Hills rd adult ed. inspired by Peder Balke

I first saw Peder Balke’s paintings in the National Gallery, London, a few years back in 2014 and they really blew me away. From the otherworldly larger oils to the tiny monochromatic pieces. Balke is an interesting figure, a Norwegian artist striding the era between Romanticism and Modernism at the close of the 19th Century. His work largely explores his native landscapes, but given the extraordinary Norwegian fiords, northern lights and arctic conditions his painting is a feat of physical will over adverse environments that makes the impressionists ‘en plain air’ look like a stroll dans le parc 😉 . So I hope you enjoy the rather wonderful paintings made last night by adult developing artists at Hills road evening class. Many thanks to … Dom, Geoffrey, Catherine, Jara, Trevor, Helen, Martin…imageimageimageimageimageimage





exhibiting as part of Yoko Ono ‘Arising’ Exhibition, Reykjavik Art Museum

Displaying image1.jpegAmazing to be one of the women exhibited in this exhibition conceptualised by the rather fabulous Yoko Ono. A welcome message from the exhibition curator about …’Arising’ art project at the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland.

” The installation includes testaments on the wall and in folders. It is constantly changing as we are still accepting submissions. The exhibition will be here until 5th February, 2017.

It is amazing to see so many brave, open and strong, loving, expressive, artistic and caring women. This project shows that there is still so much to be done – the world is still not gender equal and just, where people are respectful to each other regardless of their differences.

Once again – we are extremely thankful to you for sharing your stories and genuinely believe that it is a needed platform for women to be able to share their experiences.

Attached you may see some pictures of how the installation looks like.

All the kindest regards and wishing you all well,

Arising Project team Reykjavik Art Museum




Testament of harm.
Split, slit, slipped
Slippery, shy, slutten
Spluttered, sparse.
Shawn, sworn, swayed.
Spent, spat, spanked.
Sexualised, sex u lies

I am splendid, survived, solid
Strong, still, silent songs
Sexual, sensual, safe.

REALISATION: Recent prints by Susan Aldworth and Jane Dixon, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 13 September 2016 – 5 February 2017

Looking forward to seeing your artworks, look intriguing

Susan Aldworth

REALISATION: Recent prints by Susan Aldworth and Jane Dixon, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
13 September 2016 – 5 February 2017

This exhibition of beautiful contemporary prints by two British artists challenges our assumptions of reality and identity. Jane Dixon’s photograms, Evidence of Doubt, appear to be photographic records of real organic forms, but prove to be imaginary and drawn by the artist’s hand. The intangible images in Susan Aldworth’s two series of prints, Transience and Passing Thoughts, resist recognition and identification, yet they actually derive from the physical touch of human brain tissue, and portray real people.

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