Sleaford Live 2018

May 1, 2018

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This year’s guest artists are Ian Cox and Joan Lawton who are creating a painting on a large 12ft x 6ft panel in the main gallery room.  This will develop during the exhibition and guests are invited to visit more than once to see how it develops.  For the time being, above is an image of work in progress showing the basic elements in place.  Time will reveal the full story of the image.  Our artists will be very happy to discuss this project with you when you visit.  More images will be posted here as the work progresses.

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There is a panel of work from the Sleaford Hub Writers created by Hub Writer and local artist Mary Newman.  The Hub Writers will be performing at the Hub during Sleaford Live Festival (check the link below) which runs from Friday 05 May until Sunday 13 May but come into the gallery to see this display panel and get a taster with work from each member.

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We also have an impressive display of pen and ink drawings from David Forest as well as paintings/drawings from Robin Hall, Laura Davies, Gail Sylvester, Mary Newman, Crissy Perez, Dave Leggett and Ian Cox.

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Exhibition open 10 am – 4 pm until 12 May 2018.  (Please note the gallery is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.)

Sleaford Live Festival runs from Friday 04 May until Sunday 13 May.

More details of Live events at https://sleafordlive.wordpress.com/

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Images from the top:  Live work in progress by Ian Cox and Joan Lawton.  Hub writers’ panel by Mary Newman. Pen and ink drawings by David Forest. Proud Mother by Robin Hall. Shoe and flower themed paintings by Gail Sylvester.  Gallery photographs by Martin Cameron. Sheep image supplied by Robin Hall. Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new window/tab).

UPDATE:

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Ian Cox with work in progress on Saturday 05 May.   NB: For the remainder of the exhibition at least one of our guest artists will be in the gallery every morning until from approx 10am til 1pm.

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Ian Cox and Joan Lawton with the artwork at the end of the exhibition, taken on Saturday 12 May. Photo: Martin Cameron

Abstract Art Exhibition

April 27, 2015

An Exhibition of Art, Poetry and Prose in support of Sleaford Live Week

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This year’s theme, Abstract Art, has been inspired by the remarkable record set at Sotheby’s February auction when an abstract painting by Gerhard Richter achieved a price of £30,400,000 (that’s right, over 30 million pounds!). This was a world record for any painting by a living European artist. The canvas titled ‘Abstraktes Bild’ measured 9ft 10in x 8ft 2in and was painted in 1986. Click here to see the painting on Sotheby’s website (opens new window).

Candlesby_450Once again, our Sleaford Live exhibition has two elements; excellent art by local artists with poetry and prose from the Sleaford Hub Writers group.

Now the exhibition is in place the Sleaford Hub Writers will create individual stories and poems for the exhibits, and these will be displayed with the artwork during Sleaford Live week, which starts on Fri 01 May. So it is worth visiting this exhibition twice. Firstly to enjoy your own interpretation of the abstract art; then to revisit to see the literary interpretation from the Hub Writers. Allow yourself to be drawn into this eclectic mix of colours, textures and ideas.

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Carol Bratley, Gloria Ward, Jana Siebers, Robin Hall, Jenny Lidsey, Anne Dolan, Phil Bowman, Malcolm Doughty, Lee Herring, Liz Williams, Ian Cox, John Lincoln, Paul Stuchbury, Pearl Hudson, Robin Gooch, Graham Humphrey, Ann Mackenzie, Steve Leaning, Anita Mortimer, Jess Fuller, Barbara Leaning, Amber Porter, Mike Weston, Gill Boyle, Nelson Porter, Stuart Vickers, Doug Fossey, Krisztina Theisler, Jayne Fox, Ronald Feeney.

The art exhibition runs from 27 April to 09 May.  The Hub Writers’ poetry and prose will be on display from 01 May until 09 May.  Gallery open 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday.

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Pictured above, left to right, art by Anne Dolan, Jenny Lidsey, Robin Hall and Jana Siebers.  Photography by Martin Cameron.  Click any image to see a larger version.

Words and Pictures

April 28, 2014

An Exhibition of Art and Prose in support of Sleaford Live Week

Waiting for Summer - Skegness Pier by Euan Boyd Wallis

Waiting for Summer – Skegness Pier by Euan Boyd Wallis

An exhibition of art in a variety of media. Once again the Sleaford Hub Writers join us at Carre Gallery to create an exhibition of pictures and prose.  The Hub Writers will create short stories for each exhibit consisting of a few words. These will be displayed with the artwork from Friday 02 May as Live Week commences.

Exhibiting artists:  Neville Hull, Ian Cox, Laura-Jane Luff, Moira Garrick, Amber Porter, Christine Grocock, Nelson Porter, Maurine A. Marriott, Euan Boyd Wallis, Robin Hall.

The art exhibition runs from 28 April to 10 May.  The Hub Writers’ prose will be on display from 02 May until 10 May.  Gallery open 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday.

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Lincolnshire Perspectives

April 29, 2013

An exhibition of paintings and prose in support of Sleaford Live

Morning Mist by Malcolm Doughty

Morning Mist by Malcolm Doughty

An exhibition 0n the theme “Lincolnshire Perspectives” in a variety of media, including acrylic, collagraph, gouache, oil, pastel, pen and ink, and watercolour.  Once again the Sleaford Hub Writers join us at Carre Gallery to create an exhibition of pictures and prose in support of Sleaford Live Week.  The Hub Writers will create a six-word story for each exhibit and these will be displayed with the artwork from Friday 03 May in readiness for Live Week.
Exhibiting artists:  Derek Ashman, Anne Barnham, Frances Brice, Ian C Cox, Malcolm Doughty, Muriel Elliott, V Wendy Else, Ronald Feeney, Russell David Foster, Robin Hall, Iain Harkess, Peter Hayward, John Lincoln, Laura-Jane Luff, Frank W Marston, Barbara Melling, Elizabeth Smith.

The art exhibition runs from 29 April to 18 May.  The Hub Writers’ prose will be on display from 03 May until 18 May.

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UPDATE:

LincsPerspecPV_6381_400On Thursday evening 02 May the gallery hosted a private view for Exhibitors, writers and guests.  The Hub Writers’s short stories were on display with the artwork for all to enjoy.  The artwork inspired written work which ranged from philosophical and serious to the irreverent and hilarious.    The assembled throng was also treated to a selection of readings performed by members of the Hub Writers.  Many thanks to those who organised the event and to those who attended and helped us make the evening an enjoyable occasion.

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Exhibition runs until Saturday 18 May.

Photography by Martin Cameron

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.

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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.

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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