100 banners in black, red and white on cotton and hessian form an installation at Ely Cathedral throughout February. Some are painted, others appliquéd, printed or embroidered. The banners hang from a four sided bamboo constructed platform on 3 levels in an airy cascade. Of the 17 artists who are members of Ouse Life Cambridgeshire, WNAA artist Ann Froshaug painted 7 of the 100 banners. There are also pictures around the walls of the beautiful side chapel. The range of work is gruelling and moving and lovely, well worth a visit.
The Norwich County Council is working on an initiative to “encourage creativity in arts subjects and support young people in their aspirations, break down barriers and raise standards.” To this purpose the first ever Norfolk Sixth Forms and Colleges Art Competition was conceived. The touring exhibition of works selected by Norwich University of the Arts has already been in Norwich and Holkham Hall.
Ali is a Lebanese artist with an international reputation.
The exhibition of painting and sculpture will be the first that Ali Atrissi has had in the UK and will feature some works that have been previously exhibited in the Russian Cultural Centre in Beirut.
‘A CHATTERING MELANGE’ Is Tony Bellars’ third solo show at Greyfriars Art Space. Open from 10am-4pm from Saturday 24 February until 10 March (Closed Sunday), ‘Chattering Melange’ refers to a mixture of subjects displayed thematically. With new pieces and a few favourites, the exhibition should delight everyone with its quirky humour and colourful pallet.
Member Alison D’Oyley has a forthcoming exhibition ‘Drawn by Nature’ to include drawings, watercolours and original limited edition silkscreen and linocut prints. Alison’s work is inspired by nature’s networks and grids, for example insect wings or winter trees, and also reflections and shadows – beautiful but ephemeral.
‘Ways of Seeing’ – open until Sat. 4 November
– a mixed media exhibition by Ann Froshaug, Stina Burger and Kathy Cossins,