Exhibitions - Winter 2020
Joanne Aylward and Debbie George – 15th to 28th October
Debbie George’s work is a celebration of her passion for flowers and the objects with which she surrounds herself – from ceramics to fruits, feathers and stones. Landscape is an important influence that underlies her paintings, whether they are of particular places or still-life compositions.
Frequently Debbie assembles flowers or objects within the foreground of a painting and sets them against a far landscape, so that you sense a domestic space opening out into nature: both spaces are revealed with surprising clarity and with a perspective that is uniquely the artist’s own.
Jo Aylward's paintings have been exclusively inspired by pastural themes, and for the last six years the daily experience of living rurally in Kent, having animals, gardening and forming a relationship with the surrounding countryside. Jo's paintings often record a singular moment, the sighting of a particular bird or insect or a striking feature seen in a landscape. They are created on a modest scale and are concerned with the inherent beauty of small things within the landscape and the quietness of the creatures and plants that inhabit it. Like many artists Jo is a committed gardener and finds inspiration all year round from the flowers and plants that she has around her. Jo has exhibited widely throughout the UK since her graduation in 1997.
Rosalind Bieber – 29th October to 4th November
Exuberant drawings of animals and poignant images in mixed media and collage, remembered from London ... the poetry of everyday. Following an injury that cut short her career as a concert pianist, Rosalind Bieber went at twenty seven to study painting at the City and Guilds of London Art School, for four years.After a long interval she has recently revived her piano playing, making an international piano CD for Claydio Records which will be playing in the gallery. Rosalind relocated to Suffolk two years ago.
Moira Frazer Steele and Jane Ford – 5th to 11th November
RCA graduate and former Director of the Design Council – Moira takes a graphic approach to her work with a focus on shape and form. Jane’s textiles incorporate all types of ephemera ... beads, buttons and found materials which she incorporates into her innovative textile pictures.
Crafts n' Creations – 12th to 18th November
Unique, handmade local crafts & wildlife pictures. All items are made by local crafters, beautiful glass, natural wood, wildlife photography, original art cards, one off bags, individual jewellery, mohair teddy bears, and much more.
Peter Chadwick and Derek Chambers – 19th to 25th November
Peter Chadwick is a member of Sudbourne Printmakers. He has been print-making for about ten years and worked mainly on landscape and nature etchings with many beloved Suffolk subjects near to where he lives locally. He uses all the etching techniques to achieve his atmospheric prints. Just recently Peter has started wood engraving which is done on the hard end grain of boxwood or lemonwood blocks as distinct from his woodcuts which are done on softer wood planks cut along the grain. He has always drawn, with a love of life drawing, and the human figure has entered his printmaking along with his landscape and nature subjects.
Kay Nightingale and Michael Hughes – 3rd to 9th December
Two Suffolk artists return to the gallery with their annual exhibition. Their work, in watercolour, pastel, acrylic, oil and mixed media explores both the vibrant colour and the deep subtleties of the coastline, the estuaries, marshes, heathland, woodland and farmland of their immediate surroundings.
Winter shows up to Christmas to be confirmed