Exhibition of paintings

Local artist Lynette Finch has an Exhibition of her Paintings at the Westcliff Theatre Clacton on Sea until the 31st May 2018

Do go along to see some lovely views of your very own local marine and landscape vistas.

Exhibition Grayson Perry

Exhibition Grayson Perry: The Life of Julie Cope

Art Exhibition, Sat 18 Nov 2017 – Sun 18 Feb 2018, free entry to Firstsite Colchester

Grayson Perry: The Life of Julie Cope is a unique presentation comprising of tapestries, woodcuts, ceramics and tiles designed by the Turner Prize-winning artist for A House for Essex (2015), the building designed by the artist in collaboration with Charles Holland of FAT Architecture. A House for Essex serves as a secular chapel to the memory of a fictional Essex woman, Julie Cope, created by Grayson Perry. Located overlooking the scenic Stour Estuary in the village of Wrabness in north-east Essex, the House is both an artwork in itself and the setting for a number of artworks by Grayson Perry that explore the distinct character and unique qualities of the county.

The exhibition will include all four large-scale tapestries made for the House as well as sketchbooks, drawings and photographs that chart its development. The Essex House Tapestries: The Life of Julie Cope (2015), illustrate the key events in the protagonist’s journey, from her birth on Canvey Island during the great flood of 1953 to her untimely death in a tragic accident on Colchester High Street. Overflowing with cultural and architectural detail, the tapestries contain a social history of Essex and modern Britain that reflects Firstsite’s year-long focus on contemporary identity.
The two further tapestries, made for the bedrooms at A House for Essex, are portraits of Julie and her life with each of her husbands: Julie and Rob (2013), and Julie and Dave (2015). Also included in the show is a series of black and white woodcuts, entitled Six Snapshots of Julie, which depict the six decades of Julie’s life.
When writing Julie’s biography, Perry looked to the English ballad and folktale tradition, narrating a life that conveys the beauty, vibrancy and contradictions of the ordinary individual. These artworks represent, in Perry’s words, ‘the trials, tribulations, celebrations and mistakes of an average life.’

Grayson Perry house: The Life of Julie Cope

A House for Essex was commissioned by Living Architecture, which was founded to change public perceptions about modern architecture by building houses that are rented by the public for holidays.
Grayson Perry CBE RA (born 24 March 1960) is an English artist, known mainly for his ceramic vases. Perry’s vases have classical forms and are decorated in bright colours, depicting subjects at odds with their attractive presence. There is a strong autobiographical portion in his work, in which images of Perry as “Claire”, his female alter-ego, often appear. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003.
In 2008 Perry was ranked number 32 in The Telegraph’s list of the “100 most powerful people in British culture”. In 2012, Perry was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork—the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover—to celebrate the British cultural figures of his life.
The Turner Prize, named after the English painter J. M. W. Turner, is an annual prize presented to a British visual artist. Between 1991 and 2016, only artists under the age of 50 were eligible. Awarding the prize is organised by the Tate gallery and usually staged at Tate Britain, though in recent years the award ceremony has sometimes been held in other UK cities. Since its beginnings in 1984 it has become the UK’s most publicised art award. The award represents all media.

Aspects of Myself 2001 Grayson Perry, Purchased from Laurent Delaye Gallery with assistance from David and Janice Blackburn 2002 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T07904

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
The Most Popular Art Exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries, London; travelling to Arnolfini, Bristol
2016
Hold Your Beliefs Lightly, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands; travelling to ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
My Pretty Little Art Career, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2015
Provincial Punk, Turner Contemporary, Margate
Small Differences, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2014
Who are You?, National Portrait Gallery, London
Walthamstow Tapestry, Winchester Discovery Centre
2013 – 2017
The Vanity of Small Differences (UK Art Fund/British Council National and International Tour): Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne and Wear; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry; Croome Park, Worcester; Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury; Izolyatsia Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Kyiv, Ukraine; Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia; National Gallery, Pristina, Kosovo; Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia

The Minories Art Gallery

The Minories Galleries houses a contemporary art gallery run by Colchester School of Art. The site is also home to a shop selling some of the best art and crafts to be found across the region, has meeting rooms for hire, and can also cater for weddings and other events. A listed Georgian building, The Minories is of local importance within the historic town of Colchester.

The Victor Batte-Lay Foundation, over the years assisted by the ‘Friends of The Minories’ support group, have ensured the building be used to present art for the community of Colchester and visitors to the town. This has continued and now ensures the Colchester School of Art provides contemporary art and design in one of Colchester’s most distinctive buildings.

As well as the public gallery and shop, there is also the Batte-Lay Tea Rooms (run by Tiptree) and a wonderful walled garden that is looked after by The Friends of The Minories. The Minories is next door to Firstsite, Colchester’s new contemporary art space, in the centre of the town’s cultural quarter.
The Galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Entry is Free.

