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Land and Sea – an exhibition of original photographs by Kate Barry

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St.Anthony’s Lighthouse, Copyright Kate Barry photographyTuesday 15th January – Friday 1st February at The Theatre Chipping Norton

A fine art photographer who lives in the Vale of Evesham and exhibits in the Cotswolds is staging her first major solo show at The Theatre Chipping Norton.

Kate Barry initially studied fine art and black and white photographic printing at Wolverhampton University, working in a variety of photographic formats such as portrait and commercial. For several years she worked as a photojournalist, starting out on The Banbury Guardian and later moving to the Evesham Journal Series.

Kate currently lectures at Evesham and Malvern Hills College in digital photography and Photoshop skills.

She specialises in images of landscapes, seascapes and natural forms and is interested in how the changing light and weather conditions can transform the landscape into a spectacle of form, tone, light and colours.

“I hope to capture the essence of what I see and feel in order to create an emotional response of wonder, delight, and surprise that celebrates the beauty of nature.”

Kate’s exhibition – Land and Sea – at The Gallery at The Theatre Chipping Norton will include some of her early black and white images that were taken on black and white film and processed and printed in a traditional darkroom, and which have now been transferred onto digital format. There will also be a cross-section of her more recent work captured on digital format.

Kate’s work is exhibited and sold in the 6HQ Photographic Gallery in Chipping Campden and The Gallery @ the Guild in Chipping Campden and is available as limited edition giclee* prints on fine art papers, each signed and numbered.

*Giclee is an invented name for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. In recent times Giclee as a fine art term has come to be associated with prints using fade resistant “archival” inks. 

The Theatre Chipping Norton
2 Spring Street
Chipping Norton
Oxfordshire
OX7 5NL
Telephone 01608 642350
www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk
The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 – 13.00 and during films and performances and admission is free.

www.6hq.co.uk
www.thegalleryattheguild.co.uk

Historic shoes and footwear fairytales at the Corinium museum

Events, Features, Places by Adam 2 Comments »

A month-long exhibition which looks at historic shoes and footwear fairytales will open at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester on Sunday January 20th.

‘Cinderella Shoes’ will showcase 200-year-old silk shoes with gorgeous gold-coloured buckles; huge protective boots from Victorian times; funky and chunky Seventies platform shoes and tiny baby bootees from 1900.

The fabulous footwear comes from the Museum’s own collection and that of local collector Shelagh Lovett-Turner.

Alongside the exhibits are big, shoe-inspired collages made by children from Acorns Day Nursery, Bright Eyes Children’s Centre, Cirencester Opportunity Group and Stepping Stones Nursery.

The toddlers all met the Museum’s Education Officer Rachael Holtom, who showed them some of the old shoes, played shoe-inspired games with them and told a story that involved shoes. The children then created their own artwork inspired by shoes and shoe stories.

Rachael said: “There are quite a few stories and rhymes that involve shoes – ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’, ‘Puss in Boots’, ‘One, Two, Buckle My Shoe’ and so on.

“The children have all produced fantastic artwork and really enjoyed looking at the old shoes and the shoe activities that their nurseries organised.”

The footwear on display is grouped into fairytale themes, under the story headings. There will also be hands-on activities for small children, such as decorating a shoe outline with buttons and buckles, shoes to try on and a chance to measure their own feet .

For adults, there are also ‘lucky charm’ shoes to look at, which were hidden under floors in the past in an attempt to stop witches entering homes. Visitors can also find out how the humble boot played a part in female emancipation, why shoes were not always made to fit the left and right foot and see a small selection of cobbler’s tools.

The exhibition runs from Sunday January 20th to Sunday 24th February and entrance costs £1. For opening times and more information, please phone 01285 655611.

Source: Cotswold District Council

Christmas Exhibition at Where I fell In Love Gallery

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Sunday 25th November – Sunday 27th January 2008 Shipston-on-Stour Warwickshire

A Christmas Exhibition at the well known and well loved Where I Fell In Love Gallery at Shipston -on-Stour.

Painting by Lynette Pierce, Judy Symons and Sarah Mayne.
Ceramics by Sonia Lewis, Lucinda Brown, Ian Rylatt and Anthony Eccles.
Sculpture by Janine Hadley, Julia Gatrill and Joao.
Glass by Jonas Bragi Jonasson.
Wood by Roy Dutton and Mark Hancock.
Jewellery by Andrea Thorpe and Wendy Jones.

A wonderful array of artists and exhibits. Something for everyone and a super place to view and have a cup of coffee in a very relaxed atmosphere. Search out that special Christmas special.

