Tag Archives: japanese

rebirth at Art1821: a private view

Saturday 31 July 2010

i received some photographs of the rebirth exhibition at gallery art1821 in the e-post today…. would you care to take a look?


please mind your head on the low beams…


fabulous dogwood sculptures by barbara leaney, referencing the natural environment and the interstellar world…


one of my abstract paintings, the edgescape rost


looking back through the main gallery space; shaun caton’s paintings are on the far wall…


another one of my edgescape paintings, corros, surrounded by two framed works by veronica grassi – note the whitewashed, cobbled wall…


a full-on view of corros; there are surprising similarites in both colour and texture between my work and veronica’s… and more evidence of those cobbledy, flinty walls..


veronica’s work on the other end of the wall; also shown are two small works by sahoko aki

i don’t have a list of works so can’t supply information on medium and titles – there is much more to see in the exhibition; this is just a small snippet…

rebirth: an exhibition celebrating Japanese aesthetic, in collaboration with the Unearthed exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, at the gallery Art 1821 in norwich, from 29 July to 8 September 2010.

the gallery art1821 is situated in the cellar in one of norwich’s finest medieval buildings, augustine steward house in tombland, reputedly built circa 1549.


[image found on flickr]

please visit the Art 1821 website for more information on the rebirth exhibition…

last chance to seetextures, traces & elements at beyond the image gallery – the exhibition closes at 4pm on sunday 1st august 2010…

coming up: the 11th annual Artworks exhibition at blackthorpe barns, 11 September to 3 October 2010 … and guess what, i will be hanging my work on yet another medieval flint wall…

Artworks is an established group of thirty professional East Anglian visual artists, with the environment and mankind’s impact on it as the broad theme of the 11th Annual exhibition…

rebirth: an exhibition

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Rebirth: An ancient culture and philosophy revisited; rediscovered; revitalised; readdressed and remade.

Rebirth, curated by Lorraine Cooke, is an exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Art inspired by Ancient Jomon culture and Japanese aesthetic, in collaboration with the Unearthed exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

The Rebirth exhibition features artworks by Sahoko Aki, Megumi Baba, Shaun Caton, Veronica Grassi, Jazz Green, Tsunaki Kuwashima, Barbara Leaney and Keika Sako. Rebirth, the exhibition, at gallery Art 1821, runs from 29th July to 8 September 2010.

The gallery Art 1821 has a strong curatorial ethos and shows contemporary art by established and emerging artists. Together with exhibitions of new work, the gallery has works for sale by established artists from previous generations. Works by Piranesi, Fernand Leger, Prunella Clough, William Scott and Jamini Roy sit alongside works by established living artists such as Maurice Cockerill, Eric Fischl, Laxma Goud and Colin Self.

i like the linking curatorial concepts behind unearthed and rebirth – as something re-discovered, re-visited, re-contextualised, re-vitalised… i have three large paintings in this exhibition.

i have also been pondering on (the year) 1821 – it was the year Baudelaire was born, and also the year that Keats died…

UPDATE: see some gallery pictures of the rebirth exhibition here…

last chance to see… the NCA 2010 (Norfolk Contemporary Art) exhibition closes at 6pm 21 July 2010