- HOUGHTON HALL 2019
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Ravneet Ahluwalia (Evening Standard, August 2017)
Educated at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford Pandora Mond has painted all of her adult life. She lived for many years on Exmoor before returning to her roots in Norfolk. We have a number of her framed works for sale during our "Festival" pop up at Houghton Hall. Open until September 29. Check opening times and charges to enter the Houghton Estate here.
"Her exceptional formal invention has allowed her to move beyond mere representation into producing both two- and three-dimensional objects filled with emotions: joy, fear, stillness, movement, agitation and excitement" (Derrick Morris – former President and Fellow, Royal British Society of Sculptors. Writing about Bridget Heriz, currently part of FESTIVAL at Houghton Hall (ends September 2019)
The Royal College of Art was the starting point for Brüer Tidman's long career as a figurative painter, with references to earlier art movements effortlessly rendered in his own rich visual language. One of the three notable Yarmouth based artists we are showcasing this year in FESTIVAL 2019.
We are showcasing the work of artists who employ paper cutting at the core of their practice. Both are Norwich based. Joni Smith bases her work on mapping and topography and has produced intricate cut town scapes of Wells, King's Lynn as well as Italy and Spain incorporating knotted ropes. Ruth Howes cuts paper plans of buildings - Holkham and Houghton Halls feature strongly and her cut schematic of the Houses of Parliament features paper figures jumping off the terrace into the Thames.
What We Do
The designers we showcase include wood turner STEVE GORE ROWE. Our makers create beautiful pieces from decorative furniture, soft furnishings and objects for the home. All use a diverse range of materials, often natural, associated with the eastern region. Including seashells, to hand-turned wood and ceramics, to wool and glass.
Capturing the splendour of the natural landscape, the artists we feature including KATE GILES (right) depict the beauty of coastal reaches, open fields, fens and woodland, employing traditional painting techniques in figurative and abstract styles, including oil, watercolour and acrylic paints, as well as print and photography.
We have a selection of paintings, prints and drawings as well as jewellery and items for the home like these mills by PAR-AVION to suit your budget. Click below for a preview of gift ideas by Norfolk based makers.
Whether you are a collector, a trade professional or an individual looking for a unique piece, we can help you. Any commission made here ensures that you become part of the creative process from day one.
We take the uncertainty out of the process – we set the scope of the project with you, talking through the outcomes to ensure you get your commission on brief, on budget and on time.
(right) Tim Plunkett in his workshop
Intensive drawing on the spot is the groundwork underpinning all of Kate Giles’s practice. Back in her studio, painting is to digest, remake, discover and unearth. The subject becomes not so much the object as what resonates between memory, presence and the feeling at the time. How is it possible to “catch the mystery of appearance within the mystery of making?” (Francis Bacon). She is keenly aware of the inheritance of the Dutch and English landscape traditions and in particular of Constable’s deep engagement and familiarity with embodied life: an alertness to what is “known by heart”.
Read about the artists and makers we showcase in our pop up events. We arrange studio visits from time to time for our supporters. Contact us if you are interested to visit any of the artists/makers we work with.