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[caption id="attachment_9650" align="alignright" width="533"] Blisscohen showing her beautiful artwork for PAOS 2021[/caption]

As 2021 shapes up following the new lockdown in January and the ever evolving vaccination program, PAOS is seeking to adapt to the new circumstances and help PAOS artists and their potential audiences get in contact with each other this year.

There are a few new options being discussed, namely: video releases and promotions, appointment systems for visiting studios where safety will be paramount, and zoom meetings and lectures held by arrangement of PAOS artists.

Many other organisations in the leisure and print media have already adapted their business models as demand for magazines through high street and supermarket sales has dipped over the last year. Many societies and lecturers have turned the tables on plummeting sales and produced videos and seminars often on a low budget to paying audiences. Works are in progress to the PAOS website to help to this end.

The website can only facilitate what is and should be the artist-audience-visitor relationship, therefore if you as a visitor would like to arrange a meeting with any PAOS artist, there is no need to wait for a visiting date or a link to appear on the PAOS website: simply get in contact with any artist straight away to find out more about their work.

Some more experienced PAOS artists are also art teachers; they and other PAOS artists already run pay to view workshops, bookable for instance through social media. There will be a variety of information and opportunities out there already. There is, for now, no PAOS organised charging system or lecture schedule put together, but it is under discussion.

PAOS membership officially starts in March but each artist returning year to year, updates their page at anytime. Check back to see if your favourite creative is doing something zoom in 2021.

Jurgita Banioniene has been showing her lovely work, here is a short video the likes of which we hope to see more of through PAOS 2021:

Jurgita Banioniene holding her beautiful artwork video link

see more of her work and get in contact with her here:

https://paos.org.uk/artists/blisscohan/

Zoom Meetings and Videos for PAOS 2021

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Tickets now available for 'David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring'





In the midst of the pandemic, David Hockney RA captured the unfolding of spring on his iPad, creating 116 new and optimistic works at his home in Normandy.

Created during lockdown, this new body of work has been ‘painted’ on the iPad and then printed onto paper allowing you to see every mark and stroke of the artist’s hand. Tickets will be limited, book early to avoid disappointment or become a Friend for your best chance to see the show.

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 will open on 27 March. Friends of the RA receive free priority access to all exhibitions with a family member as their guest.


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See what else is on at the RA: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/

RA taking bookings for ‘The Arrival of Spring’

Tickets now available for ‘David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring’ In the midst of the pandemic, David Hockney RA captured More

City Culture Peterborough is delighted to announce the reopening of Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery on Friday 4th December. The Museum will be open to the public from Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm.

Peterborough Museum is one of the city’s most historic buildings. The Museum was previously a private house and then became Peterborough’s first hospital. There are both a wealth of stories to fascinate and enthral the whole family and amazing objects to discover, from prehistoric fossils to Roman artefacts, Victorian surgical equipment and incredible crafts made by prisoners of war.

Previously under the management of Vivacity, the Museum has transferred to City Culture Peterborough, part of City College Peterborough. Pat Carrington, Director of City Culture Peterborough and principal of Peterborough City College said, ‘I am delighted and thrilled that we are now able to reopen the Peterborough Museum and to be inviting visitors back for the first time since March. The team at City Culture Peterborough have been preparing for this day and have some great new things for you to see and experience’.

All the Museum galleries will be open, including a new exhibition to celebrate the reopening, ‘Restart Peterborough’, which features art from local artists.  To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers during their time at the Museum, measures have been put in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Face masks will be required when in the building, there is a one-way system in place to help ensure social distancing, sanitising facilities are available throughout, and we have an increased cleaning regime of the Museum and facilities in place. Perspex screens have been put up around all tills and contactless sales are available.

These measures do mean that there is a reduced capacity for visitors to the Museum, including limits on the numbers in each gallery. You may be asked to queue both before entering and while in the building so that appropriate social distancing can be followed. Unfortunately, Coronavirus restrictions mean that many of our interactive activities have been removed, to reduce touchpoints within the building.

To help the NHS identify cases of the virus, we will ask visitors to give their details on arrival for test and trace purposes. If you are showing any symptoms of Coronavirus, please do not visit the Museum.

Squires Coffee House will be reopening but there will be a reduced capacity and new social distancing measures in place.

 

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery opening times:

Monday- Closed
Tuesday- 10am-4m
Wednesday- 10am-4pm
Thursday- 10am-4pm
Friday- 10am-4pm
Saturday- 10am-4pm
Sunday- 12pm-4pm

Entry to the Museum is free with the exception of special event days.

 

Peterborough Museum
Priestgate
Peterborough
PE1 1LF
01733 864663

Peterborough Museum and Gallery Reopens December 2020

City Culture Peterborough is delighted to announce the reopening of Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery on Friday 4th December. The More

[caption id="attachment_11382" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Artist Josie Kelly shows new work at Peterborough City Gallery 2020[/caption]

Thankfully the Peterborough Museum and City Gallery has reopened after the November Lockdown in England.  Peterborough is in tier 2 and there is a buzz about Queensgate and the city centre as queues form outside shops, where masked consumers browse for Christmas gifts.

It is a Sunday, the Museum's automatic door opens, a welcoming attendant gives us directions to the foot pump operated hand sanitizer and thanks us for wearing a mask. The track and trace App is scanned and we make our way to the back of the ground floor and enter the City Gallery for the RESTART exhibition.

[caption id="attachment_11378" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Artists Yvonne Wagstaff and John Mcgowan have work for sale at City Gallery Peterborough Dec 2020[/caption]

Aimed at representing artists from the area who wish to participate and sell examples of the work they produce it is, by nature, a mix of mediums and styles, subjects and sizes. Mostly wall art and jewellery with works in clay from Lindsay Wisniewski and Justin Cap, there are paintings and prints on offer from some longstanding members of Peterborough's art community as well as some fresh names on the price list.

Flanking the entrance are two beautifully made and framed paper cut compositions, both by Rowena Roberts, and from there there are seascapes and water themes, landscapes and the seasons marked in 'Summer Adventure' by Christine Moss and 'Autumn Debris' by Josie Kelly; the large Carry Akroyd painting 'Black Drove and Prime Meridian' at the far end to pull you forward.

[caption id="attachment_11379" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Rowena Roberts' 'Garden of dreams' Dec 2020, City Gallery, Peterborough.[/caption]

'The Babes of Wayland Wood, Norfolk' by Sue Shields is the splash of colour that signals Gallery 2 with Prue Pye's large oil catching your eye on left as you walk through. It is a lovely arranged show and Gallery 3 does not disappoint either with the unexpected humour of Graham George's 'My Dad Prefers Watercolours', Mefisto Bedre's 'Sacred Garden' or an amazingly layered 'Vanitas 5' by Sash revealing a bright and energetic contemporary edge with sure paintwork and facility in production.

[caption id="attachment_11380" align="aligncenter" width="284"] Sash 'Vanitas 5'. Peterborough Community of Artists show, City Gallery Peterborough, Dec 2020.[/caption]

A real art show, as ever, is best seen first hand. There were a few other customers in the galleries and we felt we were able to effectively socially distance, enjoy the art and contemplate Christmas purchases without sidestepping nervous fellow shoppers. If you think Peterborough art RESTARTS, you may get the idea it never stopped..

Open now and on throughout December 2020,  and into the new year dates to be confirmed.
Peterborough Museum and City Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF. 01733 864663
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 12pm - 4pm
[caption id="attachment_11393" align="alignleft" width="262"] Graham George's Artwork Dec 2020[/caption]



 

Peterborough Museum, Art – RESTART, Exhibition Dec 2020

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Need some travel time away from your own four walls? Take a virtual trip to another place and explore some collections at the many art institutions making their displays and activities available online.







We can all get stuck in our own heads as artists, caught up in a narrative that we have built for ourselves, or created, through interactions at college, work or in our social lives. A little time away can refresh the page.







There are some fantastic artists out there, whose work is to be found through your home device. The labyrinth of websites and sub-pages that a viewer can journey through reveals sometimes confusingly twisting paths.







And increasingly, apparently wistful click-through travels can lead us out into colourful and playful courtyards online. In this lock-down, cultural institutions and organisations all around the world have been making digital galleries and events available. Here are a few links:



https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain



https://www.moma.org/



https://www.maxxi.art/en/



https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/



https://www.centrepompidou.fr/



https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/multimedia



https://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en.html



https://www.tate.org.uk

Virtual Trips, home and away 2020

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David Hockney talks about his recent large exhibitions including the process he used to make his multiple portraits from life.






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RjpQMjKUrw&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2l61YhyMWECkhxXwSZ_qOeMLKvAm7ds8s3teMp-aDJFlRmh1XeDR2ST6A




Royal Academy of Arts



Originally released in cinemas, this @Exhibition On Screen film takes us back to two of our landmark exhibitions by the iconic British artist, David Hockney RA. Sit back and enjoy, as we revisit 2012’s ‘A Bigger Picture’, and ‘82 Portraits and One Still-Life’ from 2016. Both shows – seen by more than 750,000 people – were filmed to create this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN by Seventh Art Productions. 



Presented by former RA Artistic Director, Tim Marlow, this documentary explores the enduring and repeatedly reinvented creativity of David Hockney RA in his ninth decade. 



More EXHIBITION ON SCREEN films are available at https://seventh-art.com. 



 https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/

David Hockney video premiers on Youtube

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UPDATE



Considering the recent and ongoing position of HM's UK Government as to COVID 19 instructions to the public. The committee in consultation with the membership has decided to postpone the 2020 event weekends until 2021. PAOS artists have been offered to carry their membership forward to 2021 or withdraw for the year. Applications for 2021 are also planned to open as normal after the AGM in November 2020, all being well.



If you are a PAOS 2020 member and have any queries or information as to your own activities, you should have received an email from PAOS webteam with instructions on how to consider proceeding.  If you are still concerned or have yet to receive the email, please contact a member of the committee, links can be found on the  contact page



Many thanks for your support and feedback so far.

PAOS 2020 postponed till 2021 due to COVID19

UPDATE Considering the recent and ongoing position of HM’s UK Government as to COVID 19 instructions to the public. The More

11th January to 29th March 2020



Peterborough Museum and City Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF



This interactive exhibition taking place from the 11 Jan - 29 Mar 2020 is perfect for families and any Nick Sharratt or Tracey Beaker fans!







Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants is a wonderfully bright and colourful touring exhibition all about Nick Sharratt and his illustrations. There's loads to look at, from drawings he did as a boy and student to original picture book artwork. There are sections on how picture books are made, lots of activities to do, including dressing up, creating your own 'Sharracter' and working in his studio.



Plus meet Nick Sharratt at our extra special launch on 11 Jan, 10.30am - 4pm. Bring your books to be signed by the man himself or purchase a new book in our shop at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery. Enjoy a fun Nick Sharratt inspired lunch in our cafe, available during the exhibition period.







Entry to the exhibition and launch is free. There will be charged entry during Feb half term (17 - 21 Feb) for 'What's a Wellyphant?' which includes family activities across the museum. Find out more.



Exhibition opening times:



Tues - Sun (incl. Mondays on Bank Holidays and during school holidays)10am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)



Draw along with Nick Sharratt



Book Nick Sharratt school sessions



What's a Wellyphant? - book now !



Find out more about whats on at Vivacity Arts: Vivacity.org

Exhibition: Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

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Peterborough Museum and City Gallery, PE1 1LF



Please call back for updates.



16th April to 7th June 2020



This compelling retrospective exhibition celebrates 50 years of the creative output of East Anglian sculptor and academic, Professor Brian Falconbridge, charting a personal and professional journey from early student days through a lifetime of making and mentoring. 



Though a sculptor, his inspiration derives from European painting from the 17th to the 20th century via artists such as Velasquez, Zurburan, Schwitters, Morandi, Cotan, de Chirico and Picasso and movements including Dada and Russian Constructivism.  At the same time, the influence of Japanese thought, literature and culture are reflected in his attention to scale and simplicity in his sculpture and in the brushwork in the works on paper. The interest and insight to be gained in this assembled body of work lies in being able to view early student work that includes the transformation of commonplace everyday objects with a nod to the ‘surreal’ and then to be able to follow the imagery through as it takes on a range of influences, until it is ultimately pared down and formalised into both wooden constructions and bronze casts incorporating the theme of ‘still life’. 



 © Brian Falconbridge, Study for Still Life (towards Emmaus), 1983 



Complementing the sculpture is an abundant collection of drawings, both polychrome and black and white, including a major installation comprising 102 works on paper.  Some are small and intricate, some urgent and gestural and others, larger, highly considered and ordered. In drawing together this representative body of 50 years’ work by Brian Falconbridge, HINDSIGHT: 2020 evidences both commitment to the pursuit of creativity through the practice of Fine Art and the continuity and development of his ideas as an artist.

WE ARE SORRY THIS EXHIBITION IS NOT GOING AHEAD AS PLANNED AT THE MOMENT: HINDSIGHT 2020 by Brian Falconbridge

Peterborough Museum and City Gallery, PE1 1LF Please call back for updates. 16th April to 7th June 2020 This compelling More

Sheep St, Kettering NN15 7QX 



FIND OUT MORE OF WHATS ON AT ALFRED EAST



25th January to 7th MarchExhibition Preview: Friday 25th January, 6 - 8pm



Key loans for the 2020 vision exhibition have been made possible through The Ferryman Project: Sharing Works of Art which is supported by National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the John Ellerman Foundation and Art Fund.

2020 vision a contemporary view at thge Alfred East, Kettering

Sheep St, Kettering NN15 7QX FIND OUT MORE OF WHATS ON AT ALFRED EAST 25th January to 7th MarchExhibition Preview: More

At Tate St Ives



25th January - 3 May 2020



 Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG 



VISIT TATE ST IVES



Emily Speed’s film and installation explores the politics of the built environment







Rooms Designed for a Woman 2017 reflects on how buildings have traditionally been designed and planned by men, while women have tended to spend the most time within them.



Inspired by Speed’s own collection of photographs of architects with their building models, the film is comprised of a sequence of vignettes bringing together bodies and architecture. A man surveys and builds models made of foamboard and cake; women occupy and interact with these models in playful and performative ways. The film is presented in an immersive environment designed by Speed and accompanied by drawings and other materials.



Part of the In Focus programme, which features works that connect with other exhibitions, displays or public projects at Tate St Ives. Rooms Designed for a Woman offers a response to the corresponding Naum Gabo exhibition. Speed’s work reflects Gabo’s interest in architecture as well as his architectural acrylic glass costume designs for the ballet La Chatte 1926–7, while also offering a contemporary perspective on the modernist canon.



Rooms Designed for a Woman was commissioned by Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of Re[construct].

EMILY SPEED – ROOMS DESIGNED FOR A WOMAN

At Tate St Ives 25th January – 3 May 2020 Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG VISIT TATE ST More

Bankside, London SE1 9TG 



VISIT



On until 5th April 2020



Turbine Commission 2019.
Tate Modern.



Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date



Fons Americanus is a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London.



Rather than a celebration of the British Empire, Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. She uses water as a key theme, referring to the transatlantic slave trade and the ambitions, fates and tragedies of people from these three continents. Fantasy, fact and fiction meet at an epic scale.



This commission has been made using an environmentally-conscious production process and has been built from recyclable or reusable cork, wood and metal. The surface covering is made from a non-toxic acrylic and cement composite that can be used for sculpting or casting. It avoids the use of large quantities of non-recyclable materials and harmful substances often found in the production of exhibitions and installations.



Based in New York, Kara Walker is acclaimed for her candid explorations of race, sexuality and violence. She is best known for her use of black cut-paper silhouetted figures, referencing the history of slavery and the antebellum South in the US through provocative and elaborate installations.

KARA WALKER at Tate Modern – Hyundai Commission

Bankside, London SE1 9TG VISIT On until 5th April 2020 Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious More

A new decade starts at the Royal Academy in London with a new program of exhibitions



Visit the Royal Academy website



To see or take part in:







Picasso and Paper 



25th January to 13th April



Pablo Picasso rewrote the rules of painting, but he also tore up the rulebook for paper. Bringing together 300 of the artist’s works, both on and with paper, this exhibition spans his entire prolific career and represents a significant chapter in modern art. 



Leon Spilliaert



23rd February to 25th May 2020



From celebrated self-portraits to dreamlike views of the North Sea coast, this exhibition will introduce UK audiences to the visionary work of Belgian artist Léon Spilliaert. 







Summer Exhibition 2020



 9th June to 16th August 2020







Art you love, art you hate, and art that simply puts a smile on your face. Get ready to discover works by household names and emerging artists at our annual celebration of art and creativity.



you can also enter the RA Summer Exhibition from the 6th January







Enter Art in the Summer Exhibition here

2020 at the Royal Academy

A new decade starts at the Royal Academy in London with a new program of exhibitions Visit the Royal Academy More

Art and forest bathing at a stroke !



Get out and paint in the forest with some guided demonstrations and tuition from Paisley Art - Clare who tutors at Art Stars children's school will be on hand to help you if needed. 



25th January 10.30am - 3pm - bring lunch with you! Contact Clare on 07762434204 for more information and to book your place.



£40 per person







Claire also tutors at Art Stars children's Art School: FIND OUT MORE

Forest Painting Retreat

Art and forest bathing at a stroke ! Get out and paint in the forest with some guided demonstrations and More

Following the success of the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios’ (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair in 2018, we are delighted to announce that we’re hosting another event on 23rd November 2019.



Where: Colonel Dane Memorial Hall, Church Street, Alwalton, Peterborough PE7 3UU



When: Saturday 23rd November 2019 11am – 4pm



All items available on the day are unique and will cost £50 or less.



Glass bubbles by artist Kerry Richardson is an example of some of the items available at the PAOS Affordable Art Fair



Artists exhibiting at the event include:



Mahemuda (Muni) Arsalani (Mosaics)Deirdre Blackburn (Painting & Drawing)Jill Colman (Jewellery)Kay Hall (Mosaics)Handmade by Joolz (Mixed media, Stained glass)Sally Hammerton (Painting, Drawing)Christine Jose (Painting, Drawing)Martina K (Mixed media)Sue Keen (Mixed Media, Textiles, Hand Bound Books)Chris Lovell (Digital Art, Photography, Mosaics)Lindsay McGinlay (Mixed media)John McGowan (Printmaking)Margaret Mallows (Printmaking)Tony Nero (Painting, Drawing)Jon Pain (Woodcarving, Sculpture, Woodturning) Katherine Parsons (Ceramics, Mixed Media, Sculpture)Prue Pye (Mixed Media, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking)Kerry Richardson (Jewellery)Paul Saunders (Digital Art/Photogarphy)Lexy Wells (Mixed Media, Encaustic wax paintings)Pauline Wheatley (Painting, Drawing, Pottery)Brian Withall (Glass)Christine Withall (Pottery)Amy Wright (Polymer Clay, Mixed Media)

PAOS Affordable Art Fair: Saturday 23 November

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A touring exhibition from the House of Illustration10 Oct - 8 Dec 2019



Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery



 







Vivacity presents Journey's Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis, a touring exhibition from House of Illustration, which explores ways in which illustration has engaged with the human stories behind the headlines, through reportage illustration, graphic novels and animations. The exhibition, which will go on display at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, will show 40 multi-media works by 12 contemporary artists, two of whom are themselves refugees. The show will document refugee journeys both observed and experienced first-hand over the past three years. Illustrators have the unique opportunity to act as visual journalists, spending extended periods of time in situations where photography is banned or too intrusive.



Iranian artist Majid Adin’s award-winning animation for Elton John’s Rocket Man draws on his own journey to the UK; imprisoned for his political works in Iran, Adin was smuggled to London inside a refrigerator before winning a competition to reimagine the iconic ballad. Palestinian-Syrian Mahmoud Salameh’s bold cartoons – inspired by 17 months in an Australian detention centre – and British Libyan Asia Alfasi’s manga explore issues faced by refugees.



Journey's Drawn will also include war zone reportage by George Butler from Syria, Olivier Kugler’s digital portraits of refugees arriving on the Greek Island of Kos and Kate Evans’ graphic novel that recounts her experience of volunteering in the Calais Jungle.



The 12 illustrators are: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad | Majid Adin | Asia Alfasi | George Butler | Nick Ellwood | Kate Evans |David Foldvari | Karrie Fransman | Olivier Kugler | Toby Morison | Mahmoud Salameh | Gideon Summerfield



Journey's Drawn belongs as part of 'Home and Humanity', a programme of art by Vivacity reflecting the reality of life as a refugee.



Find out more about House of Illustration: https://houseofillustration.org.uk

Journey’s Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis

A touring exhibition from the House of Illustration10 Oct – 8 Dec 2019 Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery Vivacity presents More

7th December 2019 at the Green Backyard, Oundle Road, Peterborough



Go Green - Go Local - Get Organic for Christmas.



