CW 2 SQ Cynthia poster

Cynthia Wild

13th to 24th February

Private View 13 Feb 6 to 8pm

Cynthia Wild's fascinating exhibition of collages and paintings, inspired by "18 Songs of a Nomad Flute" by the 13th century Chinese poet Liu Shang.

These describe the abduction of a 3rd century noble woman, Wen Chi, by "nomads". Wen Chi spent 12 years as the consort of a Mongolian general and bore two children. She was, as so many were, ransomed back to China - a decision which meant her never again seeing her children.
The poems resonated with Cynthia’s own experience of having chosen to live away from her homeland: a sorrow for absence from her own soil, the experience of diaspora where one has a foot in both lands, both cultures, and the difficulties experienced in being absorbed into either.


Each collage is made in response to an individual poem. In making the paintings, however, Cynthia often changes aspects of the informing collage, seeking to make a more refined response to the original poem: as with each telling of a story, the expression of its content changes, so it is with the re-investing of her emotions in the poem, a new expression emerges through the painting's making.

Cynthia is an artist and writer working on paintings, books, illustrations and more.  She will be working on her next project in the gallery throughout the exhibition for anyone who wants to engage.

 

Cynthia will be giving a special talk about the work on Saturday 17 Feb at 4pm, everyone welcome!

@cynthiawildart

 


 

Secret Postcard

27th February to 9th March

 Pick up your postcard today, for all ages and abilities, do paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, weave & sew - get creative and be part of this great exhibition, raising funds for Sprout.  


 SQ PS poster

THE DECISIVE MOMENT

AN EXHIBITION OF ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER SOLARI

Monday 11th to Saturday 23rd March

PRIVATE VIEW: SATURDAY 16 MARCH 5 to 8pm

MY ART IS INSPIRED BY THE ACT OF WALKING, LOOKING AND BEING INSPIRED BY THE ‘DECISIVE MOMENT’ (Cartier-Bresson), THAT CREATIVE MOMENT WHEN YOU INTUITIVELY DECIDE TO CAPTURE AN IMAGE. FOR ME, ONE THAT EITHER STANDS ALONE AS A PHOTOGRAPH IN ITS OWN RIGHT OR THAT CAN INFORM A PAINTING, ETCHING OR DRAWING.

@petersolari

 


 Kate Marsden

All We Have - by Kate Marsden

26th March to 6th April, PV Tues 26 March


APRIL           9 - 20   GLYN ROBERTS


APRIL           23 -  4     STEVE & SUE Owens


MAY              LYNN and IAIN Selwyn Reeves


                      LUCINDA Denning


JUNE             FRINGE


                      VIRGINIA JAMES


JULY              Graveney School


Summer Art Lon


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