Unit 5 artists, both past and present deliver an insight into their studio work and professional careers during the course of Open Studios Norfolk. The exhibition brings together sculpture, prints, illustrations, paintings and presentations from the artists and presents a rare opportunity to meet and discuss work with the artists and purchase one-off pieces.
About some of the artists:
'Who is the artist and who / what is the model? Conventions reinvented in order to regain life'.
Her portraits in the Open Studios exhibition include the painters in a portrait group who are as visually significant for her as the models. Gaia shaw also makes reference to Elizabeth Fry in the exhibition, whose work with institutions combined compassion, good sense and practicality.
Will be showing a collection of abstract and figurative kiln formed glass work. The pieces having been created using techniques of sandblasting, fusing, slumping and painting of enamels.
Using her 'delightfully kind, unassuming Grandmother as inspiration, Toni Lawton playfully poses the question; 'did they dare to dream?' This questions the satisfaction with her own life and those like her in post war Britain in the traditional roles as 'housewife'.
Kate Hodge's installations are born from found objects, abandoned/scavenged from everyday and often working in derelict spaces. Her constructions seek to find 'useful' and sustainable interventions that invite human interactions in an aesthetic and playful way. She works by responding to her surroundings and bringing attention to the often overlooked or mundane. During Open Studios, Kate will show her pyrography works on found wood. Visitors will also have the chance to watch Kate develop her new piece over the course of the show and understand the art of wood burning.
Fringe Festival organiser, Soapbox Founder, cultural champion Amy Wragg, exhibits photographs and videos taken from live events over the last 2 years.