PAOS artists and lots of independent artists and crafts at the Green Backyard this year 2019







Two Peterborough artists get themselves festively framed at the Greenback Yard 



SAVE THE DATE! Our Christmas Fair is back with great stalls, music, activities, food and drink. We have some great surprises booked this year which we will be announcing over the coming weeks.The aim of this event is to bring the community together in a festive and joyful celebration of the year.The fair is an opportunity to champion our local creators and give our community the opportunity to buy unique gifts and produce as well as raise awareness of what is on offer in the surrounding areas.Put the date in the diary and let us know if you would like to help out by volunteering or running an activity.There is no parking onsite, but parking is available opposite at Pleasure Fair Meadow for £1 an hour, or £4 for the day.



We are a garden site, please do wrap up warm and wear appropriate footwear.Friendly dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times and be accompanied by an adult. All dog waste must be picked up.You are welcome to wear your Christmas hats and jumpers :)



https://www.thegreenbackyard.com



http://www.facebook.com/thegreenbackyard

The Green Backyard Christmas Fair

7th December 2019 at the Green Backyard, Oundle Road, Peterborough Go Green – Go Local – Get Organic for Christmas. More

Peterborough Cathedral holds the Earth:



Residents can see the Earth like never before at Peterborough Cathedral after an art installation was revealed on the 19th August 2019. Peterborough Evening Telegraph's photographer David Lowndes has made these spectaular shots of the opening proceedings.



 Photos: David Lowndes – Peterborough Telegraph 



The Gaia exhibition opened with a giant globe installed in the catherdal.



The work is by Luke Jerram, the artist behind Museum of the Moon, which was installed at the Cathedral last year.



Visitors to the Cathedral got their first view of Gaia at 10am, but came to life at the grand opening later in the evening.



A special soundtrack plays while the ‘Earth’ rotates



The seven metre diameter globe has been created using NASA imagery .



More: Snap up prizes with Gaia competition



The artwork will be free to view during the day. There are also numerous evening opening dates when the artwork can be seen to its full advantage, with its internal light glowing as dusk falls. The specially made surround- sound composition by BAFTA award winning composer Dan Jones will also be played, and on many evenings there will be the opportunity to go ‘Up to view the Northern Hemisphere’, climbing the steps to the next level of the Cathedral to take in the stunning view.



Luke Jerram said: “I hope visitors to Gaia get to see the Earth as if from space; an incredibly beautiful and precious place. An ecosystem we urgently need to look after – our only home.



 Photos: David Lowndes – Peterborough Telegraph 



“Halfway through the Earth’s six mass extinction, we urgently need to wake up, and change our behaviour. We need to quickly make the changes necessary, to prevent run away Climate Change.”



Dean of Peterborough, the Very Rev Chris Dalliston added: “I’d like to invite anyone who comes to see it, to spend time reflecting on the beauty of the Earth and the wonderfully rich, but fragile, planet we inhabit.”



For more information visit www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/

Our sanctuary in space

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Rose will be competing in Peterborough's Performance Art Event; Battle Lines.



At Metal Peterborough, Chauffeurs Cottage St. Peters Road, PE1 1YX



@battlelinespboro



£5 admission or £7 on the door







 



This months Battle sees 



                     💥 Rose House                                  VS                      💥Angela Kolokotroni



The links to these awesome artists are on the event page! 



There are alcoholic drinks including Vegan options! There with be an Honesty Bar with a suggested donation of £2 per drink.



This is going to be an interesting battle! Be sure to get your ticket - Online: £5.50.  On Door; £7



 https://www.facebook.com/events/392224211478787/







This is a TICKETED event due to capacity of the venue- hence TICKETS ARE LIMITED - Keep an eye out for the ticket link in the next couple days!

Battle Lines 30th August 2019

Rose will be competing in Peterborough’s Performance Art Event; Battle Lines. At Metal Peterborough, Chauffeurs Cottage St. Peters Road, PE1 More

A Friends talk by John McGowan, Printmaker, is taking place on Wednesday 15th May 2019 at the Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering Museum.







John will be explaining his techniques, especially screen printing, and takes you through the process and creative avenues of how an image is made. Help is at hand in de-mystifying some of the contemporary jargon and you can learn about different types of prints and how to differentiate them.



Wednesday 15th May at 7.30pm



Admission £4 (friends of KAGAM - free admission)



See below for more contact details:

Printmaking Techniques talk at Alfred East

A Friends talk by John McGowan, Printmaker, is taking place on Wednesday 15th May 2019 at the Alfred East Art More

The second of our web workshops is to be held on the 11th May 2019. The web workshop is to help PAOS me,ber artists edit their PAOS.org.uk artists page and underdstand more fully how the PAOS website works behind the scenes. The workshops are open to all Peterborough Artist Open Studio 2019 members.



Scheduled, as already advertised, to be held on the 11th May 2019 at the Squires Conference Room at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF,  from 2pm to 4pm. 







There will be WiFi so please bring your device, the basics of editing your artists page will be explained and some help will be available from PAOS committee members also present if you have specific questions or problems to solve.



Places are limited to 13 attendees per session on a 1st come 1st serve basis so don't hesitate.



Please bring a contribution to the hire of the venue of £2 on the day. 



To book for the 11th May follow this link: 



PAOS web workshop booking form 11th May



The next workshop is scheduled for 11th May 2019 with a booking link being released after the 6th April event. 



(If there is high demand additional dates will be provided. If you miss out on booking for the 11th May please email: info@paos.org.uk expressing your interest in the workshops so we can fully assess the need from the membership for website help.)

PAOS Website Workshop 11th May

The second of our web workshops is to be held on the 11th May 2019. The web workshop is to More

Ann Bellamy - Just Be Normal.  Memoirs of a Dissenting Child



17 Jan - 3 Mar 2019



Have you ever wondered what creates an artist? Ann Bellamy invites you into her formative childhood.  A world full of spinster aunts, best clothes, coaltar soap and the acute human observations for which she is increasingly well known. With reference to her sister’s diaries, family artefacts and her memories, we learn that Ann was a highly visual child whose individual choices often set her apart from her more conventional peers.  Just Be Normal will strike a chord with many of us who as children imagined the ordinary into the extraordinary and secretly harboured the delights of a mysterious world full of beauty, ridiculousness and pathos.  If ever there was a testament to a child’s artistic potential then ‘Just Be Normal’ is it. The dissenting child is a brave child, an inspired child and, in this instance, a child who had no choice but to become an artist full of humanity, empathy and a wicked sense of humour.







https://vivacity.org/theatre-arts/art-gallery/exhibitions/



https://vivacity.org/vivacity-venues/peterborough-museum/



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Ann Bellamy at Peterborough City Gallery

Ann Bellamy – Just Be Normal.  Memoirs of a Dissenting Child 17 Jan – 3 Mar 2019 Have you ever More

The new Treasures exhibition at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery is a once in a generation event, which champions Peterborough’s significance as a city.
For years, Peterborough has had the reputation of being just ‘a new town,’ with businesses arriving in the 70s and 80s, stimulating the growth of the area.

While there is certainly plenty of growth in Peterborough, the idea that Peterborough is either ‘new’ or ‘just a town’ could not be further from the truth.

Town?

Peterborough is one of the United Kingdom’s many proud Cathedral cities, comparable in size to Norwich, Exeter and Canterbury.

New?

Peterborough Cathedral itself celebrates its 900 birthday this year. Before even then, people have lived in the area that is now called Peterborough for over 3,000 years.

Now, thanks to National Lottery Players and the Weston Loan Program with Artfund, National treasures from institutions across the country (including the British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum) are being displayed together for the first time ever at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.

Each of the treasures on display has either been found in or has a very strong link to Peterborough, such as the Water Newton Treasure found at Durobrivae (Ancient Roman Peterborough) and the Casket of St Thomas Becket which was commissioned by Abbot Benedict of Peterborough in 1177.

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Some of the treasures on show

Each of these treasured objects has a significant link to Peterborough. Usually they are kept on display in the treasured collections of significant institutions from around the country.

Now, for the first time ever, they are being put on display together, for the first time ever, at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.



The Casket of St Thomas Becket.

Thomas Becket is possibly the most famous saint from Great Britain. Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury and was martyred in 1170 when agents of the King, acting on misunderstood orders, killed him in cold blood. The Abbot Benedict of Peterborough commissioned this casket to hold relics of the murdered saint and took them to Peterborough for safe keeping in 1177. It is widely believe that this is the casket which will have held those relics.

The Water Newton Treasure

Found at Durobrivae (the fortified Roman town near the village of Water Newton), this treasure tells the story of some of the first Christian groups in Peterborough. It is also one of the earliest examples of Christian silver from the Roman Empire.  In the year when the city celebrates Peterborough Cathedral’s 900th anniversary, having this early Christian treasure on display feels especially exciting.

Barnack Burial Assemblage

This example of a ‘beaker burial’ is from the Copper Age and tells us a lot about the cultural traditions of that time. It was likely used to honour the life of someone important – the goods inside include a wrist guard decorated with 18 gold discs – and was donated to the British Museum in 1974. Found only a stone’s throw from Peterborough, this is the first time the objects have been displayed in the area they were found.

The Peterborough Bestiary

This book contains magnificent illustrations of various animals – some real, some mythical – and some descriptions of what they are. One particular highlight is the Bonnacon – a horned, mythical, cow-like beast which escapes from its pursuers through a unique defence mechanism – by firing flaming dung behind it.

A PDF version of the exhibition catalogue is available here: Treasures

 




Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery houses the historical and art collections of the city of Peterborough in the United Kingdom. It is part of the Greater Fens Museum Partnership. Wikipedia









Address: Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF






Phone: 01733 864663

Peterborough’s Treasures of National Significance

The new Treasures exhibition at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery is a once in a generation event, which champions Peterborough’s More

Printmaker John McGowan is exhibiting at the prestigious Alfred East Gallery, Kettering Museum and Art Gallery this September 2018.

It is a comprehensive introduction to John's work travelling through his early systems art paintings to his finely crafted printmaking works that are representative of his current ever developing practice and on-going interests. Learn about John's influences and methods, get inspired to print! Worth the visit.

The exhibition is open until 29th September 2018.






Kettering Museum and Art Gallery, Sheep St, Kettering NN15 7QX






http://www.johnmcgowanprintmaker.co.uk/

https://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/10461/what_exhibitions_are_on_at_the_gallery

See an explanation of some of Johns early work  on the video linked here:

https://www.facebook.com/john.mcgowan.754/videos/10155870495353683/?fb_dtsg_ag=AdyzGSpBdETvpyRQZPSCXBK05HPM_AfpF9bk_ynrCQx3lA%3AAdz89UxpfYx2FLa0f91-T2kWaesool06pfvW_SkGrw2BIQ

John McGowan Exhibits at the Alfred East

Printmaker John McGowan is exhibiting at the prestigious Alfred East Gallery, Kettering Museum and Art Gallery this September 2018. It More

Find out more about the genius behind the monumental canvases currently on display in Peterborough Museum & City Gallery, modernist painter Sheila Girling. This illustrated talk by fellow artist and friend Barry Martin, coincides with the current exhibition Anthony Caro & Sheila Girling: A 64 Year Conversation About Art.
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Anthony Caro & Sheila Girling: A 64 Year Conversation About Art

Peterborough Museum and City Gallery present works by internationally renowned sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and modernist painter Sheila Girling. Spanning the duration of his career from the 60's to early 2000's, the exhibition includes Caro's iconic large scale abstract metal works in block colour, smaller table pieces which he began to work on after his larger works and paper sculptures. Exhibited alongside will be paintings and collages by Sheila Girling. Distinguishable by her intense hues in acrylic, her work balances between figuration and abstraction.

Caro and Girling met at the Royal Academy in 1948 when he used her drawing board by mistake. Their arguments about art apparently started at that first encounter and within six months they were married. Girling's use of colour proved to be hugely influential on Caro, who was more interested in form than colour. Perhaps his most well known piece Early One Morning was originally painted green until Girling suggested that he change it to red.

[caption id="attachment_4961" align="alignleft" width="800"] Shelia Girling, The Last Supper, 2004, acrylic and collage on canvas, 195.6 x 323.9cm © Courtesy of Barford Sculptures, Photo: John Riddy[/caption]

Sheila Girling talk: Thursday 7th June 6pm

Find out more about the genius behind the monumental canvases currently on display in Peterborough Museum & City Gallery, modernist More

A New Exhibition is announced at:

 

The Carre Gallery, Sleaford

http://www.carregallery.co.uk/

 

Monday 4th-16th June,

10-4.30 (excluding Sunday).



'Two Woods have believed it!' is an exhibition by two friends, Jenny Wood and Dorothy Wood, showcasing an eclectic mix of artwork through mixed media (acrylic, textiles and embroidery) with a common thread being our passion for and inspiration from nature. We promote the role of art and nature in sustaining physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Jenny Wood and Dorothy Wood exhibit together

A New Exhibition is announced at:   The Carre Gallery, Sleaford http://www.carregallery.co.uk/   Monday 4th-16th June, 10-4.30 (excluding Sunday). ‘Two Woods More

Vivacity is thrilled to bring back Antony Gormley's Places to Be to Peterborough City Centre, coming in May 2018
To celebrate the launch of Antony Gormley's Places to Be, Vivacity are encouraging the public to #Lookup in Cathedral Square to see the newly re-sited sculpture figures. From 25 to 27 May Vivacity staff and volunteers will be on hand in Cathedral Square to help you take photos and selfies with the work, can you recreate the poses of the three figures? They will also be handing out stickers and activities for young ones.There will be drop in family workshops on the Saturday and Sunday where children can create badges and puppets. For those who want to find out more about Antony Gormley, his previous work and Places to Be, there will be information boards located around the area.



Sir Antony Gormley is an internationally renowned artist and Turner Prize winner who has exhibited throughout the UK and abroad, including: Forte di Belvedere, Florence, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Hayward Gallery, London, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia and Venice Biennial. However Gormley is possibly most well-known for his permanent public artworks which include Angel of the North, Gateshead, England and Another Place, Crosby Beach, England.

 

Gormley’s sculptures investigate the relationship between the human body and space. Through his placement of sculptures he draws attention to voids that are otherwise overlooked or ignored. The artwork Places to Be comprises of three lead coated life size figures in three different stances. The works, which are due to be installed on the roofs of three buildings surrounding Cathedral Square, will draw attention to Peterborough’s city skyline.

 

Places to Be was acquired by Peterborough Development Corporation in 1984, the care of which was later transferred to Peterborough Sculpture Trust and then Vivacity in 2015. The work was sited at Monkstone House Offices (now Greenwoods Solicitors) and was later moved to Thorpe Meadows in 1988. The figures were vandalised in 2006, and removed in 2007. Vivacity have been working with Anthony Gormley to restore the piece in preparation for it's re-siting.

#Lookup Antony Gormley Places to Be

Vivacity is thrilled to bring back Antony Gormley’s Places to Be to Peterborough City Centre, coming in May 2018 To celebrate the More

John McGowan Printmaker is opening his art studio as part of Northborough Open Gardens

John's studio is located at:
 39 Church Street, Northborough, PE6 9BN
Monday 28th May 2018, 1 - 5 pm
To go around the Northborough Open Gardens it costs £4.00 per Adult, children under 16 free. Brochures are available in advance from Gill 01733 252981 or Clare 01733 253291. You can just turn up on the day at St. Andrew’s Church, Northborough and purchase entry there.
Tea & Cakes in the Church, plant stall, Classic cars, guess the weight of the planter... and John's well organised and inspiring studio, a must see for any serious minded creative maker in the region.
Although John is not open during the PAOS 2018 weekends (end of June beginning of July), you don't have to miss out as you can see his work in two other exhibitions this year:
“Journey’s to Home” at Rugby Art Gallery, 30th June - 1st September
‘From Stripes to Signal Boxes”, Alfred East Gallery, Kettering, 1st - 29th September (one man show)
 

http://www.johnmcgowanprintmaker.co.uk/



A previous exhibition poster advertising McGowan's printwork:

Visit John McGowan’s print studio during the May bank holiday

John McGowan Printmaker is opening his art studio as part of Northborough Open Gardens John’s studio is located at: 39 More

Call for artist installations in Unit 59A, Queensgate Peterborough

Vivacity are looking for artists/designers to put forward proposals to create window installations.


This is an exciting new opportunity for artists to create installations in the window of Unit 59 in Queensgate, the window looks out over Cathedral Square so is a prime position.

[caption id="attachment_4716" align="alignnone" width="533"] Vivacity Unit, Queensgate, Peterborough, while measuring up for the new installation support plinth April 2018[/caption]

The proposal is to have installations that are enclosed behind the glass, a space that no one can enter but everyone can see.

The physical space of approximately 8ft (width) x 8ft (depth) with a clear height of 5ft between the top of the display plinth and a ceiling beam above the window, there is a small amount of additional height forward and behind the ceiling beam to work with too. The space offers artists opportunities un-restricted by creativity and ambition. There will be a small amount of funding offered to each commissioned installation to help with materials and marketing. Each installation will be for a two week period and there will be 6 installations during the year.

To be eligible to apply artists/designers need to live in the Peterborough area. For further info contact Sheena Carman, Arts Programme Manager: sheena.carman@vivacity.org


Castor artist James Tovey has started the installation series as the pilot study and has built a sturdy wooden plinth approximately 8ft x 8ft to Vivacity's requirement to stand the art on. His wooden structures and paintings can be seen through the windows of the Vivacity Unit until 20th May 2018

[caption id="attachment_4714" align="alignleft" width="800"] Installation technician Martin Stalley with James Tovey's 'Mermaid and #Oceanplastic' oil painting on its way to the Vivacity Unit May 2018[/caption]

Vivacity’s Unit Installation series 2018

Call for artist installations in Unit 59A, Queensgate Peterborough Vivacity are looking for artists/designers to put forward proposals to create window More

Dear PAOS Artist 

 1) Reminder: Web workshop to help you get the most out of your page. 

Monday 21st May at 6pm Metal, Chauffer's Cottage, St Peters Road.

With the new GDPR regulations and as a voluntary organisation with limited audit resources PAOS will be moving to a position of providing the webpage and providing you with the knowledge of how to edit your page, display your exhibition information, artists statements and media; how to share to social media and attract a new audience. There will be a chance to pick up more brochures and banners too.

 2) Vivacity has just confirmed PAOS use of the Vivacity Unit for one week:

 Set up Monday 28th MAY take down Monday 4th JUNE. 

Vivacity has confirmed PAOS use the Vivacity Unit in Queensgate for one week 28th May to 4th June including the launch event of the 2nd and 3rd of June 2018. There is a window display area, space and power for demonstrations and hanging space for pictures. We can also put some shelves up for 3D items (and/or source tables and cabinets).

You may need to make a small financial contribution so the shop can be put back to how it was given to PAOS . You will be expected to help fill and paint and help set up etc. You will also have to help man the shop during the week and Launch Event weekend but a rota will be drawn up so its not a full time job for a small few. The shop can be left locked with just the window display in view at times when it cannot be invigilated.

We are gathering a list of people interested in this as some artists have already expressed an interest in the Unit for the Launch Event so please get in contact if you would like to get your art seen there.

Please reply to info@paos.org.uk to confirm interest.
 
Look forward to hearing from you,

PAOS Committee

Vivacity Unit 28th May – 4th June 2018

Dear PAOS Artist   1) Reminder: Web workshop to help you get the most out of your page.  Monday 21st May More

Three artists, Ingrid Hunter, Jane Catherine Sanders and Deborah James  are preparing a Safari Trail round the three studios showcasing an eclectic range of art media and styles.

Please note the brochure shows only the safari starting address of Deborah James' studio.
Safari venue 1:
Deborah James Studio, 40 Big Green, Warmington, Peterborough PE8 6TU,

07515099520
Safari venue 2:
 Jane Catherine Sanders Studio, 2 Tansor Court Cottages , Fotheringhay Road, Tansor, PE8 5HP

07732169161 / 01832 226495
Safari venue 3:
Ingrid Hunter Studio, Stone Cottage, Main Street, Cotterstock, PE8 5HD

07720 347957





 

Deborah James paints in an impressionist style, landscapes, waterscapes, gardens & rural scenes. She uses the beautiful surroundings of the garden studio, in a little corner of East Northamptonshire as inspiration. Areas of outstanding natural beauty are on the doorstep.

Paintings are expressed in watercolours, acrylics and oils and can also contain calligraphy.



Jane’s work is inspired by a love of the natural world and ancient symbols. She is currently working on paintings in oils, using leaves as a naturally smooth and beautifully flat surface to paint on where images of nature are created on and blended into nature!

Her journey into the world of clay, oxides and glazes is expressed in fine ceramic bead jewellery.

The beads are fashioned from earthenware clay and biscuit fired, they are then hand painted and glazed. This may be a pattern using natural mineral colours or a complete landscape painted on an individual bead. These are then fired again. The toggle clasps are fashioned from sterling silver.



