My practice rotates around the notion of change and the processes involved in change. My work often uses moving image, and multiple viewpoints to record a process. I make use of technology in a ‘low tech’ way, using mobile phones and cheap recording equipment to create work. I also use more traditional materials; canvas and paint, paper and crayons. I particularly enjoy working with non-artists in a non-arts environment.
Easterly Artists formed in 2018 as a mutually supportive group, to promote the practice of local visual artists and encourage awareness and appreciation of their work. Members are all practising artists living and/or working within a 20-mile radius of Ness Point, the most easterly part of the UK. The group encompasses work across a range of media from oil paints to drawing, printmaking to ceramics and artistic wood-turning to sculptural assemblages using found objects.
On 25th April, Suffolk Poetry Society and Inside Out Poets present Poetry Soup.
“Light verse for dark times.”
A selection of humorous, insightful and inspiring poems served with a mug of delicious soup.
Saturday 25th April, 12 – 2pm
The Avenue Theatre, Gippeswyk Ave, Ipswich, IP2 9AF
Email [email protected] to reserve your ticket. Tickets also available on the door, subject to availability.
If you feel that the world today could do with more of the insights that poetry can bring, if you read it, write it, would like to write it but don’t know where to start, if you want a place where your voice might be heard, or if you simply love the stuff, then think about joining us – Suffolk Poetry Society. You’ll find a friendly community based on a shared passion and an inclusive programme that will meet your needs, wherever you are on your poetry journey.
Are you interested in sharing your poetry with others? Do you like listening to poetry? Would you like to find constructive criticism for the poetry you write? Would you like to participate in a wide range of Suffolk events with poetry at their heart? Suffolk Poetry Society is the place for you. This thriving group offers a warm welcome to poets and poetry lovers.
A talk series from Tanya Harrington
This monthly talk series on the fourth Thursday of each month, continues at cosy Mettingham Village Hall. The theme is ‘The History of Portraiture’ and looks at the Northern Renaissance, when artists strove for naturalism and detail, made achievable with new developments in oil technique – and yet these portraits are infused with a religious and sacred mood which speaks of the past.
Our next session is from 10.30am – 12.45pm on Thursday 27th February
Entry £10 (£5 for carers and under 18’s)
Designed as stand alone talks. All are welcome. Sessions include a 20 minute break for refreshments at the tea rooms just down the road.
Find out more at TanyaHarringtonTalks.co.uk
Eating al fresco might not be on the menu this week between Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, but we’re collaborating with Beccles Town Council to install BBQ stands along Beccles Quay for sunny outdoor picnic days.
Beccles Town Council have been concerned that people are using disposable BBQ trays at the Quay and thereby burning the grassed areas. To stop this happening the Council wishes to install three stands on which to place the disposable BBQ trays and thus reduce damage to the grass. The commission is open to W&BA members to submit their design ideas for the permanent stands which can withstand all weathers, including storms and potential flooding, and be used by the public to hold their disposable BBQs.
The idea for the commission was sparked by Cllr Christine Wheeler whose attention had been brought to the scorched grass left by people using the Quay area for disposable BBQs. This poses a risk and has a negative impact on the surrounding habitat, so she thought that permanent stands would limit the damage to the site, whilst also encouraging visitors to enjoy the space for picnics.
The Beccles Quay has boat mooring, access to nearby marsh trails, picnic benches and a children’s play area, making it popular with visitors on boats, as well as cross country running, walking or organised wild swimming events. The Quay has also hosted fun fairs and music festivals previously. The BBQ stand commission asks that the artists bring in inspiration from the Beccles Quay and town, to make it distinctly ‘Beccles’ in its look and/or materials. We envisage that the 3 stands could potentially have 3 different designs from 3 artists.
If you’d like to apply or find out more about the brief, take a look at our Opportunities page.
We are very grateful to Beccles Town Council and Cllr Christine Wheeler for inviting W&BA artists to submit ideas for this public art commission. The deadline for proposals is Thursday 30th April.
BBQ Stand Brief
When deciding on the successful design, both attractiveness and cost will be taken into consideration. Your design must be:
- Fit for purpose – the stands must be weather-durable and able to withstand any flooding which may occur around their base.
- Complementary to the environment – the Town Council has declared a Climate Emergency so would wish the stands to fit with this principle. (The Council is aware that BBQs are not environmentally friendly but consider that using stands is more appropriate than allowing the grass to be burned. We also recommend that those wishing to use the BBQ stands to source FSC approved UK charcoal).
- Embedded into the ground
- Brickwork as a base.
- Reflect the persona of Beccles Quay and its environs.
- Safe to use.
- The disposable BBQ trays are 24.5 cms wide and 31 cms long. The flat base of the stand must accommodate two trays sitting side by side width ways. It should also be at least 31 cms deep.
- The stands should be set at a workable height, approximately a metre. (There are standard BBQ stands at Loddon Quay which will give an indication of an appropriate height)
- The brick bases should be 1.5 to 2 metres square.
Design submissions with a fully costed budget should be made by 30th April 2020 to the Town Clerk, Beccles Town Hall, The Walk, Beccles, NR34 9AJ
Featured image from TourSuffolk.co.uk