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[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

Thankfully the Peterborough Museum and City Gallery has reopened after the November Lockdown in England.  Peterborough is in tier 2 More

When:  9.30am to 3pm Saturday 5th, 12th and 19th December 2020
Where:  Unique Cottage Studios, Fulney Lane South, Spalding PE12 6FA
Saturdays in December Unique Cottage Studios we will be open 9.30am to 3pm selling a wide selection of artwork by artists.
There will be coffee and cake available to takeaway. Please support your local independent artists and pick up a beautiful gift for your loved ones or treat yourself!


Thank you to everyone who attended this successful event from all the PAOS artists taking part.

Christmas Shopping at Unique Cottage Studios – Open Saturdays during December 2020

When:  9.30am to 3pm Saturday 5th, 12th and 19th December 2020 Where:  Unique Cottage Studios, Fulney Lane South, Spalding PE12 More

Five artist friends first opened the Crimble at the Crumb doors in Coates, Peterborough to much acclaim in 2018.  Now, undaunted by Covid's humbug, they are delighted to offer you Crimble at Home in 2020 - providing an opportunity to enjoy their amazing work from the comfort of your own home.

You can enjoy the work of Janet Bates, Ann Bellamy, Denise Brown, Jeni Cairns and Sue Shields via their websites and online shops.  The details of the links are available on the poster below.



[caption id="attachment_11285" align="alignnone" width="282"] Byzantine Angel by Sue Shields[/caption]

 

 

 

Crimble at Home – 5 artists’ virtual Xmas event

Five artist friends first opened the Crimble at the Crumb doors in Coates, Peterborough to much acclaim in 2018.  Now, More

Three local artists are hosting a virtual Festive Arts & Craft event to enable people to buy unique items they've created from the comfort of their own homes.

PAOS members Kerry Richardson (designer jeweller), Brian Withall (glass artist) and Christine Withall (ceramics) decided that people should continue to have the opportunity to enjoy their festive shopping experience  "virtually" with the use of technology via their computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Kerry said "More and more people are using technology to buy things and feel confident and comfortable shopping online. However, we appreciate that when people are buying arts and crafts they usually like to see them close up and find out more about the items before they buy.   This event has been designed to give everyone the opportunity to select a 45 minute time slot during which they can "see" what is on offer, chat to the people that made them and most of all have a fun time.  We're encouraging people to have a drink ready at the start of their appointment, whether it's a hot drink, a glass of bubbly or a tipple of their choice as they won't need to drive home afterwards!

"They can also invite their friends and shopping buddies to join them too via What's App, Zoom or Teams.  Anyone can join in, no matter where they are in the world."

When:  10am - 4pm Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November 2020

Booking is essential.  To book your 55 minutes appointment click here. 

What's on offer? Here are just a few examples of the arts and crafts available at this event.

Kerry Richardson Designer Jeweller

[caption id="attachment_10954" align="alignnone" width="440"] Kerry Richardson's selection of pearl necklaces[/caption]

Brian Withall Glass Art

[caption id="attachment_10955" align="alignnone" width="380"] A-Z coasters[/caption]

Christine Withall Ceramics

[caption id="attachment_863" align="alignnone" width="383"] Christine Withall ceramic pinch pots[/caption]

Further examples of their work can be found and purchased on the online Peterborough Gift Shop.

Kerry Richardson:  https://www.peterboroughgiftshop.com/collections/kerry-richardson-jewellery

Brian Withall: https://www.peterboroughgiftshop.com/collections/brian-withall-glassmaker

Christine Withall: https://www.peterboroughgiftshop.com/collections/christine-withall-ceramics

 

 

 

 

 

Artists host “Virtual” Festive Event 20, 21, 22 November

Three local artists are hosting a virtual Festive Arts & Craft event to enable people to buy unique items they’ve More

You don't have to miss out on learning new skills.  Our PAOS member, Clare from Paisley Arts, is running a number of short, 3-week Watercolour classes.  Starting  Wednesday 4th November 7pm - 8pm, you can join these step-by-step classes to improve your skills from the safety of your own home.  The 3-week course is just £24.