Ingrid specialises in glass casting and fusing, the casting is a very complex technique in  which glass objects are cast by direction molten glass into a mould where it solidifies. The technique has been used since the Egyptian period, similar to the lost wax process. Fusing is partly melting multiple pieces of glass together in a kiln, creating either bowls, platters or panels and jewellery.

She takes inspiration from the art nouveau period, nature and travel.

Ingrid is opening the new studio in Cotterstock and will be offering pottery and glass workshop.

 



To make the weekend even more enjoyable and relaxing they will be offering refreshments in the form of canapés

Starters will be with Deborah James in Warmington

Main Courses at Jane Catherine Sanders in Tansor

Desserts at Ingrid Hunter Coddington in Cotterstock

Nene Art Triangle Safari

Three artists, Ingrid Hunter, Jane Catherine Sanders and Deborah James  are preparing a Safari Trail round the three studios showcasing More

Anthony Caro & Sheila Girling: A 64 Year Conversation About Art
 

City Gallery, Peterborough Museum, 27 April - 21 July 2018

Peterborough Museum and City Gallery present works by internationally renowned sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and modernist painter Sheila Girling. Spanning the duration of his career from the 60's to early 2000's, the exhibition includes Caro's iconic large scale abstract metal works in block colour, smaller table pieces which he began to work on after his larger works and paper sculptures. Exhibited alongside will be paintings by Sheila Girling. Distinguishable by her intense hues in acrylic, her work balances between figuration and abstraction.

[caption id="attachment_4636" align="alignleft" width="800"] Anthony Caro and Sheila Girling exhibiting together in Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery 2018. Photography by Tony Nero[/caption]

Caro and Girling met at the Royal Academy in 1948 when he used her drawing board by mistake. Their arguments about art apparently started at that first encounter and within six months they were married. Girling's use of colour proved to be hugely influential on Caro, who was more interested in form than colour. Perhaps his most well known piece Early One Morning was originally painted green until Girling suggested that he change it to red.

Viviacity says: 'We are very proud of our new exhibition Anthony Caro & Sheila Girling: A 64 Year Conversation About Art which has just opened at Peterborough Museum & City Gallery. For the first time ever the work of the late Anthony Caro and his wife, modernist painter Sheila Girling are displayed in the same gallery space. The artists work have been shown all over the world, are part of major art collections and both individuals are internationally renowned in their own right.'

Don't miss out on this extraordinary show, which continues until 21 July.





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[caption id="attachment_4637" align="aligncenter" width="1368"] Anthony Caro and Sheila Girling exhibiting together in Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery 2018. Photography by Tony Nero[/caption]

Caro & Girling at Peterborough City Gallery 2018

Anthony Caro & Sheila Girling: A 64 Year Conversation About Art   City Gallery, Peterborough Museum, 27 April – 21 July 2018 More

Jackie Devereux is greatly influenced by Japanese art as well as the light of southern France
 where she lived for over twenty years.

 

Her work ranges from pure contemporary watercolour on a large scale, to expressive pen+ink – all
experimental in nature. The new work is unique, focusing as it does on
an obsession with white space and the 3D manipulation of paper.
Quite out of the blue a ‘throw away’ comment in discussion with her
agent some years ago lead to adventure small ship cruising spanning eight
years as ‘artist in residence’.



This desire to go to wild and remote places lead
her to extreme destinations; inevitably Antarctica, the Australian Outback
and Arizona are but a few of the places which have heavily influenced her work.

 

Cities of the Ancient world are also irresistible to her, and with sketchbook always in
hand, it is her sketches that form the backbone of her work. Once back in
the studio ideas ultimately flow into another dimension.

Jackie’s work is well published and collected internationally. She has
exhibited widely throughout the UK and France, USA and Japan. She has
shown in London’s Cork Street; Mayfair; Bankside and Menier Galleries with the
SGFA; Bankside Gallery with the Royal Watercolour Society; Mall Galleries with
the Royal Institute; Westminster with the Society of Women Artists, as well as
having had numerous solo exhibitions.



 

Jackie is currently in her fifth and final year as elected President of the Society of
Graphic Fine Art - the only National Society which concentrates primarily on
drawing skills; this has been a highlight in a long career as a professional artist.
The Society celebrates its Centenary in 2019 and together with her colleagues
on the governing council, Jackie has exciting plans on the immediate horizon.

Meanwhile, in collaboration with Passiflora’s in Crowland, Jackie will be
demonstrating her working methods during Peterborough Open Studios, and a
selection of her smaller works will be on display. As an experienced adult tutor,
Jackie will welcome questions. (See P.36 in the PAOS Catalogue)
Jackie Devereux is at Passiflora’s, Crowland.

Sunday 24 June, 10am - 4pm
Saturday 30 June, 10am - 1pm
Saturday 7 July, 10am - 4pm
Passiflora’s, 1 South Street, Crowland, PE6 OAH

 

 
Jackie Devereux PSGFA President, Society of Graphic Fine Art.
Some recent Exhibitions

Bankside Gallery, South Bank, London with SGFA
RK Burt, Southwark, London
Menier Gallery, London Bridge
Street Gallery, UCLH, Euston Road, London
Grierson Gallery, Kent
Chesterfield Museum, Chesterfield
Guest Artist at Pure Arts, Battle, Sussex
Guest Artist at Yvonne Arnaud Gallery, Guildford

 

 

[caption id="attachment_4608" align="aligncenter" width="1059"] Fruit and flowers Watercolour 65x55cm (c) Jackie Devereux[/caption]

 

Demonstrations with Jackie Devereux

Jackie Devereux is greatly influenced by Japanese art as well as the light of southern France where she lived for More

EVENT OVERVIEW
The city’s annual Green Festival – one of the longest running and biggest environmental events in the whole of the UK – is set to move to a new venue for 2018!

The charity PECT, who organises the event, is delighted to announce that this year the event will be held at the popular family-friendly location of Ferry Meadows, in Nene Park.

 

In addition, this year the event will take place over a two-day period: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12thAugust, from 10am-4pm. Plus fringe events with partners will run until 19th August, meaning there’s plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved.

“2018 marks the 25th year of PECT’s work as an environmental charity,” explains PECT’s Stuart Dawks. “We decided that this was the perfect opportunity to team up with Nene Park, which is celebrating its 40thbirthday in the same year, because we know this fantastic green location means so much to local residents.”

PECT was launched as ‘Peterborough Environment City Trust’ in 1993, after Peterborough’s designation in 1992 as one of four UK environment cities after a nationwide competition. Nene Park Trust became a charity in 1988 when the Peterborough Development Corporation wound down and the importance of protecting Nene Park was recognised.

 



 

Matthew Bradbury, Chief Executive at Nene Park Trust, said: “We are delighted to host this year’s Green Festival and to be working even more closely with our friends at PECT. Nene Park is the ideal location for the festival and we hope that you will all come and enjoy the activities and, of course, the Park.”

Bringing together attractions, community groups, charities and businesses, the Green Festival offers plenty of fun for the whole family. The event encourages visitors to discover how to live more sustainably and to develop long-term behaviour change. Areas of focus include everything from sustainable transport, recycling, locally and sustainably produced food, and nature and biodiversity.

There are lots of opportunities for audience participation, and the Festival also includes exciting environmental-themed art works by local artists who are specially commissioned to highlight sustainability issues in innovative and engaging ways. PECT is delighted to have been awarded Arts Council England funding for this.

To keep up to date on what PECT is up to, visit www.pect.org.uk or see Twitter and Facebook @SustainablePECT, and Instagram @sustainable_pect. If you’d like to get involved with organising an activity as part of this year’s festival, please email info@pect.org.uk. For further details about Nene Park visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk.

PECT Green Festival 2018

EVENT OVERVIEW The city’s annual Green Festival – one of the longest running and biggest environmental events in the whole More

Jean Edwards, water colour artist and Paul Saunders, photographer, are exhibiting their work at the newly fitted out Vivacity space in Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough.
Jean makes wonderfully detailed and saturated watercolour paintings making use of wet on wet and fine drawing techniques to rich effect. This exhibition she concentrates on trees and landscapes, with some still lives.

Jean's painting compliments the carefully thought out compositions of Pauls photography. His attention to detail and planning is evident in the compositions, as is the control of exposure settings and post processing.

The work is nicely framed. Cards and small items are available to purchase as are larger items of wall art.

Open 10am to 3pm, every day until 10th March

The Vivacity space is located just inside the entrance to Queensgate by the Old Guildhall, an historic building on stilts in Cathedral Square built inthe 17th century that was later used as the old town hall for Peterborough.

Jean Edwards and Paul Saunders March 2018

Jean Edwards, water colour artist and Paul Saunders, photographer, are exhibiting their work at the newly fitted out Vivacity space More

Look at some of the ways in which artists over the past hundred years have responded to the impact of mass media and the ever-changing technologies that shape our world.

Including a diverse range of techniques and materials – from posters and paint to analogue and digital technology – the display raises questions around feminism, consumerism and the cult of celebrity.





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[caption id="attachment_3800" align="alignleft" width="485"] Babel 2001 Cildo Meireles born 1948 Purchased jointly by Tate, London (with the assistance of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee) and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, 2013, as a promised gift to Tate[/caption]




Cildo Meireles (born 1948) is a Brazilian conceptual artist, installation artist and sculptor. He is noted especially for his installations, many of which express resistance to political oppression in Brazil. These works, often large and dense, encourage a phenomenological experience via the viewer's interaction.

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[caption id="attachment_3799" align="alignleft" width="400"] Babel 2001 Cildo Meireles born 1948 Purchased jointly by Tate, London (with the assistance of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee) and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, 2013, as a promised gift to Tate[/caption]

Mass Media, Artist’s Response Tate Britain 2018

Look at some of the ways in which artists over the past hundred years have responded to the impact of More

What to expect at The New Royal Academy of Arts

Opening 19 May 2018
The Royal Academy was founded in 1768, and in 2018 we’re marking our 250th birthday with a transformative redevelopment that will open up the RA with an expanded exhibition programme and new, free displays of art and architecture across the campus for visitors year-round. Designed by the internationally acclaimed architect David Chipperfield RA and supported by the National Lottery, a new cultural campus will unite our two buildings, Burlington House on Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens.

We’ll reveal the elements that make the RA unique, sharing the historic treasures in our Collectionand the work of our Academicians, as well as providing more space for the RA Schools and our learning programme. We’ll continue our world-class exhibition programme, inaugurating our new galleries with Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE and celebrating the history of the Summer Exhibitionthrough the Great Spectacle. Read more about the new galleries and spaces.

https://vimeo.com/245794925
https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/

A New Royal Academy for 2018

What to expect at The New Royal Academy of Arts Opening 19 May 2018 The Royal Academy was founded in More

Peterborough Museum and City Gallery present On Form, a phenomenal display of artworks by internationally acclaimed artists. Showcasing sculpture, print, painting and drawing dating from the 50’s to present day, the works represent prominent figures in modern and contemporary art. Each with their own unique style, the artists included in the exhibition are distinguishable by their choice of subject matter, colour, line and form.

The exhibition features works by artists owned by collections both nationally and regionally. Artworks were selected from the Arts Council Collection, which includes nearly 8000 artworks by 2000 artists, and the Ealand & Warwick Bequest, which is part of our own collection.

Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

Call 01733 864 663

Email: museum@vivacity-peterborough.com
Opening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
Mondays in school terms: CLOSED
Mondays in school holidays & Bank Holidays: 10am-5pm

[caption id="attachment_3679" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cornelia Parker, Fleeting Monument, 1985, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist[/caption]

On Form Peterborough City Gallery

Peterborough Museum and City Gallery present On Form, a phenomenal display of artworks by internationally acclaimed artists. Showcasing sculpture, print, More

Application form for Open Studios 2018 is now live on the website. Closing date 16th Feb 2018. Follow the link https://paos.org.uk/join/

We are working to keep the website upto date. Please complete the full member joining form and the payment form found together via the link on the Join Us page. Be sure to submit both forms using the red buttons and then make payment by your choice of the options available - as listed on the Join Us page.

Looking forward to an exciting 2018 schedule!

 

Closing Date for PAOS 2018 is 16th Feb

Application form for Open Studios 2018 is now live on the website. Closing date 16th Feb 2018. Follow the link https://paos.org.uk/join/ More

 

A winter delight is to be seen at the Yarow Gallery this December with this years joint exhibition of some regional artists to give us a pre free festive treat. Potters, painters and willow craft makers come together to display their works so hurry long where you can also purchase that unique handmade christmas gift for your loved one or relatives.

The Exhibition is open daily until 16th December 2017

Monday to Saturday 10.30-13.00 and 14.30-17.00 and 14.30-17.00 Sundays.

Yarrow Gallery, 2 Glapthorn Rd, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4JF

 

 

Artists:
Jane Sanders
Pip Rawlings
Rob Bibby
Dawn Isaac
Caroline Hawkins
Daphne Winsor
Denise Brown
Bob Emmett
Caroline Kisby
Tony Nero
Deborah James
Deirdre Blackburn
Tamsin Edwards
Tony Rawlings
Pam Orme
Hilary Salomon
Ingrid Hunter
Sue Kirk
Kay Hall
Roz Wright
Sarah Thornhill
David Herbert
Jana Potter

Whisper through the trees

  A winter delight is to be seen at the Yarow Gallery this December with this years joint exhibition of More

Artist Jeni Cairns is currently working on a new art installation for the Nene Park funded by WREN. Her stunning attention to detail captures different elements of Ferry Meadows perfectly on steel panels. Nene Park are hoping that the installation will be in place by the end of the month. For more information about the project, please see the latest copy of Parklife magazine.

[caption id="attachment_3535" align="alignleft" width="400"] Metalwork Artist Jeni Cairns works on new panels to be installed at Nene Park 2017[/caption]

New Sculpture in Nene Park by Jeni Cairns

Artist Jeni Cairns is currently working on a new art installation for the Nene Park funded by WREN. Her stunning More

Peterborough city centre has a wealth of potential sites which could be enhanced with groundbreaking public art. This exhibition will show the city in a new way, inviting viewers to visualise it as a space for exciting cultural experimentation.

In May 2016, Paper Rhino held a series of workshops with Peterborough residents, artists and students
to harvest suggestions of where artwork should be situated in the city and what it should include.

Paper Rhino commissioned a photographer to take images of the chosen sites, including iconic Peterborough landmarks like Crescent Bridge and underused walls such as The Apex. The project identifies the parts of Peterborough city centre where art will have the maximum effect on the lives of local residents - the spaces they pass every day and would like to see improved.

They created and developed the work, then digitally superimposed it onto photographs of Peterborough. Advanced Photoshop techniques allowed them to make photo-realistic examples of the spaces complete with the art.

As the final celebration of the project, Paper Rhino
will be exhibiting the work in the courtyard at Metal, Peterborough.

The exhibition will kick off with an afternoon launch event with drinks and nibbles on Friday 3 Nov from 4.30 - 6.30pm and run until the end of November. The opening event will include:
● Talk explaining how Paper Rhino design and create large public murals.
● Screening of behind-the-scenes footage of Paper Rhino at work.
● Unveiling a pattern-based mural that will cover the main entrance at Metal.
● The final artwork, including work by Interactive Media and Graphics students from Peterborough Regional College.

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Re: Imagine Peterborough

Peterborough city centre has a wealth of potential sites which could be enhanced with groundbreaking public art. This exhibition will More

A Printmaker’s Retrospective,

Yarrow Gallery, Oundle  

November 4th – 18th 2017



John has been making original prints for over 50 years; the exhibition will bring together some 90 prints and proofs from 1963 to the present. His early print work, in the 1970s, at Bulmershe College and as an independent artist, stemmed from a study of systematic colour relationships. Later in the decade a growing interest in photography led to experiments with photo-screenprinting. He spent several years working with master printer Peter Pretsell at Northampton College of Art.

His printmaking practice developed radically in 1979/80 when he began a series based on images of the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal. Prints are now produced in small editions in his own studio near Peterborough

He is mainly known for his screenprints of the British Industrial heritage: Dockside warehouses (now in the Museum of London’s collection), Signal Boxes and a recent Paper Mill Suite. He still continues to experiment with print techniques and subject matter, particularly through a 25 year long “cubist” series.

John taught Art at Oundle School from 2000 to 2007. It was in the Yarrow Gallery in 2003 that he became re-acquainted with the prints of John Piper, whose work continues to provide inspiration.

See some of John's work here in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZonRoTu0XI

View John's artist page here: https://paos.org.uk/artists/john-mcgowan/

Opening times:

Monday to Friday:  10.30 - 13.00 and 14.30 -17.00

Saturday: 14.30 - 17.00

JOHN MCGOWAN PRINTMAKER – 2017

A Printmaker’s Retrospective, Yarrow Gallery, Oundle   November 4th – 18th 2017 John has been making original prints for over More

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When:

31st June - 6th August 2017

10 am - 4 pm daily

Where:

The Yarrow Gallery

Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4PS

FREE ENTRY

ARTWORKS - ARTISAN CRAFTWORKS 

Exhibition curated by Caroline Hawkins & Caroline Kisby

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 	Muni Arsalani
 	Deirdre Blackburn
 	Hannah Clayton
 	Stacey-Ann Cole
 	Adrian Duffin
 	Caroline Hawkins
 	Josie Kelly
 	Caroline Kisby
 	Tony Nero
 	Kathryn Parsons
 	Pru Pye
 	Jane Sanders
 	James Tovey
 	David Williams

[caption id="attachment_2586" align="alignleft" width="277"] Caroline Kisby: Artisan Felting[/caption]

The Shadows and Reflections Collective returns to the Yarrow Gallery this Summer with a new exhibition of artworks and artisan crafts. This favourite on the Oundle summer exhibition lists offers visitors workshops, demonstrations and hands on sessions to try out. See Caroline Hawkins' intricate silver jewellery alongside Stacey-Ann Cole's engaging drawings and paintings.

The Yarrow Gallery is one of the regions most interesting exhibition venues. Set in the grounds of Oundle School, the purpose built space with a 1st floor balcony and plenty of oak, is a fantastic backdrop to the artwork and is one of the genuine pleasures to visit in the region.

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Shadows and Reflections Collective 2017

When: 31st June – 6th August 2017 10 am – 4 pm daily Where: The Yarrow Gallery Glapthorn Road, Oundle, More

Where:



The Key Theatre
Embankment Road, PE1 1EF Peterborough


when:


September 2 – September 3
Sep 2 at 1 PM to Sep 3 at 4 PM




For this year's Key Feste Vivacity Arts are teaming up with Vivacity Sports to create a weekend of performing arts and participatory sports! The event will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September with activities and performances on the River Embankment surrounding the Key Theatre, inside the Key Theatre, at the Lido and Athletics Track.

Vivacity is a member of the Without Walls Associate Touring Network, a group of 10 festivals working together to extend reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts, bringing high quality outdoor work to diverse audiences across England. For more information on the work of Without Walls ATN, please visit: http://www.withoutwalls.uk.com/ATN/

 




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Are you a musician? Would you like to perform at this year's Key Feste? We are offering busking slots for acts with the chance of winning prizes of £100 or £250! Key Feste will take place on the 2nd & 3rd Sept inside and around the Key Theatre and Lido. For an application form or more information please contact: arts@vivacity-peterborough.com

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Vivacity Arts KEY FEST 2017

Where: The Key Theatre Embankment Road, PE1 1EF Peterborough when: September 2 – September 3 Sep 2 at 1 PM to Sep More

For the last weekend of Peterborough Artists Open Studios 2017,  an exhibition by the Nene Artists Group is being held in the Yarrow Gallery, Oundle.
This includes Artists Adrian Duffin, Caroline Kisby (#36), Jane Catherine Sanders (#37) and Deborah James (#38). You will see a journey of colour in representational and abstract paintings with watercolour, acrylics, oils and silk and on ceramics, jewellery and felt work.


The exhibition is open 8 - 15th July 2017

Opening times are : 10am-4pm.

The artists all live in the area of the Nene Valley and the river gives endless inspiration to create unique works.

Deborah James - landscapes and waterscapes in an impressionist style using a medium that reflects the mood and location.
Jane Catherine Sanders - fine ceramic bead jewellery and landscape paintings in oil and acrylic that are inspired by our beautiful countryside and ancient symbols.
Caroline Kisby -   exploring colour, texture and pattern. Using a variety of wools and silk fibres to produce vibrant contemporary sculptural forms as well as functional and decorative textiles.
Adrian Duffin - a voyage of fantasy in paint, quirky tales in detailed watercolours, animals in oils, always a surprise!
Rosemary Raymond - delicate floral paintings on silk.
Roger Hatton - Evocative contemporary abstract  paintings in different media.

Wishing all PAOS members well in the last weekend of Peterborough Artist Open Studios 2017 the Nene Group hope to see you at the Yarrow !

