Narrative at Williams Art
Cambridge Creative Network are thrilled to announce news of our exciting exhibition, Narrative.
The exhibition at Williams Art is a celebration of the work of the members of Cambridge Creative Network and will run from Friday 23rd March until Sunday 1st April.
We pride ourselves on promoting artists with a professional approach to their work, and are excited to be showing the work of 17 artists, with a plethora of skills and genres. We all have a different story to tell about the way we produce our work, hence the title "Narrative."
On Friday 23rd March, we will be hosting a Preview Evening from 6.30-9pm, where we hope you will join us for a drink and soak up the atmosphere. And if you cant make that one, join us on the following Friday 30th March, 6.30-9pm. A great chance to meet some of the artists to talk about their working practice.
Works will be for sale, including etchings, ceramics, paintings, prints, jewellery, cards and textiles, and much more. With so many works on offer, we guarantee you will find something a little out of the ordinary.
Find us at Williams Art, Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street,just off Mill Road.
Do check out the cafe next door, Hot Numbers, for delicious coffee too!
More details can be found at http://williamsart.co.uk
Photos of the show can be seen here:
Karen Jinks - http://karenjinks.co.uk
Karen is a mixed media artist and designer, when she's not busy running online networks for other artists and makers she paints etherial, striking images inspired by poetry, architecture and nature. Many of Karen's paintings evoke a feeling of nostalgia, a glimpse of a memory from years gone by or a dream left unfulfilled.
Mandy Knapp - http://mandyknapp.co.uk
Mandy has been printmaking for a number of years, her practice moving between the themes of the domestic interior and abstract designs. She employs etching techniques in creating images of furniture and interior accessories, fed by her admiration of iconic designers such as Philip Starck, Ray & Charles Eames and Eero Aarnio. Her abstract work is a lively mix of flat colour and textures, produced by printing with found textural materials. She relishes the immediacy of making marks with found objects, manipulating them to full effect. The etchings of furniture and interiors require a more step-by-step approach. Often the processes overlap providing exciting methods of mark making. Mandy is keen to explore new and inventive printmaking techniques, whilst retaining a strong visual language.
Andrew Roberts - http://www.andyrobertsdesign.com
Andrew is a professional illustrator and graphic designer and has worked for a variety of well known clients such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Gallery and Yellow Door. His working is varied and exciting and appeals to a wide audience.
Aurora Cacciapuoti - http://www.nekocherry.com/
Originally from Sardinia, Aurora currently lives and works in Cambridge. She is an illustrator, printmaker and psychologist, training to become an Expressive Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. At present her time is spent between working as a freelance illustrator and organising creative workshops. She has her own brand of crafts called Nekocherry, which she sells in her Etsy shop.
Garance Monfort - http://newt.ultra-book.com/
Born in Cherbourg and now residing in Cambridge, Garance graduated from the fine art University of Rouen in 2003, and the Unversity Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris in 2005. Since 2001, she has shown her art work at galleries in France, Ireland and England and her illustrations and comics have been published in France. Garance illustrates her own stories, songs and poetry, but also works to commission.
She creates colourful collages using old newspapers, music scores and children's books for backgrounds for watercolour portraits. She employs watercolour, charcoal and a variety of graphic techniques in her practice. Her work is mostly autobiographical, and inspired by art and the media. She illustrates her views of the world with metaphorical images such as love, human dreams and freedom. It is a contemporary but nosalgic vision of time passing and changing. She is also a musician and artist in residence at Primavera art gallery in Cambridge.
Celia Bartlett - http://ailecphotography.co.uk/
Celia set up Ailec Photography in 2010. She has undertaken commercial and corporate photography, informal portraiture and documentary studies, and has a great interest in wildlife photography. "Narrative" has allowed the means for Celia to present part of a photo essay she showed last summer, documenting 'Rural Life in West Cork' This series was taken over the period of three years, capturing the different aspects of rural life in this beautiful corner of Ireland. These two panels contrast the demise of the old small dairy farms with the remaining family run farms that work hard providing milk to the local co-op which produces cheese. (There is more value in cheese than in plain milk.) The panels are displayed as a triptych, the larger image introduces the essence of the lifestyle and the smaller images providing a narrative that runs beneath. These panels are from a series of sixteen.
Sara Masterson - http://cambridgecreativenetwork.co.uk/users/sara-masterson
Sara has studied art within an educational and personal environment for over 10 years. She is now working on a variety of large paintings which display a multitude of layering techniques and which reference her life drawing and personal photography, as well as expressive and detailed artwork which could have potential in the field of stage design and visual sound installation - she aims to develop her work with the collaboration of others, and also to create an environment in which new ideas can be constructed.
