We are living in a dynamic pattern of emotions, behaviour and energy. Every day, more and more, we are involved in efforts to exist in this technological era. There is a constant flow of energy that is ever shifting, creating a pattern in our life: this is urban, environmental, social, spiritual, psychological and medical. It’s a human pattern, a technological pattern, and a pattern in nature. In which pattern do we exist?
Em-Re-Un presents PAINT BODY PAINT - a group exhibition of arists based in East Anglia featuring work by Will Black, Daniel Brown, Nick Denney, Tanya Goddard, Gennadiy Ivanov, Sue Law, Simon Marshall, Lewis Mitchell, Christina Sabberton, Rebecca Scott, Sophia Shuvalova, Will Teather and Peter Williams.
PAINT BODY PAINT explores the relationship between paint and body, facilitating a dialogue that examines both the historic roots of said relationship and its significance in the contemporary art context. Far from being limited to oil on canvas of the human form the exhibition delves into a variety of possibilities posed by the idea of 'paint', 'body' and the connection between them. From rendering of the flesh to the fleshiness of paint, from human form to human action, from evolution of the medium to rendition of the concept both the paint and the body are respectively questioned, interpreted and reinterpreted as each artist offers their unique vision of this fundamental partnership.
Paint Out Cromer“19th of February in Cromer”,
oil on canvas,100x75cm
It was lovely, sunny, Sunday morning on the beach. One of those warm English February days in Cromer with the sun above the cliffs and a gentle breeze off the sea. I started to paint at 10 am and finished at about 1pm, with just a short break for a coffee from the Rocket Cafe.With Christopher Gooding and Nolwenn Coeffet
Revolution: Russian Art review – from utopia to the gulag, via teacups • Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 is at Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 11 February until 17 April.
The Queen enjoys a cultural tour of Fiji at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts ,22:01, 27 January 2017, Emma Knights
Hostry exhibition to celebrate life and work of master craftsman David Holgate | Emma Knights Arts correspondent
The David Holgate retrospective, called Exuberance is Beauty, will be held at Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry, and is being staged by three arts organisations of which Mr Holgate was a key member – Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and Norwich Twenty Group.
Among Mr Holgate’s most well- known work are the statues of Mother Julian and St Benedict on the west front of Norwich Cathedral, and an exhibition trail will guide visitors around 25 examples of his work in the historic building.
The show’s title is taken from one of Mr Holgate’s pieces of letter carving, and the exhibition will feature a mix of his artwork, letter carving, sculpture and working drawings.
As well as being an accomplished sculptor, calligrapher and teacher, Mr Holgate, who died in 2014, aged 75, was a keen musician, performing with many bands including a support band for the Beach Boys.
His double bass will be displayed in the show alongside photographs and memorabilia from his musical life.
Mr Holgate’s daughter, Katy Gandon, said: “Norwich – a fine city, and for thousands of years has been made finer by those who have lived and worked here, giving their time and energy to the upkeep and preservation of its historical beauty.
“David Holgate was one of these. A man who, although not actually born in the city, adopted it as his home and devoted his life to the historical buildings and churches of the city and the surrounding villages.
“It is for this reason that it is important that David’s work has been documented and presented in this retrospective, showcasing what a significant contributor he was to the preservation and future of this beautiful county.
“As well as working on commissions, David taught for many years in local art colleges, worked with several (now very accomplished) apprentices, as well as keeping up a successful musical career as a bass player...
“This retrospective is a celebration of an extremely talented man, who always had time to share his enthusiasm for all the arts with people from all walks of life, and has literally and metaphorically left his mark on this city and county. His exuberance was, and is beautiful.”
John Barnard, a Norfolk Contemporary Crafts Society colleague, said: “We are filling the Hostry with memories of our very own Renaissance man – a lifetime of magnificent work.”
Exuberance is Beauty will run from January 21 to February 26. It will be open 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm-3pm on Sundays. Visit www.cathedral.org.uk
David Holgate's statue of St Benedict, one of two commissioned for the west front of Norwich Cathedral to commemorate the millennium. Photo: Bill Smith
David Holgate's statue of Mother Julian, one of two commissioned for the west front of Norwich Cathedral to commemorate the millennium. Photo: Bill Smith
A David Holgate retrospective – called Exuberance is Beauty - will be held at Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry, Pictured is David Holgate carving. Photo: supplied by Norwich Twenty Group.
Norwich Studio Art Gallery
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