For further information and to register please contact her by email at paisley-art@outlook.com  

Paisley Art ‘Virtual’ Watercolour classes

You don’t have to miss out on learning new skills.  Our PAOS member, Clare from Paisley Arts, is running a More

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

Need some travel time away from your own four walls? Take a virtual trip to another place and explore some More

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

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

Postponed till further notice due to COVID19.



PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS















An exquisite collection of artworks includes mosaics, paintings, drawings, watercolour, oils and acrylics from artists
Tony Nero, Josephine Kelly, Mahemuda Arsalani & Stacey-Ann Cole







As visual artists we create based on our perception and observation of what we see and what we want our viewers to see. 2020 being the visual measurement of normal sharpness, we create what we feel… but whatever our creative visions, we don’t always see creativity in a straight line. 



We create from our hearts with passion and have been exhibiting our work together with Peterborough Artists Open Studios for a number of years. Over the years we have also exhibited with other groups but this is the first time we are exhibiting as a group together outside of PAOS. 



It’s been four years on the waiting list for this venue, so we hope you will join us on this adventure at the Stamford Arts Centre.

2020 Normal Sharpness

Postponed till further notice due to COVID19. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS An exquisite collection of artworks includes mosaics, 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

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.



Artists exhibiting at the event include: 



Mahemuda (Muni) Arsalani (Mosaics)Deirdre Blackburn (Painting & Drawing)Jill Colman (Jewellery)Kay Hall (Mosaics)Sally Hammerton (Painting, Drawing)Handmade by Joolz (Mixed Media, Stained Glass)Christine Jose (Painting, Drawing)Martina K (Mixed media)Sue Keen (Mixed Media, Textiles, Hand Bound Books)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)



Take a look at examples of the artists' work here. 



Jon PainBrian WithallKathryn ParsonsJohn McGowanKerry Richardson



Paul Saunders 



Chris LovellMargaret MallowsFiona SwepsonSue KeenTony NeroJacki Cairns



Simply from the Garden , Prue Pye



Red Cliffs, Prue Pye



Martina K

PAOS Affordable Art Fair: Saturday 23 November

Following the success of the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios’ (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair in 2018, we are delighted to announce More

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

Please join us at the PAOS AGM 2019 at 7.30pm Thursday 7 November 2019 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, Peterborough PE1 5GD.



Light refreshments and nibbles will be available free of charge.



We have an exciting agenda to help you find out what PAOS has achieved during 2019 and what is planned for 2020 - our 20th anniversary year.  You will also have the opportunity to meet the PAOS Team and other artists to share good ideas and tips on how to make your Open Studio 2020 even more successful.  If you are looking for a shared venue, this could be your opportunity to other artists that may be able to help.



The Agenda is as follows:



WelcomeElection/Re-election of committee membersChair's Report Financial Summary & Treasurer's ReportTerms & Conditions and Membership Fees 2020Open Studios' Dates 2020Guest speakers:  Nath Nice (community street art) and Julia Taroni (selling your art online)Any other business



We look forward to seeing you there.

PAOS AGM 2019 – 7.30pm Thursday 7 November

Please join us at the PAOS AGM 2019 at 7.30pm Thursday 7 November 2019 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, More

You are invited to join the proudly independent Crumb Studio's glittering Christmas pop-up.



Friday 6th December - 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 7th December 10am - 5pm and Sunday 8th December 10am - 4pm at The Crumb Studio, 60 Cross Drove, Coates, Whittlesey Peterborough PE7 2HJ







Once more you will find a range of modern rarities, ceramics, sculptures, prints, jewellery and handmade frivolities. 



Artists include:



Janet Bates (Mixed Media) 



Ann Bellamy (Mixed Media) 



Denise Brown (Ceramics)



 Jeni Cairns (Metalwork) 



Kathryn Parsons (Ceramics)



 Sam Roddan (Mixed Media) 



Sue Shields (Printmaking)



 The Crumb Studio, 60 Cross Drove,Coates, Whittlesey Peterborough PE7 2HJ

Crimble at The Crumb

You are invited to join the proudly independent Crumb Studio’s glittering Christmas pop-up. Friday 6th December – 6pm to 9pm, 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

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

These drawings were first shown at the Norman Cross Gallery in September and October 2018 and features a collection of works, of some of the Heritage sites and buildings in Peterborough. With a focus on the Norman Cross site the first prisoner of war camp during the Napoleonic War, to the Gates Memorial in Bishop's Road Gardens. There are a lot of places in our city that not only means a lot to our community but also means a lot to many individuals. We take a lot of these places for granted but there are so much to see and learn all around us. 