Nene Artists at the Yarrow Gallery, Oundle

For the last weekend of Peterborough Artists Open Studios 2017,  an exhibition by the Nene Artists Group is being held More

GO GREEN IN 2017
Get involved in changing Peterborough for the better in the fantastic line up of events and arts programmed into July-August for the PECT Green Festival 2017.

In a change from previous years, Peterborough Environment and City Trust have reworked their Green Festival format to bring the city a larger platform for environmental discussion and engagement.

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'Planet B', a PECT Green Festival 2017 initiative, is organised in partnership with Metal and The Green Backyard, with funding from Arts Council England. It is wanted for Planet B to be both relevant within the local context of Peterborough, but also to engage with wider contemporary environmental thinking and developments.
What needs to happen for people to understand the issues, become more resilient together and take positive actions? This can be referred to as the need for a ‘deep adaptation agenda’ consisting of the following:

• Resilience involves people and communities better coping with disruptions. An example includes looking at how buildings can better cope with floods.
• Relinquishment involves people and communities letting go of certain assets, behaviours and beliefs where retaining them could make matters worse.
• Restoration involves people and communities rediscovering attitudes and approaches to life, such as increased community-level productivity and support.

PECT are looking for volunteers to assist with this year's event! If you're interested in finding out more please click here.
Planet B Events Programme
The events run from Sat 29th July to Sat 12th August 2017. The final events for 'Planet B' will be released on 26th June, so do keep an eye on this page! If you would like to get involved, please email karen.igho@pect.org.uk.
Planet B warm-up event: Film Club Frame: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 
When: Fri 28th July, 7.30pm
Where: Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Rd, Peterborough PE1 1YX
What: Film

Peterborough International Friendship Day
When: Sat 29th July, 11am-5.30pm
Where: Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH
Who: Organised by Extended Hands with support of Peterborough City Council
What: Festival

Smugglers Festival
When: Sat 29th July, 12noon-10.30pm
Where: The Green Backyard, Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 8AT
Who: The Green Backyard and The Smugglers Festival
What: Festival

Write Club
When: Weds 2nd August, 7.30pm
Where: The Stoneworks, 8B Church St, Peterborough PE1 1XB
What: Poetry

The Future Museum of Now
When: Thurs 3rd-Tues 8th August, 11-4pm (5th Aug also open after Generation Zero)
Where: St John’s Square, Peterborough PE1 1XB
Who: Claudia Friend
What: Exhibition

Tomorrow (Demain)
When: Thursday 3rd August, 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Where: Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road, Peterborough PE1 1YX
Who: Peterborough in Transition
What: Film

There is No Wealth But Life
When: Thurs 3rd, 1.30pm-4pm (young people aged 8 – 18) & Fri 4th August,  10.30am-1pm (16+)
Where: WestRaven Community Café
Who: The Poly-Technic
What: Workshops & Projections

Clutter Bank
When: Fri 4th-Mon 7th August, 12noon-5pm.
Where: Vivacity Shop, Exchange Street, Queensgate Centre PE1 1NT
Who: Emily Tracy
What: Interactive exhibition

Pay it Forward - Flash Mob Mass Meditation
When: Fri 4th August, 7pm-7.40pm
Where: Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH
Who: Soul Happy Wellbeing Centre
What: Group Meditation

Generation Zero
When and where:
Fri 4th August, 8pm: Undercroft Theatre, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8BE
Sat 5th August, 8pm: City Gallery, Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF
Who: By Becky Owen-Fisher, presented by Lamphouse Theatre
What: Theatre

‘Feed the 1,000’ Community Picnic
When: Saturday 5th August, 11am-3pm
Where: Cathedral Square, Peterborough  PE1 1XB
Who: PECT, Cross Keys Homes, FareShare, WestRaven Big Local,
What: Community Picnic

Pickers, Pluckers and Packers
When: Saturday 5th August 2017, 11am & 4pm
Where: Tours will start from St John's Church in Cathedral Square.
Who: Charley Genever and Keely Mills
What: Poetry

The Beast
When: Sat 5th August, 12noon-4pm
Where: Various routes around the city centre culminating in Cathedral Square
Who: Francis Thorburn
What: Parade

Peterborough in Transition Debate
When: Sun 6th August, 1pm-3pm
Where: The Green Backyard, Oundle Rd, Peterborough PE2 8AT
Who: Peterborough in Transition
What: Debate

Pay it Forward - Litter Pick
When: Sun 6th August, 3pm-5pm
Where: Fletton Lakes (Car Park), off Fletton High Street, Peterborough
Who: Soul Happy Wellbeing Centre
What: Litter Pick

What Housing Crisis?
When: Mon 7th August, 7pm-9pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Community Dinner

Bored of Brexit?
When: Weds 9th August, 7pm-9pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Debate

Lets PHACE It, where will we be living in the future?
When: Thurs 10th August, 11am-4.30pm
Where: Allia, Future Business Park, behind the POSH
Who: PHACE
What: Workshop

Animation: Princess Mononoke (PG)
When: Thurs 10th August, 3.30pm
Where: John Clare Theatre, Peterborough PE1 1SQ
Who: Peterborough Arts Cinema
What: Film

Vegan Bring and Share Picnic (Helping the Homeless)
When:  Thurs 10th August, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Where: St John’s Green (near Cathedral Square)
Who: Soul Happy Wellbeing Centre
What: Community Picnic

Drink and Draw
When: Thurs 10th August, 7pm
Where: The Ostrich Inn, Peterborough PE1 2RA
What: Drawing Session

I, Daniel Blake (15)
When: Thurs 10th August, 7pm-10pm (incl post show discussion)
Where: John Clare Theatre, Peterborough PE1 1SQ
Who: Peterborough Arts Cinema
What: Film

Relinquishment – A Planet B Day Gathering
When: Fri 11th August, 10am-4.30pm followed by drinks
Where: Anglia Ruskin University, Guild House, Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 9PW
Who: PECT, Metal and The Green Backyard, supported by Anglia Ruskin University
What: Conference

Should we stop having Children?
When: Friday 11th August, 7pm- 9pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Debate

Question Time Cabaret
When: Fri 11th August, 7.30pm-10.30pm
Where: The Undercroft, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8BE
Who: Talia Randall
What: Cabaret

Is Peterborough Good or Rubbish?
When: Saturday 12th August, 1pm-3pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Debate

Drop in The Ocean
When: Sat 12th August, 2pm (performance). To take out a share, see the opening times of the Clutter Bank
Where: Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough PE1 1XS
Who: Eric MacLennan
What: Workshop & Performance

PECT Green Festival Arts & Events Announced

GO GREEN IN 2017 Get involved in changing Peterborough for the better in the fantastic line up of events and arts More

PAOS FREE PRIZE DRAW

Your Chance to win £100

 

To celebrate our 17th year of Open Studios this year, we’re offering you the chance to win £100 to spend with the PAOS artist(s) of your choice.

For a chance to win, collect 8 stickers from 8 different venues (each venue has a corresponding number on the grid in your brochure) An artist at the venues you visit will add a venue sticker to the grid in your brochure. Once you have 8 stickers, please fill in your details, cut out the page and hand it to an artist at one of the venues.

You can enter more than once if you’re really crazy for local art and have visited many more venues.
 But remember all entries
 must be in multiples of 8.

Entry closes at the end of events on 9th July. The winner will be notified by the end of July

Terms and Conditions

1.  Entrants must be 18 years of age or over and UK residents.

2. No purchase is necessary and no maximum number of completed entries.

3. The free prize draw closes at 12 midnight Sunday 9th July 2015.

4. PAOS 2017 members exhibiting aren’t eligible to enter the prize draw.

5.  The winner will receive £100 in vouchers to spend with the PAOS 2017 artist(s) of their choice before 31 December 2017. No cash alternative will be offered in lieu.

6.  The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

7. The winner will be contacted by Monday 31st July 2017.  The winner will be expected to take part in publicity regarding the prize draw.

8.  By taking part in PAOS 2017 Prize Draw you are agreeing for your name and photo to be used on the www.paos.org.uk website and other social media.

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My fifth and last interview is with local craftsman Jonathan Clynch, who creates unique ornaments and curios.  Under the name ‘Jack in the Green,’ Jonathan produces all of his work from recycled wood and responsibly sourced sundry materials.

 

As with most of the artists I have interviewed, Jonathan is reluctant to call himself an ‘artist’ as such as he is self taught.  I have found it really interesting to find so many artists working locally who have not gone through the art school system.  Jonathan, it appears, is not unusual in the fact his work has evolved out of an innate need to be expressive rather than following a logical career path progression.

 

These unique creations will be exhibited this year at a shared space in Helpston, with fellow PAOS artist, Pete Hayward. This should be a really fascinating show as I could not find two artists whose work are so immeasurably different to each other. Complete polar opposites, in terms of colour, form and concept, I am intrigued to see how they share a space together.  Please see the PAOS website/catalogue for more details of where and when.  In the meantime here is the interview to give a flavour of what’s in store…

 

JAC:  Why have you decided to join PAOS this year?

 

JC:  I had decided a while ago to join PAOS just to see what happened really.  I wasn’t sure how my work fitted in as I see myself as a craftsman and not really an artist as such. I usually do just craft events and I sell on-line.  There is an underground craft movement bubbling in Peterborough and I don’t often get involved in the local craft community that much so I thought this would be a way to open up some avenues and just see where it leads.

 

JAC:  How did the name  ‘Jack In the Green’ come about?

 

JC:  About six years ago I was unemployed, I had been unemployed for getting on three years and I felt that in between the job searches, interviews and whatever, I needed to be doing something. So I started doing practical stuff in my garden. My neighbour had some decking that he’d pulled up because he had rats underneath and he randomly asked me if I wanted it.  I said ‘OK’ although I had never been any good at woodwork at school, I was never practical in that sense at all. However, I got some traditional tools and started making it up as I went along. I did not follow any instructions just went with it and this culminated in a wishing well, table, bench and things like that. I started giving them away to friends and family as gifts and that’s when people started suggesting I make them to sell.

 

Meanwhile, I was being guided into job interviews for jobs I really did not want to do.  I had a background in accounting and really did not want to go back into that. The last straw was when they tried to push me into a job where I would be grading onions on continental shifts of 12 hours, four days on, four days off. That is when my heart just sunk and I asked how I could go about becoming self-employed. The agency gave me some pointers and I started from scratch. Six years later I am still building my business and my work is developing.  I can’t say it’s been easy, it is a struggle working from home and keeping motivated, but at the same time I wouldn’t want to go back to 9-5.

 

JAC:  Did you like art at school?

 

JC:  I did like art but I didn’t feel I was that good at it. I have over the years had a go at painting, pastels and things like that.  I am my own worst critic, but actually in hindsight I think some of them are quite good.

 

JAC:  Have you had any memorable responses to your work?

 

I do get a lot of good feedback in general but then again when I started out the aim was to target a particular audience who would be interested in folklore, mythology, legends and paganism etc. My business is named ‘Jack in the Green’ after the ‘Green Man’ who is an ambiguous figure often found in churches even though it is a pagan symbol.  I really like the sense of mystery and ambiguity that surrounds it.  I remember one lady wanted me to justify the fact I was selling work with pagan symbols and Christian symbols side by side.  I don’t feel the need to justify it, it is what it is.

 

 

JAC: Will you be doing any demonstrations during the PAOS weekends?

 

JC:  Yes, I will be taking my whittling knives and my pyrograph pen to do some wood burning.



JAC: You’ve already touched on the fact you get a lot of your inspiration from mysticism, legends, mythology and folklore. I am wondering where these interests stem from?

 

JC:  I had a friend at university who did a thesis about King Arthur and she lent me some books about him. I really got into them and became fascinated especially about this place called Avalon mentioned in the books. I actually fell upon this place when driving and getting lost in Glastonbury in the early ‘90s. I was instantly intrigued and it ignited something in me to such an extent I have made a conscious effort to return twice a year ever since. It’s a very alternative place, and it drew me in. I am from a very conservative, with a small ‘c’, Christian background. Anything out of the ordinary, or anything to do with alternative lifestyles or the occult was seen as very bad, and as a result I had always steered away from that kind of thing.   After reading those books about King Arthur, I started to be fascinated about all these things that I had previously avoided. These interests naturally feed into my work and I am aware that my work is appealing to quite a niche audience as a result.

 

JAC:  What, if anything, would you like to improve in your work?

 

JC:  A Druid from Wales said my work had a rustic honesty about it.  That was great and I loved that remark however I am aware that’s not what everyone wants and I would like to be able to produce something that looks ‘cleaner’ and more professional to appeal to a wider audience. But then again that is the people pleaser in me and maybe I should stop trying to keep everyone happy.

 

JAC:  Do you have a dream project in mind?

 

JC:   I did have an idea based on these houses that I’d like to do.   It would be good to create a little village, with an old parish church and a rectory, things like that. I had this idea that if I can use a cloth hardener called powertex with chicken wire I can make some really interesting shapes and it will give that cleaner more professional finish.

 

JAC:  Professionally what is your goal with regard to your artwork?

 

JC:   Professionally my goal is to continue to improve, to learn new skills and just to expand what I do and to continue enjoying it.  As soon as I don’t enjoy it anymore I will stop doing it.

Jacki Cairns Interview 5 – Jonathan Clynch

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PAOS 17 Interview 4  - Mary Green by Jacki Cairns

 

 

I first met Mary way back in 2004 when I was a stressed out art teacher and she was working as a therapist.   My hazy memory recalls the amazing Indian head massages she used to do, lots of reflexology and the one off hypnotherapy session she did for me in preparation for an operation as my anxiety was hitting the roof.  For my own selfish reasons I was a little disappointed to find out Mary no longer works in any of these areas as all her treatments were exceptional.  Nevertheless, now I have seen her mosaic pieces,  I see she had very good reason to take a new path and it is great to see another fantastic new artist on the block.

 

The answers to  my questions will give an insight as to how Mary’s change in direction has come about.   Having had a tour around Mary’s studio, I can see she already has a plethora of work to display, not only her mosaics but her bags that she makes from vintage scarves. Her exhibition will be full of colour, quirkiness and interesting things to see. It will be well worth a visit to Orton Waterville. Hopefully, this will whet your appetite and encourage you to add Mary’s address to your list of studios to visit.  Please refer to the PAOS website/brochure for details.

 

 

 

JC:  Why have you decided to join PAOS?

 

MG:  Well, that’s quite a long story.  I did a one day Mosaic course at the Green Back Yard last year and I enjoyed it immensely, it was almost as if a switch had been flipped in my head and there was no turning back.  I came home and starting creating bigger pieces and I haven’t stopped  since.   It was the same week as I had been given a cancer diagnosis, so it was a very poignant time for me.

 

The lady who ran the course, Muni, who is a truly inspirational mosaic artist herself suggested that I join PAOS.   I have visited open studios in the past so I know what it’s all about; it’s almost unbelievable to think that I am going to be part of it this year.

 

 

JC: Why were you drawn to creating Mosaics in the first place?

 

MG: I had an email informing me of the mosaic workshop and I thought straight away that it was something I wanted to try and something I could do. It was the same week I got my diagnosis and wasn’t sure if I wanted to go but the other option was to stay at home feeling sorry to myself, and I wasn’t going to do that, so that was that.   Thankfully, I went, and met Muni and she introduced me to mosaics. Creating  mosaics has been my mindfulness, my meditation and my default setting through treatment and everything.    The first mosaic I did was of a lion which was very tight and detailed.  Since then I have loosened up and am having lots of fun experimenting with various ideas, techniques and materials.

 

 

JC: You are obviously very artistic; did you go to art school?

 

I did a three year exhibition and point of sale design course at a college in Hertfordshire.  My first job was as a design assistant to the guy who did all the interiors for Steiner hair salons.  It wasn’t for me, so I went into graphics in advertising agencies but felt a bit like a fish out of water.  Eventually, I got into designing bridal headwear and found my niche.   I created some really outrageous things; put them in a suitcase and one day traipsed off the Harrods’ bridal department to show them my designs.  I was quite a cocky little thing in those days and somehow had the nerve to do it.   Luckily enough the bridal buyer was in that day and was happy to have a look and she liked what she saw.   She bought a range and that was my entry into the bridal wear business.

 

I went on to sell at Liberty, Pronuptia and  Berkertex, and retail outlets all over the world.  I also won Conde Nast ‘Bridal Accessory Designer of the Year’ award.  The fashion/bridal industry is tough and I had done enough so I decided to change my life and change career.  I decided to train to be a therapist culminating in becoming a Clinical Hynotherapist which I did for some 25 years.

 

 

 

 

JC:  Will you be doing any demonstrations during the exhibition weekends?

 

MG:  Yes, I shall be sat here in my studio snipping.  I won’t be doing actual demonstrations as such but I will be working.  My daughter and husband are going to help me, so she can show people around if I am busy working my husband can make the tea.   Hopefully the weather will be nice and we will have work out on display in the garden as well as indoors.



 

 

JC:  Where do you get your inspiration?

 

MG:  Just ‘life’ really, anything and everything that takes my fancy.   My garden is a huge source of inspiration and as I work I am looking out onto it and can hear the birds singing.   My wisteria plant has just recently bloomed and that is my current muse.

 

I was asked to do a commission of a horse recently and was busy researching images of breeds of horse but wasn’t really feeling inspired.    Eventually I decided to let rip and went for a multi-coloured mane inspired simply by looking outside at all the colours.    It was very well received by my client and she, very kindly, is going to allow me to exhibit it during open studios.

 

JC:  Do you get to go to many exhibitions yourself?

 

MG: No not recently to be honest.  I am not a fan of London as I don’t like crowds but  I did go to the Yarrow Gallery in Oundle where a lot of PAOS artists were exhibiting last year.  It was interesting to see what everyone is up to.  Some you like, some you don’t but that’s art isn’t it.

 

JC: What if anything would you like to improve about your work?

 

MG:  Well, I think I am improving all the time.  The way I see it, the more I do it the better it gets.  Everything I do is an experiment really, so if it works I am moving forward.

 

JC: What do you like most about your work?

 

MG: I like the fact they are tactile, colourful, quirky and full of passion.  People have said they see something different each time they return to them which is a quality I am very happy with.

 

 

 

JC:  Do you have a dream project?

 

MG: Yes I am about the start it.   I want to make a big round mirror and the theme is going to be ‘under the sea’.  I have been collecting ‘treasure’ to put around it and can’t wait to get started on it.   I am hoping to have it finished in time for the open studios.    This is something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time now.

 

JC: Professionally what’s your goal?

 

MG: That’s a question I haven’t thought about.  I don’t like to set three year or five year goals anymore.  I think you can miss opportunities if you don’t live in the moment, something I definitely do now. My goal is to continue what I’m doing  and I will be really happy doing it.  I am very passionate about my work and I would like to think that comes through.  I would like to have an exhibition but we will see how it goes…

Jacki Cairns Interview 4 – Mary Green

PAOS 17 Interview 4  – Mary Green by Jacki Cairns     I first met Mary way back in 2004 More

 



This, my third interview, is the first one I have conducted with someone I have never met before.  Saying that, once I had had a look at Ali’s work on the PAOS website I immediately felt a connection, as her work is clearly from the heart and not the head.  Although our outcomes are quite different, the way we approach our practice is very similar.

 

Anyone who chooses to visit Ali’s home during the open studios is in for a visual treat. Even without the artwork, her home and its picturesque setting over-looking the River Welland (in Deeping St. James) is a sight to behold.  The paintings, which will be dotted around, provide splashes of colour, literally, in a multitude of colour combinations and styles.

 

Ali’s warmth and enthusiasm for what she does is refreshing and I am confident that she will do very well indeed.   I feel very blessed to have met Ali so early on in her artistic journey and am looking forward to watching her continue to flourish.  Since recording the interview, I am very pleased to announce that Ali has been added to the list of artists who are allowed to sell their art via the Art in the Heart Marketplace website.

 

 

 

JC: Why have you decided to join PAOS this year?

 

AHS: I wanted to gain exposure and reach a new audience.   I’ve only been painting for two years and my friends, family and work colleagues are the only ones who see my work.   Of course all my friends and family are very complimentary about what I do, but when it’s early on and you are emerging, you do lack a lot of self belief.  One friend in particular has said I need to get my work out there and it is starting to happen.

 

I only created a website in the last couple of months and I am ambushing Instagram at the moment with my art.   I just went to see a show at Black Cab Framing, at Deeping St. James and with a view to possibly exhibit there.   The lady there said, “Yes, possibly but not until after open studios, are you doing them?” …and that was the first time I had ever heard about it.  This was about two weeks before the PAOS sign up deadline, so I went ahead and applied.  Since then I have really got excited about it.

 

JC: Is it just painting you specialise in, or do you work with other materials?

 

AHS: At the moment it’s just painting, but I have worked with beads, mosaics and textiles in the past.   My focus now, is absolutely solely on painting which I just love.



