Selected by Rob Moore and Melvyn Petterson, this biennial exhibition aims to show the best of our region’s printmakers.
Fathom 10 prizewinners announced
A Barton upon Humber GP has won first prize for his poem, My Neighbour’s Lawn, in the Fathom Press Short Story and Poetry Prize 2010 competition.
Dr Robert Jaggs-Fowler’s poem was chosen by Sheffield poet Frances Leviston for the top prize for its “mysteriousness” and because of the way it held her attention throughout.
“I can truly say that it was an unexpected win, which made it all the more enjoyable,” said Dr Jaggs-Fowler following the launch of the Fathom 10 anthology at a launch evening at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber.
Joining Dr Jaggs-Fowler was Anne O’Connor from Beverley as first prize winner in the Short Story competition with her story, Terminations, which was described by the anthology’s editor, Nick Triplow, as “chillingly realistic.”
Both received £150 as winners in their category
Speaking before the announcement of the prize-winners, Mr Triplow said the anthology brought together the best new writing from northern Lincolnshire, Hull and the East Riding and features not only the three prize-winners in each category but also the shortlisted stories and poems from the region’s foremost literary competition.
“The whole idea of the anthology is to encourage people who otherwise might find it very difficult to see their work in print,” he said. “It is to enable people to have something to aim for.”
“I think this year the content is really strong – it is the first time we have had a Poetry prize which has been a resounding success.”
Second prize in the poetry competition went to Caroline Burton of Grimsby’s Driftnet Poets with Shaving Grandad with third prize going to Christy Hall of Beverley for Chub.
In the short story competition Cheryl Leaning of Winterton won second prize with The Fisto Kid and Steve Walsh of Hull took third prize with Direct Observation.
Also included in the book is the best flash fiction from Article Magazine, the area’s independent guide to arts and culture, which is also published by Fathom Press.
The anthology costs £5 and can be purchased from The Ropewalk on Maltkiln Road, Barton.
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Situated on the rugged south coast of the Isle of Wight, Tregear Pottery produces a beautiful range of handmade stoneware pottery. Each piece is made from fine white stoneware clay. The work is hand decorated in a variety of designs – all drawing their inspiration and influences from the exceptional beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
Trained in Kyoto, Japan, in porcelain throwing, Neil’s passion for pottery has seen his work travel across the globe. He continually pushes and challenges the work at Tregear Pottery, refining glazes, developing new designs and expanding the studio. Neil has been awarded with a number of grants, international show selections, and other accolades for the quality of his work. The work is sold in several galleries and shops on the Isle of Wight as well as many well-known outlets across the mainland and now at The Ropewalk. Come in to the Craft Gallery during the month of June and admire the coastal bliss that Neil Tregear’s pottery creates.
Noted brings together artists Lou Hazelwood and Sarah Pennington for the first time, as they negotiate similar interests in the mechanisation of music and roles of women.
Hazelwood’s piece in progress ‘La Boheme/I’ve Got Her Disease Inside My Head’ transposes pianola scores to playable music boxes working with the oppositional themes of the female bohemian and hysteric.
Pennington has constructed a series of new sculptural observations and print works through a combination of historical research and material experimentation with player piano rolls and remnants of piano mechanisms.
This exhibition showcases the initial findings of their separate but related research into, and interventions with, the structures of pianos and pianolas, and social situations surrounding their key periods of use.
If you are interested in following these processes of exploration as they continue to unfold, please visit www.facebook.com/Noted
Rachel Morley creates unique felt items by hand using the wet felt method. The natural colours and shapes of the Scottish coastal landscape have inspired the Pebble range or Doorstops, Cubby Bowls, Cubbyholes and Pebble Pods. Rachel experiments with wool fibres from British breeds of sheep to take advantage to their varying qualities. As a contrast, Rachel enjoys the challenges of felting with a broad colour palette to create the colourful range of bowls.
Rachel’s aim is to elevate felt craft to create innovate products for the interior, echoing organic forms of the coastal landscape. Her fine art background brings a very sculptural feel to her work which is tactile and evocative.
Rachel has a Fine Art Degree and Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Feltmaking. She is a member of the international Feltmakers Association and Design Nation. She is a supporter of the campaign for Wool and member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Rachel works from a studio in Hickling a village situated between Nottingham and Melton Mowbray. Come in to the Craft Gallery during the month of May and admire the Scottish bliss Rachel Morley felt pieces create.
In the Box Gallery this month we have been inspired by the weather, and have put together a display celebrating spring. The focus is on the rebirth of nature, selecting pieces which represent the bloom of new flowers and joyous animals. The range of work within the exhibition is from a variety of makers working in different crafts all embodying our theme of spring.
Here is just a selection of the pieces we have on display in the Box Gallery.
Paul Collinson | Gary Saunt | Kat Saunt | Steve Upton
This exhibition shows work by a group of East Yorkshire and Hull based painters whose practice involves, either incidentally or wholly, the used of photography or computer software.
This can be in the organisation of the idea, the capture and use images as subject matter, or in the very creation of the artwork itself.
What all the painters do have in common is that need, the “agitation”, to produce something that has a presence.