Process piece of The Guild Hall, Cathedral Square.



It’s always refreshing as an artist, going back to your roots of drawing as a medium, but as well as being exciting to produce these pieces, it’s also been a challenge trying hard not to use paint or colour. The body of work was produced in pencils, charcoal and pastels but some of the pieces I felt lend itself to a dash of colour. This was achieved by using pastel and slightly coloured paper. Amazing what you learn also when observing these buildings and sites.



Tony enjoying a moment at his exhibition.



Those of you who know Tony's work will know that he works in a variety of mediums and my work is always vibrant. While working on these pieces he was often tempted to paint some of the pieces but held back. It’s very strange and also a nice change not doing any painting for so many months.



Paul and Alison Saunders are frequent visitors to the Museum Caffe.



Tony says, this exhibition only consists of 10 pieces, whereas the original exhibition had 14 pieces. I would like to add this is not the end of this project. More work is being added to the collection and continues into the months ahead, with views of developing the project. 



All works  on display are for sale and you can also order prints from the Museum, greeting cards are also available. 



To find out more about Tony Nero and his work you can follow artoftonynero on twitter, facebook or visit his website. www.artoftonynero.com  Exhibition: Currently on until 24th March 2019. 



Museum opens:  Daily 10am - 5:00pm  Closed on Mondays. Find out more about the Peterborough Museum www.vivacity.org

Tony Nero’s Heritage Places and Spaces

These drawings were first shown at the Norman Cross Gallery in September and October 2018 and features a collection of More

This March, PAOS artists Prue Pye, Kathryn Parsons, Eve Marshall and Charron Pugsley-Hill will be exhibiting with Open Upp Art, in the beautiful market town of Uppingham, Rutland.  For three weeks, Open Upp Art will be bringing life to a vacant shop in Uppingham town centre, with contemporary artworks and design products created by more than 20 selected artists and makers.  







All are invited to the
opening party on Friday 1st March - please let us know if you are able to come,
by contacting Kathryn by Tuesday 26th February - kparsonsart@btinternet.com 



Opening Party - Friday 1st March, 3pm - 9:30pm 



Exhibition - Saturday 2nd March - Saturday 23rd March 2019 



Opening Hours - Monday-Saturday, 11am - 6pm, free entry



Address - 8 Ayston Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9RL



About :



Prue Pye - seeks to capture the multi faceted layers and colour that exists within us all. It is a search for an essential humanness, and therefore faces are not recorded, but hinted at; a sense of universality and truth.







Kathryn Parsons - Using hand modelled porcelain and found treasures, Kathryn creates intricate miniature sculptures.  Through them she weaves together tales of people, places and the small details of the natural world.  







Eve Marshall - Is inspired by the countryside she lives in and her wacky brain. She creates detailed images with wet and needle felting techniques. Eve loves using bold colours a lot of texture which allows you to get lost in her art. 







Charron Pugsley-Hill - creates large colourful paintings and installations inspired by nature and flowers. Created intuitively, in the moment each piece aims to bring colour and happiness to tell stories about the world in which we live.

Open Upp Art Exhibition

This March, PAOS artists Prue Pye, Kathryn Parsons, Eve Marshall and Charron Pugsley-Hill will be exhibiting with Open Upp Art, 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/



#rainbonnet#justbenormal2019#headscarf#redlipstick

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

Vivacity's Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery are hosting the Open Exhibition once again, which will take place from 28 March - 26 May 2019. 


Entries are accepted in the form of painting, drawing, photography, prints, sculpture and applied arts. Installation and performance art will be considered, but will depend on available gallery space. Each artist can submit a maximum of 3 works.

This year's judges are Katherine Wood, Freelance Curator and Former Director of First Site, Caroline Worthington, Director of the Royal Society of Sculptors and Aoife Ruane, Director of Highlanes Gallery Drogheda, Ireland.

First Prize: £1200
Second Prize: £750
Third Prize: £500
Emerging Artist (Entrants submitting work for the first time): £250

Maximum sizes of work(s)
2D art: 2m x 2m incl. frame.

