Private View and Talk by Camilla Kingham, Elizabeth Vickers, Jane Corbett and Marie Ackers
Thursday 14 September, 7:30pm
About the event
Location: Sainsbury Gallery, Watson School of Art
This exhibition shows an extraordinary wide range of creative work from these artists including sculptures, crafts, mixed media work and photography. A love of the arts and living creatively is the common thread to all of their work.
Born in France, Marie Ackers has been living in the U.K. for the last 20 years. She started sculpting 12 years ago and her first work was following in the more traditional French "Animaliers" style, but over the years she has developed her own vision. In her sculpture, Marie deconstructs the movements, simplifies shapes, identifies the dynamic and the rhythms of the lines to produce contemporary sculpture.
Christine Brewster is a contemporary basket maker. “I love the simplicity of being able to take a bundle of willow rods and weave them into something that is sturdy, purposeful and beautiful. I use only the most basic of tools and the skill of my hands with techniques that date back to pre-historic times. The shapes and designs are my own, drawn from the flowing lines and organic forms that I see around me.”
Jane Corbett has worked for over 30 years as an artist, sculptor, and milliner and is currently collaborating on metal finish interior design projects. Her sculptures reflect the strange wonders of the natural world and are unusually both minimal and highly detailed works in wax, concrete, textiles and metal.
Camilla Kingham works in three main mediums, namely bronze resin, willow and wire. She is inspired by the shape and form of plants and nature, and loves the way all these different materials that she uses render up new opportunities for creating individual creations.
Elizabeth Vickers has spent many years in the world of photography. After obtaining her BA in Photographic Studies she worked for Christies Auction House for nine years, where she was head of photography. Often her photographs are thought to be watercolours and her later works, oil paintings in the same tradition as Nineteenth Century Dutch Old Master Paintings.
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