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Helga Joergens

Interview with Cultural Dose

Prepare to delve into the mesmerizing realm of Helga Joergens’ artistic journey as she shares her inspirations and creative process in an interview with Cultural Dose as she features on our Spring 24 cover. From the enchanting allure of Salvador Dalí’s surreal landscapes to the profound impact of her academic studies, Joergens offers a captivating glimpse into the genesis of her extraordinary artistry. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of her imagination, where every stroke of the brush beckons us into a world where reality and dreams converge with breathtaking beauty.

Alone Again, I

Michelle Louise Carter

Open 10.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 30 March to Sunday 7 April
at West Acre Gallery

‘Visitors will no doubt be interrogated to varied degrees’
The spring sun is shining on Abbey Farm as we wake from our winter slumber to launch ‘Alone Again, I’ – West Acre Gallery’s first exhibition of 2024.

The Babel Project

Babel segment

The Babel Project, is an international print exhibition currently in The Gallery Ratamo, Finland. Ratamo Gallery is a printing and photography hub in the town of Jyvaskyla, three hours train journey north from Helsinki.

Forty print studios from nineteen countries were allocated sections of Peter Breughel’s painting ‘The Great Tower of Babel’ to interpret. A total of 335 printmakers were involved.

Going Wild at Hever Castle

I was thrilled to be invited as a ‘wild card’ on Landscape Artist of the Year and recently spent a wonderful day at Hever Castle in Kent, where they were filming one of the programmes for the next series. If you keep an eye out on Sky Arts in January 2024 you might catch a glimpse of me! I later discovered that Louise Stebbing had been there the day before, working on a print in one of the pods.

“God in A Pod” (not my words! ) 20th June 2023 Hever Castle

I think I applied for Sky Landscape Artist of the Year to try and improve on the effort I made in 2016 at the Stowe heat.  To complete a multi colour reduction linocut in just 4 hours.

Arriving at Hever Castle at 7am just as the thunderstorm broke overhead, thunder lightning and torrential rain was not how I was hoping to start the day – but at least I was one of the lucky 8 pod artists who could sit it out on the double decker bus enjoying the provided coffee and breakfast.