3D art, sculpture and floor based work: 2.5m x 2.5m x 2.5m (w x d x h)
Work must be deconstructed into pieces no larger than 1.1m (w) x 2m (h)

The deadline for this year's Open Exhibition entry form submissions will be 22nd February.

Work will be submitted on the 1, 2 & 3 March.

Please find attached a downloadable entry form Open Exhibition 2019_Entry Form printed copies will be available in Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery and Key Theatre from 3 Dec. 

Vivacity Open Exhibition 2019

Vivacity’s Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery are hosting the Open Exhibition once again, which will take place from 28 March More

Please join us at the PAOS AGM 2018 at 7.30pm Thursday 8 November 2018 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, Peterborough PE1 5GD.

Everyone is welcome.  Light refreshments and nibbles will be available free of charge.

We have an exciting agenda to help you find out what PAOS has achieved during 2018 and what is planned for 2019.  You will also have the opportunity to meet the PAOS Team and other artists to share good ideas and tips on how to make your Open Studio 2019 even more successful.  If you are looking for a shared venue, this could be your opportunity to other artists that may be able to help.

The Agenda is as follows:

 	Welcome
 	Chair's Report
 	Financial Summary & Treasurer's Report
 	Terms & Conditions and Membership Fees 2019
 	Open Studios' Dates 2019
 	Nominations/Vote for Committee Members
 	Guest speaker: Prin Marshall: Prin is a Peterborough-based street artists and illustrator who does a lot of line work, using mainly ink and wash.  Just over a year ago, Prin collaborated with another artist and started showing local artists' work at the Ostrich Inn in North Street, Peterborough on a monthly basis.  This led to the birth of 'Drink and Draw' a casual meet-up for artists to draw and socialise.  Also came the rise of 'Battle Lines', an event where artists would have a live battle against each other and this would be judged by the public.  The event has become so popular that even the BBC came and recorded a session!  Find out more about what's going on in the local arts community.  
 	AOB

The draft 2018 Financial Accounts can be downloaded PAOS ACCOUNTS 2018 (draft)31102018.

 

PAOS AGM 2018 – THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

Please join us at the PAOS AGM 2018 at 7.30pm Thursday 8 November 2018 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, More

Come along to the Peterborough Artists' Open Studios (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair and enjoy browsing around a wide range of unique and original arts and crafts created by local artists.

When:  11am - 4pm Saturday 1st December 2018

Where:  Colonel Dane Community Centre, Alwalton, Peterborough PE2 3UU

FREE ENTRY.  FREE ONSITE PARKING.  FREE WINE & MINCE PIE!

    

Hand modelled porcelain coral, and other found treasures in a vintage tin.PAOS Artists exhibiting include:

 	Mahamuda (Muni) Arsalani (Mosaics)
 	Denise Brown (Pottery)
 	Valentina Brunn (Mixed Media, Painting, Drawing, Textiles)
 	Jacki Cairns (Mixed Media)
 	Jill Colman (Jewellery)
 	Nadine Gereson (Jewellery)
 	Sally Hammerton (Painting, Drawing)
 	Liz Hurst  (Jewellery)
 	Chris Jose (Painting, Drawing)
 	Sue Keen (Mixed Media, Textiles, Hand Bound Books)
 	Mary Kemp (Painting, Drawing)
 	David Lewis (Digital Art, Photography, Painting, Drawing)
 	Chris Lovell (Digital Art, Photography)
 	Tony Nero (Painting, Drawing)
 	Katherine Parsons (Ceramics, Mixed Media, Sculpture)
 	Prue Pye (Mixed Media, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking)
 	Kerry Richardson (Jewellery)
 	Paul Saunders (Digital Art, Photography, Photo Restoration)
 	Pauline Wheatley (Painting, Drawing, Pottery)
 	Brian Withall (Glass)
 	Christine Withall (Pottery)

Take a look at examples of the artists work here.



 

 

 

 

DIARY DATE – PAOS AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

Come along to the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair and enjoy browsing around a wide range of 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

Learn how to create your own beautiful enamel jewellery in a special one-day workshop run by Vivacity.

