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Withy Arts: See The World Through My Eyes

withy-arts-fullwidthDuring the spring of 2015 Withy Arts have been working with three groups of people, exploring willow and textile to create pieces that reflect the person who crafted them.

Those participating in this project were groups who tend not to be included in creative workshops due to their life circumstances.

This exhibition celebrates the creativity of all participants and showcases the art they produced.

Exhibition Details

  • Opening Date: Tues, 28th July, 16:00
  • Closing Date: Fri, 31 July 2015 16:00
  • Private View: Tues 28th July, 18.30 – 20.30

Seaside Event : Waiting for the Train

sullivan-fullwidthExhibition of works by David Sullivan & Peter Williams – An exchange of methods in Painting, involving Memory Sex Politics & Death

Seaside Event – Waiting for the Train is an exhibition of paintings by two artists concerned with ideas around contemporary Realism and the need to represent that which cannot be expressed.

Both painters explore themes of Politics, Sex, and Death – the mainsprings for most if not all significant painting in art history.

David Sullivan studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (Canterbury) and the Royal College of Art.  Selected twice for the Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries, recent exhibitions include @PaintBritain at Ipswich Art School Gallery, and Documentary Realism at Marylebone Church Crypt.

Peter Williams, originally from Great Yarmouth, studied Philosophy at Hull, and for many years taught Mathematics.  Peter has exhibited in Mandell’s Gallery in Norwich, and in 2014 had two paintings included in the Norfolk Contemporary Art exhibition at the Forum.

Exhibition Details

  • Opening Date: Sat 8th August 2015
  • Closing Date: Sat 29th August 2015
  • Private View: Saturday 8th August 4 – 6pm

Rhonda Whitehead Exhibition

rhonda whitehead paintingIn September 2015 Gallery 133 will be presenting a mini-retrospective of works by Rhonda Whitehead.

Rhonda has exhibited widely since leaving the Royal College of Art in the early 70’s having 35 solo exhibitions here and abroad.

[quote]Nature is the source of each of the paintings working as she has in the wetlands of Norfolk the Waveney Valley, the River Bure, the Northern Territory and the Barrier Reef in Australia and more recently in Europe. We perceive subtle shifts as if physical bodily movement, is altering the perspective. Life forms become a painted calligraphy in an expression of joyous relation to nature.[/quote]

The Australia paintings are the result of a pilgrimage to the centre of Australia in 1996.

The warm brown solidity of these paintings are a stark contrast to the cool aqueous quality of the water series.

[quote]Recent work records the eroded walls of buildings, surfaces in the built environment. Whitehead’s painterly approach awakens our interest in all manner of physical and climatic exchanges we read on the surface of buildings (John Grande)[/quote]

We look forward to welcoming you and your friends to this very important exhibition.

Sight and Sound Continued: Film at 133

Our current film event kicked off with an exclusive screening at St George’s Theatre on Sunday June 14th at 5pm of Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain. A film about the industrial disaster at Union Carbide’s pesticide manufacturing site in Bhopal, India on December 3rd 1984 when 8000 local people were killed.

Download Michael Sutton’s review of this event and Q&A session.

David Brooks, co-stars, writes and directs the film

The film stars Martin Sheen (West Wing, Apocalypse Now) Mischa Barton and Kal Penn amongst other leading actors.  The screening represents a rare and exclusive chance to see a major upcoming feature film before it goes on general release.

David Brooks, who has travelled extensively in India, co-stars, writes and directs the film said:

“I’m very happy to be supporting the GY Arts Festival and look forward to discussing the film with everyone who comes along during the Q and A session. There are so many issues – legal, medical and environmental and the story of this disaster unfolds daily still around the world”.

The film is beautifully crafted depicting the tragedy of the local workers and residents and the hypocrisy of those who neglected health and safety concerns, whilst failing to present themselves to the Indian authorities thereafter.

The screening was followed afterwards by a question and answer session with David Brooks (Writer, Director and ‘Shane’ opposite Martin Sheen in the film) and the owner of Gallery 133, Liam Murphy.

Money raised will be split between The Bhopal Medical Appeal to aid the injured survivors and Great Yarmouth film projects.