 

JC: What drew you to painting?

 

AHS:  I have a history of depression, I was diagnosed two and half years ago with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because they couldn’t find another label for my symptoms.  I also have an under active thyroid.  All these conditions have left me feeling depleted and I have turned to painting as a kind of therapy.

 

My creativity had been supressed and I was wanting to do something, but I couldn’t work out what.  So, one day I just started painting on pebbles and that’s really where it started.  Then I painted mandalas, and started putting them onto canvas.  It went from very tight work, drawing detailed mandalas to then this free abstract.  I think that is a reflection of me, and how I am growing and how I am being more accepting of myself.  The freedom abstract has given me, I think is me becoming who I am supposed to be.  I think that is where I am staying, but never say never.

 

JC: Did you go to art school?

 

AHS: No, I was always good at art at school but never went on to pursue it, until now.  I have always been creative in a making sense.

 

JC:  Have you had any memorable responses to your work?

 

AHS:  I have had a lot of gasps and  ‘wows’ and  two people who I don’t know have approached me about doing commissions for them.  They have come with a colour scheme and a vague idea and have given me the creative freedom to do it my way.  Their responses were, “You absolutely did what I asked, and beyond.”



 

JC:  Will you be doing demonstrations during the PAOS weekend?

 

AHS:   At the moment, I think I will just let people come in and look at my work.  I’d love to be demonstrating, but the way I work is so messy I don’t think it would work to be honest.   I would be covered in paint and in the zone and I can’t see how I could juggle that with meeting and greeting people.  Maybe one day I will find a way around that.

 

JC: Where do you get your inspiration from?

 

AHS:   Lots of places, I am quite spiritual.  I love the east, I love Asia and North Africa.  I love the colours and the warmth of the people.  When I went to Egypt I was very drawn to their warmth; when I went to Morocco I was very drawn to the colours.  Meditation and music also brings out a lot for me.   What I am listening to is usually reflected in my work.   I am very spiritual, so that comes out in my work along with my love of all things ethnic.

 

JC:  What was the last exhibition you went to?

 

AHS:  I went to see Tony Nero’s exhibition at the Stamford Arts Centre.   He has got such a vast range of work, it is amazing.   Some artists, you just know what they do because they have stuck to a certain style,  but his work was so vast it was incredible and surprising.

 

JC:  What if anything would you like to improve with your work?

 

AHS:  I think I just want to continue to grow and evolve with my work.   I don’t think I am where I am meant to be, I want to keep experimenting.   I like what I am doing, but I don’t feel that this is it.  I  think everybody can always improve, I am quite critical of myself and a perfectionist but incidentally with my art, I am not  such a perfectionist because it is now so abstract.   Maybe it’s a reflection of myself, an acceptance of what is laid out in front of you.



 

JC: What do you think is the best thing about your work?

 

AHS:  With my latest work I would say the vibrancy, colour, fluidity and it’s all very free and open.  I don’t set out to have a final piece, and I love the fact viewers can look at my paintings and see all sorts of things going on; figures dancing, Arabic handwriting,  flowers, for example.  One of the best bits for me is just seeing how people respond to the work and hearing what they see in front of them.

 

 

JC: Do you do research before you start a series of work?

 

AHS:  I have a lot of people I admire, and I am always looking at other artists’ work.  I love Emma Lindstrom, a Swedish abstract artist.   I also love Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock.   I like the story behind Dali and Pollock, as they both came from a supressed, depressed place.

 

JC:  What would your dream project be?

 

AHS: Sounds corny I know, but I seriously would love to work with street kids in India running creative workshops.   In the past when I was working with beads and jewellery I did a couple of therapeutic workshops at a school working with special needs children.  I loved watching how the children reacted differently to the materials and how by simply playing with beads they opened up.   It was incredible to see how different conditions played out.  The children were so engulfed in all the colour,   it wasn’t so much about making anything, it was more about just this visual excitement and allowing the children to explore the materials.  I have wanted to live in India for a long time, so it would be great to tie all this together.



 

JC: Professionally what is your goal long term?

 

AHS:  In my ‘real life’ I am a personal assistant to a managing director.  I am very organised and very structured but I am not given the opportunity to be very creative that often.  I really would like to be an artist full time, I would love my passion to be my income and all encompassing.

Jacki Cairns Interview 3 – Ali Hawley-Smith

  This, my third interview, is the first one I have conducted with someone I have never met before.  Saying More

RA Schools Show 2017
22 June — 2 June
Beneath the Royal Academy, London's galleries, 17 artists transform their studio space to present new work as they complete three years of postgraduate study at the Royal Academy Schools.


The RA Schools Show presents work developed over three intense years of dialogue and exploration. You can expect to see works spanning a broad range of media and representing the diverse perspective of graduating artists.The Royal Academy Schools offers the only free three year postgraduate contemporary art programme in Britain. Graduates of the RA Schools include Turner Prize nominee Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Catherine Story and Eddie Peake.

 
Summer Exhibition 2017
13 June — 20 August 2017




The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2017 will be coordinated by the Keeper of the RA Schools, Eileen Cooper RA. The hanging committee for the Summer Exhibition includes Royal Academicians Ann Christopher, Gus Cummins, Bill Jacklin, Farshid Moussavi, Fiona Rae, Rebecca Salter and Yinka Shonibare

The first female Keeper of the RA Schools, Eileen Cooper is a painter and printmaker known for her instantly recognisable style, sometimes described as “magical realism”. Her remarkable body of work explores such subjects as sexuality, birth, family, fecundity and creativity. In 2016, she was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to arts and art education and was invited to the Women of the Year annual lunch.

The Architecture Gallery will be curated by Farshid Moussavi RA.


Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now. New and recent art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture.

The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open-submission contemporary art show. Now in its 249th year, the Summer Exhibition provides a unique platform for emerging and established artists to showcase works across painting and printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and film.The Summer Exhibition attracts a high volume of entrants annually, with 12,000 entries received in the 2016 show.

 
https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/
 

RA Schools Opens Studios & Summer Exhibition

RA Schools Show 2017 22 June — 2 June Beneath the Royal Academy, London’s galleries, 17 artists transform their studio More

Dear PAOS Members

Welcome to PAOS 2017.  We are delighted to welcome many new artists who have joined us this year together with many familiar names who have taken part in Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios before.

This page is designed to inform PAOS membership about some key diary dates for PAOS 2017, including:

 	Brochure Collection - Wednesday 10th May 7pm-8.30pm at City College Peterborough
 	Launch Event - Saturday 3rd June 9am - 5pm on Cathedral Square
 	PAOS 2017 Artists'  Get Together - Sunday 16th July 3pm-6pm at the Fresh Pizza Co and Cookhouse, Whittlesey.

BROCHURE COLLECTION - WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY 7PM - 8.30PM AT CITY COLLEGE PETERBOROUGH
The PAOS 2017 directory will be published and ready for collection on Wednesday 10th May between 7pm and 8.30pm from City College Peterborough, Brook Street, Peterborough PE1 1TU.
Each artist will receive:

 	PAOS 2017 brochures (minimum 20 per artist)
 	Banner to exhibit at your PAOS location.  (A £20 cheque deposit will be required made payable to PAOS on the day of collection to cover the cost of replacing the banner in case of loss or damage. No cash please! The cheque will be destroyed when the banner is returned.)
 	Your PAOS Member Artist pin badge
 	PAOS 2017 Event card
 	Competition stickers to encourage visitors to visit other artists to have a chance to win £100 to spend with the artist(s) of their choice. Details of the competition will be provided.

The event will also provide you with the opportunity to meet the PAOS Team and other artists taking part in PAOS 2017 so we hope to see you on the 10th May.

If you are unable to join us, please email info@paos.org.uk to make alternative arrangements to pick up your items.

Could we also ask you, if you haven’t already done so, to check your Artist’s Page on the PAOS website www.paos.org.uk to make sure your profile and other information is correct so you can update the information if required. A copy of the brochure is available now on the website on the ‘visiting the open studios’ page and on the PAOS issuu site too

Distribution of brochures 
Although the PAOS team distribute brochures to places where member of the public can access them including the Tourist Information Centre, Metal, libraries and community centres we always encourage members to distribute the brochures to places they go to including gyms, schools, pubs and cafes, church or faith centres, colleagues, friends and relatives. Each member will receive at least 20 brochures but please feel free to take more.

Banners 
We require a valid cheque for £20 as a refundable deposit for a banner. This is to cover the partial cost of a replacement banner should yours be damaged or lost and will be returned to you when you return your banner.
We suggest that you wait to put your banner up until just before Open Studios in order to avoid unwanted visitors knocking on your door before the event starts.

It can be taken down between the weekends, if you wish, but should be well secured when up in order to avoid theft or slippage.

Postcards - great for personalising to send out an invitation. See website for details of how to make a sticker.

Social Media - don't forget to promote your event via social media. Make sure you follow PAOS on Facebook and Twitter and we will share your posts/tweets.

LAUNCH EVENT- SATURDAY 3RD JUNE CATHEDRAL SQUARE
You could be part of our Launch Event on Saturday 3rd June on Cathedral Square. PAOS will be based in a marque on Cathedral Square promoting PAOS 2017 and showcasing some of our great member artist on the day. If you could like to be part of this event and demonstrate/exhibit your work, please contact info@paos.org.uk.  The event is open to the public from 9am – 5pm (set up by 8.30am).  Places are strictly limited so please contact us as soon as possible.

PAOS ARTISTS’ GET TOGETHER - SUNDAY 16TH JULY 3-6pm
You, and your guests, are invited to celebrate the success of Open Studios 2017 to get together at a social event on Sunday 16th July 3-6pm at the Fresh Pizza Co & Cookhouse, 3-5 Queens Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1AY.  This event is free for member artists, £5 for guests (£2.50 for under 16s).  A light buffet and soft refreshments will be provided within the ticket price and a paid bar is available too.  If you would like to book your place, please email info@paos.org.uk by Friday 7thJuly 2017.  We hope to see you there.

FOLLOW PAOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
If you want to be kept informed about PAOS members, key event and news why not follow PAOS on Facebook and Twitter?  The PAOS team will also share key information you post with its members and followers.

Good luck everybody and we look forward to seeing you on the 10th May!

Best wishes

The PAOS Team

KEY DATES FOR PAOS MEMBERS

Dear PAOS Members Welcome to PAOS 2017.  We are delighted to welcome many new artists who have joined us this More

15 April - 20 May

Large Gallery



At Kettering Museum and Art Gallery we recognise the number of artists wanting to exhibit at the Alfred East Art Gallery and the motivation and inspiration that drives artists, young and old, to get involved in our diverse exhibitions.

For one year only we have decided to adapt our 'Open' exhibition to allow more participation from all artists; this will enable us to support more talent in the region and allow us to create an affordable art exhibition for everyone!

Congratualtions to PAOS artist John McGowan, whose works are included in the exhibition, one of John's prints has won the Atelier Print prize.

[caption id="attachment_3229" align="alignleft" width="431"] “Atelier Print” prizewinner John McGowan with “Pablo’s Pears” at the Alfred East Gallery 2017[/caption]

 

About Kettering Art Gallery:

Local artist, Alfred East, wanted to make art accessible to Kettering workers and created a strong stimulus for a public gallery to be built. He shared ideas with philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, who gifted a library to Kettering in 1904 to give the working man the opportunity for self-development.

The Collection was started when ‘The Connoisseur’, a portrait by W B Gash, of a wellknown local antique dealer, was purchased by local subscribers and presented to the town as a possible foundation for a permanent art collection.

In 1910, East received a knighthood in the King’s Birthday Honours List. This was celebrated with a banquet at the Royal Hotel, Kettering. At this celebration East presented the town with the painting, Midland Meadows, which initially hung in the Public Library for three years.

The town soon accepted a much larger gift by East, a collection of seventy of his best works. The condition of the gift was that the town should build a purpose-built gallery to house this body of work.

Funded by public subscription, the Alfred East Art Gallery was officially opened on 31st July, 1913, by Earl Spencer, K.G., Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire. Unfortunately, Sir Alfred East was unable to attend due to ill health, but was represented by his nephew, W D’ Este Emery.

East’s greatly wished for recovery never took place and, less than three months later, the great artist passed away without seeing his gift of works hung in a gallery in his native town.

 
Alfred East Art Gallery
17 Bowling Green Rd, Kettering NN15 7QX

open:  Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am - 4.45pm (Last Admission 4:30pm)

www.johnmcgowanprintmaker.co.uk

PAOS’ Prizewinner at the Alfred East Gallery, Kettering

15 April – 20 May Large Gallery At Kettering Museum and Art Gallery we recognise the number of artists wanting More

National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7TW
Free Entry, open daily 10am to 5pm except Bank Holidays which are 10 am to 4pm.

Kathryn Parsons,  Ann Povely, Paula Briggs & Jennie McCall

Made in East Midlands features the work of four artists from our region, each inspired by collecting and collections.  The exhibition features a fantasy dinner set, a coral garden, a nest of bones and an assemblage of ceramic vessels





Based in Peterborough, Kathryn Parsons’ inspiration comes from the corals that grow around the coast of Britain.  Curiosity and a desire to learn more about these curious creatures led to a visit to Peterborough Museum to see their corals, a local aquarium to see living corals, and an extraordinary invitation to visit the coral collection behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum.  The result is a new body of work that takes its inspiration from the complex beauty of the corals, historic and personal collections, and the increasing concerns for the future of corals and the ecosystems that depend on them.  Intricate hand modelled porcelain coral creatures and found natural, vintage and retro objects are combined to create precious treasures.  Each piece which tells its own story of a time long before corals became endangered and their collection highly regulated, when something beautiful was found washed up on a beach…. and became a treasure.

 

www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk
 
www.kathrynparsons.co.uk
www.paulabriggs.co.uk
www.annpovey.com 
www.jenniemccall.com

Made in East Midlands: The Collectors

National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7TW Free Entry, open daily 10am to 5pm except Bank Holidays More

JC: My second interview is with Eve Marshall, a full time artisan felter and teacher, who has become very prolific in this corner of the world over the last few years.  I first came across Eve’s work at Art in the Heart when it was still at the Bridge Street address.     Her quirky pieces have proved popular and are very in keeping with the shop’s exclusive appeal.   Quite frankly, I don’t know how she finds the time, but Eve can still be found helping out at Art in the Heart every Friday.

 

The PAOS committee are very excited to have Eve on board this year for the first time.  If you have not previously come across Eve’s work before, there is a choice of two venues to visit and peruse her work; Ferry Meadows Discovery Den and Charron Pugsley-Hill’s studio in Longthorpe.  Details are all on the PAOS website.  This interview will give you a flavour as to what is to come…

 

JC: Why have you decided to join PAOS this year?

 

EM: A lot of my work has been involving Peterborough this year.  So, the Poppy Project I did with Charron (Pugsley-Hill) meant people started recognising me as a Peterborough Artist.  However, I don’t actually live in Peterborough, so haven’t actually thought about doing it before.  I had a chat with Tony Nero (PAOS committee member) who said I could combine with someone else to take part.  Mainly because a lot of my artwork is sold here and I do a lot of workshops here, I thought it would be a good time to show off other bits that I do.  I learned from Tony that you can exhibit as part of PAOS as long as you work or live in Peterborough.

 

JC: Why were you drawn to feltmaking initially?

 

EM: I bought myself a kit about 12 years ago when I was a primary school teacher in America.  My medium then was watercolour and I was doing a lot of painting and sewing and things like that.  I wanted to incorporate some extra bits in with my sewing and I started needle felting squids and jellyfish.  Then I moved here and started teaching all sorts of crafting classes.  I was able to get the wool and the felting materials quite easily and started teaching felting too.  I found it a very versatile medium to work with and I got to use all my skills as an artist too.



 

JC: What did you specialise in before you became a primary school teacher?

 

EM: My degree is in Fine Art and Early Childhood Education.  I did early years primary school in America and painting as a hobby.

 

JC: What memorable responses have you had to your work?

 

EM: A lot of people have come to exhibitions that I have done and said that the pieces are lovely and whimsical, and things like that.  They can’t necessarily afford them but they still enjoy looking at them.  Some people come and want me to teach them after having seen them, which is always nice.

 

JC: Will you be doing any demonstrations during the PAOS weekend?

 

EM: Yes, Charron and I have a couple of different things planned.  We have been doing lots of free workshops at Ferry Meadows for the last couple of months for her residency and we will be doing some demonstrating of making felt flowers and things like that.



 

JC: Where do you get your inspiration?

 

EM: I live in the countryside, in a tiny village in South Lincolnshire.  A lot of it comes from my surroundings, as I am driving around, mentally taking in the scenery.   I have had a series of mice in the last year and a half because my Mom has cats that eat mice.   About three times a day we had all these dead mice to deal with and I started really studying them and decided to make some out of felt.  So inspiration comes from what’s around me, colours and textures and seeing what I can stick into my felt pieces.

 

JC: You lived in America; I am intrigued to find out why you are now living in Lincolnshire?

 

EM: I moved to America when I was six with my family.  I was born here,  but we moved  because of my Dad’s job.  My Mom moved back 15 years ago, I have been back for seven years now.  I am a British citizen with a ‘weird’ accent.

 

JC: What was the last exhibition you went to and what did you think of it?

 

EM: I went to a group exhibition in Stamford, which was all to do with ‘abstract’.  I had a really nice time and it was very well curated.  I believe it was the students who do the abstract classes at the Arts Centre and they were showing off what they had done.



JC: What if anything, would you like to improve on in your work?

 

EM: I am trying to work on accessibility of pieces. Right now, I am trying to work on pieces that don’t take me so long.  Some of my pictures take me a very long time to do and selling them is hard because of this.    I am trying to do sketches in felt now, something I can make, which I enjoy, which are very similar to a pen and ink sketch using felt. I want to have all shapes and sizes available for the Open Studios instead of lots of big pieces with minute details, which I love to do but aren’t always that accessible.

 

JC: What do you like about your work?

 

EM: For me, a lot of feltmakers create very similar work with landscapes and textures and things like that.  I try and get the landscapes but also include an animal with lots of details, which I think makes my work stand out from other felt makers.  I guess it’s my attention to detail and the wacky and weird too.



JC: What research do you do?

 

EM: Usually I have a lot of books on animals and nature around.  I am always looking at books to make sure everything looks the way it’s supposed to.   I’m not one of those artists who looks at other people’s art that much.  Mainly it’s from surroundings, taking photographs and thinking, ‘how can I make that out of felt?’

 

JC: What would be your dream project?

 

EM: I would really like to do a tea set.   It’s just wondering what to do with it when it’s created.  It would need to be part of some grand project.

 

JC: Do you have a favourite place that inspires you the most?

 

EM: Usually just sitting in my conservatory is one of my most inspirational places.  I can see and hear birds and completely relax there.  Just walking around my village actually, there is so much wildlife and lovely bits to enjoy.

 

JC: Professionally what’s your goal with regard to your artwork?

 

EM: I would like to do some more exhibitions and try and stay local.  I have worked nationally but found  the travelling too much.  Work, life balance is the big thing at the moment.

 

 

Jacki Cairns Interview 2 – Eve Marshall

JC: My second interview is with Eve Marshall, a full time artisan felter and teacher, who has become very prolific More

About the exhibition Stomping Grounds



We all have our favourite stomping grounds in the city, places where we like to visit regularly or hang out. From cinemas to city centres, parks to townships. What makes these stomping grounds memorable though and encourage us to return? Is it the people, the buildings or the activities we take part in there? Are they recognised public spaces or places we make our own – with or without authorisation? These are all questions that feature as part of Stomping Grounds, a new pop-up exhibition by artist and illustrator Matt Booker which opens on Monday 3rd April in the old Tie-Rack shop in Queensgate. The exhibition runs until Saturday 8th April and investigates contrasting public spaces in Peterborough, focusing on Queensgate shopping centre and a community run garden, The Green Backyard, on Oundle Road.

Over the last 9 months, artist Matt Booker has been in residence at arts organisation Metal, using his time to interview the users of each space, looking at their functions, the atmospheres they create and how people respond to them. He has been investigating how spending time in these places affects us and affects the city as a whole. This has provided the inspiration for a series of new drawings, prints, a film and a publication which are brought together in this pop-up exhibition in Queensgate.

Matt Booker is a visual artist specialising in printmaking. Originally from Peterborough he recently finished 12 months postgraduate place at the Royal Drawing School before which he was at Kingston University studying illustration and animation. He is interested in observing ‘real’ places and how people use them, whether these are urban, rural or the spaces in between.



