Lincolnshire

April 24, 2017

An exhibition is support of Sleaford Live 2017

Somersby_550This year’s theme is Lincolnshire.  This exhibition has a range of artworks, mainly landscapes but with a few surprises.  We have paintings, photographs and even a cleverly constructed box with a Lincolnshire Hare design.

SusyChaplin_LincsHareBox_550During the exhibition Mary Newman will entertain us again by painting a large ‘backdrop’ in the gallery which will be used as part of the scenery in a forthcoming play at the Sleaford Playhouse.  You can drop in and see how the painting progresses, watch how a theatrical scene is painted and chat with Mary who will be happy to see you.  You can also see the finished painting in the production ‘Natural Causes’ at the Playhouse  from 24 May – 27 May (click here for more info and book tickets – opens new window/tab).  Pictures will be posted  here as Mary progresses (but you really need to visit the gallery to appreciate the real thing).

Belton House roof 550We also have some poems on display from the Sleaford Hub Writers who will also be performing at the Hub (The National Centre for Craft and Design) during the Sleaford Live Festival on Tuesday 02 May. (Click here for more info on Sleaford Live Festival.)

Exhibition opening: 10 am – 4 pm every day (excepts Sundays) until 06 May.

PLEASE NOTE: The gallery will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 01 May.

Images from the top:  Paintings by Lorraine Appleton and Malcolm Doughty; Lincolnshire Hare by Suzy Chaplin; Belton House Roof by Martin Cameron; Candlesby Room. All photos by Martin Cameron.

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Update:

Mary Newman’s painted backdrop for the Sleaford Playhouse production Natural Causes.  If you visit the Playhouse you will see more of Mary’s work adorning the walls of the auditorium.  Be sure to take time to enjoy before the lights go down.

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Last-minute Touches by Baz East

Paintings and Haiku

Once again Carre Gallery supports Sleaford Live by staging a two-week exhibition of images celebrating performing arts.  The Sleaford Hub Writers will create Haiku poetry especially for these images and each short poem will be added to the exhibition alongside its partner image for Sleaford Live Week (04 – 13 May).

You too are invited to drop into the gallery and compose Haiku on the theme of performing arts, taking your inspiration from the exhibition.  Haiku is three lines long and ideally (but not necessarily) contains 17 syllables arranged in the order 5-7-5 as shown in the example below, which also contains your instructions!

Hey Hamlet, your dad's calling again! by Neville Hull

Performing Arts Haiku

Look at a painting,

See colour, movement and life –

Then let your words sing.

Write your Haiku on the simple entry form (available in the gallery) and hand in at the desk.  Prizes will be awarded for best modern Haiku in two age categories, under 16 and over 16.  There will also be an award for the best traditional Haiku.

In the Mood by Carol Bratley

The Somersby and Bainton rooms have an excellent mixture of images on the theme of Performing Art while the Candlesby room displays a mixed exhibition of various subject matter to give you a wide source of inspiration. Anyone can do it, young or old; so come in and have a go.

Exhibition Opening:  10 am – 4 pm every day from Mon 30 April until Sat 12 May.

Performing Arts Haiku by Summerdaze

Art by Peter Hayward (L), Phil Janes (CL, C) and Malcolm Doughty (CR, R)

Carre Gallery is participating in Sleaford Live for the first time this year.  Poetry, Paintings and Prose is the theme of a week-long exhibition which explores the Lincolnshire landscape in pictures and words.

Sleaford Hub Writers

Live readings by poets from the Sleaford Hub Writers will take place on three days.  Examples of work by the writers and artists will be on display throughout the week.

The Sleaford Live exhibition has been sponsored by contributing artists.  Examples of work produced by the Sleaford Hub Writers will be available for purchase with proceeds donated to St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice.  Entrance to the Gallery and readings is free of charge.

Morning Glory by Robin Gooch

Contributing artists:   Derek Ashman,  Carol Bratley,  Ian Cox,  Malcolm Doughty,  Robin Gooch,  Robin Hall,  Peter Hayward,  Phil Janes,  John Lincoln,  Lyn Lovitt,  Clive Redshaw.

Exhibition  open every day from 02 May until 07 May.

Live readings between 2.30 – 2.00 pm on Tues 03 May, Thur 05 May and Sat 07 May