On Monday 20th September, I should have been going to London for the re-opening of my Mother’s old Dancing School in south east London, which had been bought and restored by some of the Stars from Strictly. Unfortunately, it was cancelled due to covid restrictions, so instead of getting a refund on my train ticket, I decided to go to Kensington Gardens and take a look at the Van Gogh Alive exhibition.
There are over 260 studios and schools taking part. WNAA members Esther Boehm, Helen Breach, Helga Joergens, Barbara King, David Lendrum, Michele Summers, Sue Welfare, Les Williams, Janette Williams will be opening their doors. All details, including studio opening dates, artist events and workshops as well as Preview Exhibitions, will be published at https://norfolkstudios.org.uk/
Local artist and WNAA member Alison D’Oyley has an Exhibition at NWT Cley Marshes Visitor Centre from Wednesday 13 October to Tuesday 26 October, 2021.
Alison is a North Norfolk artist inspired by wildlife. Using mainly pen & watercolour, linocut and silkscreen prints in her work, individually or often combined. Also a member of local group Links & Layers and IEAA (prov).
The Cley Exhibition this year had been delayed due to the Covid Crisis – this enabled some artists to explore their ideas and creativity in a much more extreme imaginative way. Most notable were Martin Battye with his massive abstract paintings and Esther Boehm with ‘Ether’ an installation of great magnitude and sensitivity to the space, i.e. St Margarets at Cley.
Esther Boehm’s ‘Ether’ is a stunning work. Immediately visible on entering the church of St Margaret of Antioch at Cley, its repeated forms are both separate and work as a composite whole. White, suspended in the air above the baptismal font and above the tombstone of Francis Neale Gent (1711); in front of the magnificent west window, catching every nuance of light on and through the fluctuating sheen texture of each form. This maximises both visibility and the symbolic purity of white. Sometimes it even reflects the stone structure of the cinquefoil and arch of the window behind.
September 17th -19th
Thornham Village Hall
We would like to welcome you to our annual exhibition at Thornham Village Hall.
At Art 21 we are a group of friends who meet weekly in the Norfolk village of Dersingham. We have a mixture of both professional and amateur artists. Several of the group are also active members of the West Norfolk Artists Association and contribute to other open exhibitions.
The North Norfolk Exhibition Project celebrates their 20th anniversary with
not in or to anyplace, not anywhere – nowhere is now here
Exhibition dates: 1 July to 1 August 2021
I love nature. We really are blessed with the abundance of flora and fauna we have around us here in Norfolk. From the deer roaming the parklands at Holkham, to the humble but beautiful house sparrows comically arguing on your bird feeders. I am lucky in that my house faces out towards an open field, and at the time of writing, there are many hares playing and boxing out there – they are so much fun to watch.