Halesworth Gallery

Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LL
Opposite St. Mary's Church
Weekdays and Saturdays 11am - 5pm
Sundays 2 - 4pm

Admission free. 01986 873064

Preview Parties are from 6.30-8.30pm on the Friday before each show. All welcome.
The gallery is closed for hanging on the Thursday and Friday before each exhibition opens.

19 May to 6 June

Sarah Cannell, Lorry Cudmore, Abigail Phang Gung Fook

Preview Party 18 May

Sarah Cannell

Meet the artist - Saturday 2nd June 11 to 4

Minsmere nature reserve

I love the process and experimentation that goes hand in hand with painting and have found that over the years I have incorporated and honed elements that I am drawn to. The black graphic line echoes the shadows cast over the landscape by hedgrows, furrows, trees helping to create strong compositions which are also reminiscent of the printmakers line. Combined with a dynamic, intense colour I create my own interpretation and response to what I feel is my landscape. I feel an emotional connection and am constantly in awe of the multitude of vibrant colour which is there if you look long enough.

Find out more at sarahcannell.com

Lorry Cudmore

Images from meet the artist - Wednesday 30th May 11 to 4

Box with lid

My work reflects my interest in the natural world. I am drawn to the textures, shapes and colours found in dry stone walls and natural rock formations. I am fascinated by the shapes and patterns formed by erosion in land and seascapes: the wild, uncontrollable and chaotic often resulting in a moment of meditation.

I work mainly with four different clays: black chunky, p2 porcelain, golden harvest (no longer available so looking for a replacement) and toasted stoneware. I press mould, hand build and throw to create each piece. I fire mainly in gas reduction but also in wood and raku when possible.

Abigail Phang Gung Fook

Meet the artist - Saturday 19th May 11am to 3pm

What did she say?

We are pleased to announce that Abigail is one of 25 artists shortlisted for The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018. Abigail has also been shortlisted for The Collyer Bristow Graduate Award 2018.

My work is about intimacy and my emotions, it describes the multiplicity of my family life I am capturing the essence of love and the importance of family and their home space. My work captures the hilarity and high spirits of my family. The works are my interpretation on contemporary culture. The topics I choose to paint are important to me they are intrinsically linked to who I am today.

This body of work examines the impact of being online and the necessity to be contactable at all times and as a mother how frustrating it can be. The millennial generation are reliant on their mobile phones, social media and other devices. They are online engaged in another world, whilst sitting next to you. This collection of work describes my two eldest sons living their lives through their devices. I have a sense of being ignored, being invisible and a frustration at the dominance of the mobile phone and social media in our lives.

It is the age of information overload a mode of expression that has become ubiquitous. It is not considered narcissistic, it has become normalised in our society. It is often easier to text the boys to get a reply to a question or to gain their attention. Continuous use of their mobiles is a distraction, time which could have been used for something more productive. Are they emotionally attached to their phones? The phone becomes the first thing they touch when they wake up, and the last thing they read before going to bed.

Find out more at www.phanggungfook.com

Installation Day

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Preview Party Photographs

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Meet Lorry Cudmore

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Meet Sarah Cannell