Philip Lowndes - http://www.lowbot.co.uk/
Philip has always loved to work with wood. The smell of freshly sawn timber takes him back to his childhood days in the 50’s spent in his grandfather’s carpenter’s shop. Today he makes automata using wood for as many of the parts as possible, no springs, no metal gears, no plastic. He makes all of the parts, from carved heads to individual beads, selecting the best wood for each job according to its qualities. Lime for carvings, beech for hard working cogs and levers, birch ply where stability is needed, yew for handles, pine for frames.
He aspires to crafting automata to the best of their art. His work has been described as having an organic feel and uses complex mechanisms to produce mundane activities. No jokes or sudden surprises, just observations of life that we can all relate to.
Philip Cornett - http://soundcloud.com/philipcornett
Phil is a sonic artist. He recently completed an MA Sound Art course at the London College of Communication and uses external field recordings and sounds from his environment in his practice. In this exhibition he explores the sounds the artists make in their workplace, putting them together in a conversation of sound between each of the artist's workspaces.
Jo Clark - http://www.joclarkdesign.co.uk/
Jo studied Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and she most recently graduated from the MA in Children's Book Illustration 2010. Her designs are hand drawn illustrations inspired by her garden, what lives in it, and the beautiful British countryside that surrounds her.
Katharina Klug - http://www.katharina.klug-art.com/
Katharina is a ceramic artist who studied ceramics in Austria and Germany for six years. She teaches from her pottery studio and at a local college. She is drawn to creating vessels of all kinds out of porcelain, using an electric potters wheel. In realising her designs she employs several techniques, carving features heavily, but she also uses wax resist and scrafito. Katharina has a large collection of tools and found objects that she uses to texture and decorate the surface of her work; shells, cutlery, credit cards, saw blades and cocktail sticks to name a few.
Tiina Burton - http://andthesnow.tumblr.com/
Tiina has been making clothes since she was very small and earned a first class honours degree in Fashion Studies at the London College of Fashion. She is now working as a BA Fashion Lecturer at Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts. Her specialities are experimental pattern cutting and computer aided design and loves the tactile quality of fabric and all the weird and wonderful things that can be done with it. Tiina's clothing design is conceptual and wearable sculpture inspired by her personal photography and cultural heritage. She uses eco-friendly, sustainable fabrics and processes wherever possible.
Tony White - http://www.tonewhite.com/
Tony is a painter and print-maker based in Newport, Essex. His work encompasses his interests and influences in art, and as a biologist and musician. He uses pure colour, shape and line in his paintings and prints to create space, depth and movement, along with a sculptural sense. His work ranges from semi-figurative and abstract forms as well as architectural and landscape elements. He enjoys working in a range of paint media including watercolour, acrylic, oil and pastel. His print techniques range from linocut, wood-block, screen print and solar plate as well as mixed techniques and collage.
Rebecca Scambler - http://www.rebeccascambler.com/
During Rebecca's years at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design and Central Saint Martins, she paid her way by working as a bookseller. After graduating from art school she knew that she wanted to combine her painting and design interests with a career involving books. She took up a position at The London Review of Books, working mainly on their marketing and using her design skills, began to take on projects for the magazine. In 2004 she started working for The English and Media Centre, an educational publisher creating resources for secondary teachers of English and Media. Here she was able to further use her design and illustration skills, combined with her marketing skills, to grow a portfolio of books covers, magazine illustrations and web design.
Rachel Thompson - http://about.me/rachelthompson
Rachel graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2007 with a degree in Theatre Design, having always been interested in the creative process behind putting a production on the stage. It was during her degree that she learnt the skill of scale model making, as it was through 3D representation that she pitched set design ideas. She immediately loved the combination of the craft being both decorative and technical, and of course the fact that it was possible to replicate something exactly in a minute scale.
Martin Stephen - http://www.martinstephenarts.blogspot.com/
Martin is a contemporary artist with a progressive, jazz improvisational background, known for his abstract expressionist paintings that create surrealist visual imagery from the subconscious mind. Ancient rock carvings, mysticism, spiritual communion with nature, music, dance, shapes and symbols form the backdrop to his work. With rhythmic creativity, atmospheric mood and a highly melodic sense to his compositions in sound, he brings a similar romance to art, to capture the moment with inventiveness and a joyful celebration for life.
Lauren Rowden - http://www.ellieair.co.uk/
Lauren is a self taught jewellery crafter with increasing interests in photography and illustration. Her illustrative work is simple and formed with line details, which is heavily reflected in her jewellery articles. She believes that less is more when creating a piece of jewellery, thus leaving context and meaning of the item up to the wearer. Her jewellery pieces are often formed from silver and reclaimed objects, and sometimes include other metals, found beach glass, stones and gems from her travels.
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