Hanging by a Thread At the Heritage Courtyard Studios & Art Gallery in Wells until 25th March
Five fine artists respond to the title in this thought provoking exhibition. It starts from a point of suspended animation – a delicate position where loss and gain hold equal sway.
‘Stone and Thread’
March 10th onwards
11 - 5 Wednesday to Sunday
Discover a new Spring Collection of Carole Waller’s wearable art – clothes and scarves – at the gallery from March 10th 2017.
Inspired by the 250th Anniversary of the building of the Royal Crescent in Bath. , the Palladian influenced architecture is all about order and symmetry and is contrasted to the exuberant brushmarks of disorder in Carole’s painting.
Lace is also an inspiration – with its references of complexity, craft, and femininity.
There are silk scarves and shawls in fine wool gauze – shirts and jackets , signature coats and dresses for all occasions. A growing collection of contemporary jewellery, including new etched silver brooches by Annie Beardsley, picks up the themes and colours.
February 8th - 12th 2017
A SPRING SALE of painted silk clothes by Carole Waller runs from February 8 – 12th.
Our hours are Wednesday to Sunday 11am – 5pm.
photo: Andrew Farrar
22nd November - 24th December
Painted clothing and scarves, glass, jewellery, prints and ceramics.
Open 11am – 5pm daily, Late nights during the Bath Christmas Market.
Please join us for a glass of wine to open the exhibition from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday November 22nd
Jewellery by Kaz Robertson, Annie Beardsley, Holly Belsher, Shelby Fitzpatrick and Amy Keeper. Prints by Orson Kartt. Ceramics by Gary Wood. Glass by Hannah Facey. Clothes and scarves by Carole Waller.
Fantastic gifts for yourself and your friends – we also have gift vouchers available to spend at the gallery after christmas.
CELEBRATE – and a SALE
Stitch by Stitch
July 7th - 31st
Exhibition March 25th to May 1st
Opening hours are : 11 – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday
plus 11 – 5pm Easter Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th March
and anytime by appointment 07803 033629
An exhibition celebrating the emblems, rituals, symbols and geometry of Easter, a time of renewal, growth and remembrance. This show features new work by Gary Wood and Carole Waller alongside jewellery in perspex, aluminium and enamel, by guest artists Elizabeth Turrell, Annie Beardsley, Shelby Fitzpatrick and Jessica Turrell.
A bold new series of work in stoneware, including dishes, cups and wall pieces all individually painted with a distinctive palette of colours. ‘Stations’, a new series of wall pieces, explores ideas relating to the symbol of the cross.
Makes markers and memorials in enamel jewellery and wall pieces, to remember individuals, conflicts and wars. Elizabeth is showing three vitreous enamel panels and a series of ‘badges’.
About her Universal Declaration of Human Rights Series she states :
‘As a child of the Second World War generation I am haunted by inherited memories from the First and Second World Wars. What do I do with the shadows of these memories? Because I was not damaged does not mean I am untouched. Conflicts and wars continue today with unrelenting repetition, compelling me to make markers and memorials, both to remember individuals and to mark these conflicts. This work marks the lives of ordinary citizens caught up in the extraordinary circumstances of conflicts and war. I often use fragment of text from the 1949 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I find the form of the cross very potent. For me it is a universal symbol from ancient times; still powerful today, both as symbol and sign.’
Jessica is an artist who has developed a range of non-traditional approaches that allow her to use vitreous enamel to create expressive, tactile and unusual surfaces in a collection of beautiful jewellery.
With an interest in the implication of the word ‘precious’, Annie Beardsley makes spoons that combine silver with garden twigs. Unearthing old tools and cutlery buried in her garden initiated this project, which is shown alongside her latest colourful aluminium cuffs, rings and earrings.
Shelby Fitzpatrick Perspex jewellery
A continually evolving collection of Perspex jewellery, including a series of fabulous geometric Perspex necklaces and rings in luminous colours, revealing a youthful vitality and sensuality. Prices range from £30 for earrings to £150 for the large scale necklaces.
Carole Waller painted clothes
Carole’s new collection of painted and screen-printed clothes and scarves are a graphic interpretation of crosses/graffiti/architectural plans and marks in the stone – looking above and below ground at the layers of history under our feet and around us every day, here in Bath. More of the collection can be found on Carole’s website http://www.carolewaller.co.uk
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