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cut open art exhibition

Saturday 1 December 2012

last weekend i submitted two ‘abstract’ paintings for The Cut Open 2012 art exhibition…

the handing-in day was very busy and it was very nice to meet & chat with some artists i know. i have not entered work into this annual show before and i am looking forward to visiting the exhibition at the cut arts centre next week.

the ‘cut  open 2012’ art exhibition opens on tuesday 4th december 2012, and continues to saturday 22nd december 2012.


About The Cut (from their website)

The Cut is located in an imposing former maltings building in the Suffolk market town of Halesworth in the heart of the Blyth Valley, a few miles inland from the popular East coast resort of Southwold.

The Cut is a lively community arts venue which offers Halesworth and the surrounding area a cultural mix of arts, from live music, theatre, dance, comedy and cinema, to leisure classes, training workshops and art exhibitions.

The Cut Open Art Exhibition 2012

Tuesday 4th December – Saturday 22nd December 2012

The Cut
New Cut
IP19 8BY

ad libitum exhibition at the apex gallery

Sunday 28 October 2012

news on a new exhibition…

ad libitum art exhibition - apex gallery - bury st edmunds

[ad libitum art exhibition]

Ad Libitum is a term which refers to a personal approach to the interpretation of a musical score (at will, as one pleases). Ten leading East Anglian artists, who belong to the Artworks group, have been given a “free hand” to exhibit work that is typical of their style. The artworks in the Ad Libitum exhibition includes landscapes and abstracts in a range of media.

Ad Libitum includes work by: Mike Ashley, Gillian Crossley-Holland, Helen Dougall, Helen Du Feu, Janet French, Jazz Green, Eleonora Knowland, Marianne Koby-Johnson, Katie Millard, Gabrielle Stoddart.

Ad Libitum

29 October – 28 November 2012

Apex Gallery
Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3BA (SatNav)

Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm

Designed by Hopkins architects, The Apex opened in October 2010 as a brand new, purpose-built music and entertainment venue in the Eastern region. The Apex Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

the apex gallery art exhibition bury st edmunds suffolk

[ad libitum art exhibition in apex gallery]

Art on display in the Apex Gallery often relates to the broad theme of music in its many forms, and exhibitions change on a monthly basis. For further details on the Ad Libitum art exhibition please contact the Gallery Director, Cate Hadley, on 01284 758118 or email cate.hadley@theapex.co.uk

would you buy this painting?

Monday 17 September 2012

water surface abstract painting, the constant flow of water, currents, tides, waves, crashing, drowning

[untitled water painting, acrylic on linen, 20cm x 20cm]

dear reader, would you buy this painting? it’s never been in a gallery or an exhibition (it has no picture frame) and it’s very unlikely to be. i seem to have a lot of paintings (or works) like this – many things started, but never really finished. if i add up the work i haven’t really finished to the other work which i think is done, then the work soon mounts up…

river water painting, intriguing surface patterns, depth, flow and force of water

so what is it with this imagined water surface? i always tell myself not to use philosophy to express a thought which i would never have entertained myself, so to paraphrase Nietzsche, the higher you fly the smaller you will look to those on the ground, is an idle thought which seems relevant to this feeling of uncertainty, a conflict or contradiction, between what you want and what you get by doing something…

fast water flowing, painting, thinly layered washes and moving pools of colour, painted from memory

within the perceived depths of water (rather than the sky) perhaps it is the counterpoint to thinking that, being above and yet below, in the ebb and the flow, but what do i know..?..

the element of water, the high seas, the oceans, ships and shorelines, rivers and ports, a significant part of family history, and then making a small connection…

it is not the river that influenced this small painting; it could be the weather, the rain, the floods, the seashore and the waves. perhaps it is an ocean (in the shade of blue), and where there is an ocean there is also the air and the big blue sky, but sometimes clouds, or storms, forming and dispersing, influencing, mirroring, moving, from one element into another…

anyhow, it’s just a thought…

[see also: on the surface, water paintings]