When:  Saturday 29th September 10am - 4pm

Where: Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF

How much: £50 (includes lunch)

Join contemporary jewellery designer, Louise Denney, to learn the basics of enamelling including how to prepare the metal, apply enamels, kiln fire the enamels and how to decorate.  By the end of the workshop, you'll have turned your design into a unique piece of jewellery.

[caption id="attachment_5116" align="alignnone" width="232"] Create your own enamel jewellery[/caption]

Copper shapes will be used for the enamelling. If you wish to use your own silver, please bring it along.

Booking is essential for this workshop. To book, please click here or call Peterborough Museum at 01733 864663. If you require any further information, please call the Museum or email museum@vivacity-peterborough.com

 

Create your own enamel jewellery

Learn how to create your own beautiful enamel jewellery in a special one-day workshop run by Vivacity. When:  Saturday 29th 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

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

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

 

 

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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

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.





VENUE
Tate Modern
Bankside
London 
SE1 9TG

Plan your visit



[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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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

Winter’s Exhibition Blows in a Mixed Bag of Artists to the Gallery

4th November until end of January 2018

Exhibiting artists Tony Nero, Francis Reynolds, Prue Pye, Jane Sanders, Ian Simm, Barry Frostick, Process Smith, Mahemuda Arsalani, Kathryn Parsons, Ann Pollard & Jeni Cairns

Featuring an exciting collection of work from these 11 talented artists. Most have all shown in a variety of different exhibitions and some showing at the Norman Cross Gallery for the very first time. These works include paintings, sculptures, ceramics and mosaics.

There will also be workshops and live art, please contact the gallery for further information regarding workshops.

Gallery Open to the Public – Saturday 10.30am until 4.30pm

Other times please contact the gallery.

Tel: 01733 245189 email: contact@normancrossgallery.com
For further information about the gallery, visit the website www.normancrossgallery.com

Norman Cross Gallery Winter Exhibition

Winter’s Exhibition Blows in a Mixed Bag of Artists to the Gallery 4th November until end of January 2018 Exhibiting 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

Many PAOS artists show their work at Art in the Heart Gallery, at 13 Westgate Arcade, Peterborough. There you will find rare gifts, not available anywhere else on the high street. The 60 odd artists and makers are offering beautiful Christmas gifts, cards and decorations and a truly wonderful array of individual jewellery, textile, glass, ceramics, pictures, sculpture as well as pick up quirky trinkets. You will also be spoiled with a lovely selection of uniquely sourced artisan gifts from around the globe and the new Sophie Allport Christmas range, Night Owl. So if you are fed up with the clone offers from chain stores, you are guaranteed to find completely unique treasures here, and at such great value.



There will also be the unveiling of the magical Harry Potter Christmas window. Watch out for Hogwarts, Dumbledore’s wand, Hedwig and his cage, Beatrix Lestrange, Professor Snape with his potion bottles and much more.... a veritable spectacle for everyone!

If you can’t get into Peterborough this Christmas you can now shop with Art in the Heart online at www.artintheheart.co.uk/marketplace

Supporting and collecting for Anna’s Hope Charity. https://annas-hope.co.uk/donate/donate-to-anna-s-hope.html

Facebook artintheheartuk

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Christmas Shopping Launch at Art in the Heart

Many PAOS artists show their work at Art in the Heart Gallery, at 13 Westgate Arcade, Peterborough. There you will 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.

[caption id="attachment_3561" align="alignleft" width="800"] Paper Rhino puts forward ideas for decorating Peterborough buildings 2017[/caption]

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

Exciting new portrait exhibition from local artist Tony Nero depicting some iconic images. Saturday 16th September to 28th November 2017

Exhibition held at the Norman Cross Gallery, Norman House, Norman Cross, Peterborough, Cambs PE7 3TB.

Gallery Open to the Public – Saturday 11.00am until 4.00pm Other times by appointment only. Please ring 01733 245189 email: contact@normancrossgallery.com

For further information about the gallery, visit the website www.normancrossgallery.com

 

“This is Me”- My first solo exhibition at the Norman Cross Gallery has been in the planning for some time, but it’s always amazing how the time suddenly sneaks up on you. This exhibition of paintings and drawings focuses on portraits of some of the Iconic legends in the world of Politics, Sport, Music and Film.

