The Ropewalk continues to support WaterAid

By janetuplin |

 

Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk is continuing its support for WaterAid the charity which this summer is running its Big Dig appeal which aims to bring clean, safe water to 134,000 people in some of the poorest communities in rural Malawi in southeast Africa.

Managing Director Liz Bennet has just sent a £700 donation to the London based charity which thanks to the United Kingdom government will be matched pound for pound.

“This sum is absolutely amazing especially as it will be match-funded by the government,” she said.

“One of the tenants in our creative units in Fathom Works, Simon Vickers Photography, very kindly raised £336 at our open day at the end of April, Access All Areas, by asking for donations for the photographs of visitors on the day which he took in his studio.”

“A further £263.31 was raised at the preview evening held last month for the launch of the Sculpture and Plants exhibition at Hall Farm while our Book Swap bookshelf in the Coffee Shop continues to support the charity with a further £100.59 being added to our total,” she continued.

Since The Ropewalk started supporting WaterAid in October 2010 a total of £3036 which also includes £294.60 raised by the Ropewalk knitters who meet monthly and who sold their knitted articles at the venue’s Christmas Art Market and Craft Gallery.

“So far WaterAid has raised nearly £1.2 million for its Big Dig appeal through donations and match-funding and everyone at The Ropewalk is delighted that we are helping transform people’s lives by supporting the charity in its aim to bring clean, safe water to 134,000 people in some of the poorest communities in rural Malawi.,” said Liz.

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Sally Beaumont
Emily Connor
Debbie Grice
Richard Hatfield
Gill Hobson
Judith Land
Darren Langton
Tim Needham
Julie Oxenforth
Michael Scrimshaw
Shirley Trumble
Keith Woodcock

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Christmas Art Market at The Ropewalk

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Helen Martino

Helen Martino would describe her work as being ‘sometimes serious and sometimes playful’. For many years Helen worked as a functional potter, making batches of domestic pots on a wheel. Now she sees herself as more of a maker in clay, hand building each piece individually by using soft and flexible sheets of clay. These sheets of clay are freely cut, curved and sometimes twisted, this is how Helen is able to create different perspectives and distortion within her work. The surface is painted with slip, underglaze pigment and resists. Depending on the piece silver and gold lustre may also be incorporated.

Helen is fascinated by body language and how this can be communicated. She observes Mogul and Persian miniatures and admires how they are able to tell a story within one image. These artworks often show a significant event within the life span of a person or family. Helen’s sculptures are also intimate like the miniature and show a single event that can be applied to the past, future and present, allowing the viewer to determine the story of each artwork.

Working in Cambridge, Helen exhibits widely across the UK and is the founder member of Cambridge Open Studios. She will be exhibiting in the Box Gallery in November.

 

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Eleanor Tomlinson

Yorkshire born and bred, Eleanor Tomlinson is a traditional artist and illustrator based in East Yorkshire. Inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside she has grown up amongst, Eleanor predominantly works in ink and watercolour to specialise in capturing and celebrating UK wildlife and the local countryside. Eleanor’s distinctive style using ink and watercolour, combines traditional, well-loved subjects with a contemporary, illustrative twist. Her use and composition of contrasting white space brings a narrative and sense of movement and energy to her pieces. Eleanor’s artworks have also been developed into a wide range of cards, stationery, limited edition prints and homeware collections alongside her original pieces which are being sold in an array of independent shops and galleries across the UK.

 

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LAND, SEA AND SKY

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Printmakers Council was founded in 1965 by a group of prominent printmakers to raise the profile of printmaking as an art form and to provide an exhibition society for members. For over fifty years PmC has continued to pursue these aims through a rolling programme of exhibitions, lectures and practical workshops.

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