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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.

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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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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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Three local artists in different disciplines have joined together to create an interesting exhibition for Carre Gallery.

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Brett Barker creates ‘upcycled’ metal work. Using spanners, tools, even sports equipment, he creates a mixture of artworks from animals to table lamps.

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Dianne Pyper is a photographer and designer. As well as photography she is displaying her painted glassware, jewellery and light-up bottles.

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Sally Faulkner, no stranger to the gallery, is exhibiting her landscape and fine art photography. Some of her images are very local, including images of Sleaford. Sally also has a selection of greetings cards for sale.

Exhibition open 10 am – 4 pm every day until Saturday 01 December.

Images supplied by the artists.  Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new window/tab).

An exhibition by Dave Leggett and Mike Weston

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Dave Leggett

I am a Lincolnshire lad, born and bred and educated at Carre’s Grammar School in Sleaford, where I realised I had a talent and a love of art.   However, over the years art has mainly been a hobby, off and on, taking a back seat to sports during my youth. Now I am retired it is one of my major pastimes and I volunteer at Carre Gallery where I have submitted paintings during previous exhibitions.

DLegget_Elephants_550I have always lived near an RAF base and on a flight path, regularly attending air shows; this has possibly accounted for my desire to paint airplanes. Also, due to my working life being in engineering, I have always been interested in anything of any sort with an engine. My other hobbies are motorcycling, other motor sports and music (I play the guitar) together with coarse fishing.

DaveLegget_550I have received many commissions over the years to paint a number of subjects, including animal portraits, and would be happy to discuss anyone’s requirement for a ‘special’ piece of art. My preferred painting media is oils but I am quite happy to use watercolour too.

I hope this exhibition demonstrates my varied interests and shows that I can turn my hand to a variety of subjects.  I hope you enjoy the exhibition.

Note: If you are interested in purchasing any paintings but would prefer a different frame, I am happy to discuss your requirements.

Mike Weston

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MWeston_StumpsAtThorham_550I have been painting since 1993 and I am self-taught. All my paintings are either in watercolor or oils. In 1991 I took part in The Watercolor Challenge on television’s Channel 4.

In keeping with the exhibition theme I am exhibiting trains, tractors, (wheels); aircraft, birds and butterflies (wings) and a selection of boats and landscapes (other things).

The aircraft are a tribute to 100 years of the RAF, and feature aircraft from 1918 to the present day. Both Dave and myself are donating an artwork as a raffle prize with all the monies raised going to LIVES (Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service).”

MWeston_SplashDown_550LIVES is the Lincolnshire charity that supports 700+ highly trained and dedicated volunteers who get to their neighbours fast to deliver vital care in those first critical moments of a medical emergency before handing over to the ambulance service. Mike Weston was a member of Vale Responders, a similar organisation in Leicestershire, for seven years and received the Queen’s Award in recognition for his contribution to the community.

Mike says, “LIVES is an excellent organisation which, in my opinion, does not have the public recognition it deserves. We are trying to raise money and awareness with the donation of these two artworks.”

Charity Raffle

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Two prizes up for grabs. Dave has donated a signed limited edition print of a Vulcan over Lincoln Cathedral – “At Home”. Mike has donated a watercolour of a Spitfire – “Out of the Clouds”.  Come along, see some excellent work and support a charity. Someone has to win; it could be you!

The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm every day (including Sunday) from 05 November until 17 November.

Images supplied by the artists.  Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in a new window/tab).