There’s a nice mixture here, a few old pieces which shows part of the journey my work has taken and new works of Angelina Jolie, Will.I.Am, Norma Jean (Marilyn Munro), Robin Williams and the Great Rock Legend Jimmy Hendrix to name but a few.

Still playing with the concept ‘Absence of Presence’, where we are able so see something that‘s no longer there, or visualise what used to be. Obscuring the image creates a sense of excitment in the work and encourages engagement with the viewer.

The title ‘This Is Me’, lends itself to where I am right now with my work. As a style, it’s been a work in progress for a number of years and i’m happy with how it’s developed to this point. As artists, to develop and grow we sometimes move in different directions, at times we even revisit our old styles.

Visit my exhibition and share in a part of my creative world.

For more about The Art of Tony Nero visit www.artoftonynero.com or follow on Instagram and Twitter @ArtofTonyNero

This is me – Art of Tony Nero at Norman Cross Gallery

Exciting new portrait exhibition from local artist Tony Nero depicting some iconic images. Saturday 16th September to 28th November 2017 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/

 




[caption id="attachment_3435" align="alignleft" width="932"] Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung Image credit: Rajvi Vaya[/caption]


 

 

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

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

My fifth and last interview is with local craftsman Jonathan Clynch, who creates unique ornaments and curios.  Under the name 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

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.





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

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 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

Exciting exhibition featuring figurative works from Prue Pye, Davina Brett & Tony Nero

Saturday 4th to 25th March 2017
(Please note that fb only allow for 2 weeks event dates, event is on longer than 17th March.)

Exhibition held at the Norman Cross Gallery, Norman House, Norman Cross, Peterborough, Cambs PE7 3TB.
The gallery itself is a beautiful space tucked away in the quiet grounds at Norman Cross House.

Gallery Open to the Public – Saturday 11.00am until 4.00pm Other times by appointment only. Please ring 01733 245189 email: contact@normancrossgallery.com

For further information about the gallery, visit the website www.normancrossgallery.com

Body & Soul exhibition

Exciting exhibition featuring figurative works from Prue Pye, Davina Brett & Tony Nero Saturday 4th to 25th March 2017 (Please More

‘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

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

A ‘Sun Henge’ at The Green Backyard, Peterborough has been built by a team of six over a weekend during More

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

DATES
27 September 2016 – 2 January 2017

PRICING
£12FREE for Members

Adult £12 (without donation £10.90)
Concession £10.50 (without donation £9.50)
Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)
Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) by telephone or in the gallery

Pay what you can every Tuesday in the gallery or in advance by telephone.Not available online. Terms and conditions apply.)

School groups must be booked in advance

Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid

Tickets can be booked up to 8 hours in advance online or up to 24 hours in advance by telephone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888
Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG

Turner Prize 2016

Discover the four artists shortlisted for this year’s award The Turner Prize is awarded annually to an artist under fifty, 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

[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

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

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

[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_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

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

[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

more info....

 

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

[caption id="attachment_1701" align="alignleft" width="332"] Jackson Pollock,Male and Female, 1942-43[/caption]
During the 1950s in New York, an art movement emerged that typified an American aesthetic and outlook in many ways superceding from the Impressionists and their European influenced artistic descendents. In other ways the Abstract Expressionists offered a new outlook and a refreshed sense of confidence in painting, experimenting with improvisation, spontaneity and colour.
This is the first time since 1959 that the movement as a whole will be represented in one landmark London show. It is an opportunity for us to re-evaluate an artistic phenomenon and understand it as more complex and ever-changing than previously assumed.

In addition to featuring work of the most celebrated artists associated with the movement: Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still, de Kooning, Smith, Reinhardt and Gorky, we will also display work by lesser-known – but no less influential – artists to reveal the extraordinary breadth of a movement that gave New York City an artistic identity for the first time.

The exhibition will be curated by the independent art historian Dr David Anfam, alongside Edith Devaney, Contemporary Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. Dr Anfam is the preeminent authority on Abstract Expressionism, the author of the catalogue raisonné of Mark Rothko’s paintings and Senior Consulting Curator at the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver.
24th September 2016 - 2nd January 2017
Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD


[caption id="attachment_1699" align="alignright" width="372"] Clyfford Still, PH-950, 1950.[/caption]

Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy 2016

During the 1950s in New York, an art movement emerged that typified an American aesthetic and outlook in many ways 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

The new website is now up and running and we hope you will enjoy using it to both exhibit your work and view other artists work.

