Amanda Ansell attended the reception at University College Suffolk (UCS) to celebrate the launch of East Contemporary Art Collection. Initiated by artists Robert Priseman and Simon Carter and in partnership with the university in Ipswich, the ECA Collection will be a stimulating and valuable resource for students and researchers and will undoubtedly become a notable visitor attraction. ‘Evening Sail,’ a painting from the foam bubble island series will be part of the ECA Collection, alongside works by Maggi Hambling, James Dodds and Justin Partyka.
The exhibition ‘East Contemporary Art: A collection of 21st Century Practice’ will open to the public at the Waterfront Art Gallery in September 2013 and coincide with a major exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, titled, ‘Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia,’ which will also celebrate art in the eastern region from the prehistoric period to the present day. Exhibited in the newly refurbished galleries, this exhibition will showcase the rich and unique artistic heritage of Norfolk and Suffolk, with works ranging from paintings to jewellery and textile design. To find out more visit: http://www.scva.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming/index.php?exhibition=113
More on the East Contemporary Arts Collection: http://goo.gl/SSRMy
Amanda Ansell’s ‘Willow Land 1‘ has been selected for the 244th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Hung in the grand main Gallery III space, Willow Land 1 was selected by the co-ordinator for 2012, Tess Jaray RA. The Gallery III exhibition space features mainly small works of art by emerging and established contemporary artists. Tess Jaray says, “The ‘wave’ that undulates through this gallery gives a rhythm and energy to the exhibits. Visitors are invited to follow its form, which from a distance appears to be an intriguing pattern but at close range allows each work to be clearly viewed, without any sense of hierarchy.”
Willow Land 1 is the first painting in a series of work by Amanda which explores the willow trees close to the River Stour where she now lives. This is the fourth year Amanda Ansell’s work has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
The Summer Exhibition continues until the 12th August 2012.
Amanda Ansell will be represented by Gallery Violet at the first Affordable Art Fair (AAF) to be held in the fine setting of Hampstead Heath, North London (27th – 30th October 2011). A body of work has been selected to demonstrate Amanda’s painting techniques. These works are inspired by the Suffolk landscape in which she now resides and reflect an ongoing preoccupation with a sense of stillness.
You will be able to see Gallery Violet’s full exhibition on stand E1 at the AAF Hampstead. For more information and limited edition discount tickets, please contact Gallery Violet – www.galleryviolet.com
Waterline at Suffolk University’s Waterfront Gallery is showcasing eight contemporary artists who take their inspiration from water. Exhibition curator Dr Jane Grisewood explains, “The selection is not necessarily obvious, but has instead focused on subtle, minimal works in which the viewer can contemplate the ephemeral and ubiquitous substance – water. There is an intriguing element of illusionism, not in the traditional sense of using techniques such as perspective to produce an impression of reality, but in the experimentation with found or prepared matter that can metamorphose into something other. In using a limited palette for her oil paintings Amanda Ansell evokes illusory and hypnotic abstract seascapes from simple bath foam creations.”
Amanda Ansell has been selected for ‘Waterline’ at the Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich. Following a national call for entries a selection was made by a panel of artists and guest curator Jane Grisewood. The group exhibition of eight artists will include three foam floating islands by Amanda Ansell titled, Prevail, Falcon and Waterwitch. The chosen works all depict or incorporate some aspect of water.
The exhibition is also part of the Ipswich Maritime Festival (20th – 21st August) at the Ipswich waterfront, quayside and docks.
Waterline opens on the 1st August and ends the 4th September 2011.
Gallery Violet are holding an art auction of its gallery artists’ work to raise funds for Oxfams East Africa Appeal. All proceeds will be given to the famine appeal. The highest bidder for all art above the artist’s reserve price will win the artwork. You can place a bid by visiting http://www.galleryviolet.com/east-africa-appeal/ Art auction ends 25th July 2011.
Amanda has been selected by Gallery Violet to take part in an exhibition which celebrates Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley. Amanda’s new body of work continues to depict quiet moments in time, drawing on the river Stour, its landscape and resident swans as a source of inspiration. Amanda Ansell’s new paintings will be unveiled alongside other gallery artists at the Gallery Violet preview evening on Friday 12th November 2010 at 7pm.
Amanda was chosen to take part in a group exhibition of works by artists local to Melford Hall, Suffolk (run by the National Trust). Four of Amanda’s swan paintings were exhibited as part of the ‘Discovering Art’ 2009 events programme. Eternal I was sold to a private British collector.
‘Castle’ was selected for the 241st Royal Academy Arts Summer Exhibition, London. This years co-ordinators, Royal Academicians Ann Christopher, Eileen Cooper and Will Alsop selected works for the exhibition around the theme of ‘Making Space’. ‘Castle’ was exhibited in gallery V, selected and hung by Gus Cummins. ‘Castle’ was sold to a private British collector.