Art on the Map — The Variety Show

by | 5 May 2018 | Art, Gainsborough

They say that variety is the spice of life; well that is just what Art on the Map members are serving up for you this spring and summer. This year there is a golden opportunity, in two different settings in the county, to see some of the wide variety of artistic and creative work produced by artists and crafts people in Lincolnshire. Firstly, some of the 25 Art on the Map exhibiting members will be returning to Gunby Hall following a very successful exhibition there in 2017. The exhibition will be open from 11.00am to 5.00pm each day from 1st to 30th May. One of the artists will be available each day to talk about their work.

Sheila Pearce, who is coordinating the show, said: “We are delighted to have been invited back to Gunby Hall exhibition space which is is a delightful setting for members’ work. It is an opportunity for visitors to see a diverse range of work including painting, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, illumination, drawing and glasswork by some of Lincolnshire’s popular artists and crafts-makers.”

If you take the time to visit the Hall you will be rewarded not only by the glorious spectacle of the house and gardens, but also by the delights of the work on display.
Secondly, more of the artists will be exhibiting once again in The Chapter House.

So, if you visit Lincoln Cathedral between 16th July and 28th July you are in for a very special treat when you get to The Chapter House. Work on display covers a range of artistic disciplines with a wide variety of skills, approaches and responses to their environment. One of the participating artists will be on hand each day of the exhibition to talk about their work.

Denise Hawthorne, who has exhibited her own work at the Cathedral a number of times and is organising the show, said: “The Chapter House is a beautiful space and very atmospheric, providing the visitor with a very individual experience. It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to return as a group to display our work in this historic and iconic setting.

This is a great opportunity for visitors to see a wide range of work from some of the county’s best-loved artists all in one place — and a very special place at that. We have artists from across the county and a range of different styles and techniques”.

An added bonus is that East Coast and Wolds artists will be back at Gunby for a further exhibition in September this year.

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