Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Exhibition in Newark Notts

This is another of those posts where I don't have many photographs as I wasn't sure whether I was allowed. However, I thought I would flag up a double exhibition that's on in Newark Nottinghamshire UK at the Millgate Museum.

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My friend and I had gone to see an exhibition by a group called Cinnebar who are based in the Midlands but before we reached their show we found an exhibition by Sneinton Artists in the Coffee Bar. Sneinton Artists hail from Nottingham and include many talented members in their number. Flickr have an album of their work here . I was particularly struck by the paintings of Daniel Rose which were exquisite and vividly realistic. Many of the artists in the flickr file had work on display at Newark including Jane Marrows whose workshop I attended some time ago, Amanda Davison who had some beautiful and definitely underpriced jewellery, and Carol Bates who works in mixed media.

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Upstairs in the Mezzanine Gallery 'Cinnebar' had a really beautiful and varied exhibition which had the title "Bordering on the Middle" and explored places the group had been on holiday, notably Northumberland. The works on display were of a very high standard and the stitching was beautiful. The works incorporated painting, dyeing and print with stitch and included 3 D pieces too.

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The work above is based on felt and is based around Boulmer Beach in Northumberland. It describes the beautiful colours in the water and the many limpets which litter the beach. The artist is Julie Williams.

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The piece above is very obviously about Silver Birch trees but its execution was intriguing. The artist has employed dyeing, paint and stitch to descibe these magical trees. I personally love Silver Birch trees for their beautiful bark and delicate foliage. The light around Silver Birch seems to me to have a magical quality and the foliage makes a lovely sound in the breeze. One of these days I will get round to exploring these trees creatively! The artist is Francine Wilkins and all her work in the exhibition is beautifully detailed and shows a high level of expertise and is beautifully stitched. From a viewing distance the stitch is barely visible.

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This is an excellent exhibition if you live within reach of Newark and I found it quite inspirational. It continues until 20 September. You can see more images from the exhibition on Liz Welch's blog which is also a treat in itself.

6 comments:

Guzzisue said...

Many thanks for posting this, I saw Julie recently and had hoped to get over to Newark but it now looks unlikely.

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Hi Julie

Thanks for sharing. I'm off over to Nottingham tomorrow so am hoping to stop off at the exhibition in Newark on route.
Angela

Gina said...

That sounds like an interesting exhibition.

mrsnesbitt said...

Amazing work!

Heather said...

I read about this exhibition on Liz Welch's blog - it sounds fantastic and the work looks wonderful. Wish I was nearer.

freebird said...

You've been busy having some fun and travel! Hope to see more of your painting. I've had paint dry up on me before I've even opened the tube for the first time. Use it or lose works for art supplies too, not just the brain or muscles!