This Month we are delighted to add a number of artist's to the fold, with a stunning array of gifts and jewellery from artisan makers now gracing the shelves and some wonderfully talented artists joining the Art & Soul family. We welcome Gail Britt, an elegant and expressive painter who captures emotions with careful use of mixed media on canvas to produce wonderful free and exciting pieces which prove a rich source of inspiration. We are also delighted to show an incredibly accomplished illustrator, Joyce Hargreaves. Joyce's work is borne of a lifetime immersed in study of folklore an mythology, each of her delicate and detailed figures suggesting the beginnings of a magical story. We are also delighted to have some rare pieces by the late Jan Clutterbuck. Jan was the first to reach out to Rye New York to establish a connection between the creative communities. A transatlantic connection was forged some 40 years ago, and we are thrilled to be following in Jan's footsteps as with the help of a Rye Good Time's Arabella Ansar, we reconnect with our family across the globe. Watch this space!
With the season of love upon us, we are absolutely delighted to have a wonderful array of unique handcrafted jewellery here with us at Art & Soul Gallery. Just in time for the standard Valentines Day declarations, our offerings are anything but, with each unique piece lovingly made by local artisans. With a number of beautiful creations by local artists Joy Davenport, Wendy Dudeney and Jo Morphy encompassing many different styles, there’s something for everyone to fall in love with.
Art and Soul is a passion project. As a hard-working creative with many years experience I know how frightening it can be to take the leap and show your work, and how daunting it is to turn your talent into a sustainable career. That's why my goal is to create a space for rising artists and photographers to exhibit in a busy, friendly environment, and enjoy having their projects showcased both in the gallery and online.
We are looking for inspiring and original imagery to grace our Guest Spotlight.
Our first guest Artist or Photographer will be offered the exhibition space free for one month, a generous product package from our partners at The Print Foundry, unlimited time as a Guest Artist on our web shop, the option to host a special evening soiree in the gallery and a feature page in our quarterly magazine.
To apply simply submit an image or collection which reflects the soul of your work with a brief description. Submissions may include watercolours, oils, acrylics, sketches, illustration, photography, hand made prints and digital artwork.
Enter by email email@example.com
Enter by post 29A High Street, Rye, TN31 7JG
Or pop into the Gallery and introduce yourself, I'd love to meet you! :)
Join us on our opening night for drinks and music in our lovely new gallery at 29a High Street in Rye. Meet the artists and bring your invite to have a drink, on us! Leave us a nice message & we'll share it on our opening night. Just leave a comment, or pop name & your email on the contact form or get in touch here any time. Artist submissions welcome, see our fantastic competition for up-and-coming artists.
We'll be adding more details as we go so don't forget to sign up for our newsletter. Directions to The Gallery can be found here. We look forward to seeing you! :)
Much love, Emma
Another nice visit to Phillips & Stubbs this morning, who couldn't have been lovelier with helping us make arrangements to find the right space for our Gallery. Edward and the whole lovely team have been absolute stars. With happy hearts and keys in hand we popped along to say hello to Jason at Ethel Loves Me and then introduced ourselves to Wendy and Simon at Simon Milne Jewellery which was a really lovely start to our day. Thanks to everybody for being so supportive, we'll let you know how things are going online, but why not take a peek in the window over the coming weeks, and if I'm there come and say hello, it would be lovely to meet you! :)
I thoroughly enjoyed the Private Viewing of ‘Planet on Fire’, an exhibition of work by Tamsin Reilly and Henry Hussey, curated by Jo Baring, at TM Lighting.
TM Lighting support artists through hosting annual exhibitions and providing complimentary exhibition space. All artworks shown in the exhibition are for sale and TM Lighting do not take any commission. TM Lighting’s clients include the most prestigious art collectors and institutions in the world. Recent commissions include Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 exhibition at The National Gallery for the Conrad Shawcross installation, several collections for James Kirkman, former art dealer to Lucian Freud and Weston Park House, among others.
Dates of exhibition: 28th September – 15th December 2017
Opening hours: Weekdays during office open hours, by prior appointment only.
Venue: TM Lighting, Unit 10, 21 Wren Street, London, WC1X 0HF