 

His latest exhibition ‘Stomping Grounds’ has been open Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th April, 12 – 4pm each day, was free and open to all ages. A series of drop-in workshops was programmed in the exhibition space which allowed visitors to try out different arts techniques and chat more about what, in their eyes, makes a ‘public’ space
To find out more about Booker's work please view his website:
http://www.mattbooker.co.uk/
[caption id="attachment_3169" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Matt Booker Screen Print Artist 2017. photo Tony Nero[/caption]

 

 

 

STOMPING GROUNDS, Matt Booker’s screen prints

About the exhibition Stomping Grounds We all have our favourite stomping grounds in the city, places where we like to More

Large scale paintings, films and sculptures by British artist Jessica Warboys fill the ocean facing galleries this summer.


The coast and landscape are a source of inspiration and influence for Warboys, who makes use of the sea in the making of her large scale paintings and draws upon pagan history and folklore in her films and performances.

For her first solo show in a UK national gallery, Warboys showcases two specially commissioned works which highlight her interest in personal and collective memories related to mythology and landscape.

[caption id="attachment_3112" align="alignright" width="600"] Jessica Warboys at the Tate St Ives[/caption]

Sea Painting, Zennor 2015, was made on the Zennor coast near St Ives. To create the painting she worked on the beach, casting mineral pigments directly onto a damp, folded canvas, which was then submerged under the sea before being pulled ashore. The process allows the waves, wind and sand to shift and scatter the pigment, in essence ‘painting’ the canvas.

Hill of Dreams 2016, is a new film that draws from Welsh fantasy writer Arthur Machen’s book of the same name that relives his memories of rural Gwent, where Warboys was born a century later.


31 MARCH – 3 SEPTEMBER 2017
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/exhibition/jessica-warboys

Tate St Ives – Jessica Warboys

Large scale paintings, films and sculptures by British artist Jessica Warboys fill the ocean facing galleries this summer. The coast More

Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was one of the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th century. Considered the ‘godfather of Pop Art’, his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention, from the 1950s through to the Swinging Sixties and advent of ‘Cool Britannia’ in the 1990s.

This major Eduardo Paolozzi retrospective spans five decades and features over 250 works; from the artist’s post-War bronzes, revolutionary screen-prints and collages, to his bold textiles and fashion designs.

Alongside Paolozzi’s early brutalist concrete sculptures, highlights include material from his groundbreaking performance lecture Bunk! (1952), his large-scale Whitworth Tapestry (1967) and the iconic sculpture Diana as an Engine (1963).

The Exhibition is on from the 16th Febuary until the 14th May 2017

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/eduardo-paolozzi/


Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of Britain’s most influential post-war artists. He received many national and international accolades – from being chosen to exhibit in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1952, 1954, 1960, 1964, 1968) and documenta (1959, 1964, 1968, 1977), to being decorated with a Knighthood in 1989 following his appointment as Her Majesty’s Sculptor in Ordinary for Scotland. His works are collected in international institutions from Tate in London to Berlin’s Nationalgalerie and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.



Paolozzi played a significant role in art education, holding posts as Tutor for Textile Design at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London (1949 – 1955); visiting Professor at the Hamburg Hochschule für Bildende Künste (1960 -1962); Tutor for Ceramics at the Royal College of Art (1968 -1989); Lecturer for Ceramics at the Fachhochschule Cologne (1977 – 1981); and finally as Professor for Sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Munich (1981 – 1991).

Eduardo Paolozzi at the Whitechapel Gallery London

Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was one of the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th century. Considered the ‘godfather of Pop More

Crispin Heesom

1st June – 18th June 2017

A collection of work by painter Crispin Heesom, a local artist who has exhibited work in numerous galleries around the UK and in Europe.

Sitting on the borderline of figuration and abstraction, Crispin’s work bursts with colour; his use of free lines encompass the page and draw in the viewer. Visitors to City Gallery may remember Crispin’s work from Friends Through Art an exhibition of art from the Ealand and Warwick Collection and more recently in the Open Exhibition 2016.





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Crispin Heesom at Peterborough City Gallery

Crispin Heesom 1st June – 18th June 2017 A collection of work by painter Crispin Heesom, a local artist who has More

An Interview with Artist Tony Lovell by Jacki Cairns
[caption id="attachment_3049" align="alignnone" width="351"] Photography Artist Tony Lovell 2017[/caption]

JC:  When I joined the PAOS committee I wanted to be useful in some way but I did warn  the committee that admin was certainly not my strong point.  It was brought up at the first meeting that they needed a member to interview a random selection of new PAOS members and I was first to put my hand up.

I am very inquisitive (some would say, just nosey) and always find the narrative that runs behind an artwork makes my viewing experience richer and more enjoyable.   Thankfully, my mother’s obsession with me learning how to touch type has come in handy, yet again.

As the weather is finally starting to gear up for summer and leads us into the build up to the 2017 PAOS season, now seems a fitting time to start interviewing new members.  If you are a new member yourself, and would like to be featured on this website please contact me at jackicairns@heartwork.co.uk and I will endeavour to interview as many people as I can during the next few months.  An Instagram page will also be introduced shortly to coincide with these interviews to offer a sneak peak into what the open studios will have to offer this year.

This, my first interview,  with new member Tony Lovell, was quite a nice way to start for me, as Tony is my partner’s elder brother a.k.a ‘the sensible one’.    Tony and I both share an obsession in Photography and often jeopardise the conversation at the dinner table talking about the subject and all its permutations.  We come to the subject from very different angles, as I  use my lack of technical expertise as a conceptual devise, always questioning our perceived need for ‘perfection’ and have seemingly made a career out  of turning my mistakes into ‘happy accidents’.   Tony, conversely, is extremely meticulous when it comes to technical accuracy and his work plays testament to this.   Thankfully we both have a mutual respect for each others work and our often differing views on the subject.   I thought I knew Tony’s work pretty well, but actually interviewing him in his studio, surrounded by examples of his work, I feel I have a new fresh perspective on what he is doing.

Tony’s exhibition will, I assume, be very popular with Photography enthusiasts, however the way he works has a very painterly quality in terms of composition and fluidity.   Had I not done the interview, I may not have discovered the photographer ‘Alex Timmermans’ who I have since researched.   As Tony’s main source of inspiration I can see a direct correlation between their imagery.   They both share the same perfectionist streak using a very stubborn and demanding wet plate technique.    I don’t mean to gush, but the results are sublime.

When the PAOS exhibitions are in full swing, I would whole-heartedly recommend a detour up the Lincoln Road to see Tony’s recently renovated purpose built studio.   It feels like walking into a Tardis and landing yourself in a Victorian portrait studio. Tony’s answers to my questions will give you a flavour as to why….

 

JC: Why have you decided to join PAOS this year?

 

TL: I’ve always taken photographs, but not necessarily exhibited them to the wider public and I thought it would a good way of showing people what I am doing.  My work is quite unusual from a photographic point of view and I believe that other people may find it interesting.   As far as I am aware, I am the only person in Peterborough working with Victorian cameras and using older processes.  Locally, I am certainly the only person doing wet plate photography at the moment.

 

JC: Why were you drawn to Photography in the first instance?

 

TL: I was introduced to it when I used to go fishing, and bought a camera to record what I was catching.  I pretty soon became more and more involved in and more interested in the photography than just the fishing.  Then I joined the local camera club, Peterborough Photographic Society, and it spiralled from there.



 

JC: What memorable responses have you had to your work?

 

TL: I have a lot of really positive responses to my wet plate portraits.   They really do not look like a photograph,  people are usually very surprised how they come out.  It certainly brings out the character in people and it is not like a straight picture in a way because the process uses visible as well as ultra violet light.  Generally images have a three dimensional quality.

 

JC: Are you going to show some of your older work as well as your more recent wet plate photography this year?

 

TL: Yes, I was going to show a wide variety of dark room prints, which are all monochrome.   My wildlife prints that have been created using a full frame Nikon digital camera with usually a long lens.

 

JC: Will you be doing any demonstrations during the PAOS weekend?

 

TL: Yes, I thought I would.  I am a bit limited as to what I can do, but I have got in mind at least setting up a still life so I can be doing the process, rather than just showing the pictures.

 

JC: Where do you get your inspiration?

 

TL: I went on a ‘Wet Plate Weekend’ in the Netherlands organised by a photographer called Alex Timmermans whose work is particularly inspiring.  He tries to tell a story with each picture and puts a lot of preparation into it.  I guess, with the work I am doing, he is the man I look up to at the moment and who I aspire to.   He has just published a book, called ‘Story Telling’.

 

JC: What was the last exhibition you went to and what did you make of it?

 

TL: I went to Elton John’s exhibition at the Tate Modern.  Elton John collects old photographs, mostly black and white.  It was a mind-blowing exhibition to see original work from so many famous photographers; Herb Ritts,  Ansel Adams and Man Ray, to name but a few.  He collected the best of the best, and paid a fortune for them.  As you would expect from Elton John,  the frames were really over the top, very flamboyant and ornate.

[caption id="attachment_2805" align="alignleft" width="446"] 8 x 11 Clear glass Ambrotype[/caption]

JC: What if anything would you like to improve on with regard to your work? 

 

TL: A general improvement in what I am doing, but I think that just comes with time and practice.  I started off doing quite small plates because it’s a very tactile hands on process but have progressed to bigger plates and eventually would like to be able to produce one off life size plates.  It is a slow process and will take me a few years to achieve my ultimate goal.

 

The technique is renowned for not being an easy process to master.  I had two friends come over the other week, to have their portraits taken and everything went wrong on the day and they went home with nothing.   It’s a sobering realisation that achieving a successful finished piece is so difficult, but when you do get it right it makes it that much more rewarding.  As time goes by I am learning more and more about how to correct issues when things go wrong, all trial and error.

 

JC: Is it important that you print everything yourself?

 

TL: Yes definitely, that to me is the most important part of the process.   I like to do everything myself i.e. mix my own chemicals, process my own negatives and then print from my own negatives.   Whether it be wet plate or darkroom photography the process of making the print is 50%  of the work .  It is not just a record, it’s making an image, but burning, dodging,  to achieve the finished result.

 

 

JC: What do you like about your own work?

 

TL: I like the fact they are one off images, it’s very difficult to get two identical images.  So they are always a bit different, it varies from day to day.

 

 

JC: What sort of research do you do?

 

TL: I collect Victorian portrait photography this allows me to study how they were posed, how they sat and how the studios were set up.   More than just the technical side, I am interested in the history of it, in the cameras and the lenses, so I do have a number of older cameras and lenses.

 

JC: What would be your dream project?

 

TL: I would like to photograph Rannulph Fiennes, the explorer.  I’ve met him on a couple of occasions and he’s a real character.  I do know someone who knows him, so there is a small possibility it could become a reality.  We will wait and see.

 

JC: Name 3 artists/photographers who you would like to be compared to?

 

TL: I have already mentioned Alex Timmerman; he is a huge inspiration presently.    Ansel Adams, landscape photographer who doesn’t really relate to my current work, but my landscapes in the past were definitely heavily inspired by him.  The third one would have to be Bob Carlos Clarke, he was a fashion photographer and a darkroom expert.  I went to his studio and his darkroom about 15 years ago and I learned more in a weekend then I literally did in the previous 5 or 10 years.  He was just a genius in printing.

[caption id="attachment_2807" align="aligncenter" width="557"] Re-enactment Holland 2016 7x5 inch clear glass Ambrotype[/caption]

JC: You are obviously very well travelled, have you got a favourite place that inspires you the most?

 

TL: In the past I would have said New York, but I was very inspired by Havana, Cuba when I went last Christmas, probably one of the most interesting places I have visited and photographed, I particularly liked the old buildings.

 

TL: I enjoy photographing abandoned houses, cars, and neglected things generally of which there was a lot of in Cuba.  I love the way the buildings, although amazing in architectural terms, have had no money spent on them so there are historic buildings with peeling paint and plaster on the walls.  I had seen a lot of pictures of people and cars in Havana, but I really went to photograph the buildings and I spent two weeks doing so.

 

JC: Have you done many commissions in the past and are you open to doing them in the future?

 

TL: Yes I have done some, an example is a local Graphic Design company asked me to do wet plate portraits of each of their staff members.  We did a series of portraits, one a week for an evening which was a two or three hour session with each person.  The only reshoot we needed was with just one staff member.

 

I would be interested in taking on commissions as long as they were in this traditional wet plate portraiture style I am currently working on.  Producing digital photography really does not interest me at the moment.

 

JC: Commerciality and creativity, how do you juggle the two or do you bother?

 

TL: I don’t consider the commercial side at all, I just try and do what interests me, the commercial side is very much secondary.

 

JC: Professionally what is your goal with regard to your Photography?

 

TL: I would like to spend more time printing in the darkroom.  I do tend to take a lot of photographs and not print them as I should do, so I am now trying to make a concerted effort not to just take pictures but show them as well.… One of the main reasons I have joined PAOS.

Jacki Cairns Interviews: 1 – Tony Lovell

An Interview with Artist Tony Lovell by Jacki Cairns JC:  When I joined the PAOS committee I wanted to be useful More

An enchanted woodland arose from the discarded waste of a thousand bottles. Shrouded in that wood were fairy tales of our childhoods. Tales of morality, tales of mystery, tales of good and evil. Follow the map and perhaps you will discover where the fairy folk and mythical figures abide in a Babylonian tower, where story walls unfold and deforested dryads meet their fate: we are confronted with the consequences of our modern consumerism, ethics and environmental concerns.


Following a 12 day visual arts residency at Stamford Arts Centre Gallery, Art Pop-Up present Once Upon a Time, a collaborative exhibition at the City Gallery including work by artists Sue Shields, Sheelah Mahalath Bewley, Sam Roddan, Anu-Laura Tuttelberg and Laura Barnard. Exploring themes of fairy tales and folklore the work delves into narratives and symbolism, touching upon stories by the Grimms’ and ancient mythologies. Twisting the conventions of renowned fables, the artists address contemporary issues of environmental damage, shifting perceptions of good and evil and revising views on consumption and mass production. As with every tale there is a moral to the story and truth beyond the surface. How do your actions affect the world around you?

 

At the City Gallery, Peterborough Museum


Address: Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF







Hours:  10am–5pm (closed Mondays)







Phone: 01733 864663


18th March to 21st May 2017

 

The project is supported by Vivacity, The Woodland Trust, Natural England, Peterborough Environmental Trust, the Kiwanis, The Ernest Cook Trust and Mid UK. The education programme is led by Paper Rhino with Mark Grist and Laura Barnard and supported by Peterborough Presents.



 

Peterborough Museum and City Gallery: Once Upon a Time

An enchanted woodland arose from the discarded waste of a thousand bottles. Shrouded in that wood were fairy tales of More

In seperate exhibitions, art from two of the 20th Cenuary's great superpowers are explored at the Royal Academy during 2017
Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932
 11 February — 17 April 2017

One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its groundbreaking art.

Renowned artists including Kandinsky, Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko were among those to live through the fateful events of 1917, which ended centuries of Tsarist rule and shook Russian society to its foundations.Amidst the tumult, the arts initially thrived as debates swirled over what form a new “people’s” art should take. But the optimism was not to last: by the end of 1932, Stalin’s brutal suppression had drawn the curtain down on creative freedom.Taking inspiration from a remarkable exhibition shown in Russia just before Stalin’s clampdown, we will mark the historic centenary by focusing on the 15-year period between 1917 and 1932 when possibilities seemed limitless and Russian art flourished across every medium.This far-ranging exhibition will – for the first time – survey the entire artistic landscape of post-Revolutionary Russia, encompassing Kandinsky’s boldly innovative compositions, the dynamic abstractions of Malevich and the Suprematists, and the emergence of Socialist Realism, which would come to define Communist art as the only style accepted by the regime. 

 
America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s
 25 February — 4 June 2017


The art of 1930s America tells the story of a nation in flux. Artists responded to rapid social change and economic anxiety with some of the 20th century’s most powerful art - brought together now in this once-in-a-generation show.

These 45 truly iconic works paint an electrifying portrait of this transformative period. These are works which have rarely been seen together, by artists ranging from Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper to Thomas Hart Benton, Philip Guston and more. Perhaps the most celebrated work of them all, Grant Wood’s iconic American Gothic (1930), has never left North American shores before.In the devastating wake of the Wall Street Crash, artists sought to capture the changes in urbanisation, industrialisation and immigration that pulsed across the country, resulting in one of the most vital periods for American artists in the 20th century. This was a decade like no other that saw them search for an elusive ‘Americanness’ through realism, populism and abstraction, rural and urban themes, the farm, the new, the traditional.As Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.” So experience the life of 1930s America through the many masterpieces in this landmark show.Exhibition organised by the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Établissement public du musée d‘Orsay et du musée de l‘Orangerie, Paris



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Russians and Americans at the RA

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‘Exquisite Heritage’
[caption id="attachment_2434" align="alignright" width="285"] Faye Gagel-Panchal: Ophelia[/caption]
Faye Gagel-Panchal, Liz Hunt, Lynne Collins
Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre
January 28th to February 12th 2017
Three artists inspired by echoes of our rich visual heritage present an exhibition of embroidered textiles, silk painted textiles and textile inspired mixed media works.
Faye’s work takes inspiration from heritage textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Cloth Workers Museum and National Trust textiles. Her inspiration is predominantly derived from embroidered works from 16 th and 17 th century European and Asian textiles. The exuberance and delicacy of Eastern textiles is translated into panels which Faye works in mixed media, using oils on handmade paper which is resined or varnished.

[caption id="attachment_2425" align="alignleft" width="400"] Monkey by Lynne Collins[/caption]

Liz records the silence and resonance of the natural landscape. Returning from sketching and photographing in situ, she develops the memory of place which she then constructs into textile works in her studio. The quiet beauty of these places generates the presence to be found in her narratives and is interpreted by recurring motifs and techniques. The places recorded have hidden memories, intangible and ephemeral, Liz crafts these mementoes to take form in repeated slow stitching and machine embroidery as if securing them in permanent form.

[caption id="attachment_2427" align="alignright" width="256"] Skye Monolith by Liz Hunt[/caption]

Lynne exhibits silk paintings derived from subject matter close to her heart. As a volunteer guide at Peterborough Cathedral she has always found the beautiful 13 th century oak ceiling inspirational.

In preparation for her works on silk she uses her skills honed from her activities as an Urban Sketcher to record the mediaeval images. Thus the mystery of the images of the ancient artisans is translated into beautiful floating textiles. Lynne is the founder member of Peterborough Urban Sketchers and gives talks and inspires local groups to experience this activity for themselves.

Liz and Faye are exhibiting two pieces recently commissioned by ‘Art in the Heart’ gallery in Peterborough to celebrate their interpretations of the Pre Raphaelite painting of ‘Ophelia’ by John Everett Millais.

All three artists will be available for discussion groups, school visits and demonstrations. Please contact: Faye on 07795436454, Lynne on 07791304083 , Liz on 07974349736.
About Stamford Arts Centre
Stamford Arts Centre's gallery is spacious, light and airy; open from Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 9pm and it’s free to look around. The main gallery accommodates an interesting and varied programme of contemporary exhibitions from local and international artists including photography, painting, textile, drawing and sculpture.

The 18th-century building houses a 166-seat theatre and cinema, plus ballroom, gallery and coffee-shop.




Address: 27 St Mary's St, Stamford PE9 2DL




Phone: 01780 763203


 

Exquisite Heritage at Stamford Arts Centre

‘Exquisite Heritage’ Faye Gagel-Panchal, Liz Hunt, Lynne Collins Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre January 28th to February 12th 2017 Three More

Lord Fitzwilliam's Print Collection
The Museum’s founder, Lord Fitzwilliam, was an enthusiastic collector of prints. In his lifetime he amassed around 40,000 loose impressions and devoted significant time and energy arranging them into albums of varying sizes to keep on the shelves of his library. His collection reflects his broad taste, ranging from etchings by Rembrandt to works by other highly skilled but less fashionable printmakers. This exhibition looks at what interested Fitzwilliam most in acquiring and ordering his print collection and will feature examples of his albums, rarely seen in public but offering a fascinating insight into the mind of a late 18th century collector.

Until 29th January 2017.
The Frua-Valsecchi Collection
Over the past fifty years, Francesca and Massimo Valsecchi have built up a remarkable collection of paintings, furniture, sculpture, glass and ceramics. This includes the renowned nude portrait of Patricia Preece by Stanley Spencer, William Burges’s painted ‘Flax and Wool’ cabinet, a Spanish 17th century polychrome wood sculpture of the Christ Child, Art Nouveau Tiffany glass, metalwork and ceramics designed by Christopher Dresser and an extremely rare Meissen porcelain vulture.

