Lichen has now moved to GROW London for a 3-day event with Maureen Michaelson Gallery, on Hampstead Heath – with a very positive reception!
A new exhibition starts this Saturday entitled ‘Of Form and Texture’ at Sidcot Arts Centre, in which some of my work will be on show as part of a selected group: Diane Burnell, Sara Parsons, Debbie Lamb and Laura Howarth are also taking part. My Lichen piece – made originally for the Abundance commission (Garden of Eden) – has now been re-installed as part of the exhibition. It took nearly 2 days to install (thanks to the help of friend Nigel Evans), but is now up and ready for the Launch event on Saturday. It’s interesting to see how it changes – a re-invention each time I install.
3 of my sculptures have been on show outside the entrance of Sidcot Arts Centre since February, the first set of work for their new Outdoor Sculpture Programme. One of these featured pieces is Giant Nest – also created originally for the Abundance commission (Garden of Eden).
Below are details of the exhibition – please come along!
Kitty Hillier and I have just held a joint exhibition of our work at Walcot Chapel Gallery, Bath, entitled Blurred Edges. I re-installed part of my Abundance work for the exhibition – an interesting exercise re-creating a smaller version of the lichen-inspired piece, which crept up one corner of the chapel space. It was great seeing the work in a completely different setting – a wonderful large indoor space with high ceilings, white walls, and beautiful chapel windows. We had almost 500 visitors, a few who had also visited the Abundance Trail. No permanent home yet for my Abundance pieces, though plenty of interest, so my garden/studio will be their home for the time being.
It was sad to say goodbye to Esotera – I loved being there. On my final take down day last week Andrew and Shirley were hard at work on their next venture, wonderful aromas brewing in their kitchen for forthcoming Christmas fayres, industrious as always. Thanks to their input we managed to make over £1000 for the NGS from Abundance takings, including entrance fees, crafts, plants, cakes and teas.
The baby pigeons have nearly grown to full size and the garden is almost back to normal, bar a few bare patches of grass.
Some of my Abundance work is now on show in a new exhibition at Walcot Chapel Gallery, Bath with Kitty Hillier (another Abundance artist), entitled ‘Blurred Edges‘. It runs from 14th – 27th October, open 10.30-4.30 daily, so please come along if you can.
Art Weeks is finished and many of us still busy in taking down work. I went to Malthouse Gallery at East Lambrook Garden today.. artists have already collected their work, there is only few posters left. I hope all hard working artists can now have a good rest and ready for the challenge ahead.
Here is the documentation of the event and exhibition at East Lambrook Garden:
From our photographer Nisha Haq: http://nishahaq.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/200913-saw-abundance-feast-at-east.html
From our Blogger Davina Jelley http://somersetartworksblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-abundant-feast.html
I received the initial proposal last week from artist Tasha Stevens about the idea of Abundance Feast, an event alongside the opening of Abundance X Exhibition, taking place at East Lambrook Manor Gardens on Friday 20 September. 6-8pm. I can’t wait for it to happen, it will be totally amazing evening. Information about how to take part in the event, please see the Art Weeks Festival Guide and on Abundance page at SAW website. http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk/abundance