North Yorkshire Open Studios (NYOS) 2013
June 8/9 and June 15/16
"From the remote hills of the upper Dales across the Vale of York to the North York Moors and the Yorkshire coast, a wide range of painters, printmakers, jewellery-makers, sculptors, potters, textiles artists, photographers and other visual art professionals will be inviting members of the public to see new work in the making and discover how this diverse range of artists create their work".
For more information on the event, NYOS13 has a fantastic website and Facebook - follow www.nyos.org.uk
Within NYOS13, Lund Gallery will be a mini 'hub' venue hosting Maggie Barnes, Martin Huxter and Debbie Loane. Click here to see the pdf flyer
Maggie recently completed a two-year study of the Japanese ceramic technique, Nerikomi. The outcomes from this research now form a separate strand of production to an already successful practice spanning more than thirty years, and offer a fascinating contrast to her pure white sculptural porcelain and hand-made paper. Marine life, geology, and palaeontology still inspire and inform her work; the Nerikomi series owes much to her research exploration into Japanese textiles, crafts, and Samurai armour.
.. is waiting until the last minute to decide what to show.. so you'll have to come and see!
Current work is focussing on reading the landscape and history around 'Hambleton Street', an ancient drove route running from Olstead north along the Cleveland Hills. To one side is the Vale of York and the Pennines, whilst to the north and west stretch the North York Moors. Resulting work takes the form of drawings in a variety of black and white media, as well as larger scale pieces in a variety of media, often incorporating materials and minerals collected on site.