'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Into Spring ANB Exhibition

© Sue Wookey
 
Into Spring
Letchworth Arts Centre
22 March - 31 March
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

The Artists' Network Bedfordshire invite you to visit our show "INTO SPRING" at Letchworth Arts Centre. The gallery opens out from a busy cafe\bar where you can relax with cup of tea or snack while visiting the show. 

Letchworth Art Centre is located at 2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3EW and you can find more information about the event on their website www.letchwortharts.org

A group of us hung this Exhibition yesterday and, though I say so myself, it looks pretty darned good. It was hard work (I never want to look at a tape measure again) but we were fortified by the cafe next door and (in my case) rather too many cups of tea. You can see my work hanging around the central pillar, and it was a relief to put them somewhere where I could bung them up without trying to get them all in a straight line! Even so, I managed to stab myself in the finger and have now generously given blood - as well as sweat and tears - in the cause of art.

© Sue Wookey

There is a wide range of interesting work across several different media and is well worth a visit if you are in the area!

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Earth and Fire

Earth and Fire
© Sue Wookey

This is a newish painting that I've been meaning to post for a while, but I wanted to wait until I'd made giclee prints. Getting the colours right have been a nightmare, but I'm finally satisfied with them and they are now available at Galley Hill Art. The painting represents the Elements of Earth and Fire, with the stag representing fire. Stags have a longstanding relationship with the Sun in many cultures and have been regarded as a sacred animal since neolithic times. This fiery stag popped up (or, more specifically, bounded up) in a half-waking dream and was so vivid I had to capture him in paint. Needless to say he doesn't now look anything like what I saw. Such is the gap between our imagination and what happens when you get your jam jar of water out. Never mind, he still looks pretty hot. The words around the outside are attributed to St Patrick and describe his imaginative vision of all that is staggy:
Light of sun, radiance of moon, splendour of fire, speed of lightening, swiftness of wind, depth of sea, stablility of earth, firmness of rock.
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