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CONTEMPLATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: LOOKING TWICE

Tuesday 5th August – Wednesday 27th August 2014

CP Exhibition Poster with info for web

 

Shape and Form Exhibition

 

Shape and Form Postcard Front

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Girls Brigade Exhibition

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37 Photographic Works Exhibition

In April 2014 I showed 37 pieces of my own work – One for each year of my life so far! Rather than concentrate on one theme like I normally do I thought I would provide a glimpse into all my photographic passions. You will find projects on the themes of faith and re-thinking mental health as well as travel and of course plenty of flowers!

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Here’s a little sneak peek of some of the images on display!

It was great to see so many people at the artist talk. The talk focused on three of the projects on display and was illustrated by examples from sketchbooks used throughout the creative process. All the photos below were taken by my husband Dave who gave me a night off being behind a camera! If you enjoyed  one of the Summer Berry Sling or Regal Refresher non-alcoholic cocktails available and want the recipes click here

37 Photographic Works

Here are some of the images that were on display.

 

Cafe Exhibition: Paintings by Sophie Oakley

We are very lucky to have some fantastic mixed media paintings by Sophie Oakley brightening up our cafe walls. Inspired by “memory, reminiscing and the process of remembering” Sophie combines paint with a photographic transfer technique to make these truely unique pieces. To to see more of her fabulous work and read her full artist statement simply click here to go to her website:   http://www.sophieoakley.co.uk/

Sophie Oakley (2) Sophie Oakley (3) Sophie Oakley (5)

Journeys : An Exhibition for Holocaust Memorial Day.

15th  – 25th January 2014

2014-01-16_0001‘Journeys’,  is an Exhibition for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) by children and young people from Leicester Schools.   The Leicester HMD Committee have organised the exhibition in conjunction with the Schools Development Support Agency (SDSA) and Leicester Council of Faiths.

The Exhibition is open during our Chapel Café opening times, 10.00-4.00 Monday to Friday, and 10.00-3.00 on Saturdays. Scroll down to find out more!

Ruth Joy, our Arts and Spirituality worker commented, “We are really pleased to host such a fantastic and meaningful exhibition here at Bishop Street Methodist Church. The wide variety of media and different ways the theme has been interpreted results in work which is both eye-catching and thought provoking.”

The young people, from junior schools up to sixth-forms, were invited to interpret the Holocaust theme through the title ‘Journeys’, which is this year’s theme for the HMD Trust nationally. Tony Nelson, Chair of the Leicester HMD Committee said: “We wanted to give Leicester children and young people an opportunity to think about the Journeys we all take in our lives and how they think about war, hatred and exclusion. We hope that the art exhibition will give young people of different ages an insight into understanding these issues and will help prompt discussions around the theme”

Juliet Martin from SDSA explains, “We’re fortunate here in the UK; we are not at risk of genocide. However, discrimination has not ended, nor has the use of the language of hatred or exclusion. There is still much to do to create a safer future and HMD is an opportunity to continue this process.”

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Jenny Wakely : Patterns of Creation

Jenny Wakely exhibition poster for web

In December we had a fantastic exhibition of print making from Jenny Wakely. Jenny took up Printmaking when she retired, first at Embrace Arts, then at Leicester Print Workshop. As a scientist by training Jenny enjoys the technical aspects of printing whilst as an artist she appreciates the variety of possibilities it offers to suit different subjects.

” My work reflects the variety of shapes and patterns to be found in the natural world all around us, and celebrates the amazing creative power of God.”

Jenny works with a wide variety of printing techniques and the exhibition included mono prints, linocuts, photolithography and letterpress prints. The results are beautiful, intricate and eyecatching. Examples of Jenny’s work can be seen at the picture framers Maynard & Bradley in the Lanes of Leicester.  (At the corner of Silver Street and the Royal Arcade)

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Jenny very generously offered us a mono-printing workshop and we had a lot of fun creating beautiful and delicate prints of the few remaining Autumn leaves we could find! Thanks Jenny.

Mono Printing with leaves

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Ric Stott : On the Road to Emmaus

A big thank you to Ric Stott for lending Bishop Street his eye- catching and though provoking paintings

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TALK IN THE CHAPEL:

Hildegard of Bingen:

Images and music from 12th century Germany. An exploration of the extraordinary pictures and songs of a Christian mystic, with contributions from Revd Michael King, Revd David Clark, Miriam Gill and Mary Warrener

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EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND COLLAGES BY LOCAL ARTIST KATE MOORE.

Kate brings a contemporary approach to the long established tradition of European abstract art. She is a keen observer of the often overlooked shapes and textures in both nature and the built environment.

As Kate herself states, “I have a particular passion for the old, decaying and the derelict”. These themes are skilfully abstracted and woven into the striking images that form the basis of this exhibition, displaying mastery of shape, colour and texture. Just look.

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LIMBO: AN EXHIBITION OF IMAGE AND TEXT BY SANDRA CROSS

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Exhibition: Ham and eggs August 2012

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PAINTINGS BY EMMA PRICE 

‘I’m influenced by modern painters such as David Hockney, particularly his portraits’ says 19 year-old Emma Price whose portraits and life

Emma Price photos for web Aug 2012 539studies are on show at Art at The Chapel in Town Hall Square, Leicester until Saturday 11 August. Many of the paintings were produced during the Art Foundation year which Emma has just completed at Leicester College. In September she will be continuing her studies when she starts a BA in Painting at Edinburgh University.

Steve Hammond-Evans, artist in residence at Art at The Chapel, says “Emma is a talented young artist. Her work shows subtle use of colour and grand scale. The paintings only just fit onto our massive display screens – the subjects look at you with power and mischief.” The exhibition runs from 10 am to 3 pm from 4th to 11th August at Bishop Street Methodist Church where visitors can also enjoy refreshments at The Chapel Cafe.

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SAFE TO DREAM: AN EXHIBITION OF ART WORK BY YOUNG PEOPLE FROM AFGHANISTAN AND DARFUR WHO ATTEND THE FREEDOM CLUB AT THE CENTRE PROJECT.

Their artwork expresses their experiences of coming to the UK alone to seek safety, their experiences of seeking asylum and their thoughts of being returned to their country. They were supported by local artist Beate Dehnen.

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AFFECTING PLACE: AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY ZOE CREWDSON

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Look Both Ways text

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