in any media, for inclusion in the show.
East Anglia has a rich vein of locally-grown artistic talent, with graduates from The Slade, Central St. Martins and Goldsmiths, and tutors from The Royal Academy and The Royal College of Art, living, working and practising in this part of Britain.
Artists include the internationally acclaimed Sir Nicholas Grimshaw PRA, Roger Law, local heroes Pamela Noyes and Nicholas Barnham, and young art graduates Flora Mims, Chloe Steele and Olivia Faire. The show also features our own Lottie Heffer!!
Fiona, one of our exhibitors, has been selected for the renowned Sunday Times Watercolour exhibition which is now in its 25th year.
This prestigious annual exhibition celebrates the diversity and beauty of the medium of watercolour and takes place at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1Y 5BD.
Please keep these dates in your diary, 17 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2012.
10am-5pm daily admission free
Exhibiting artists will be taking part in artist demonstrations daily throughout the exhibition and its free to attend.
Following the exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London the exhibition will go on tour!!
You can visit Fiona’s profile by clicking here!!
Architecture and man made elements around us also inspire our community. Capturing and processing how we interact with them and how we feel about these inanimate objects in our daily lives, through photography and illustration.
In many cases there is an irreverence as shown by Ian Dicks with his series of Urban street art to rival Banksy, with his tongue in cheek look at our politicians and society.
‘Urban Gorilla’ ‘FTSE Cameron’ and Vegan Mary’ cleverly mock and are great images.
Jess Douglas has a couple of illustrations that work wonderfully in large format ‘London Pub’ and ‘Streetfest’ are beautifully realised images and capture the essence of London so well.
Caroline Collet, Emmanuel Chamboisier, Mark Thomas, Bob Healey and Helen Harper have recorded the urban landscape through photography in equally as successful ways in ‘Wapping wharf’, ‘Old London, New London’, ‘Electric 5QU4R3′ , ‘Phone Boxes’, ’Pods Cast’, ‘London Bus , the one I missed’ and my favourite image of them all by Paula Youens ‘E is for England’.
You can see all of these and more at our exhibition running from the 17th August – 3rd September and all are welcome to the Private View on the 17th August, 7pm at The Malthouse, Lyme Regis, Dorset.