Where I Fell In Love Gallery
The Shambles
Market Place
Shipston-on-Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 4AG
Telephone 01608 663809
www.whereifellinlovegallery.com
The Gallery is open Sunday to Thursday 10.00 – 17.30 and until 21.00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Fosse Gallery – June Redfern, A Major Exhibition of Recent Work

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June Redfern, On the West Coast, Watercolour, (c) June RedfernSaturday 10th November to Friday 30th November – Fosse Gallery Fine Art Stow-on-the-Wold

This is June Redfern’s second solo exhibition at the Fosse Gallery Stow-on-the-Wold.

Born in St Andrews, Fife, she studued drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1968 to 1972. Her solo exhibition “Real Lives” in 1981 at the Third Eye Centre Glasgow exhibited realist paintings influenced by her teaching experience in the 1970′s in a school in Leith. She taught at Cardiff College of Art from 1983 to 1985 and later in 1985 she became Artist-in Residence at the National Gallery London where her paintings from this period were exhibited in 1986.
June has work in a number of private collections in Europe, Canada, USA and Ireland. She has also appeared on BBC2′s “Oil on Canvas” series and has exhibited in many major commercial galleries.

The work of this dedicated artist has succeeded in adding another dimension to the phrase “Expressionist Art.” The canvases may be small or large but her ability to install maximum impact remains profound.

Fosse Gallery Fine Art
The Manor House
The Square
Stow-on-the-Wold
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL54 1AF
Telephone 01451 831319
The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.30 to 17.00 or by appointment
www.fossegallery.com
www.juneredfern.com

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Autumn Show at the Where I Fell in Love Gallery – Shipston-on-Stour

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Where I fell in love gallery exhibitionSunday 14th October – Sunday 18th November, Where I Fell in Love Gallery

Bruno Dauvin has gathered together exhibits by the following four leading British artists for his Autumn Show.

Ceramicists Emma Rodgers and David Jones, Painter Anuk Naumann and Woodturner Mike Scott “Chai”, all leaders in their respective artistic fields.

Emma Rodgers is a Wirral based artist who has been modelling ceramics since an early age.She studied at Wolverhampton University (as a student of David Jones) and since graduating has exhibited worldwide including the Victoria & Albert Museum , Royal Academy of Art, S.O.F.A. Chicago and The William Zimmer Gallery California. Her work has received local and international acclaim, The National Museums Liverpool have purchased her work for their collection and she has been short listed for the Liverpool Art Prize 2007.

Her figures are amazing. She has modelled monkeys, cats, hares, birds, cats, dogs, lizards and bulls. Emma has recently started to experiment with different materials such as bronze and she has also started to make human figurines that other pieces are added to including feathers and pieces of jewellery.

David Jones has been a Senior Lecturer in the University of Wolverhampton for the past fifteen years and is currently Leamington based. His Raku fired ceramics have been exhibited and are in public and private collections in Europe, Japan, Korea and the USA.
Raku is a form of Japanese pottery characterised by low firing temperatures, lead glazes and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. Raku is considered the traditional method for creating bowls for the Japanese tea ceremony.

Anuk Naumann was born in Bristol but is now based at Great Rollright in Oxfordshire. Her grandfather was an artist and he and the rest of her family have given her much inspiration for her artistic career. After experimenting with various media she chose to work with water-colour paints, acrylic and other mixed-media techniques. She has exhibited at many leading galleries throughout the UK and her work has been included in several Harper Collins art books. She will be exhibiting paintings of one of her favourite areas – Provence.

Mike Scott “Chai”is a highly respected Oxfordshire based woodturner who has been producing one of a kind wood vessels since 1985 and is known as one of the pioneers of freestyle woodturning. His approach is intuitive, exploiting the characteristics of the wood by turning, sandblasting, texturing, carving and the addition of other found objects or materials. He has exhibited widely in the UK, USA and Germany and his work is in many public and private collections.

Mike aquired the name “Chai”, which he uses to sign his work, which is a shortened version of a Sanskrit word meaning “awareness” or “consciousness” given to him by his then Indian guru.

Where I Fell In Love Gallery
The Shambles
Market Place
Shipston-on-Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 4AG
Telephone 01608 663809
www.whereifellinlovegallery.com

The Gallery is nomally open Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 17.00

Lucy Pratt Exhibition at the Fosse Gallery Stow-on-the-Wold

Events, Features, Places by Tony 1 Comment »

(c) Lucy Pratt. Wild Gladioli, Ivy CottageSaturday 13th October – Lucy Pratt, a year of visual pursuits

The latest exhibition at the Fosse Gallery is paintings by Lucy Pratt. Lucy is one of the true Impressionist English painters working today.

