THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS – EXHIBITION LAUNCH

Well hello my friends, hope you are all having a lovely weekend. We are just recovering from the launch of our Summer 2015 Show on Thursday evening, THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS.

Invitation for THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS

Invitation for THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS – image, There’s Someone There by Teresa Winchester

THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS is a solo show with Brighton based printmaker and painter Teresa Winchester. If you’ve not discovered Teresa yet then you are certainly in for a treat.

My Good Friends - Teresa Winchester

My Good Friends – Teresa Winchester

As a child Teresa loved to curl up in a chair with a book and read of magical worlds, brave deeds and princesses. The only pastime she enjoyed more was to draw the pictures these stories suggested … and she still loves doing this.

The Unlikely Journey - Teresa Winchester

The Unlikely Journey – Teresa Winchester

Nowadays Teresa is also a storyteller, and stories continue to inspire her work. Some of the images emerge from the well known tales such as the Red Shoes, but others drift into her mind quite unexpectedly, often just when she is falling asleep!

Raven

Raven

Some images are not about a traditional wonder tale, and she likes to think that the viewer will seek their their own story asking themselves what it’s all about!

The White Stag

The White Stag

Alongside this solo show in our Picture Gallery we have lots of complimentary work in the main gallery by designers/makers new to Heart Gallery as well as exciting new work from some of our old favourites.

Collage 1Collage 2Work includes new nature inspired jewellery in silver and precious stones, acrylic jewellery depicting famous stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and The Wizard Of Oz, nature inspired ceramics, textiles printed with bees and bugs, felted foxes and badgers and wooden sculptures of hares and bears oh my!

Craig Fellows - Silk Scarf Runny Honey

Craig Fellows – Silk Scarf Runny Honey

At the Thursday night launch we were delighted to have Ursula Holden-Gill with us to tell stories to children and adults. She gave us a crafted collection of fairy and folktale which reflected the magical element of Teresa’s work in our Picture Gallery.

Ursula entertaining our customers and makers with her tales

Ursula entertaining our customers and makers with her tales

In between stories I manage to grab Teresa and Ursula for a picture as well as some of the lovely artists that came along to the launch:

Teresa and I in the Picture Gallery with her work printed on an ancient Columbian press

Teresa and I in the Picture Gallery with her work that she prints on an ancient Columbian press dating back to 1842 – not a giclee print in sight!

Ursula taking a break from storytelling in our garden

Ursula taking a break from storytelling in our garden

Tom Smith with a selection of his amazing realistic wood pieces made using a technique known as intarsia

Tom Smith with a selection of his amazing realistic wood pieces made using a technique known as intarsia

Louise Jannetta with myself in front of her collagraph plates and prints

Louise Jannetta with myself in front of her collagraph plates and prints

Stewart Morton and I with his lasercut wooden wall pieces inspired by his own photography

Stewart Morton and I with his lasercut wooden wall pieces inspired by his own photography

To read more about these artists, and the others currently showcasing their work with us, then do keep an eye on this Heart Gallery blog … Teresa’s blog post is here and she is our featured Maker of the Month over on the website here.

PicMonkey CollageWe all had a jolly good evening as you can see and the exhibition is on until 13th September so hopefully we shall see you soon,
Ta ra for now from the magical Heart Gallery launch evening for THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS x

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