Selected by Rob Moore and Melvyn Petterson, this biennial exhibition aims to show the best of our region’s printmakers.
ST-ART the best place for summer activities
Youngsters already bored and need something to occupy them during the long summer holidays?
If that’s the case in your home then look no further than this summer’s activities put on by the Barton upon Humber based children’s charity ST-ART.
As well as having a 60s fashion theme running through the second and third weeks of the four week programme, artists will also be out and about in the rural villages leading workshops ranging from Egyptian Artefacts to Historic Headgears.
“This year there really is a workshop to suit most young people’s interests,” said ST-ART co-ordinator Janine Knight.
“Workshops range from making dinosaurs, a Viking Longboat, Greek vases or a mini-Bayeux tapestry,” she continued.
“And there is even the chance to look forward in time with the opportunity to make your very own time capsule with personal mementoes.”
“This summer there are workshops in villages such as Barrow, Worlaby, Barnetby, South Ferriby and Epworth as well as in Scunthorpe and Barton.”
For those with a liking for fashion there is the chance to flash back to the 1960s and the days of Flower Power with a fortnight of workshops starting on Monday, August 8, at The Ropewalk in Barton.
“There are a variety of workshops led by textile artists which will give young people the chance to step back in time for the 60s,” Janine went on.
Four days of full day workshops begin on August 8 with participants making shift dresses, mini skirts and tops – all with a 60s theme. Also, there are workshops to learn how to tie dye t-shirts and skirts, screen print t-shirts and bags as well as make “flower power” jewellery, flowers, cuffs, belts and bags.
“All the young people who take part in the fortnight of fashion workshops are included in the 60s Fashion Show which takes place on Friday, September 2,” said Janine.
“Professional hair and make up artists from Barton’s CV Day Spa will be on hand in the afternoon to help create the 60s retro look for the catwalk show which begins at 7pm,” she continued.
The cost of the workshops ranges from £15 for those taking part in the four day long fashion workshop to just £1 for the workshops with an historical theme.
Details of all the workshops, their venues and their costs can be found on www.st-art.co.uk
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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.