Tuesday 16th – Friday 27th February 2015*
‘I Walk the Line’
‘I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the time’
I Walk the Line is a group exhibition of second year Visual Arts students’ on-going practice. This is a first time Bishop Grosseteste has put on an exhibition showcasing second year students and also a first exhibition in a public space for many of the exhibitors. Apart from developing students professional skills and understanding as to the processes involved in putting on an exhibition, this opportunity also offers time and space to reflect on how well their own work is communicating their own personal ideas.
I walk the line is taken from the title of Johnny Cash’s first hit song. It was a proclamation of fidelity and a ‘note to self’ while the singer was touring the USA and tempted by adoring fans. When he was still in his first marriage, the singer himself recalled “It was kind of a prodding to myself to, `Play it straight, Johnny,’”. A line from the song – ‘I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the time’ is fitting for art students who negotiate the demands of an academic training with the somewhat tacit requirement in developing a personal ‘voice’ or ‘signature’. The song’s call for vigilance is also apposite, both literally and metaphorically when creating art works relevant to contemporary practice.
As ever thanks go out to Bishop Grosseteste and the contributing staff who have made the exhibition possible.
Dr John Rimmer
Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator for Visual Arts
Open daily 10am – 5pm (closed Mondays)
*Exhibition closes 3.30 on Friday 27th February
Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 15th March 2015
Time, Tide and Beyond
We are a group of seven, dedicated, postgraduate fine artists rooted in the east coast region. We are bound by a common goal – to bring our unique surroundings to life through a variety of approaches.
One of our main strengths is that we work across a range of disciplines, both two and three dimensional. We use the tools and techniques of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and printmaking to respond to the nuances of our particular area and to look beyond the visible.
Our vision is to support each other in the continuing development of our own art practice and to encourage the public’s engagement with art.
Open daily 10 – 4pm.
Tuesday 17th – Sunday 29th March 2015
‘echoes in oil’
“My love for oil painting began at university. While learning to paint, I was able to study the medium through the techniques of the world’s greatest artists. I have been exploring its potential ever since.
As a student, I was encouraged to explore abstract and conceptual art and to search for something new. I don’t consider myself a ‘landscape artist’ and would prefer not to be assigned any label. I draw inspiration from the bounty of life. It might come from the colour of leaves against a blue sky or, just as easily, from a facial expression, the mood of a stormy day or the sun shimmering on the sea. I use sketches and photographs to develop the composition. I then explore style and technique; this continues throughout the development of the painting and eventually an image evolves that I hope will be interesting, stimulating and visually pleasing.”
Tuesday 31st March – Sunday 12th April 2015
Synapse, an East Midlands artists’ collective are pleased to present ‘Transitions’, an exhibition exploring individual responses to states of transience. Exhibiting artists are Tracey Kershaw, Tracy Walker, Steffie Richards, Paul Holding and Helene Markham Jones who work in a range of media.
Tracey Kershaw’s practice focuses on aspects of motherhood and particularly on the changing relationship between her son and herself. She uses everyday materials, events and experiences to explore the impermanence of each phase of her maternal relationship as well as interrelated subjects such as fertility, ageing and time passing.
Tracy Walker’s practice focuses on dialogue between colour and light drawing upon the experience of place and memory within the landscape. Her works entice you into their space as she investigates colour transitions that jostle and fight for position within the composition at the same time as creating the illusion of infinite space.
Steffie Richard’s investigations consider the ‘visually’-invisible traces of our passing through space and through the process of painting she revisits the euphoria of monumentally profound momentary personal experiences that become embedded in our psyche.
Paul Holding’s practice responds to landscapes of memory, of places loved and times recalled where he expresses a sense of place through the rich colour of painted surfaces. His abstract, gestural and playful mark making lays down the spirit of a place with all of its incumbent sounds, smells, sensations and associations.
Helene Markham Jones’s work is concerned order and chaos within Nature and how it’s structures and fluxes affect our material, visual and psychological world. Transitions between colour, form and matter and the juxtaposition of elements is a primary interest as is the seeking of an expression that conveys the perception of the experience of the forces and structures of nature.
Tuesday 14th – Sunday 26th April 2015
The CCN includes a wide range of members from talented new graduates to skilled and experienced crafts people using materials such as glass, ceramics, metals, paper, felt and textiles, and has achieved notable success exhibiting in galleries across the East Midlands and Europe.
Encouraged to use different methods and techniques to put their own stamp on the theme, members will reveal their individual interpretations and signature pieces in a unique collection to celebrate this special event.
Open times 10am – 5pm and 11am – 4pm Sunday
Tuesday 28th April – Sunday 10th May 2015
The Nadin Group
More information to follow soon
Tuesday 12th – Sunday 24th May 2015
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Arts Collective Service
More information to follow soon.
Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 15th February 2015
‘Projections’ are communications that rely on vision and the works exhibited here are creations that are a visual or tangible rendering of something projecting from the artist’s own hidden desires and impulses; works that best sum up the artist who made them.
Art On The Map is an association of Lincolnshire’s leading artists and craft makers, from Painters, Sculptors and Textile Artists to Glass and Furniture Makers. Entry is free and here is a great opportunity for everyone to see our leading artist’s work exhibited in one place.
The show will run from Tuesday 3rd February to Sunday 15th February, 2015.
Open daily 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays)
Tuesday 13th January – Sunday 1st February 2015
The Trinity Group, Sleaford Art Group,
Carlton Le Moorland & District Art Group and The Nettleham Art Group
‘For the Love’, is a new kind of show for the Sam Scorer gallery as it brings together four local art groups, Carlton le Moorland and District, Sleaford, Nettleham and the Trinity group from Lincoln. Each group will be bringing a selection of their work.
The diverse background of the groups means that they work in a wide range of different media, in lively and original ways. However they all have a passion to create and to share their vision. The groups will be holding ‘Meet the Artists’ afternoons on Sunday the 18th and 25th of January and Sunday 1st February, which will give visitors the chance to talk about the work and find out how they can get involved.
Open daily 10am – 4pm (closed Mondays.)
Tuesday 9th December – Sunday 21st December
‘The Power of Two’
Following their successful exhibition at Lincoln’s “Gallery at St.Martin’s” in the summer, John and Pam will be showing a greatly expanded set of work for the first time at the Sam Scorer Gallery.
John, a highly regarded painter previously established in the North of England, (now Lincoln based), produces images in a powerful graphic style, which challenge accepted perceptions of the watercolour genre.
His subjects range from highly stylised landscapes, to whimsical animal illustrations, often with a vintage feel – and a quirky humour!
Pam, well known for her life-long career as a textile practitioner, now creates exciting soft sculpture figures, rich in texture and attitude, alongside a range of decorative textile panels and exquisite jewellery.
They are a formidable duo, whose work sparks off each other – totally different but totally connected – “The Power of Two”
Exhibition open daily from 10.00am – 4.00pm (closed Mondays)
- FREE ADMISSION – Everyone will be made very welcome