Saturday, 25 May 2013

Houses, streets, meetings and yesterday

Parkfields Gallery hosted the annual Craft Gallery Managers Meeting this week. It was lovely to catch up with other Gallery owners from around the South West including the Devonshire and Somerset Guilds of Craftsmen, The Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester, Craft in the bay in Cardiff, Llantarnum Grange near Cwmbran and the Mission Gallery in Swansea. Art is an important part of our lives and both private and public galleries have an important role to play in spreading the word.
Talking of which it was a general consensus that social media is the way to go so I am happy to introduce you to some new artworks via this blog.

Images of yesterday are linked throughout Tamsin Howells acrylic jewellry. From old sewing pattern wall panels to vintage lace bracelets and old school tie earrings we have a must see range displayed in the window and our matching acrylic cabinets.
 Kim Bramley's new range of work arrived yesterday and it includes two examples of her kiln glass wall panels which feature pretty rows of houses. The framed panel has its own Led lighting system meaning that the light shines through the panel wherever you choose to hang it. The other long panel is awaiting hanging in pride of place in the gallery along with Kim's beautiful bowls, tiles and flowers. I've also got to mention her cuflinks and earrings as they will add a sparkle to any outfit.
 Also following on the theme of houses Sally Shrubsell's new work looks fabulous in the upstairs gallery. Sally uses both canvas and aluminium panels as a background for her abstract pieces (some with a hint of a street scene). This is the first time we have exhibited Sally's painting and they are definitely worth a trip to the gallery for the joyful colour and contemplation they bring to the viewer.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Swifts and things

Just this last week we have been delighted to hear the swifts joyful return to Ross on Wye and now they have been joined by our very own range of birds on display in the Gallery in the form of Nick and Gabi Ward's ceramics and Julia Manning's stunning prints and cards.
On Saturday Nick and Gabi Ward popped into the Gallery with their bird inspired ceramics. This newly launched range includes a collection of mugs, jugs and bowls all delicately coloured with an eggshell blue or off white background with cute pastel bird images scratched (or sgraffitoed ) into the clay. They have also added a new funky olive green colour to their ever popular sgraffito range which contrasts beautifully with the more delicate pastel colours of the bird range. 
To further add to our celebration of all things to do with birds we have a lovely collection of Julia Manning's wood and lino cuts and cards. Ranging from Turdus Merulas ( the latin name for the blackbird) to starlings, swallows and yellow hammers we have a bird to tickle everyones fancy!
So join with us and our gorgeous birds to celebrate the start of summer in Ross on wye.

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