The Minories Galleries, 74 High Street, CO1 1UE, Colchester, United Kingdom

Tel: (01206) 712437
E-mail: the.minories@colchester.ac.uk 

Colchester School of Art we are proud to have a history dating from 1885, the year the original Art School was founded.
As well as being witness to the many great developments and upheavals of the twentieth century, the Art School has adapted to the increasing pace of change in contemporary art and design practice.
Today we strive to maintain the integrity of our courses, at the heart of which is a desire to develop concepts, designs and objects that will challenge and inspire. We believe in skill, traditional or otherwise, as a basis for understanding how ideas can exist.

Switchboard: 01206 712000
Course Enquiries: 01206 712777
Online Enquiry Form

Colchester School of Art,
Colchester Institute,
Sheepen Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO3 3LL

The Fry Art Gallery

The Fry Art Gallery

The Fry Public Art Gallery was opened in 1987 and houses an impressive number of paintings, prints, illustrations, wallpapers and decorative designs by artists of the 20th century and the present day who have local connections and have made a significant contribution to their field. There is an emphasis on those who for a variety of reasons settled in Great Bardfield between the early thirties of the last century and the death in 1983 of John Aldridge RA who had lived in the village for fifty years.

Edward Bawden RA who, with his friend Eric Ravilious, discovered Bardfield a year before the arrival of Aldridge and dominated the scene for almost four decades, is represented by nearly 600 items. The Gallery has also acquired work by Ravilious and his wife Tirzah Garwood, and by those other artists who came to the village during the second world war – Michael Rothenstein RA, and his wife Duffy (now Duffy Ayers), Kenneth Rowntree, & George Chapman. The collection also includes prints and paintings by Bawden’s son Richard, and examples of the very varied work of artists who made their way to Bardfield in the 1950s – Marianne Straub, Audrey Cruddas, Sheila Robinson, Bernard Cheese and Walter Hoyle.

The Gallery was built in 1856 to house the collection of Francis Gibson, a local Quaker businessman, and the building passed by descent to the Fry family, from whom the Fry Art Gallery Society purchased it in 2015.

The Fry Art Gallery

Castle Street,
Saffron Walden,
Essex,
CB10 1BD

01799 513779
(24hrs answerphone)

info@fryartgallery.org

Artisan Galleries

ARTISAN GALLERY is a leading independent supplier in the contemporary fine art market offering a diverse range of artists works from both the UK and the international art scene. Established for over 36 years, we are a family business operating in Essex.

Modern Art Prints

At Artisan Gallery, we are a proud supplier of stunning modern art prints and originals from some of the most respected artists in the industry, such as Neil Dawson, Bob Dylan, Marvel signed Stan Lee prints, JJ Adams, and Kerry Darlington. Our paintings for sale are contemporary and incorporate stunning colours and detail; making these beautiful masterpieces incredibly sought-after.

Fine Art Prints

We are dedicated to providing our customers with a superb selection of some of the best fine art prints in the art industry, and you can rest assured that each of our paintings for sale has been skilfully created by some of the most talented international artists. Here at Artisan Galleries we offer art canvas prints in a range of artwork styles, including landscape fine art prints, figurative paintings for sale, sculptured modern art prints and humour and naive fine art prints.

Original Paintings

As well as art canvas prints, we are also delighted to provide our customers with original paintings for sale, so our customers can purchase one-of-a-kind paintings for sale which are ideal to start or add to an art collection. If you would like to own some artwork which was actually created on the paper you own, you should be sure to consider our original paintings for sale instead of our art prints for sale. Investment into original art is on the increase, as most art pieces can increase in value over time. Therefore, if you decide to sell your collection or a piece then you may benefit from a significant return on your investment. Limited Edition Art

Artisan Galleries offer a broad range of limited edition modern art prints which have been signed by the artist, so you should check out our fantastic collections of art prints for sale today.

sales@artisangallery.co.uk

Email

01992 570 998

Located on Epping High Street, a thriving community on the borders of Epping Forest in Essex, Artisan Gallery is your local outlet for contemporary fine art prints, original paintings, photography and sculpture. Showcasing a range of artists from popular and contemporary icons such as Bob Dylan, JJ Adams, Kerry Darlington, and signed Stan Lee Marvel prints to more traditional and emerging artists and local talents, some of which are exclusive to Artisan Gallery.

Our Epping Gallery regularly holds exhibitions; meet the artist shows and other exciting art events. We would be delighted to welcome you and discuss our range of artworks, whether for your home or office.

Our Epping Art Gallery is open Mon-Sat 9:30am – 6:00pm but closed Wednesday and Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you in the gallery very soon!

196-198 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4AQ

Jaywick Martello Tower

Jaywick Martello Tower supports creative collaborations relating to the themes of Community, Heritage and Environment that affect our lives today.

