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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

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

Southend Art Club

The Southend Art Club was established in 1929 as The Southend Art Circle with the aim To promote the appreciation and practice of art in the area. It reformed after WW2 as The Southend Sketch Club and assumed its current name in 1969.

Today membership exceeds 250 and every year exhibitions of work are held in the town. Several members also successfully exhibit at national level and are prominent in Art World circles.
Southend Art Club hold workshops and demonstrations by professional artists on Saturdays at roughly fortnightly intervals throughout the year. Outings to places of interest are also arranged from time to time.
Secretary Jayne Andrews jayneandrews17@btinternet.com

We are holding our Autumn Exhibition at:

The Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7RA

There are approximately 300 paintings in all styles and genres.

It is open to the public from 6pm on Sunday the 14th of August till 9pm and on all other days from 10am to 9pm except Wednesday when we close at 4.30pm.

Maldon Art Club

Maldon Art Club (MAC) is a well established adult art group, providing a year long programme of art activities in Maldon.
MAC meet weekly on Tuesdays, from September to May at the Upper Plume School Dining Hall in Fambridge Road, Maldon, followed by an outdoor summer programme.

In addition to our regular meetings where members choose their own work and medium, an annual  programme of events is arranged. The events include visiting galleries and exhibitions, inviting professional artists to demonstrate their work or technique, holding outdoor meetings and exhibiting club member’s work.  The group also enjoys locally held social events.

Maldon Art Club has been active in the cultural life of Maldon since 1942. It started as one of the groups that were formed to support and continue cultural activities in towns and cities in what was the worst year of the war for people in this country. In addition to art, drama, choral and orchestral music groups were formed and after the war a camera club was added.
Money was provided by the Maldon Educational Settlement that was associated with the Essex Educational Committee. In the Moot Hall archives we found a financial statement from 1956 which records the Art Club as having an income of £1.11s.6d and the Art Club class 7 Guineas.

Like so many organizations, this Club owes its existence to the enthusiasm and commitment of its members.Maldon Art Club

Hylands Artist Studios

Hylands Artist Studios & Clock Tower Gallery

A diverse group of artists and craftsmen resident in the historic stables on the Hylands Estate in Chelmsford promoting creativity to a wider audience

Hylands Artist Studios Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ

Open to the public Sundays and Mondays  10-4pm

Stables Bookshop & Gallery Open 7 days per week, Free Parking


The Clock Tower Gallery (Probably the smallest Clock Tower Gallery in the world!)

The tiny gallery, measuring 1m x 1.8m, is housed upstairs with the Artist Studios in the stables building alongside the historic workings of the clock tower.
2015 will see this little space show its first ever mini exhibition curated by one of the resident artists. One piece of work will be selected from each of the Hylands Artists and displayed in the Clock Tower Gallery.
Each themed exhibition will last for about 6 weeks before another of the artists selects work of their choice.
All the work will be for sale and available for collection at the end of each exhibition.

The Estuary Gallery

The Estuary Gallery Fine Art Photography by Leigh-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea based photographer Ian James and Artist Josephine James painting and exhibiting modern and tradit

The Estuary Gallery showing the Fine Art Photography by Ian James(Saatchi Online Artist)  and Fine Art Painting by Josephine James.
This website to which I am continuously adding images replaces our previous website at www.ianjphoto.ndirect.co.uk

The Art Gallery for Leigh. The  Estuary Gallery Co-operative at 2 Belton Corner, Marine Parade, Leigh,SS9 2HP.  (We are situated at the top of Belton Way where there is paid  parking) A 2 hour limit is in force in the main Leigh shopping area.

The Gallery is a co-operative of 7 Leigh artists :- Ian James,  Josephine James,   Jonathan Trim,  Terry Sibson, Susan Allen,  Adrian Lane, Bronwyn Oldham and David Greenwood.  All showing a variety of art from Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour and mixed media Paintings and Photography.

Opening times will be Saturdays  10am to 5pm.  Other times by arrangement with the artist in whose work you are interested
Details on door of Gallery of all artists details or telephone Ian on 07768871875
As the gallery is a co-operative all the artists share the duty on the opening days thus if you ring me I can advise you which artists is on duty and when at the gallery

The images mainly cover the East Coast and can be ordered as Canvases or prints. The postcards and cards are my photographs of the local area with a selection of  cards reproduced from the watercolours by Josephine James.
My wife (whose paintings can be seen in the Gallery “Paintings by Josephine James”) and I have worked as artists showing our work at various galleries around the country and mainly in Leigh-on-Sea since 1985.

The images in the galleries can be printed on fine art canvas or paper to any size depending on when the original image was taken, but the most important consideration is for you to first work out the size of the space where you would like the picture to hang.

Leigh Art Trail

A not for profit, volunteer run, community organisation, showcasing the work of local contemporary artists & designers

The Leigh Art Trail Association is a non-profit making members organisation established to promote the artistic talents of its member artists, guests and the artistic talents of the wider Leigh-on-Sea community through the events that it holds. LAT receives no public funding and is self financing through members subscription fees, commissions on members sales and the generous donation of our sponsor Southend Adult Community College (SACC).

Originally set up by a community of high-spirited artists wanting to provide an outlet for their work locally, the Leigh Art Trail was the first of its kind in the East of England. Because of the large number and high quality of professional artists in the town, many people now refer to Leigh on Sea as the St. Ives of the East. This year’s trail wouldn’t have taken place if not for the many, many hours of organisation from the voluntary Directors; Bronwyn Oldham, Simon Feather, Tricia North and Emma Bell. We would also like to extend a special thank you to fellow LAT Director David Osborn, from Clouders Accountants and David Elcock from Leigh Road Baptist Church. The event is much loved by both residents and tourists, and the Leigh Art Trail is always proud to support artistic activity that continues to thrive locally. Next year will be the 20th year of the Trail and we hope to make it very special. If you would like to get involved from sponsorship to taking part, please contact us at leigharttrail@hotmail.co.uk.