The Road Rescue Industry – Cotswold Motoring Museum

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Recovery TruckNew Exhibition on the Road Rescue Industry runs until 1st December 2007

A new exhibition has just opened at the Cotswold Motoring museum at Bourton on the Water celebrating the work of the Road Rescue Industry. We all need them at some time or another yet the national breakdown service that we have come to rely on today is reletively recent.

The exhibition has been put together by the Cotswold Motoring museum and the Recovery Industry Support Charity(RISC).

Breaking down on a journey can be stressful, unpleasant and even dangerous. If you were unlucky enough to have a breakdown before the 1960s there was no automatic “get you home service”. Generally you had to pay up front before anyone would recover your vehicle.
Recovery of a car in the river
Many of the first garages emerged from the blacksmith’s trade who naturally took to recovering their customers broken-down vehicles, often towed to the garage by horses! As the 20th century got underway two motoring clubs became large enough to have nationwide membership. The Royal Automobile Club (RAC) formed in 1897 and The Automobile Association (AA) formed in 1905.

Today’s recovery industry can be traced back to the late sixties. It was not garages that operated recovery vehicles but coachworks and bodyshops as they needed to find work. They monitored the police radio network, listening for accident reports, and then raced to be first at the scene.

The AA were the first to respond with their Relay Service in 1974 then in 1975 the RAC introduced their service, aptly named Recovery.
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Having the correct equipment is essential to carrying out a successful recovery operation and initially a number of army surplus vehicles found their way on to garage forecourts but a number of operators built or converted the equipment themselves.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a pair of Model T Fords which were converted in the 1930s, one as a service vehicle and the other as a recovery vehicle.

The award winning Cotswold Motoring Museum is owned by the Civil Service Motoring Association (CSMA) and is open everyday from 10.00 am to 18.00pm

Cotswold Motoring Museum
Bourton on the Water
Gloucestershire
GL54 2BY
Telephone 01451 821255
www.cotswold-motor-museum.co.uk

www.riscuk.net
www.csma.uk.com

Re-Aquaintances. The Royal Academy revisit the Fosse Gallery

Events, Features, Places by Tony 1 Comment »

William Bowyer RA, Beach at Walberswick.

Saturday 8th September – Saturday 29th September

Fosse Gallery Fine Art Stow-on-the-Wold

Sixteen members of the Royal Academy (RA) revisit the Fosse Gallery in September.

The members are:-

Anthony Eyton, Mary Fedden, Leonard McComb, Ken Howard, Mick Rooney, Flavia Irwin, Eileen Cooper, Gus Cummins, William Bowyer, Fred Cuming, David Remfry, Sonia Lawson, Maurice Cockrill, Frederick Gore, Jean Cooke and Philip Sutton.

This is a rare exhibition of over 40 paintings exclusively by members of the RA, as their work is usually never seen as a dedicated exhibition outside London.

The Fosse Gallery is often described as one of the most important galleries outside London. It is committed to showing the best of British figurative and narrative art in mixed and solo exhibitions.

For almost thirty years, the Gallery has shown works by famous RA members including Eurich, Frink, Knight, Weight, Spear, Lowry and Augustus John to mention a few. Now, with the present illustrious list, this wonderful collaboration can be renewed.

The current exhibition presents a broad grouping of painters, covering several strands of representational and abstract painting.

The present owner Sharon Wheaton joined the gallery in 1998 and took it over a year ago.

“From the moment I took over the Fosse Gallery, I set out to stage a substantial exhibition of paintings by current Royal Academicians.

It is important to have an established provincial art gallery supporting RA members’ work.

What joins us together is their unshakeable faith in the painted image and my abiding desire to represent them. This exhibition is a celebration of the collaboration between the Fosse Gallery and the artists who are honoured to be Royal Academicians.”

The Gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 10.30 – 17.00 or by appointment.

Fosse Gallery Fine Art
The Manor House
The Square
Stow-on-Wold
Gloucestershire GL54 1AF
Telephone 01451 831319

www.fossegallery.com

Potential new Academicians are nominated by the existing Royal Academicians. Nominees must be artists under the age of 75 and professionally active in the UK. They have to fall into one of the Royal Academy’s categories of art – painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture.

www.royalacademy.org.uk

Image: William Bowyer RA, Beach at Walberswick.
Used with kind permission of The Fosse Gallery

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