Presented by Carre Gallery and Lincolnshire Pride Magazine

 

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The Carre Gallery summer show in partnership with Lincolnshire Pride Magazine. An exhibition of art in various media including oils, watercolours, pastels, drawings, mixed media and textiles.

Three prizes will be awarded; The Lincolnshire Pride Award, The Carre Gallery Award and The Directors’ Award. Winners will be announced at the private view on Thursday 04 July and all exhibitors are invited to attend.

Exhibitors: Bob Bradley, Eve Marshall, Mike Weston, Roy Talbot, Malcolm Doughty, Brett Barker, Jess Fuller, Elaine O’Donnell, Rachel Hare, Kim Wooldridge, Sarah Marnier, Carol Bratley, Ronald Feeney and Laura Davies.

Exhibition open 10 am – 4 pm every day (exept Sundays) from 01 July until 27 July inclusive.

UPDATE:

Awards Presentation:

The Awards presentation was held at the gallery on Thursday 04 July.  Rob Davis, Executive Editor from Pride Magazines gave a speech which is reproduced below with permission.

Pride Magazine Award:

“Good lord, you don’t make it easy! Another year and another wonderful selection of artwork in a range of styles, in a range of media.

As always, a wonderful example of the talent right here in the town. Before naming a winner, I’d like to recognise a couple of artists especially as there are a few new artists to the gallery too. One of the nice things about the diversity of art here is the combination of old techniques and new technology.

RoyTalbot_WhatIsThat_600Congratulations to Roy Talbot who has created a trio of artwork – not a triptych, I don’t suppose, as they are three separate pieces instead of one piece of art in three pieces – Decision Time, Together as One and What is That? are three wonderful mono pieces, with lovely execution and a simple black and white palette, created on an iPad or tablet.

The touch screen nature of these devices must, one imagines, keep you in physical contact with your artwork in a way that a mouse just would serve to do. It’s the first artwork that Roy has created, and certainly the first entered into a gallery, and actually I think that’s a really good thing because it not only demonstrates the approachability of the Carre Gallery to all artists, no matter how experienced or otherwise, but it also shows that Roy approaches his work with no preconceptions or prejudices of what’s ‘right.’

I love them visually they’ve a real presence and certainly allow the person viewing them to write their own narrative as to the story behind the piece.

Billy Hare by Rachel HareI’d also like to congratulate Rachel Hare on her pieces, ironically Billy Hare, and Sparky Squirrel. These are mixed media pieces, loads of character, lovely tones in the artwork courtesy of craft paper and other materials. Lots of colour, lots of texture and lots of character. Wonderful, I love them.

Upcylced vintage tool Dragon on a Rock by Brett BrakerBrettBarker_DragonOnARock_Detail_600Ultimately though I have to pick one piece and I’ve chosen Brett Barker’s Upcycled Vintage Tool Dragon on a Rock. If you have a look you’ll be able to pick out the origin of Brett’s creature’s constituent parts. Twisted metal, pliers, metal punches and bradawls. I’ve doubtless misidentified tools – not my strong point – but I haven’t misidentified the work itself if I describe it as talented, unique, eco-friendly given that it’s upcycled, and really imaginative. Really quirky, I love it! I love the patina, the construction, the way it’s mounted and the fact that it’s just so so different!

I’m looking forward to visiting Brett, seeing how his sculptures are made – there’s another in this room too (pictured below – Ed), and I think the idea of taking something old and turning it into something fresh and quirky and new is terrific! Well done!”

Directors’ Award:

Sparky Squirrel by Rachel Hare.

Summer Hedgerow by Eve MarshallEvery year that we have been running the summer exhibition it has been full of works of the highest quality and this year is no exception. There was a lengthy debate amongst the directors’ award panel, as there should be, but it was surprising how entrenched they were in their opinions this year. It is to that end that they would like to give mentions to Eve Marshall for “Summer Hedgerows” and Laura Davies for “Early one Morning”. However, this year’s winner is “Sparky Squirrel” by Rachel Hare. In a competition with such a variety of other styles and media it is unavoidable that a choice of winner becomes somewhat subjective but “Sparky Squirrel” appealed in terms of the subject, its representation and the visual and textural quality added with use of mixed media.

