A good evening at last night’s Suffolk Open Studios 2019 Showcase, at the Apex Gallery in Bury.
As well as having Ania Hobson there as our special guest, the BBC recorded the event for that night’s Look East broadcast, and interviewed several of the participating artists.
Click here to watch the video – my piece is at the end!
The show runs till 31 March so get there if you can, as there’s some excellent work on display.
Exciting news – the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum in Merthyr Tydfil has agreed to host my series of 12 “Pit Girl” portraits as part of a new exhibition titled “Pit Girls: Forgotten Women“!
The exhibition runs Tuesday 3 March – Sunday 31 May 2020. Opening times:
• 1 Oct – 31 March: Monday (Closed); Tuesday-Friday: 10am-4pm; Weekends: 12pm-4pm
• 1 April – 30 Sept: Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm; Weekends: 12pm-5pm.
You can learn more about the Pit Girls’ history and how I came to paint their portraits here.
The museum is located at:
Cyfarthfa Park, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8RE
T: 01685 727371 | W: http://bit.ly/Cyfarthfa
Cyfarthfa Park is located north of Merthyr Tydfil town centre on the A470. The museum is 20 minutes’ walk from the centre or there is a regular bus service.
By car: Satnav postcode CF47 8PA.
Dawn Bowden (Welsh Assembly Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney) has agreed to open the exhibition: 2pm, Sunday 8 March, to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Get in touch if you’d like an invitation!
The New Cut Gallery in Halesworth is one of the few local galleries not to impose a restriction on size, so I took the opportunity in December to display two of my “Superhero” series.
This is one of the four, titled “We Failed Them, My Friends – We Failed Them” (122 x 183 cms).