Whether you are looking for a new painting, print or photograph or searching for a unique, hand-crafted object, look no further than the 40+ exhibitors who will assemble original works for you this spring.
Below is a small snapshot of some of the exhibitors in The Stables, at Houghton Hall - March 25 through to July 29. You may view some of the work by the 40 exhibitors in advance by visiting our website.
A SNAPSHOT OF SOME OF THE MAKERS TAKING PART
With a background in Graphic Design, Steve Gore Rowe now concentrates his creativity on making decorative and functional interior pieces using new and used materials. Based in West Norfolk, he applies combinations of modern and traditional workshop skills to create original designs which explore contrasting materials and surface finishes.
Dan Meek is a Norfolk based stone carver and letter cutter, acclaimed for his memorials, commemorative plaques and ground-breaking conceptual sculptures. Dan has worked on many of the country’s major restoration projects, including St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Carolyn Brookes Davies has a love of natural form and the close proximity of the beach led her to indulge a childhood interest in shell collecting with their accidental beauty, subtle colours, variety in shape and texture. Their endless ornamental possibilities have inspired her recent shell work of elaborately decorative objects, which are as exquisitely beautiful, intricate and unique as the shells themselves.
A SNAPSHOT OF SOME OF THE PAINTERS TAKING PART
Tracey Ross studied textile design and went on to complete a Visual Studies degree at Norwich University of the Arts. She is a member of the Norwich 20 Group and regularly participates in the annual Norfolk Open Studios. Her work explores the horizon — drawing inspiration from the huge skies and ever–changing light and atmosphere of North Norfolk. Capturing the raw energy of nature and a sense of joy are important aspects of her work.
Joceline Wickham concentrates on small Still Life paintings. She is interested in painting the things she sees around her and organising and portraying them so that some sort of transformation might take place. She is a member and regular exhibitor with the Norwich 20 Group.
Pandora Mond’s paintings being shown at Houghton Hall are based on research into Exoplanets, searching for life beyond our solar system. The work for this project emerged from Pandora’s work as the Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residency in the Astrophysics Department at Exeter University.
The discovery of these distant planets will potentially revolutionise the way we view our place in the universe, perhaps as significant a discovery as ‘Big Bang’, Darwin’s origin of species or deciphering the human genome. Making something visible and material out of what is inherently invisible is the paradox behind this project: these planets are simply too far away to be seen.