Early One Morning by Laura Davies

Gallery Award:

Together As One by Roy TalbotOur Summer Show may not be as large as the Royal Academy’s but we have a good variety of media, styles and subjects to be proud of. Thank you to all our artists who have brought in their work. This year the Gallery Award goes to a new artist with a new medium which uses technology to create storytelling images showing movement, energy and drama. The Gallery choice for this year is ‘Together As One’ by Roy Talbot.

Carre Gallery would like to thank Rob Davis and Pride Magazines for their continued support of the Summer Open Exhibition.  Also, thank you to all artists who entered work and congratulations to our prizewinners.

Plesiosaurus Sculpture on Glass base by Brett Barker

Images from the top:  Exhibition view; What is that? (digital art) by Roy Talbot; Billy Hare (mixed) by Rachel Hare; Upcycled Vintage Tool Dragon on a Rock (metal and rock) by Brett Barker (plus detail); Sparky Squirrel (mixed) by Rachel Hare; Hedgerows (felted wool and silk) by Eve Marshall; Early One Morning (Acrylics) by Laura Davies; Together as One (digital art) by Roy Talbot; Plesiosaurus on glass base by Brett Barker.

Gallery and Artwork photographed by Martin Cameron. Click on any image to see a larger version. (Opens in new window/tab.)

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An Exhibition by Harriott Brand and Alison Salter

‘The past is a foreign country – they do things differently there.’

(LP Hartley: The Go-Between)

IMG_5078Following visits to Boston’s Guildhall Alison and Harriott were inspired by the building’s architecture and  social history and also by the archaeological dig that had taken place in the market square in 2010. These visits led to a collaborative art project that has spanned 4 years of research, experimenting, and responding to the artefacts exhibited in the Guildhall building and to the town of Medieval Boston.

Each subject led from one to another, from past to present, and took them on a trail exploring trade, feasting, footwear, flora and fauna, landscape, medicine, astronomy, immigration and agriculture. They found themselves in a labyrinth contemplating medieval history and the connections of common themes and problems of today.

Bear_Wanted_550First shown in 2017 for 3 months at the Guildhall, Boston as Medieval~Made Modern, the exhibition transferred for 6 months to Gainsborough Old Hall.

2018 Amazing Menageries, also incorporated here, was a follow-on exhibition at Gainsborough Old Hall last year for 6 months. The works reflected on animals in medieval society in the form of banners and other loaned and commissioned artworks.

Re-titled There and Now – 800 years we are showing both exhibitions of works together at the Carre Gallery, Sleaford.

Exhibition open from 17 June until 29 June 2019.

Open Exhibition

May 27, 2019

Glen Hope. Scotland.

TinaRobson_SaltMarsh_Winter_550The Current exhibition at Carre Gallery is a mixed exhibition featuring Lincolnshire artists. Subject matter includes wildlife, floral and botanical, landscape and still life. Exhibitors have employed a variety of media which includes acrylic, oil paint, pastels, watercolour and ink, and photography.  There are also mounted, unframed images and cards for sale.

Exhibitors: Mike Weston, Elaine O’Donnell, Ann Mackenzie, Ronald Feeney, Gail Sylvester, Emily Boyhan, Marcelle Seabourne, Martin Cameron, Karen Brown, Eve Marshall, Tina Robson, Carol Bratley.

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The Exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm from 28 May until 15 June.  (Gallery closed on Sundays.)

Images from top: Glen Hope, Scotland by Martin Cameron; Salt Marsh, Winter by Tina Robson; Still life by Carol Bratley.  Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in a new window/tab).

 

The Windham Hime Memorial Exhibition 2019

Sponsored by Rupert King and Company, Chartered Accountants

CloudTheme_P1010807_550“Allsorts ” is not the liquorice sort, but a description of the variety of media and themes. Mary treats us to another quirky exhibition with ‘traditional’ art, theatre pieces, post-it-note doodles and a few interesting stories and anecdotes with associated artworks.  Look out for the suspicious package – a true story (and the snails!)

