i was invited to contribute some of my work to an exhibition entitled ‘Little Gems’, which has been organised by the HWAT Art Collective in collaboration with the International Mini-Prints touring exhibition – aka The 36th Mini Print International of Cadaqués 2016 – at Wingfield Barns in Suffolk.
the International Mini-Prints touring exhibition was established in 1981, and the website includes an archive of previous exhibitions and participants, which provides an excellent overview of prints and printmaking (the images might take a long time to download on a mobile device).
the exhibition at wingfield quietly demonstrates the craft and creativity in genuine ‘hands-on’ printmaking, a world away from reproduction gicleés (posters and cards) which are often marketed as ‘fine art’ prints. many of the diminutive, charming and exquisite prints on show at wingfield have already sold, but there will be some ‘hidden gems’…
my painting/collage in the adjoining ‘Little Gems‘ exhibition exactly matches the size constraints of the Mini-Prints International, as it is under 10cm square within a frame 18cm x 18cm. see ‘Little House’ [above].
sad to see the village inn (the de la pole arms, across from the church) has closed. nearby is wingfield college and the remains of a castle.
Little Gems / International MiniPrints of Cadaqués 2016
Friday 12 August – Sunday 11 September 2017
**Wingfield Barns is open wednesday to sunday from 11am to 4pm.The café is open thursday to sunday, but closes on sunday 28 August, after which self-service tea and & coffee will be available in the main gallery.
i will be showing some new work at the cork brick gallery in april.
[back to collage, new works in progress]
the spring exhibition opens on friday and continues to the end of april 2016. friday evening is also the book launch event for a wonderful children’s storybook – Dara, the wild rabbit that lived with humans, written by Keshar Whitelock, with marvellous illustrations by Dee Nickerson.
the original pen & ink drawings will be on display at the gallery and they will all be for sale (as will signed copies of the book). dee will also being showing a selection of new paintings.
all the paintings and drawings in the exhibition can be viewed on the website, with the option to buy artwork online via telephone. visit cork brick gallery website for more information.
[cork brick gallery spring exhibition card]
Cork Brick Gallery Spring Exhibition: Dee Nickerson – Jazz Green – Book launch “DARA” by Keshar Whitelock
Cork Brick Gallery & Antiques
minimalist mixed media mini-artwork, from the mysterious way of natural deterioration and decay, as observed from day to day, around my way, anyway…
[painting and collage on card, 22-23 march 2014]
dear reader, i created some more ‘art on a postcard’ for another fundraising art event, a mystery mini-artworks exhibition at the delightful fisher theatre in bungay, suffolk. note: it’s pronounced bun-ghee, not bun-gay, nearly rhymes with fungi. unrelatedly, i’ve seen wild fungi growing near bungay [could be a poem in the making!].
i can reveal i created this postcard for hwat‘s mystery mini-art exhibition because yesterday someone told me it had sold to a mystery buyer, which was very nice to hear (it’s all for a good cause). all the ‘mystery’ artworks are £25 and all sales proceeds will support hwat in its tenth anniversary year.
p.s. i haven’t seen any of the mini artwork postcards on show yet, otherwise i’d include a picture of the exhibition, which is in the fisher theatre’s bar/café, from 7 – 20 April 2014, open monday to saturday 10am-3pm, and from 6pm on evenings when there are music gigs, plays or films showing.