Craftco exhibition this November.
Recently an edit of my ‘Project Unseen’ was included in a virtual exhibition curated by Duke University, USA. This attracted the attention of undergraduates in China who were curating a live environmental art exhibition in Shanghai. Regretfully this indoor show was cancelled due to Covid but the undergraduates persisted and artwork was exhibited at an outside Art Fair. They organised the printing of one of my images to be included.
I wrote up the story to emphasis the need for collaboration not only with nature but with each other as we move towards COP26, Glasgow next month. .. a conference which, as John Kerry sais, ‘ is the best hope for the world’.
I tell the story of this one picture and offer hope in advance of COP26. I was delighted my essay has been published by Climate Cultures. Please follow the link below to peruse.
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Our walking group met Dean by Lowestoft old Town Hall in the pouring rain. One or two were dressed for the weather in sou‘westers and wellies!
Dean began by setting the context: here on the site where we stood, the old Town Hall no longer used, is covered in large colourful words created by local children, inspired by Dean in workshops he’d led at their school. Dean recently wrote and produced a play Pearls from The Grit and a published the book The Grit – the story of Lowestoft’s Beach Village, these both tell all about the area we were setting out to explore.
An exhibition of recent paintings. The Cut, Halesworth October 2021.
Alan is a pre-eminent Abstract British painter, now in his 82nd year, he is at his peak of artistic maturity. Steven Walker is an emerging abstract painter fully committed to discovering what abstract painting means to him.
The nature of both artists reveal commonalities such as: to be always beginning, being direct, an emphasis is placed on making a statement. The works are made in the moment. They bristle, are luminous and effervescent. The colourful gestures have a deliberately confrontational nature, but secrets remain, requiring sustained and repeated viewing. To say the paint flows is an understatement — the colour and fluidity merge together and describe that ineffable quality the paint can have when it is both relaxed and controlled. Alan’s paintings are architecturally specific constructs in a primacy of immediate colour responses.
Exhibition opens 12 October in the Malt Room Gallery and Concourse.
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.
My Tutu Went AWOL tells how being overheard practising Schubert in an Aldeburgh police lock up led the author to a royal concert on H.M.S. Victory and then to a misguided tour dancing the Sugar Plum on UK military bases around the warzones of Iraq and Afghanistan.
‘Holding tent overnight in Basra. Got told off by the Sergeant Major for drying my ballet tights on the anti-blast wall. “This is my beautifully administered camp, sunshine. Not a wash to wear for a west end Wendy”.
What was that noise?
Camels going through the bins?
No, actually, it’s ack ack ack ack ack. Ack. Ack…doof! Where’s the nearest hard cover for an insurgency attack again?’
As heard on BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live, Woman’s Hour, Loose Ends and Midweek.
‘Only the divinely unique Iestyn Edwards could be in a tutu in war-zones and write about it so perfectly. Fascinating, moving and completely hilarious.’ Miranda Hart
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‘Extremely funny – and fascinating. An enchanting and unlikely mixture of showbiz memoir, war reportage and bromantic comedy.’ ***** Piers Torday
After eighteen months when live music across East Anglia was all but silenced, Pakefield Singers can look back with satisfaction at what they were able to achieve. Now they can look forward with optimism, to inviting you to an exciting concert on November 13th!
Under the expert leadership of their indefatigable conductor, Vetta Wise, Pakefield Singers continued to meet throughout the pandemic, either online or face-to-face (when that was allowed) This concert follows their well-received outdoor ‘” return” performance in July 2021, when the choir performed old favourites, as well as some new pieces learnt in lockdown.
Mozart’s iconic and poignant Requiem is a fitting choice as we journey through the pandemic, and is paired with his serene and uplifting Laudate Dominum. We are delighted that the venue is the beautiful St Mary’s Church, Halesworth, where we were about to perform when Lockdown intervened!
Saturday 13th November – Mozart’s Requiem 7.30pm – St Mary’s Church, Halesworth IP198LL
Performed by Pakefield Singers, with conductor Vetta Wise, organist Tim Patient and soloists.
Tickets – £10 (age 16 and under free) From – The Halesworth Bookshop 42 Thoroughfare, ‘Take Note Music’ Grove Road, Lowestoft, and on the door.
Unreserved seating. No interval. www.pakefieldsingers.com
Mill Street Studios held two print workshops in the Summer and Autumn of 2021, which were run by Fine Artist and Printmaker, Catherine Greenwood who has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in printmaking and was an inspiration to all in her printmaking. We were able to learn and gain printmaking skills throughout the two-day workshop in hard and soft ground etching and collagraphy.
The second workshop was an Aquatint course lead by Fine Artist and Printmaker, David Stubbs, and was an introduction to aquatints over two days. This was truly inspirational and has given us more possibilities of what can be achieved with aquatint in several ways with our newly purchased aquatint box.
The next workshops will be on the 11th and 12th of December in 2021 and will include a one-day ‘Refresher course in Etching’ and a one-day ‘Aquatints Part II’, following on from our Aquatint course in September 2021. Please do email directly for more information on these two courses and to reserve your place, dates to be confirmed in late 2021.
Alternatively if you are a practising artist and printmaker and want to start on an edition or work on a current plate, please email direct to book an Induction prior to using the printmaking studios with 24 hour access. Please email Caro at firstname.lastname@example.org