16 May to 28 May 2011
An exhibition of work from eight artists and craftsmen. They each draw their inspiration from different sources and their collective work features a range of different materials.
Each is Something Different from the others.
Susan graduated from Bath Spa University in 2009 with a BA in Creative Arts. She particularly enjoys the diversity and tactility of textiles, using a variety of techniques such as free-form crochet and textured embroidery. Susan incorporates vintage textiles and trinkets in the beautiful birds on show in the gallery.
Xin paints to relax. She became interested in art a few years ago when she did a short course at Brewery Arts. Xin is fascinated by colour, using it to capture emotions in her paintings.
Having spent some years working on 3D projects using mixed media, Bena went on to study Craft and Design in Wood at Chippenham Technical College. She takes her inspiration from nature, choosing specialist woods for one off pieces such as her Pebble Pool. Bena is currently diversifying her talents on a degree course with Bath Spa University.
Originally an engineer, Graham combines his flair for design with a high level of traditional craftsmanship. Working with wood, he creates individual pieces of modern furniture, bringing out the natural beauty, grain and texture of the wood. Graham uses timber from local, sustainable sources.
Gavin uses colour and paint on canvas to capture the joy of living. Using the warm climate and sunlight of his home in South Africa as inspiration, his subjects include African wildlife, portraits, doorways and still life.
Trained at Leicester College, Jacqueline's painting style has evolved from surrealism to a more traditional focus on landscapes and portraits. Her interest in colour and texture reflects the influence of Impressionists and post-Impressionists like Money and van Gogh.
Richard started wood turning at school and returned to it a few years ago, discovering a preference for bowl turning. His work incorporates locally felled wood, with some pieces from his own garden.
Lynda rebelled against the tedious 'attention to detail' of Art A level and developed a bold, colourful style, full of vibrancy.