As some of you will know, Margaret and I spent three weeks touring Sri Lanka in February, a nice break from the icy blast of winter here in West Norfolk. Before we left, Esther asked us to “look out for some art, that could make a piece for Update!” Actually, like all Asian countries, Sri Lanka has a huge tradition of sculpture and painting, stretching back over the centuries, much of it religious based.
100 works by 56 artists were exhibited by the West Norfolk Artists Association at Thornham Village Hall from 30 March to 2 April 2018. Here are a few impressions:
The exhibition, Plaster, Parquet & Pillars, will run from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st April, open every day from 12 noon until 4pm, at the Fermoy Gallery in the Arts Centre complex in King Street.
Now showing as part of the Wiveton Cafe 2018 Collection, these 23 paintings feature in oil on board and gouache and distempera on paper show landscapes from the wonderful stretches of colour found in the farmlands of the Fens; crops of cabbages, daffodils, leeks and beans, potatoes and mustard in flower seed and the extraordinarily beautiful skies.
SATURDAY 14TH APRIL 2018
HINDOLVESTON VILLAGE HALL NR20 5DD
10 am to 4 pm
Learn how to create a simple fabric appliqué with hand stitch. Based on traditional Broderie Perse this workshop uses commercially printed fabrics to create a small floral panel. It is suitable for beginners or experienced stitchers, using simple methods of cutting, bonding and hand stitching.