Jaywick Martello Tower is our Environment, our Community and our Heritage. We pursue opportunities and ventures that make this not only a gallery, workshop space, or meeting point but all of these things

Contact Details: Telephone:- 01255 822783
Email:-  jaywickmartellotower@hotmail.co.uk
Address:- Jaywick Martello Tower
The Promenade,
Belsize Avenue,
Jaywick Sands,

Essex CO15 2LF

For details of what is happening now or in the near future at Jaywick Martello Tower, please see our Whats On page or join our Mailing List and we will keep you informed of any future events.

Coastal Open 2017

If you are interested in displaying your work in the Coastal Open 2017 then please return download an application form and guidelines here and submit before Monday 8th August by either email or post.

Email: jaywickmartellotower@hotmail.co.uk

Post: Coastal Open Exhibition Entries,

Jaywick Martello Tower,

Belsize Avenue,

Jaywick Sands,

Co15 2LF

Junior Wardens

Coastal Open 2015

The sixth annual Coastal Open is a celebration of local artists and groups, giving a chance to showcase their talents in arts and crafts. Work included ceramics, photography, textiles, painting plus much more.

Over 80 artworks were exhibited from over 30 individual artists and groups displayed their work with artist ageing from 8 to 80’s

One feature was a marine mixed media peice by the Jaywick Junior Wardens. The Junior Wardens worked with artist Valerie Osment to create a peice inspirated by the marine life of Jaywick.

An associate event of Essex Summer of Art.

 Martello

Coastal Open 2014

2014 saw the fifth celebration of local artists work. The exhibition gave local talent in arts and crafts to display in the unusal setting of Jaywick Martello Tower. It provided an opportunity to demonstrate what inspires them about your community, environment and heritage through your artwork.

Image: Martello Beach by Carol Dawson

 

 

Parndon Mill

Parndon Mill is a unique studio hub which reaches beyond fine art and craft to encompass many more creative disciplines. Artists using traditional media work alongside craftsmen in glass, ceramics, metal, photography and textiles and a guitar maker. They are intermixed with graphic and product designers, architects, and an engineering designer who has frequently furthered their creative projects. 
The Gallery presents exhibitions of the variety of work made at Parndon Mill and beyond.
The Project Space accommodates classes and events.

Parndon Mill GalleryOpening Times:

Gallery Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm Sundays 2pm – 4pm Studios by appointment
Studio Manager Roger Lee
Address Parndon Mill, Elizabeth Way, Harlow Essex, CM20 2HP

Contact

01279 426042


CO3 Studios

Join us for weekly art classes and life drawing classes in the beautiful CO3 Studios situated in a lovely garden studio setting. An exciting new drop in art club also starts this Autumn from Tuesday 6th September 2016.
Refreshments and art materials available

Studios are at 90 Shrub End Road,ColchesterCO3 4RX.
co3studios@outlook.com
TELEPHONE NUMBER 07717 710029
Directors:Angella Horner FRSA and Richard Horner IPFA


CO3 StudiosCO3 Studios provides a hub for artists to meet regularly and discuss their own projects and to participate in the projects promoted by the group. Already CO3 Studios is promoting an exciting new project entitled “Aspects of Dedham Vale”

The Studios help both emerging and established artists to keep abreast of new techniques and innovations. It also operates within the creative network which is fast developing both locally and farther afield.

The studios are based in a beautiful garden setting where workshops, demonstrations, presentations and lectures are held.

High House Artists Studios

High House Artists’ Studios, Thurrock purpose-designed three-storey studio building comprising 39 self-contained studios and four work/live units. The ground floor contains seven large multi-purpose spaces suitable for large-scale making and public display the two upper floors 32 studio units. The four work/live units on the second floor .

Established 2013 This building, designed by HAT Projects, was developed in partnership with High House Production Park Limited and part-funded by Arts Council England’s capital fund. The 14-acre High House Production Park is a world-class centre for technical skills, crafts and artistic production and includes the Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and the National Skills Academy Creative & Cultural Backstage Training Centre.

High House Artists’ Studios, Off Purfleet Bypass, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1AS

The Naze Tower Art Gallery

The Naze Tower is an historic 86ft landmark and unique visitor attraction situated on an attractive stretch of coastline at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Over eight floors it houses an art gallery with three exhibitions a year, a museum on the Tower and Naze, tea rooms and a roof viewing platform with spectacular panoramic views. The best way to experience the Tower is to visit – hope to see you soon!

Naze towerThe Naze Tower art gallery features three exhibitions each year. To find out what’s on go to Exhibitions.

Throughout our season we show and sell work by established and up coming artists from East Anglia working in a range of media including 2d, 3d and crafts. Much of the art is inspired by the local area and coastline and, in some cases, the Tower itself.

All the artworks in the gallery are for sale including crafts, unframed and framed artworks from £10 upwards. The small shop in the Tower on the ground floor sells books, gifts, souvenirs and cards.

Address.
Naze Tower, The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE
Phone. 01255 852519
Email. mail@nazetower.co.uk