A visit to the ‘Art Deco by the Sea’ exhibition

Art Deco by the Sea

Art Deco by the Sea

It was a wet and blustery day for our visit, so we were relieved to reach the shelter of the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich. A quick coffee, then we joined the 12 pm guided tour of the Art Deco By the Sea exhibition. Our guide was so knowledgeable and dedicated, almost losing her voice but she valiantly soldiered on.  She was quite happy for us to dip in and out of the tour as we walked round.

There was something for everyone really…. paintings, furniture, pottery and textiles, all beautifully staged and curated.

Solo Exhibition Sue Welfare

Local Artist and Printmaker, Sue Welfare, will be exhibiting her work at Welney Wetlands Trust from 1st March 2020 until April 30th 2020

Sue’s work – primarily consisting of limited edition linocuts – is inspired by the Norfolk landscape and its diverse wildlife.

Helen Breach, On my Own

‘Fortissimo’ oil on canvas

‘Fortissimo’ oil on canvas

Solo Exhibition at The Theatre Royal, Norwich

26 March – 22 May 2020

Artworks that convey intense emotion through simple forms and bright colours.  
Inspired by sound and movement, this exhibition of entirely new works by Helen Breach oscillate between figurative and abstract.

Society of Graphic Fine Art

99th Annual Open Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London.

Les Williams, a WNAA member is also President of the Society of Graphic Fine Arts, who are the only national society dedicated to promoting drawing in all mediums in traditional and contemporary formats.

Anyone with an interest in drawing is invited to enter for selection at the UK’s premier gallery space.’

Follow up, “Why Do We Paint?”

Roger Julien Dufour, Veuve de l'île de Sein (Widow of the Isle of Sein)

Roger Julien Dufour, Veuve de l’île de Sein (Widow of the Isle of Sein)

Following on from my question “Why do we paint?” in December’s Update, I have carried out further research via the internet [technology can have its rewarding side!] into the source of the tiny print, which was hanging on a cafe wall in Ireland, and so inspired me 22 years ago. It has thrown up some very interesting information, and posed yet more questions.

Small Barn Gallery

New FishTo start 2020, I will be opening my small gallery in Holme Hale for three days-
February 14th,15th,16th, from 10am – 4pm daily.
New work will be on display including fish, woodturning, cards etc. Also, many original paintings will be reduced by 20%.
Tel. 01760 447478 or e-mail hollick.art@tinyworld.co.uk for more information if needed.
Happy New Year!
Christopher Hollick

Artfolk of Norfolk

A group of 6 WNAA members have been selected to stage an exhibition at the West Acre theatre from 9th March – 4th May 2020.
Selected for their extraordinary talents, these award-winning artists shine out within their own media that includes jewellery & digital art, lino printing, acrylics, pastels, watercolours and oils.

Antony Gormley Exhibition At The Royal Academy

Antony Gormley, Subject II, 2019. 10 mm square section mild steel bar, 189 x 51.5 x 37.5 cm. © the Artist. Photo: David Parry / © Royal Academy of Arts

Antony Gormley, Subject II, 2019. 10 mm square section mild steel bar, 189 x 51.5 x 37.5 cm. © the Artist. Photo: David Parry / © Royal Academy of Arts

This exhibition had a profound effect on me – I found it inspirational and am so impressed with this man.

Antony Gormley is described as an internationally renowned sculptor. In my mind he is much more than that. Having visited this exhibition I would describe him also as a visionary, philosopher, architect, and engineer.

Why Do We Paint?

My own version of ‘A Hopeless Dawn’

My own version of ‘A Hopeless Dawn’

The reason will often be apparent in the work you produce. For instance, artists will create portraits of pets that are no longer with us. Portrait painters work to a commission. Many paint for the sheer pleasure of creating something visual. Painting is also ideal therapy.
 It can take you completely away from ‘ life’s many problems ‘ for a while. Every time you pick up a brush or pencil, do you stop to consider why you are doing this? A professional artist will paint for money, and that has a marked effect on what and why they paint a particular subject.