Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Hague, Piet Mondrian and the Mauritshuis

Piet Mondrian
Composition with red, black, yellow, blue and grey. 1921

The Hague:
• Home of King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima.
• Residence Huis ten Bosch.
• Seat of the Cabinet of the Netherlands. (tweedekamer)
• International Court of Justice.

In mid-September I visited The Hague; the purpose of my visit “Discovering Mondrian” an exhibition at the Gemeentmuseum in the city. The Gemeentemuseum houses and owns the largest and best collection of Mondrian’s’ in the world.

As a devotee of Mondrian’s oeuvre and a fascination in his unique journey from being a very competent landscape painter to the very modern abstract art for which he is better known today.


Greyfriars Art Space first began in February 2008, when Jill North, with a group of B.A. Fine Art students, based at the College of West Anglia, decided that there was no affordable space in Kings Lynn for emerging young artists to show their work. Jill was able to purchase the property at 43 St James Street, and together with friends transformed it into the attractive small gallery we know today.

Only One Of Its Kind

Colin with Ivan Potter radio operator and air gunner on Wellingtons.

60ft Wellington Bomber Aircraft Mural

Saturday 30th September 2017 at 1500hrs. The day The Wellington Wall Mural was unveiled.

On Friday morning 29th September, Forces TV arrived to film and interview the owners of The Wellington pub at Feltwell, Mr Mrs Samuels and also the artist Colin Mason from the Arts Lounge Gallery in Swaffham. The interview and film of the mural went out on Forces TV News on Saturday 30th September and Monday 1st October.

November News from Greyfriars Art Space……..

‘Ways of Seeing’ – open until Sat. 4 November

– a mixed media exhibition by Ann Froshaug, Stina Burger and Kathy Cossins,

Children of the World now at Soul Café in Kings Lynn

I have been invited by the Soul Cafe in Tower Street Kings Lynn to repeat/continue my exhibition for Children in Need for the month of November.

For anyone who missed my exhibition in Watton and finds themselves in Kings Lynn during November, the paintings are hanging in the Soul Cafe in Tower Street, (near the Majestic Cinema) and that I am raffling one of the pictures, and also 25% of all sales will go to Children in Need.

A Thriving Art Community in Dersingham

Gruinard Bay Scotland
by Jo Halpin Jones

The Dersingham Art Trail has grown to include fourteen members, who are putting the final touches to work for their seventh pre-Christmas event. Nine studios will open to display the work of Jill Illett (paintings); Liz Stockley, Carole Brookfield, Neil Adams and Patrick Preston (paintings); Stephen Martyn (paintings); Marty Griffin (paintings) and Trudi Griffin (cards); Val Anckorn (paintings and candles); Julia Quance (paintings); June Mullarkey (pottery) and Ben Mullarkey (paintings); and Jo Halpin Jones (photography and digital restoration) and Janet Martin (creates artworks with fused glass).

Awards, events and mothers and daughters at GroundWork Gallery

one daughter    one mother

Congratulations to the GroundWork Gallery for receiving the prestigious Nick Reeves Award –  also congratulations to Hanna Tuulikki and Tony Foster, who were specially commended.

The wonderful Pivotal event for November 25 is newly announced – a treat for artists and writers – and like Gina Glover and Jessica Rayner, exhibitors in Fire and Ice – it features a mother-and-daughter creative pair.

You missed it!

Back View
by Helen Breach

On her first attempt to be selected for the Annual exhibition of  the Institute of East Anglia Artists, Helen Breach was successful with one painting.  Helen’s painting ‘Back View’ marked a return to oil paints, a media she hasn’t used for many years.  Unfortunately, the exhibition, held at Picturecraft in Holt, has now finished (it was on from 20th – 31st October) – you’ve just missed it!

The Institute of East Anglia Artists has a completely different organisational ethos to the West Norfolk Artists. To become a member of the IEA, artists need to have work selected for IEA exhibitions on more than one occasion, from which point they can be nominated for Provisional Membership.

New Government Consultation on Sales of Ivory in the UK

The Government has just launched a new consultation on sales of ivory in the UK, which will run until 29 December.

Many highly respected galleries feel totally in favour of a ban on the movement and trading of ivory dating from the last 30 years, but believe that anything made partly or wholly from ivory over 30 years ago should be granted immunity provided it has the requisite CITES permit.