The 44th Eastern Open is now open. The exhibition is shown across four locations in King’s Lynn: Fermoy Gallery, Red Barn, Shakespeare Barn and Old Warehouse. The selectors this year were; artist’s Daniel Sturgis and Vicken Parsons and curator at The Lowry, Kate Farrell. The exhibition continues until 30th November 2013.
East Contemporary Art: A collection of 21st century practice is now showing at the Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich. The first of three displays, this exhibition continues until 13th November 2013. The display of works then carries on with more artworks from the collection, 27th November 2013 – 16th January 2014, followed by Places and Landscapes 1st October 2014 – 12th November 2014.
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.ac.uk/exhibitions/current/index.php?exhibition=113
More on the East Contemporary Arts Collection: http://goo.gl/iJfYXu
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 new work by Amanda. The Summer Exhibition continues until the 12th August 2012.
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.
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’ events programme.
‘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.