Author Archives: Esther Boehm

Groundbreaking Sculpture

Fisheater, Lynn Chadwick, 1951

Figure Totem Beast: Sculpture in Britain in the 1950s is the name of a current exhibition at Tate Britain. It is noteworthy because the sculptures were made in the time after the Second World War where a growing optimism of a more humane society was contrasted with the fears of nuclear development in the Cold War. These opposing elements are explored through pieces in isolation, with couples or in groups. The pieces are dynamic and full of energy.

December News from Greyfriars Art Space……

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BIZARRE BAZAAR – open until 8 December

We had a fantastic opening on Saturday at Bizarre Bazaar!!  Such a lovely atmosphere, with loads of visitors and lots of sales!! 
New stock is arriving daily, so do pop along to Greyfriars to take a look at the wonderful unique, handmade goods made by local artists – perfect for special gifts for Xmas.

Christmas Pop Up Shop

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Showcasing Artists, Makers and Traders
from the Eastern Area

5-17 December (closed on the 11th)
10am-4pm

Jacqueline Bright and Thelma Chambers will be among the 16 suppliers exhibiting paintings, pottery, jewellery, print, bags, christmas decorations, mosaics etc etc

Christmas Arts and Crafts

Christmas is not far away and the Christmas Art and Craft exhibition is well underway in the Arts Lounge Gallery.

Lovely metal clay jewellery by member Sally Grice is on display. There are some very feminine delicate pieces as well as some lovely chunky rustic textured pieces suitable for and something men may prefer, but can be worn by anyone of course.

Two Visits to Sainsbury Centre

“Helen and I enjoyed 2 separate visits to the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich UEA. The most recent being Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) exhibition which started 13th October to the 24th February 2019. Elizabeth Frink we hadn’t come across before but a most original artist living a Bohemian life in the 1950s and dedicated to her sculpture work, this relating to the horrors of the Second World War. The combination of human and animal sculptures were quite unnerving and fascinating at the same time.

EAAArly Christmas Fair

East Anglian Air Ambulance are holding their annual Christmas Fair in “The Barn” Knight’s Hill Hotel on Thursday 8th November 2018 from 11am to 6pm.

A fantastic range of stall holders including jewellry, hand made cards, soft furnishing, turned wood and sweet treats!
EAAA will also be holding a fewstive stall!