As the first cool nights and the fluting of robins signal the flight of summer, we mark the beauty of the changes of the season, looking ahead to the cosy comforts of the home, and introduce our special combined h.Art and Autumn exhibition entitled ‘Quiet Birds in Circled Flight’ which opens on Saturday September 7 at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, promoting the work of talented British artists and makers from around the county and beyond.
Our h.Art line up this year will feature artists Jenny Jones, Jemima Jameson and Jackie Morris.
Jenny paints mainly in watercolours and oils, usually of characterful domestic scenes and the farming community around her home. Originally from Norfolk, Jenny studied part time in Florence followed by a foundation course at Shrewsbury Art School, and finally a degree course at Farnham, graduating in 1976. This is Jenny’s first exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery.
Jackie, whose fame has travelled world wide through the Lost Words book, will show original works in pencil and Sumi inks alongside her Lino cuts and a series of limited edition prints, some embellished with gold foil.
By popular demand Jemima returns with a beautifully executed collection of painted olive and oak wood panels alongside useful boxes and cabinets. Hares, foxes, kingfishers are just some of nature’s beautiful creatures that Jemima captures in acrylic paints as she creates these heirloom pieces.
Machine embroiderer Rachel Wright will be showing more of her exquisite textile pictures, mainly on the theme of birds, always in flight.
New to the gallery is silversmith Hannah Dunne who designs contemporary jewellery and silverware. Taking inspiration from her travels Hannah’s work is inspired by vast landscapes and natures tiny details. Hannah completed her degree in 2009 and has won awards from The Goldsmiths’ Company and The Festival of Silver. The form and textural finish of each piece are developed with careful thought and great consideration is given to balance, composition and pattern.
Ceramacist Rosemarie Barr graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2012 with a First Class BA in Ceramic Design. Her ‘lady’ vases and ’bird’ jugs are quirky, unusual and influenced by prehistoric and indigenous art, and in particular the historical and contemporary art of South America.
Shirley Vauvelle graduated from Leicester Polytechnic in 1989 with a degree in Surface Decoration. She creates wall hung and freestanding sculptures, using white earthenware to hand build flower components, small creatures , birds and fish. These are then assembled together with driftwood, wire, reclaimed maps, and other interesting finds from the local beaches. Her work is inspired by moments in time either in her garden or her local beach.
To compliment this exhibition there will be jewellery from several Herefordshire designers including Leoma Drew, Hilary Mee, Chrissie Nash, Lesley Strickland, Gail Klevan, Elizabeth Terzza, and more.
This exhibition will run till the end of October 2019