Bluecoat Display Centre: Nature Study, Angie Lewin
Venue: Bluecoat Display Centre
Dates: 19/11/2016 - 14/01/2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 19th November 2016 – Saturday 14th January 2017
This exhibition will feature the beautiful prints of Angie Lewin alongside a selection of jewellers whose work will complement Angie’s work.
Angie studied Fine Art Printmaking at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design between 1983 and 1986, followed by a year’s part-time postgraduate printmaking at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. After working in London as an illustrator she studied horticulture and a move to Norfolk prompted her return to printmaking.
Inspired by both the clifftops and saltmarshes of the North Norfolk coast and the Scottish Highlands, she depicts these contrasting environments and their native flora in wood engraving, linocut, silkscreen, lithograph and collage. These landscapes are often glimpsed through intricately detailed plantforms. Attracted to the relationships between plant communities on an intimate level, even the fine lines of insect eggs on a flower bud are observed in her work. Still lives often incorporate seedpods, grasses, flints and dried seaweed collected on walking and sketching trips. A Wedgwood cup designed by Ravilious, may contain feathers and seedheads.
Jewellers include Selina Campbell, Melissa Hunt, Naomi James, Rebecca Lawley, Ann Little, Nicola Mather, Miranda Sharpe, Adele Taylor & Melissa Yarlett. Many of the selected jewellers share Angie’s interest in nature; seeking inspiration for forms from plants and seedheads to delicate lichens. Their use of colour whether with enamel, gold plate or use of semi-precious stones echo those found in Angie’s landscapes.
This exhibition will be complemented throughout the month of December by an In the Window exhibition by St Jude’s artist designers fabrics and wallpapers including those by Angie Lewin.
Bluecoat Display Centre
Liverpool L1 3BZ
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