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“I was born and raised in Bristol but have lived in Ruskington, then Sleaford for over 40 years. Aged forty-two I graduated from Hull Art College with a BA (hons) Fine Art.
Back in Sleaford I took on Adult Education Art classes and gained a City and Guilds 730 Certificate in adult teaching.  I retired having taught for 17 years.”

Package_P1010805_550“These days I am involved in running the Carre Gallery, belong to the Sleaford Hub Writers, Sleaford Art Group and Sleaford Little Theatre group. I have been painting theatre scenery for for about 20 years off and on, mostly for the pantomimes at Heckington and Sleaford. My friends who give me lots of support were all born in the same year as me! We call ourselves the 45ers.”

“I hope my exhibition will amuse and entertain you.”

CatDoodles_P1010817_550The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm every day (except Sunday) until 27 May 2019.

Images from the top: Clouds?; Venice (or closer to home? – look again); Suspicious package?; Cat Doodles; Private View.

Photographs by Martin Cameron.  Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new window/tab).

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Year 13 CTEC Art and Photography End of Course Exhibition 2019.

Art and photography together making an interesting combination of styles and personalities. The students have chosen to show their best work from the two year course.

SarahGrocockP1010764_550Exhibitors: Callum Barr, Emily Parker, Sarah Grocock, Jenna Harrison, Sophie Henton, Roseanna Meeds, Max Copeland, Jessica Trollope, Alice Synan, Poppy Horsepole, Kerry Thompson, Owen Blankley, Maya O’Keefe, Katrina Yardley, Maisie Parkin, Niamh Cooper, Jess Reuben, Kaylee Saxton, Sohie Jackson, Seven Dakin, Chloe Lane, Molly Kenworthy, Lily Webb, Archie Grech, Eleanor Spurle, Thomas Simpson, Alexander Pearce, Samuel Welbourn, Reece Farnsworth, Lydia Ross, Alice McGregor, Megan Penny, Kayleigh Cooper, Laurence Wilsher-Mills, Archie Godfrey, William Bell.

EmilyParkerP1010762_550Exhibition open 10 am – 4 pm every day until 10 May.  (Gallery closed on Sundays).

Images: Photography display, Wow! by Sarah Grocock, Triptich by Emily Parker, further photography. Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new window/tab).

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Next Exhibition: Allsorts by Mary Newman is this year’s Windham Hime Memorial Exhibition. Click on Forthcoming Exhibitions for more details.

 

Spring Show

April 10, 2019

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KarenBrown_Squirrel_550The Spring Show, currently open in the Carre Gallery is a mix of styles and media from the bold bright colours of Laura Davies’ peacock, fine detailed animal studies of Karen Brown to Mike Weston’s delicate watercolours.

Exhibitors: Emily Boyham, Crissy Perez, Carol Bratley, Laura Davies, Dave Leggett, Gail Sylvester, Mike Weston, Ann Mackenzie, Colin Brammer, Karen Brown, Denis Wilson.

The exhibition is open from 10 am – 4 pm every day until 27 April.

NB: The gallery is closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

Images by (from the top) Laura Davies, Karen Brown, Mike Weston. Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new window/tab).

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Open Exhibition

February 18, 2019

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RHall_EveryCloudHasASilverLining_550The Current exhibition at Carre Gallery is a mixed exhibition featuring the work of 16 Lincolnshire artists. Subject matter includes wildlife, floral and botanical, landscape, portrait, town and cityscapes, and still life. Exhibitors have employed a variety of media which includes acrylic, oil paint, pastels, watercolour and ink, watercolour, and gouache. All in all there are 41 paintings as well as cards for sale.

EBenton_Companions_550Exhibitors:

Ellie Benton, Elaine O’ Donnell, Emma Yardley, Ronald Feeney, Rebecca Henson, Karin Christensen, Bob Bradley, Jane Scholey, Ann Mackenzie, Robin Hall, Marcelle Seabourne, Karen Brown, Alison Headland, Dennis Wilson, Mike Weston, Carol Bratley.

The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm from 18 February and runs for three weeks until 09 March 2019.

Images: Above – Every Cloud has a Silver Lining by Robin Hall. Right – Companions by Ellie Benton. Gallery interiors by Robin Hall.  Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in a new window/tab).

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