November Rakings

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Hannah Nunn

Hannah Nunn is a creator of paper cut lighting. Originally from Leeds she found great inspiration in the countryside when studying ‘Crafts’ at Carmarthen College in West Wales. Hannah lived in Laugharne for many years, raising two small children, sketching and drawing in the fields and woodland and gathering ideas. When her children were ready for school the family moved back north settling in Hebden Bridge.

Hannah launched her first collection of paper cut lamps at the British Craft Trade Fair in 2003 and since then her lamps can be found in many craft galleries around the country.  She opened her shop, Radiance, in 2005 and moved to larger premises five years later and works from her studio nearby.

By amyh |

A cornucopia of crafts at The Ropewalk’s Christmas Art Market

Forty five artists will be lining the corridors of Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk in early December for the traditional two day Christmas Art Market.

A mix of artists who have studios at the Maltkiln Road venue, those who took part in the Insight OIpen Studios weekends and others who have been selected will be selling hand-made gifts and crafts that are ideal for Christmas presents on December 2 and 3. (more…)

By janetuplin |

A Dalek Parade

Over 60 young people took part in this year’s half-term lantern making workshops and produced an array of Dr Who themed lanterns for the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday November 25.

Organised by ST-ART and sponsored by Barton Town Council the parade will start at The Ropewalk at 5pm. All welcome.

By richardhatfield |

Selected Landscape

An exhibition of five painters influenced by the landscape.

Phil Burman
Nick Ellerby
John Martin
Ian Mitchel
Clive Redshaw

By richardhatfield |

Mammal Hands bring their unique sound to Ropery Hall

Mammal Hands, a trio of like-minded musicians who first met in 2012 while busking in Norwich, will be playing at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall in the next couple of weeks.

The three – Nick Smart on piano, brother Jordon Smart on saxophone and Jesse Barrett on drums and percussion – have since then carved out a growing following both here and abroad with their hypnotic fusion of jazz, folk and electronica winning fans from Bonobo and Gilles Peterson to Jamie Cullum. (more…)

By janetuplin |

Alison Read

Alison initially studied Fine Art at Newcastle University specialising in Printmaking before gaining her M.A at Lincoln and has been a professional artist for over ten years.

She specialises in hand made original prints using a variety of methods including linocut, screen print, wood cut and etching.

Having been born into a farming family in rural Lincolnshire, surrounded by animals it was only natural that they became the subject of her artwork. Her prints are quirky, original and full of humour.

She is an industrious printmaker who is able to combine printmaking mediums freely. For her 2015 exhibition at The Ropewalk, Alison set herself the challenge of making 100 prints in 100 days which she amazingly achieved.

She is represented in galleries throughout the country and works from her home studio in Lincoln.

By richardhatfield |