The King of the Cats on Tour….. Find out where they are going next.

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The King of the Cats exhibition is touring in and around Lancashire, sharing stories and alongside beautiful artworks from the artists at Arteach. Come and join them this Saturday at Chapel Gallery in Ormskirk
A: Chapel Gallery, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QR
T: 01695 571328
E: chapel.gallery@westlancs.gov.uk

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Showing their work at the gallery are artists,   Marjan Wouda – lively sculptures in atmospheric peep-box settings, Julie Miles is exhibiting characterful imagings in clay, Patricia Ramsden is showing sculptural  installations with a touch of the theatrical. Christopher Rainham presents a selection of paintings, drawings and objects. Jacqueline Harris will be showing contemporary stories as recordings in collaboration with the people of Lancashire, with accompanying texts.

Touring Dates for ‘The King of the Cats’ with Arteach Do not miss it!!!
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk: 19th September – 24 October 2015
Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Burnley: 16th January – 9th April 2016
Museum of Lancashire, Preston: 30th April – 26th June 2016

For more details go to our website https://thekingofthecats.wordpress.com/

The Lancashire Tales visually told by 4 artists and a storyteller.

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It was a wonderful evening with Lancashire Tales, with raspberry tartlets and eldScreenshot 2015-02-07 14.23.58erflower lemonade all at the preview of ‘The King of the Cats’ at Longitude Gallery, Clitheroe.

“ We had a lot of interest on the opening night, in the beautiful gallery space that is Clitheroe’s Longitude Gallery. Visitors were amazed at the stories they never heard of, from places on their doorstep, and intrigued to learn from the artists themselves about the processes by which the artwork is made.” Marjan Wouda

 

Latitude Gallery & Studios2  Longitude Gallery, Clitheroe is proud to present The King of the Cats, a touring exhibition of sculpture, painting, text, sound, drawing and installation, taking place until the 12th September 2015. Lancashire Tales creatively explored by five Lancashire artists. Meet talking cats, boggarts, haunted hares and ghostly spectres, and immerse yourself in windswept moorland, snow-capped hills and icy becks.

 

“The people of Lancashire are fabulous. My search to find stories and tellers for the film, Gathered Tales of Lancashire, haBury-Arteach (25 of 28)s been characterised by generosity and hospitality. All of the stories were told either first hand or had happened to a friend or a relative.” Jacqueline Harris

 

 

 

 

 

Showing their work at the gallery are artists,   Marjan Wouda – lively sculptures in atmospheric peep-box settings, Julie Miles is exhibiting characterful imagings in clay, Patricia Ramsden is showing sculptural  installations with a touch of the theatrical. Christopher Rainham presents a selection of paintings, drawings and objects. Jacqueline Harris will be showing contemporary stories as recordings in collaboration with the people of Lancashire, with accompanying texts.

DSCN1924“I have pushed the boundaries of my practice in many ways. Working in a very ordered, methodical way, planning and preparation are paramount to my practice; process-led, working and re-working, so that outcomes are controlled and are aesthetically pleasing.” Partricia Ramsden 

 

“My work has always been about landscape and the things that can be found within it. Feathers, leaves and pebbles, beautiful in their own right, become symbols for places, animals and birds found within the natural environment, or trigger a memory of a place visited. ”  Julie Miles

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Four artists and a Storyteller have created a stunning and varied exhibition of engaging contemporary art deeply rooted in the local environment. The exhibition includes visitor activities for all ages – including opportunities to contribute your own local story – and accompanying workshops for adults.

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“For the King of the Cats exhibition I have approached the stories in the same way that I do for my other artwork, reading them and finding the ‘hooks’ or ‘sparks’ that fire my imagination. My responses may represent an image conjured by the text, or a feeling found between the lines of the story – or even disparate pieces of the story – my own knowledge and other beliefs all rolled into one.

I love paint: what it does, how it feels, smells, how in painting and drawing materials change and adapt, try and become something else in becoming a painting.” Christopher Rainham

For more information on ‘The King of the Cats’ Exhibition go to the links below.

www.thekingofthecats.wordpress.com 

www.thelongitudegallery.co.uk 

CLAY – THE WOUDA WAY with Marjan Wouda on SUNDAY 26th April 2015 10am – 4pm at Lancaster Museum

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 CLAY – THE WOUDA WAY

A hands-on introduction into Marjan Wouda’s sculpture, led by the artist through the medium of clay.

For: Anyone who would like to work at developing their own approach to clay sculpture. Suitable for all levels.

Artist: Marjan Wouda

Date: SUNDAY 26th April 2015 10am – 4pm at Lancaster Museum

Cost: £45

Starting with a brief exploration of the sculptures in the King of the Cats exhibition  – we will be making a number of clay animal sculptures. Marjan will reveal her very own, original approach to the subject, exploring posture, bone structure and surface texture. You will enjoy discovering new ways with clay, experimenting with imprinted and moulded textures, and developing your confidence of working with clay. By the end of the day you will have made several small pieces which will be fired for you by the artist.

This one day workshop is particularly suited to teachers keen to develop their confidence working in three dimensions. All you need to bring is: your pinny and your camera.

Suitable for teaching literacy using it as a starting point in class for creative writing, Design technology for use of tools and Art.

About the artist:

Perhaps best known for her bronzes and welded metal public sculptures, Marjan Wouda’s first love – in art – is clay. It is this medium that allowed her to find her voice and make sculpture in a way that is uniquely hers.
Just back from a show of outdoor sculpture in the Netherlands, Marjan mainly exhibits in London, St. Ives, Brighton, Chester and Settle. Internationally her work can be found in the Caribbean, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Holland and America.

Level: Suitable to all levels of ability from beginners to experienced sculptors and potters.

“Marjan’s own artwork attracts international acclaim; she engages and inspires children, young people, teachers and parents and has excellent organisational ability. What more could you ask for in an artist working in schools?” Rosie Marcus, Director of Artists in Schools ’99-’06.

“For my part I learned not only a lot about sculpture but also enjoyed the feel you gave us for your way of engaging in the creative process”. Christopher Mollan, Stockport Art Guild.

“…the teachers were enthralled by your work and you certainly inspired them to extend their three dimensional skills into the classroom.” Pauline Harrison, Cheshire County Council Advisory and Inspection Service.

http://www.marjanwouda.co.uk