 

When joining PAOS as a full member you will need to load up your work into the new websites' members area and have a small piece of text ready to inform about your creative output and practice.

 

Join now as a full member...

The new PAOS website!

The new website is now up and running and we hope you will enjoy using it to both exhibit your More

11 November 2015 - 21 November 2015 Peterborough Artists Open Studios Exhibition

PAOS artists are to exhibit at the Undercroft Theatre, Serpentine Green, Hampton, Peterborough during November 2015 for the duration of the Easternangles theatre company production of Nativity Blues 11th - 21st November 2015

Exhibiting Artists include:

Hilary Dunne
Pauline Wheatley
Muni Mosaics
Tony Nero
Charron Pugsley-Hill
Melina Lafirenze
Sue Keen
Prue Pye
James Tovey

Castor Ales are running a real ale bar

Castor Ales Brewery

[caption id="attachment_629" align="alignright" width="600"] PAOS Artists exhibit at a group show in the Undercroft theatre Nov 2015[/caption]

Undercroft Theatre Exhibition Nov 2015

11 November 2015 – 21 November 2015 Peterborough Artists Open Studios Exhibition PAOS artists are to exhibit at the Undercroft More

Former PAOS artist Lynne Collins can be seen sketching in the city centre and in the Green Backyard.

Lynne is part of Urban Sketchers. You can keep up to date with their activities in Peterborough or join them through the Facebook page follow the link below:

 

https://www.facebook.com/urbansketcherspeterborough

 

See the artists in their creative spaces

Former PAOS artist Lynne Collins can be seen sketching in the city centre and in the Green Backyard. Lynne is part of More

[caption id="attachment_634" align="alignright" width="478"] 'Punnet of Strawberries' oil on linen canvas 8" x 9" by Jerome Hunt[/caption]

Jerome Hunt is getting ready for the summer with his latest works. The prize winning artist is showing with printmaker and long time committee member John Mcgowen. Details of their next exibition are anticipated soon.

http://www.jeromehunt.com/

Artist gets ready for Wimbledon

Jerome Hunt is getting ready for the summer with his latest works. The prize winning artist is showing with printmaker and More

Found in the Field.
Parsons is an artist and visual story-teller. From porcelain plants to shoes made of sugar, her work explores places, their people and wildlife.  After focusing on plants and lichens found growing in semi-wild places, Found in the Fields is a series of works inspired by poet John Clare.  These collections of found materials, photographs and intricate porcelain sculptures tell of the plants’ fascinating structures, textures and forms.
16th Jan-21st Feb

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#kathryn-parsons-found-in-the-fields

Kathryn Parsons at The National Centre for Craft & Design

Found in the Field. Parsons is an artist and visual story-teller. From porcelain plants to shoes made of sugar, her 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

Travelling Light Exhibition by Kathryn Moore

The inspiration for this exhibition is a series of painted diaries recording the journeys through the Australian continent; it is a mixed media artist/musician’s representation of the country’s resilience, beauty and natural diversity.

The works acknowledge the resourcefulness of the people by using found and recycled objects, and are accompanied by extracts from the diaries. As a connective, an especially composed soundtrack of ‘bush’ sounds gives an audible essence of the wild, wilful and often hostile landscape.

The collection of paintings, pottery, prints, baskets, collages, textiles, installations and sculptures reference the colours, textures and most importantly ‘light’, of the landscape and all that is contained within it.

Landscape is the fundamental source of Kathryn Moore’s work; the ‘substance’ of land, it’s structure and components, the volume and space, the light, colour, pattern and textures that combine to create a sense of place.

The Yarrow Gallery
New Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4GH

Private view: Fri 26th Feb 2016
Show: 27th Feb – 12th Mar 2016

http://kathrynmoore.co.uk/

Kathryn Moore exhibition in the Yarrow Gallery, Oundle

Travelling Light Exhibition by Kathryn Moore The inspiration for this exhibition is a series of painted diaries recording the journeys through More

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