Open Studios @ The Forge Digswell September 23-24 11-4pm.

Open today Sunday 24 th September 11-4 at The Forge Digswell AL6OBU

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Artists at The  Forge Digswell will be opening their studios once again, this coming weekend 23-24 September and displaying new work. Visitors are welcome to browse the work and chat to the Artists for this one weekend event. We look forward to greeting you as part of Hertfordshire Open Studios.

http://www.hvaf.org.uk/Open-Studios/Open-Studios-2017

Parking and Disabled access available. Hope to see you there. Artists taking part as below as well as our new fellow Jane Bottery and Kirke Raava.

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‘Impossible Landscapes’ @ artvango

‘Impossible Landscapes’ Caryl Beach solo exhibition at ArtVanGo Knebworth

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Open Studios was a great success with over 300 visitors a record attendance!. We raised £307.00 plus gift aid for Isabel Hospice through donations for the teas and cakes. The local school, St Johns entered our competition for art work from the pupils- some great work from the children.
Just to let you know we will be opening the studios again on September 23/24 for Hertfordshire Open Studios Event 11-4 both days.
I am also in Art Van Go Gallery throughout June showing my new works: ‘Impossible Landscapes’ : abstracted landscapes and some mono prints in the browser. 
Hope to see you there. Do let me know if you are planning to visit either event and I will be sure to greet you if possible. An added bonus at Art Van Go – their fab Art shop with every art material you can wish for. 

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New Abstracted Landscapes

In the past few months I have been exploring a new body of work inspired by distorted panoramic landscapes. Using collage and mixed media I have juxtaposed photography with line drawing and collaged images with mixed media onto canvas. Working on several pieces at the same time…some still works in progress:


Solo Exhibition @ Art Van Go

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‘Harbour’ 2007 mixed media.

I am delighted that Art Van Go have offered me their gallery space throughout April to exhibit a retrospective of my work. The collection entitled “The Simple Act of Walking”

The exhibition shows my mixed media work dating from my ‘Harbour’ painting 2007 which was awarded the Margaret Harvey Prize for Welwyn and Hatfield and continues through to my mono print work and mixed media paintings, made for Parndon Mill group exhibition ‘Encounters’ 2015.

The exhibition then continues to the very recent mixed media work based on observations whilst walking through the Cornish landscape. These pieces are abstracted land and seascapes which reference dual perspective panoramic images and sketches.

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‘Winter seascape’ 2016 mixed media

Visit:

Art Van Go

The Studios
1 Stevenage Rd
Knebworth
Herts SG3 6AN

Tel: 01438 814946

‘Encounter’ mixed media 2015.                          ‘Gull’ mixed…

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Open Studios planned at The Forge Digswell

Members of praesentia as part of Digswell Arts will be exhibiting new work during an Open Studio Event at The Forge Digswell this Spring 2016.

Date to be confirmed possibly early May.

Caryl Beach Veronica Grassi and Sally Tyrie will be opening their studios and print space to the public for viewing and discussions about new work and events planned for 2016.

 

More details to follow.

Digswell Arts: http://digswellarts.org/studios/

The Forge
Hertford Road
Digswell
Herts. AL6 0BU
Tel: 01438 717765

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Praesentia ; Encounters @ Parndon Mill Gallery Harlow

22nd May to 28th June 2015

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22nd May – 28th June 2015 

Gallery Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm Sundays 2pm – 4pm

http://www.parndonmill.co.uk/next_exhibition.html

A body of new work by three artists, explores the relationship between object, memory, material and process. Whilst each artist uses different media, there is a narrative and cohesive theme to their work which has been described as ‘Fresh, fragile and emotive perspectives juxtaposing thought provoking use of multi media’.

Caryl Beach uses mixed media, photography, and print making to respond to her experiences in the landscape. Her photography records and reflects her everyday journeys, noting the detail, often overlooked, in the hustle of our daily routine. These experiences present new encounters to note and capture. Her work represents an appreciation and acceptance of the transient nature of our world, with a beauty that lies in imperfection, impermanence and an appreciation of the simple integrity of objects and processes

Veronica Grassi fabricates…

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Praesentia: Encounters Exhibition at Parndon Mill, Harlow

21st May – 28th June 2015
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm Sundays 2pm- 4pm

A body of new work by three artists, explores the relationship between object, memory, material and process. Whilst each artist uses different media, there is a narrative and cohesive theme to their work which has been described as ‘Fresh, fragile and emotive perspectives juxtaposing thought provoking use of multi media’.

Caryl Beach uses mixed media, photography, and print making to respond to her experiences in the landscape. Her photography records and reflects her everyday journeys, noting the detail, often overlooked, in the hustle of our daily routine. These experiences present new encounters to note and capture. Her work represents an appreciation and acceptance of the transient nature of our world, with a beauty that lies in imperfection, impermanence and an appreciation of the simple integrity of objects and processes

Veronica Grassi fabricates three-dimensional abstract drawings. She works with a wide range of materials from iron wire and steel rod to the finest silk threads and invisible thread. She re-uses packaging materials with paper and stitch, selecting simple, ordinary ephemera to capture an ethereal, poetic quality, recalling memories and narratives for the viewer. Intuitively responding to materials, she evokes a sense of consciousness of the fragility of existence with the viewer unsure if the work is made by addition or subtraction. The new body of work for ‘Encounters’ includes sculpture and framed work that investigates the contrasts of materials – exploring the opposing natures, tension and contradiction, with the final outcome being a synthesis of components to form a connected whole. The work is constructed of opposites. “It can be argued that Silk has connotations of luxury and femininity whilst Iron, utilitarian and masculine. I’m making work that strives to capture harmony of conflicting composites”.

Sally Tyrie uses printmaking, collage and machine stitch to create drawings, which explore aspects of time, transition, absence and presence. Her work for ‘Encounters’ uses as its starting point a series of images collected from derelict and abandoned spaces. “Often eerie, sometimes peaceful I was interested in the traces that speak of a past history” Using monoprint and stitch on envelopes these works explore the narrative of marks; printed, stitched, marks revealed, concealed. The resulting prints offer alternative narratives and reveal “wider concerns with the fragile relationship we have with our local and global environment.”

Prints, sculpture and mixed media works by artists from the Digswell Trust,
Caryl Beach, Veronica Grassi, Sally Tyrie


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