These artworks have generously been offered to the Fitzwilliam Museum on long-term loan and the next few months will see over 130 pieces gradually being introduced throughout the galleries. The objects will be displayed throughout the Museum to create intriguing and witty juxtapositions and ‘conversations’, as the works were seen in the Valsecchi’s private home. They can be identified in the galleries by their specially designed labels

[caption id="attachment_2382" align="alignleft" width="300"] Small vase with heart-shaped leaves. Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933). Glass.[/caption]
Image: Favrile glass vase, c.1900, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) for Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. Made by Stourbridge Glass Co., Corona Glassworks, Long Island, New York. Lent by the Frua-Valsecchi Collection, LL.115-2016

New at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Lord Fitzwilliam’s Print Collection The Museum’s founder, Lord Fitzwilliam, was an enthusiastic collector of prints. In his lifetime he amassed More

First Solo Show by Peterborough Artist
Opening times: Tues to Sun (10am – 5pm) including Mondays during school holidays and Bank Holidays


Stuart Payn, who works under the artistic pseudonym Process Smith, has had a lifelong interaction with the urban environment as both a skateboarder and street artist. Inspired by the materials that make up these spaces, he brings his new exhibition to the City Gallery this January.

The exhibition is a collection of new work that applies the processes and techniques he has developed over his artistic career to the urban aesthete, creating a remarkable collection of work that will appeal to all ages and backgrounds.

Stuart originally trained as an animator and has been a graffiti and street artist for many years. He has also worked with both digital and sculptural art forms. ‘I tend not focus on any particular method. For me it’s all about the idea, and if I need to develop a new technique in order to fully explore that idea, then that’s what I’ll do,’ he explains.

 

The exhibition centres around Stuart’s relationship with concrete, which as a skateboarder and graffiti artists is an intimate one. ‘In the urban environment concrete is ubiquitous. But as an avid skateboarder my involvement with this material was very physical too – falling off my board and rubbing my elbows across it! However, I’m not restricting myself to concrete; there will be other materials including metal, wood and plastic.’

Concrete Soul sees Stuart refining a philosophy. ‘It’s about exploring how I can develop my personal heritage. I have had years of interacting with and subconsciously processing all this stuff. Now I want to use this experience to radically transform my arts practice.’

CONCRETE SOUL, PROCESS SMITH

First Solo Show by Peterborough Artist Opening times: Tues to Sun (10am – 5pm) including Mondays during school holidays and More

A new work at Peterborough Cathedral composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad


OPENING: 16/02/17 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM




The World Premiere of Even You Song, a new work for choir and organ inspired by the structure and themes of Choral Evensong
The World Premiere of Even You Song, a new work for choir and organ inspired by the structure and themes of Choral Evensong. The piece will be performed by Peterborough Cathedral Choir and 120 singers from St Augustine’s, West Town, Bishop Creighton and William Law schools.

Devised by Bettina Furnée and Lucy Sheerman. Composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad. Directed by Steven Grahl. The organist will be David Humphreys.

The project is a collaboration with Metal, Peterborough.


Tickets
£10 (£8 concessions), including free, limited edition libretto. Unreserved seating.

Available (from 1st Dec) online via Peterborough Cathedral’s page at Oundle Box Office on 01832 274734, or from Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE. 

 

Even You song has been devised by Bettina Furnée and Lucy Sheerman, artists in residence at Metal, Peterborough. The artists wanted to imagine what it would be like if people from Peterborough had the chance to take a journey to the moon with someone they loved. This idea echoes the recent search of the Mars Foundation for ‘mature couples’ to travel to Mars, which had many respondents.

The new town of Peterborough was created around the time of the first moon landings although its cathedral, situated at the heart of the ancient city, will soon be celebrating its 900th anniversary. Even You Song combines the ancient traditions and rituals of the cathedral with the voices of people living in one of the fastest growing cities in Britain now.

Lucy and Bettina interviewed twelve Peterborough couples to find out whether they could make a one-year journey to the moon together, and used these words to create a libretto. Then they invited the award-winning young composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad to set the words to music to the format of Evensong. In making the piece they wanted to invite Peterborough residents to experience the wonderful music that is performed in the Cathedral every single day. They also wanted the voices of local people to be heard in the piece.



- See more at: Metal Culture

Even You Song

A new work at Peterborough Cathedral composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad OPENING: 16/02/17 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM The World Premiere More

A 'Sun Henge' at The Green Backyard, Peterborough has been built by a team of six over a weekend during December 2017. Made in time for the Winter Solstice on the 21st, the structure is made from branches supplied by local tree surgeons. Every day at noon, if the Sun is shining, the heel post 36ft to the South of the henge casts a shadow through the large southern 'Sun Gate' directly onto the central post. 

Seen here in the mist of winter and decorated with Laurel from the perimeter bushes by Lauren Kendrick and Rich Hill of the Green Backyard. Behind is Apex house in the centre of Peterborough. The Green Backyard is a communal garden space run by a board of trustees that despite greatly benefitting and serving the local comminity, is under constant threat of development.

[caption id="attachment_2395" align="alignright" width="200"] Sea Plastic Torii Henge at the #PECTgreenfest 2016[/caption]
Background:
Torii doors from Shinto shrines are symbolic doorways passing from the mundane world to the spiritual world, literally translated torii equates to ‘bird perch’. Here torii doors have been joined into circular structures evocative of henge monuments from Prehistory such as Stone Henge or Wood Henge.

Two such structures were made in the lead up to and for the Green Festival in Peterborough, August 2016. This build developed the ‘Sea Plastic Torii Henge’ as built in the Peterborough Cathedral precincts for the PECT Green Festival 2016.
Build dimensions:
The available space lent to a structure about 30ft diameter on mostly clear, roughly level ground most of the Torii-henge is some 7ft tall, the Sun Gate, an enlarged opening with extended rails positioned at 11am and 1pm using the sun on the 18th December as guide measures some 10ft high, The heel post is 36ft to the south.

[caption id="attachment_2389" align="alignnone" width="800"] Midday sun floods through the Sun Gate of the wooden 'Torii Sun Henge' at the Green Backyard Peterborough 2017, photo: James Tovey[/caption]

 

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Sun Henge and the Winter Solstice

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Discover the four artists shortlisted for this year's award




The Turner Prize is awarded annually to an artist under fifty, born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation of their work anywhere in the world in the previous year. The four shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2016 are:

 	Michael Dean
 	Anthea Hamilton 
 	Helen Marten
 	Josephine Pryde

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27 September 2016 – 2 January 2017

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Turner Prize 2016

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Art in the Heart is open Sundays for the Christmas period. The Gallery-shop offers one off gifts not found anywhere else on the high street at great prices. You can also find decorations and cards created by artists and makers in and around Peterborough including many from PAOS. Featured here (left) is Ann Bellamy's alternative Merry Christmas.

Art in the Heart recently moved from Bridge Street to: 13 Westgate Arcade, Peterborough PE1 1PY
Also check out the online shop: www.artintheheart.co.uk/marketplace

Opening times:
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm (7pm if staff available)
Saturday 10am-5.30pm (7pm if staff available)
Sunday 11am-4pm

[caption id="attachment_2301" align="alignleft" width="936"] Kay Clark at Art in the Heart, December 2016[/caption]

Buy arts and crafts with the lowest road miles from practitioners that couldn’t be closer

Art in the Heart is open Sundays for the Christmas period. The Gallery-shop offers one off gifts not found anywhere else More

[caption id="attachment_2289" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sue Kirk, basket-weaving[/caption]
Please come along to the Yarrow Gallery to see the work of many local artists and craftspeople. Private view with wine and nibbles Friday 2nd December 6-9 pm
[caption id="attachment_2287" align="alignright" width="300"] Roz Wright unique jug ceramics 2016[/caption]

Whisper Through The Trees is taking place at the Yarrow Gallery, Oundle and is featuring many PAOS artists.

The main exhibition times are from the 3rd to 10th December 2016 10am-4pm

Yarrow Gallery, Glapthorne Road, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4GH

[caption id="attachment_2288" align="alignleft" width="800"] Denise Brown Ceramic Artist 2016[/caption]

Whisper Through The Trees

Please come along to the Yarrow Gallery to see the work of many local artists and craftspeople. Private view with More

New website for print maker
PAOS member Mark Lonnie has launched a new website to showcase his work online and with it announces his forthcoming solo exhibition in Northampton during 2018.

[caption id="attachment_2277" align="alignright" width="1920"] Mark Lonnie Linocuts 2016[/caption]

Mark studied at the University of Dundee, gaining a BA in Printed Textile, with further study at Nottingham Trent University giving Mark a Post-Graduate Diploma, he taught Art for many years. Recently he has returned printmaking, and is currently focusing on the medium of linocut, many inspired by Scottish themes and 'Sailor Jerry ' tattoos.

http://www.marklonnieprintmaker.com/

Mark Lonnie

New website for print maker PAOS member Mark Lonnie has launched a new website to showcase his work online and More

[caption id="attachment_2268" align="alignleft" width="533"] make your own origami stars![/caption]
Make Stars at a craft Christmas fair
12 - 4 pm
The Green Backyard,
Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 8AT
Come along to see lots of craft and art stalls, learn a new skill and take part in the family friendly activities. You can make some decorations for your home or buy a gift for your stocking fillers!
http://www.thegreenbackyard.com/

Green Backyard Christmas Fair 2016

Make Stars at a craft Christmas fair 12 – 4 pm The Green Backyard, Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 8AT Come along More

Metal Peterborough are currently hosting dancer-in-residence Dinis Machado.

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BARCO Dance Collection, a project curated and performed by Dinis, is a collection of dances developed by invited choreographers. Dinis’ brief for the choreographers was to consider that the space where the dances happen is not the room performed in but the space of the body itself. Over the duration of his residency at Metal Dinis has invited 3 choreographers, including Rebecka Stillman and Vicky Malin, to work with him to add to the collection of ten dances.

 

To coincide with his residency Metal are offering three exciting opportunities at Chauffeurs Cottage:

 

BARCO Workshop: Rebecka Stillman

Friday 14th October 6.00pm – 7.00pm

 

BARCO Workshop: Vicky Malin

Thursday 20th October 4.00pm – 5.00pm

 

BARCO Dance Sharing and Discussion

Thursday 20th October 5.30pm – 8pm

 

For more information on these sessions please find attached a flier about Dinis’ residency. If you would like to attend any of the sessions please contact Ruth via: ruth@metalculture.com

Dancer-in-residence Dinis Machado

Metal Peterborough are currently hosting dancer-in-residence Dinis Machado. BARCO Dance Collection, a project curated and performed by Dinis, is a More

Join print maker Janet Bates for an afternoon of linocutting at Peterborough Museum on Sunday 13th November, 1.30 - 4.30pm. Learn the techniques involved in the art form and create your own print which can then be made into a postcard, Christmas card or left simply as a work of art. It doesn’t matter what skill you already have, we welcome both beginners and advanced artists.


[caption id="attachment_2229" align="alignleft" width="480"] Learn to Linocut with artist Janet Bates[/caption]
Tickets are £15 and are available by calling Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663 or by person at the reception.

Learn Linocutting at Peterborough Museum

Join print maker Janet Bates for an afternoon of linocutting at Peterborough Museum on Sunday 13th November, 1.30 – 4.30pm. More

As part of Peterborough's Diwali celebrations, Phizzical Productions presents Circle of Light.
[caption id="attachment_2221" align="alignnone" width="960"] Diwali Vivacity Arts Peterborough[/caption]
A spectacular visual arts experience inspired by the stories in the Ramayana. The Circle of Light is an explosion of light, colour and dance which will be performed on stage in Peterborough's Cathedral Square on the evening of Saturday 22 October.
With choreography by Subhash Viman, the production blends urban, contemporary and classical Indian dance forms and involves a cast of dancers and actors sourced from the local area. Live music fusing traditional Indian instruments such as the tabla and sita and western instruments, composed by Devesh Sodha, will accompany the performance.
 

https://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/

Diwali Celebrations 22nd Oct 2016

As part of Peterborough’s Diwali celebrations, Phizzical Productions presents Circle of Light. A spectacular visual arts experience inspired by the More

Art in The Heart Gallery successfully moved location during the summer of 2016 and can now be found in Westgate Arcade, Peterborough.

Most Saturdays there are artists or makers demonstrating their skills in or near the gallery incuding PAOS members see below for the line up taking us through to the end of 2016:

 

 

 

Live Art Saturdays

Art in The Heart Gallery successfully moved location during the summer of 2016 and can now be found in Westgate More

[caption id="attachment_2182" align="alignleft" width="450"] Immerse in the Macclesfield Psalter[/caption]

Emil Siemeister´s immersive installation The Placebo Macclesfield Psalter is inspired by the riotous imagery of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Macclesfield Psalter, a tiny prayer book made in 14th century East Anglia that continues to capture the public’s imagination with its charming glimpses of every-day life, uninhibited fantasy and ribald humour. Here visitors are invited to step inside the world – and the mind – of the Macclesfield Psalter’s artists in a unique, dream-like experience.

The original manuscript is displayed in the Museum’s bicentenary exhibition,COLOUR: The art and science of illuminated manuscripts, in galleries 12 & 13, 30 July – 30 December 2016.
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/news/inside-macclesfield-psalter

The Placebo Macclesfield Psalter – Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Emil Siemeister´s immersive installation The Placebo Macclesfield Psalter is inspired by the riotous imagery of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Macclesfield Psalter, More

Formal Announcement:

 

Peterborough Artists Open Studio annual AGM is being held at the Millenium Centre, Dickens St, Peterborough PE1 5GD on Thursday the 17th November at 7.30pm

Any requests for formal changes to the PAOS constitution should be submitted to a member of the committee no later than 14 days before the AGM.

The AGM is a public meeting and as such is open to all members of PAOS and the general public to attend. Only full PAOS 2016 members have voting rights.

This is your chance to help shape PAOS 2017, so all members are encouraged to attend and get involved.

PAOS AGM 2016

Formal Announcement:   Peterborough Artists Open Studio annual AGM is being held at the Millenium Centre, Dickens St, Peterborough PE1 5GD More

Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes. This exhibition brings together some of her most important works, including Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932, the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction.

 


O'Keeffe, who married pioneering art photographer Alfred Stieglitz in 1924, was seen as a trailblazing painter from early in her career which is seen as American Modernist.

With no works by O’Keeffe in UK public collections this exhibition is a rare chance to see the beauty and skill of her remarkable paintings outside the US.

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Men put me down as the best woman painter…

…I think I’m one of the best painters.

Georgia O’Keeffe
Where: Tate Modern
until: 30th October 2016
http://www.tate.org.uk/
 

[caption id="attachment_2156" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox in 1937[/caption]

Georgia O’Keeffe at the Tate Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes. This exhibition More

Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food
10 September – 4 December 2016

Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm

City Gallery and Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

www.metalculture.com

Lucy + Jorge Orta are known internationally for their collaborative practice focusing on social and ecological issues, employing a wide range of mediums to realise long-term projects both in the gallery and the public space. Since 1996 they have been investigating the local and global food chain and the ritual of community dining. This exhibition is the culmination of an 18-month residency the artists have had with the city of Peterborough. In 2015, Lucy + Jorge created 70 x 7 The Meal Act XXXIX in the city, their first major UK meal in this ongoing series, seating 500 local residents for a spectacular lunch of locally sourced produce. Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food draws together archival work from their Food series, alongside new sculpture and drawings inspired by the Peterborough meal. The exhibition touches on themes of consumer food waste, global food distribution, seasonality of food, biodiversity and preservation of plant diversity.

Running alongside the show will be a diverse programme of activities and events ranging from bread making and pickling workshops, artists talks, debates. A monograph Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food in the Public Sphere will be published for the occasion by Black Dog Publishing, bringing together the artists impressive body of work on the subject.

For more information on this and other events in Peterborough see:

http://www.idea1.org.uk/

[caption id="attachment_2210" align="alignleft" width="300"] Orta Food, City Gallery Peterborough, Photo: Tony Nero[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2211" align="alignleft" width="300"] Orta Food, City Gallery Peterborough, Photo: Tony Nero[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2212" align="alignleft" width="300"] Orta Food, City Gallery Peterborough, Photo: Tony Nero[/caption]

Food at the City Gallery Peterborough

Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food 10 September – 4 December 2016 Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm City Gallery and More

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Peterborough's Sports, Arts, Culture, Theatre, Leisure and Museum's organisation Vivacity has just updated and launched their new look website. a cleaner and more mobile friendly version of their web portal now offers easier navigation and clearer content. You can also get your Vivacity card from the homepage:
https://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/
The Vivacity card gives you discounts off the Lido, Flag Fen and Long Thorpe Tower as well as out of hours access to the library; and is free!



Some information has been added to the Arts and Heritage pages and we are looking forward to a more comprehensive update of whats on at the City Gallery.

 

Vivacity: New Website Launch

– Peterborough’s Sports, Arts, Culture, Theatre, Leisure and Museum’s organisation Vivacity has just updated and launched their new look website. More

[caption id="attachment_2111" align="alignleft" width="800"] Delicate porcelains by Kathryn Parsons at the Yarrow Gallery, Oundle, August 2016. Photo: Tony Nero[/caption]
A large collaborative exhibition of Artists and Artisans is being held at the Yarrow Gallery, Oundle 2nd - 7th August 2016,
The exhibition will include new sculptural works as well as mosaic art, paintings, textile objects, and jewellery. Materials and artists will be on hand to help you create a work in response to the exhibition or try a medium you have not used before.
Open Daily 10am – 4pm

Exhibition curated by Caroline Hawkins & Caroline Kisby

There is no charge for admission to the show.

[caption id="attachment_2114" align="alignright" width="600"] Texiles at the Yarrow Gallery Aug 2016[/caption]

The Yarrow Gallery Building is an very beautiful space. Opened in 1918 on the first Oundle School Speech Day after the WW1 ended. It was funded by Mr AF Yarrow, later Sir Alfred, in memory of his son, Eric, who was killed on 8th May 1915 at Ypres.

Headmaster, FW Sanderson said: ‘The object of the Museum is to make it possible to extend the work already begun in the Art Room.’ In 1970 the building was adapted to create a permanent exhibition space, and the tradition of staging exhibitions of professional artists began.

During recent major restoration work, the display area was redesigned on the ground floor and the gallery upstairs was opened up to provide further exhibition space. It is now one of the most attractive galleries in East Anglia. At present there are five or six major exhibitions a year.

 

The Yarrow Gallery, Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4PS

 

 

Reflections & Shadows

A large collaborative exhibition of Artists and Artisans is being held at the Yarrow Gallery, Oundle 2nd – 7th August More

[caption id="attachment_2033" align="alignleft" width="600"] #pectgreenfest[/caption]

 

The Peterborough PECT Green Festival opens on the 13th August 2016 - painting the town GREEN!! 

The artist line-up for the 2016 PECT Green Festival has been announced.

Seven artists have been commissioned to transform Peterborough city centre into a showcase for environmental art at this year’s PECT Green Festival, which returns with a Launch Day on Saturday 13th August and Fringe Events through till 21st August.

From a three-metre long papier-mâché stag beetle to an origami boat walking trail, the artworks promise to spark debate about sustainable living and encourage residents to take positive action for the local and global environment.

[caption id="attachment_2035" align="alignright" width="500"] Douglas Thompson #pectgreenfest[/caption]

Organised by the charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), the Festival brings together community groups, charities and businesses in an annual celebration of ‘green’ initiatives in the city. The Festival aims to encourage local people to live sustainably and develop long term behaviour change, by exploring themes such as sustainable transport, recycling, local and sustainable food and biodiversity.

PECT is delighted to have been awarded £73,500 of Arts Council England funding to support the Green Festival over the next three years. Thanks to this funding, artists will be able to exhibit their works and run interactive activities at the 2016 event. Festival sponsor Travelchoice has also commissioned a further artist to highlight sustainable transport issues.

Rebecca Presland, Sustainable Travel Officer at Peterborough City Council, said: “We are very excited to announce that this year we have commissioned an artist to produce a piece of artwork, aimed at encouraging the citizens of Peterborough to consider their travel choices and the wider impact that their choices have on the health of themselves and their environment. After deliberation, environmental artist Jacqui Jones was chosen to produce a piece of work that we feel will really capture the public’s imagination and we are really looking forward to seeing the finished piece.”

For more information and to be kept up to date on the latest Festival news, visit www.pect.org.uk/GreenFest. To find out more about volunteering opportunities at the Green Festival, visit www.pect.org.uk/volunteer. Join in the conversation online @SustainableCity with #PECTGreenFest.

Meet the artists

Cross Pollination - Phillippa Phillips and Vikki Harold

Local artists Phillippa Phillips and Vikki Harold will come together to create an interactive, recycled artwork at the Festival launch, as well as recycled flower and seed bomb workshops. Using reclaimed materials, Vikki will create ‘Bee & Bee’ - an urban, bee-friendly environment to show how we can all help pollinators. Phillippa will explore attitudes to waste and litter by working with local Rainbow, Brownie and Guide groups to create a meadow of flowers made from collected rubbish.

It’s Not Your Fault - Jay Gearing

Co-founder of Paper Rhino - an ethical design co-operative - and a trustee of Peterborough’s community garden The Green Backyard, Jay Gearing will be tackling the link between consumerism and climate change in his Green Festival installations. Visit the city centre during the Festival week to see his art.

