We are pleased to announce our next show will be taking place on Saturday 18th (11-6pm) and Sunday (12-6pm) 19th September 2010. The exhibition is housed in Mays Barn, a historic 17th century brick & flint building tucked away in the garden of 234 Peppard Road, Emmer Green, RG4 8UA.
This diverse exhibition focuses on the work of ten CAT members and explores themes of the environment and our intimate connection with it. The abstract qualities of water are photographed by Joanne de Nobriga who seeks to create intimate connections with her environment. Poetical moments of landscape are continued through intimate paintings of driftwood by Julie Simmonds. Charles Burns’s energetic life drawings search for the ‘essentially unknowable and mysterious personality’ within each sitter. This search is continued by Mary Phelan who records her environment using exuberant pastel colour. Louise Spires of Kitsch-En-Sync creates unique vintage pieces with Eco friendly materials using paper and textile Decoupage techniques or Hand painted finishes.
Elsewhere traditional crafts are kept alive through the work of Gloria Pitt who hand dyes and weaves her silk scarves, creating unique colours and textures. Lauren Denney’s slip cast ceramics explore texture and form in Zen like pieces that combine functionality with beauty. Unexpected beauty is also discovered in locally sourced wood, carved into graceful platters, bowls and Windsor chairs by Peter Quarmby. Natural forms are shaped into the striking designs of Matthew Hitch’s silver jewellery and powerful stone sculptures, created by Roger Smalley are reminiscent of Celtic imagery. An exciting Autumn Show that is essential viewing.
See you there!