High Water Mark - Jacqui Jones

Funded by Travelchoice to explore sustainable transport issues, multi-media artist Jacqui Jones will install a series of origami-style boats along the River Nene to highlight the impact that rising sea levels would have on the region. The installations will also form a trail to be followed on foot, bike or boat. Jacqui explains: “Having art in galleries is wonderful but I also strongly believe there is an argument for placing art in a situation where the general public can interact with it… I aim to produce work that informs, inspires and instigates creative discussions.”

Trees of Life - Douglas Thompson

Artist Douglas Thompson is returning to his home town to create six artworks inspired by trees found in the city centre. A giant paper-cut collage of oaks, beech and willow will be brought to life by story-telling tree spirit performers, while the public will be able to add a leaf to the ‘tree of promises’. Thompson is passionate about both Peterborough and the natural world, saying: “We need to re-amaze and reacquaint ourselves with nature - especially since we are very much in danger of losing so much of it.”

Lucanus Cervus - Janet Bates

Natural history is a dominant theme in Janet Bates’ work, and her planned Green Festival sculpture is no exception. The artist will create a three metre-long sculpture of the endangered male stag beetle using recycled materials and papier-mâché. The sculpture aims to illustrate the enormous loss if the stag beetle were to become extinct. Visitors to the sculpture will find a surprise inside…

Future Floodlands - James Tovey

Combining live theatre, poetry and sculpture, James Tovey’s immersive stage set will explore the possibility of a future Peterborough submerged under water. The work will draw on the artist’s personal interest in environmental issues, land art and especially boats - Tovey runs a company specializing in traditional boatbuilding. Especially commissioned pieces have been written by playwrights and poets from the city and beyond, with actors employed to perform six short plays on the day, the whole concept piece is presented in conjunction with Eastern Angles Theatre Company. There will also feature an insallation by Luke Payn as well as artwork by cartoonist and artist John Elson incorporated into the props and backdrop.

Peterborough Green Festival 2016

  The Peterborough PECT Green Festival opens on the 13th August 2016 – painting the town GREEN!!  The artist line-up More

[caption id="attachment_2028" align="alignleft" width="472"] Woodcraft skills at the PECT Green Festival 2016[/caption]

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is delighted to announce that its annual Green Festival is back – bigger and better than ever before! This year the event is heating up, moving to a new summertime date of Saturday 13th August, with fringe events running through to 21st August.

In addition to this, the charity is thrilled to announce that the festival has been awarded Arts Council England funding for a three-year period, bringing a fantastic £73,500 funding into the city.

This funding will be used to commission artists to create innovative artworks for the Festival – whether its street theatre, visual art or spoken word – to promote sustainable living and encourage people to take positive actions for their local and global environment.

The 2016 festival has been sponsored by Travelchoice, which will also allow sustainable transport to be highlighted in exciting and thought-provoking ways.

Bringing together attractions, community groups, charities and businesses, the event celebrates everything ‘green’ in Peterborough with a wide variety of events and activities running, offering plenty of free fun for the whole family.

Join in the conversation online @SustainableCity with #PECTGreenFest.

Green Festival Fringe Events (13th - 21st August 2016)

PECT Green Festival 2016

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is delighted to announce that its annual Green Festival is back – More

Resident
Opening Times: 22nd July – 28th August 2016, 10am – 5pm (Tues to Sun, Mon during school holidays & bank holidays)
Most cities share a complex and evolving dialogue between the rural and urban, the industrial and agricultural, the built environment and green spaces. This is particularly true of Peterborough now, with its rapid expansion of housing, population and economic growth alongside its environmental aspirations.
Land and the environment more generally, is becoming a contested space with its uses debated and strategized over.

Artists Jessie Brennan, Marc Atkinson and Matt Lewis have all spent the last year ‘in residence’ in the city, hosted by arts organisation Metal, exploring these tensions and working directly with local residents to capture the changes, and their views and concerns through sound recordings, video, and photography.

Resident. An exhibition at the City Gallery

Resident Opening Times: 22nd July – 28th August 2016, 10am – 5pm (Tues to Sun, Mon during school holidays & More

[caption id="attachment_1912" align="alignleft" width="380"] felt workshop learning opportunity[/caption]

Felt making workshops at The Fotheringhay Festival

4th July  - beginners felt making workshops using merino wool and silk fibres.  You will explore the techniques of wet felt making and make your own flat felted item to take home.

6th July - 3D felting and beyond,  Expand your newly found felting skills and learn how to make seamless felted items, such as a purse, trinket bowl or spec/sunglasses case.

All materials provided.

Session times: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Cost: £12.00 per person per session

Booking essential

Contact Caroline at pinkhousearts@me.com

http://www.pinkhousearts.co.uk

Felt Making Sessions

Felt making workshops at The Fotheringhay Festival 4th July  – beginners felt making workshops using merino wool and silk fibres.  You More

Production year: 1993

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski

Screenwriter: Jan Jakub Kolski
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Poland
Runtime: 100 min.

Music: Zygmunt Konieczny
Starring: Franciszek Pieczka, Bogusław Linda, Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska, Katarzyna Aleksandrowicz, Olgierd Łukaszewicz

Asked to name a Polish film-maker, many movie buffs will go for Kieslowski or Polanski, some for Wajda or Zanussi, a few for Agnieszka Holland or Andrzej Munk. Very few, however, will have heard of Jan Jakub Kolski, despite his huge popularity in Poland.

Jancio Wodnik was probably one of the best received Kolski’s movies both critically and by mass audience who flocked to movie theaters across Poland in 1993 to see this timeless morality tale, attracted by its originality in the visual and narrative and magic realism sprinkled with a Polish flavour and humour.

 

The old man Johnnie lives a peaceful but eccentric rural life with his young wife Veronica. Shortly after conceiving the child they have longed for, Johnnie discovers that he possesses previously unsuspected healing powers, and can control the elements, water in particular. He sets out to bring his magic to the world at large, leaving Veronica to fend for herself. A few miles into his journey he runs into Stygma, a Harley- riding carnival con-artist and fake stigmatism, and they team up, drawing disciples and hangers-on to the entourage that eventually makes a fat living from the countryside through the combined efforts of Johnnie’s faith-healing miracles and Stygma’s hokum. Veronica calls for Johnnie when she is about to give birth, but the conjurer considers himself beyond the obligations of family life. As if marked by Satan, the child is born with a tail, and Johnnie simultaneously loses his mysterious powers. He wakes up, abandoned by the people, with only Veronica watching over him. The beautiful love that had been between them has extinguished. Johnnie tries to work the last miracle – he decides to turn back time…
Free of charge but…a small donation will be appreciated to cover the costs.

Venue: “METAL” at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St. Peter’s Road, Peterborough, PE1 1YX.
 Contact: Agnieszka Sobieraj
 Tel. 07707604245
 E-mail: agnieszkas77@yahoo.co.uk

showing: 29th July 2016

at:  7.30 pm

 

”JOHNNIE WATERMAN” (“JAŃCIO WODNIK”)

Production year: 1993 Director: Jan Jakub Kolski Screenwriter: Jan Jakub Kolski Genre: Drama, Comedy Country: Poland Runtime: 100 min. Music: More

Cathedral Square event Saturday 4th June 9am-5pm
On Saturday the 4th June we're holding an event in Cathedral Square, Peterborough to promote what we do at PAOS, hand out directories and allow the public to meet some artists and see their work. The public love to see 'art in action' so hopefully some of you are able to demonstrate how you create your work. Obviously there is the opportunity to sell your pieces too.

At this stage we'd like to ask if you'd be interested in participating in the event. We did it last year and it proved very popular both with the artists as well as the public. Please note that there will be no power on site. The event is open from 9am-5pm. You will need to provide your own equipment including tables and chairs.

We charge a nominal sum of £10 to take part (payable to Peterborough Artists' Open
Studios).

If you are interested, please contact Jackie at JHall@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk by Friday 27 May.

Jackie will provide more specific instructions about the day to those participating.

It's first come first served so email Jackie as soon as you can if you are interested in taking part.

   



 

PAOS Launch Event 4th June 2016

Cathedral Square event Saturday 4th June 9am-5pm On Saturday the 4th June we’re holding an event in Cathedral Square, Peterborough More

[caption id="attachment_1763" align="alignleft" width="450"] Vanessa Glockling with The Baron[/caption]

On Monday 25th April 2016, Vanessa Glockling passed away after a period of illness. Our PAOS community has lost a dear friend and highly valued member.

As many will know, Vanessa was a long running committee member and handled the Membership for our group as well as being Treasurer from 2014. She remained at the heart of the organisation until very recently and was involved in many aspects of the building of our new website. She was instrumental in liaising with Sally at Redtomato web design and oversaw the general look and style-sheet, including writing much of the new content. This is just one of her legacies that will live on for the PAOS group.

Vanessa was a talented mosaic artist and for those of us fortunate to have known and worked with her, we will remember her dedication, kindness, generosity, thoughtful ability and friendship.

She will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with husband Nick and her family. Her funeral was held in Yorkshire.

Vanessa Glockling

On Monday 25th April 2016, Vanessa Glockling passed away after a period of illness. Our PAOS community has lost a More

[caption id="attachment_1721" align="alignleft" width="400"] Jousting at the Peterborough Heritage Festival 2015[/caption]
Peterborough Heritage Festival: The Norsemen are coming...
Battle cries, shields crash, weapons are broken when the Peterborough Heritage Festival brings History to the city centre this July 2016.
The popular event sees some of the British Isles finest costumes and weaponary worn by reconstructionists. Hear music sung and try games played by your ancestors. There are also many stalls to buy items and textiles, you may even be able to pick yourself up a handy bow and arrow or a leather belt. Don't miss the spectacular finale parade on the Sunday afternoon. The line up for this years main attractions has been announced and the build up and expectation has begun...
Peterborough Heritage Festival 2016
The Battle Commences…
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 July 2016
http://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/festivals/pboroheritagefest2016/

Vikings Invading

Peterborough Heritage Festival: The Norsemen are coming… Battle cries, shields crash, weapons are broken when the Peterborough Heritage Festival brings More

Pick up your pencils and charcoal and get involved in our Exploring Mark Making workshop on Sunday 8th May, 10am - 3.30pm at City Gallery, Peterborough Museum.

Learn more about the principles of drawing. Develop your drawing skills, style and approach. Explore tone, line, texture, colour and composition. These explorative and experimental workshops give participants the opportunity to investigate and push the boundaries of standard drawing practice, broadening the notion of drawing and the drawing experience. With particular focus on mark making and line, these workshops are relaxed with a supportive atmosphere, suitable for all levels including beginners.


Tickets are £25 each and are limited to 12
Age guide: 16+

Materials will be provided.

To book tickets call: 01733 864663 or book in person at the Peterborough Museum reception desk

[caption id="attachment_1717" align="alignleft" width="960"] Drawing workshop Peterborough Museum[/caption]

Develop Your Drawing

Pick up your pencils and charcoal and get involved in our Exploring Mark Making workshop on Sunday 8th May, 10am More

Art in the Heart has launched its new website.

Embodying the love we have for our UK artists and makers and their narratives and the desire to acquire them. Art in the Heart is synonymous with quality, originality, one off hand crafted work, ethical and creative lifestyles, strong artist and maker narrative.

We want to promote great contemporary art through our ‘Featured Artists’ link. We want to tell you about our Community, our city centre gallery and unique gift shop with its exhibitions, diverse styles from its 85 quality artists and makers, its great products, services, workshops, demonstrations and work experience programmes. Our Online Marketplace will be up and running by the summer 2016. Any UK artist or maker who is serious about selling will be able to apply. If art work, products, inspired gifts are deemed as great for Art in the Heart and what our discerning customers would appreciate and desire then they will be available online for purchase. Terms for selling will be great value and customers will be able to purchase effortlessly. For the moment browse our new website.

[caption id="attachment_1413" align="alignleft" width="300"] Art in the Heart gallery and shop, Bridge Street, Peterborough has a great new website[/caption]

http://www.artintheheart.co.uk/

Art in the Heart’s new website.

Art in the Heart has launched its new website. Embodying the love we have for our UK artists and makers More

PAOS Open Studios 2016 at the City Gallery
The 16th annual Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios kicks off with a preview evening for exhibiting PAOS artists and their guests on 23rd June 2016 at the City Gallery, Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough.

With the support of Vivacity, this year for the first time, all members of the PAOS group have been offered the three rooms, display cabinets and walls to show their work in a dedicated show. All full members are eligable and automatically able to have work displayed. This is a great chance to share your art together please download the guidelines for details how to get involved.
PAOS members can download the guidelines and application form here: PAOS-City-Gallery-Exhibition-Guidelines-and-Entry-Form-2016
Please download your application form and print it out then post it to: Mahemuda Arsalani, 93 Drayton, Bretton, PE3 9XN
Or email the completed form as a word document to: Brochure@paos.org.uk

The exhibition is open to the public from the 24th June until 6th July.
This year we have 56 artists showing in 27 locations in and around Peterborough, and it is hoped the majority of these artists work will also be showing at the City Gallery. This will include members who are joining us for the first time this year.

Come along and enjoy the diversity of talent among our established and new members. You will have the opportunity to see many art forms including: textiles, jewellery, ceramics, mosaics, digital art, printing,  painting and much more...

For members of the public, we’re also offering the chance to win £100 worth of vouchers to spend on an artist(s) of their choice! If you would like to enter, just share a photo of a piece of art or yourself with some art, from your visit to the gallery on to social media with #winpaos2016 to enter the free prize draw.

To find out more information about the other Open Studio venues, pick up one of our brochures or visit our website www.paos.org.uk

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ArtPeterborough

[caption id="attachment_1869" align="alignleft" width="200"] Kathryn Parsons, Hand modelled porcelain[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1623" align="alignleft" width="186"] Peter Hayward, Abstract[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1364" align="alignleft" width="205"] Rachel Eden, Drawing 005[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1902" align="alignleft" width="201"] Caroline Hawkins, Silver jewelry[/caption]

 

 

PAOS Artist’s Exhibition City Gallery 2016

PAOS Open Studios 2016 at the City Gallery The 16th annual Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios kicks off with a preview More

AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND PRINTS BY TWO PETERBOROUGH ARTISTS 

At Stamford Arts Centre Gallery, 27 St Mary’s, PE9 2DL

Sat. 25th June – Weds 13th July, 09.30 – 21.00

Jerome is a fine art graduate of Wimbledon School of Art where he studied painting and printmaking. He taught Art for 40 years. His work has won prizes in national exhibitions. Jerome paints in oils. His main themes seek to capture the effects of light; reflection and transparency predominate, often in innocuous still life subject matter and landscape. www.jeromehunt.com

John has been making prints for the past 50 years and taught printmaking for nearly 40 of them. Recent series have included prints of the recently decommissioned local Signal Boxes, Northborough Buildings, Venetian Scenes, Northampton Canals and “The Rotherhithe Suite”, which has been acquired by the Museum of London. www.johnmcgowanprintmaker.co.uk

[caption id="attachment_1646" align="alignleft" width="400"] Jerome Hunt[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1647" align="alignleft" width="400"] John Mcgowan[/caption]

 

 

 

 

The Painter & The Printmaker – Jerome Hunt and John Mcgowan

AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND PRINTS BY TWO PETERBOROUGH ARTISTS  At Stamford Arts Centre Gallery, 27 St Mary’s, PE9 2DL More

Just one day until the Chris Drury Talk at City Gallery, Peterborough Museum! (Monday 25 April, 6.30pm)
Gain a unique insight into the inner workings of successful and internationally renowned land artist Chris Drury. Best known for his ephemeral site specific sculptures made with materials sympathetic to the environment; 'Wandering' will address Chris' lifelong relationship with nature, his exploration of microcosm and macrocosm and the contradicting themes of inside and outside within his work.
Chris' work has taken his across seven continents and after his talk in Peterborough he will be flying off to Perth, Austrailia to complete a huge commission piece titled 'The Wandering' .
Tickets are £6 each and available to book online here: http://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/…/chris-drury-wandering or by calling the Box Office on: 01733 207239

Chris Drury: Wanderings

Just one day until the Chris Drury Talk at City Gallery, Peterborough Museum! (Monday 25 April, 6.30pm) Gain a unique insight More

[caption id="attachment_1457" align="alignleft" width="960"] Frist Prize winner Ingrida Bagdonaite in front of 'City Drawing' by Jane Walker that was Highly Commended. Also shown is Peter Hayward's 'Flotsam'. Photos: Tony Nero[/caption]

18th March to 28th May 2016 at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.

This year the judges have filled the walls of the City Gallery's three large spaces with paintings, drawings, sculpture, video and installations. See works with extraordinary levels of detail and fine finish. As well as emotive subjects, there were some very contemporary pieces and even some humour.

Open daily 10am - 5pm

Open Exhibition at the Peterborough City Gallery


[caption id="attachment_1467" align="alignleft" width="291"] Best Newcomer award went to Mack Mathod for his photomonage 'Alan Bracegirdle'[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1466" align="alignleft" width="296"] Ann Bellamy and Gillian Evenett visit Peterborough Open 2016[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1471" align="alignleft" width="300"] First Prize winning painting 'Camera' by Ingrida Bagdonaite at Peterborough Open 2016[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_371" align="alignleft" width="300"] Vivacity Peterborough Open Exhibition 2016[/caption]

Peterborough Open 2016

18th March to 28th May 2016 at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery. This year the judges have filled the walls of More

[caption id="attachment_1801" align="alignleft" width="600"] life drawing by artist Paul Watson (March 2015)[/caption]

Learn how to draw the human form directly from a live model, with expert guidance from one of the two skilled tutors. Build upon the skills you already have, learn new techniques and explore different mediums. Suitable for all abilities from beginners to professionals.

Please book in advance, tickets are £10 each and available to buy through calling Peterborough Museum on: 01733 864663 or can be booked in person. Please bring your own materials.

View the full image of Paul Watsons life drawing and more examples of his work here:

http://www.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/artists/paul-watson/drawings/life-drawing-march-2015

 

 

 

City Gallery, Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

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Life Drawing City Gallery new class times

Learn how to draw the human form directly from a live model, with expert guidance from one of the two More

Archaeologists digging at a site at Whittelsey, Cambridgeshire have uncovered some of the most remarkable wooden artefacts found in recent years. One of the oldest near complete Bronze Age wheels has been found near to the remains of a horse on a site likened to a Bronze Age Pompeii, BBC journalists report.

These are not the first finds from this site, a dagger and later some pottery found in the mid 20th century were first indications of what lay beneath the surface. Amongst the recent finds was a small wooden box that had tumbled into the river and been preserved in the waterlogged silt, as well as pottery, a bronze sword, fish or eel traps. Even preserved animal tracks have been uncovered at Flag Fen.  The dig at Must Farm continues...

Read more here about the archaeologists great work.

 

Bronze Age Wheel found near Flag Fen, Peterborough

Archaeologists digging at a site at Whittelsey, Cambridgeshire have uncovered some of the most remarkable wooden artefacts found in recent More

One of the benefits of being a PAOS member is being able to have your forthcoming events promoted here in the Events section of the new website. Send details of how people can see your work and visit your exhibitions to: advertising@paos.org.uk

 

PAOS Artists: tell us of your exhibitions

One of the benefits of being a PAOS member is being able to have your forthcoming events promoted here in More

[caption id="attachment_646" align="alignleft" width="416"] Wendy Dominguez to exhibit at Art in the Heart, April 2016[/caption]

The latest solo exhibition featuring the recent work of contemporary fine artist Wendy Dominguez is being held at the Art in the Heart Gallery and Shop, 47 Bridge Street, Peterborough.

The exhibition will showcase new vibrantly coloured and loose work which we typically associate with the artist, but will also reveal some new mixed media and charcoal work.

16th April to 17th May 2016 more...

Wendy, until recently, was an exhibiting member with PAOS. She is currently based in Teignmouth, South Devon.

http://www.wendydominguezart.com/

Wendy Dominguez exhibition 2016

The latest solo exhibition featuring the recent work of contemporary fine artist Wendy Dominguez is being held at the Art More

Found in the Fields

by Kathryn Parsons


Solo exhibition at The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford

The exhibition is currently open, running from 16th January - 24th April 2016
 
Delicate hand modelled porcelain, photography and found materials are drawn together in a series of collections inspired by plants and lichens found growing in places loved by poet John Clare.

Kathryn’s artworks tell of the plants’ textures, structures and forms: woodland flowers, bold architectural plants and lichen-encrusted branches.
 
The National Centre for Craft & Design is open daily, with free entry to all exhibitions and is well worth the visit.
 
The National Centre for Craft & Design,
Navigation Wharf,
Carre Street,
Sleaford,
Lincolnshire NG34 7TW

01529 308710



www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk 
www.kathrynparsons.co.uk

Found in the Fields by Kathryn Parsons

Found in the Fields by Kathryn Parsons Solo exhibition at The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford The exhibition is currently More

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