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‘Unique Artwork for Christmas’ – preview

Coinciding with the Christmas Lights switch-on on Friday night, the Unique Artwork for Christmas  preview provided a great opportunity to admire wonderful artwork and do some Christmas shopping, all in the warmth of the Foxlowe gallery.

The work came from the five members of Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall.

Painsley Catholic College

The artworks by 2017 GCSE students illustrate skilful and imaginative interpretations in response to set themes. In both exam and coursework projects students have developed their ideas by researching Artists and exploring a range of techniques and media. These include sculptural processes using paper, card, clay, wire and mod-roc. Drawing and painting processes include pen and wash, watercolour, acrylic, oil and chalk pastels and pencil crayon. In addition students used photography, photoshop and collage to develop their ideas.

 

 

Film ‘Maudie’ to be replaced by ‘My Cousin Rachel’

Despite hopes that we would be able to confirm Maudie (5th December) for the current season, we have had to postpone it till after Christmas.  Its replacement is My Cousin Rachel, the 2017 film based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. Details in What’s On on the website.

 

A Time for Awareness as well as Remembrance?

It is right for us to remember past horrors and tragic mistakes, but John Pilger’s powerful documentary film also reminds us of the need to avoid future cataclysms and warns us about the one currently brewing in the Pacific.

Filmed over two years in the Marshall Islands, Japan, Korea, China and the US, this film reveals a build-up to war on the doorstep of China. Bringing together a combination of rare archive footage and interviews with witnesses, the film documents America’s secret history in the region.

“A strong corrective to our bland and complacent indifference to the new war-game scenario in the Pacific”.  The Guardian

“You may come out of it agreeing with him, disagreeing with him, or somewhere in between. But it’s a live issue that could change the world, could end the world as we know it, and this dedicated journalist wants to make sure we know about it.” The Australian

For screening details see What’s On.

My Life as a Courgette – definitely Thursday

 

The children’s matinée ‘My life as a Courgette’ will definitely be screened on Thursday, 26th October, not Tuesday as shown on the poster.

It would be a shame to miss this film, as it had the highest approval rating at the pre-screening, even over the adult films.

 

REBECCA WEBSTER-LAJMI

Rebecca’s Paintings in Acrylic and Watercolour are inspired by Nature. Closely observed and detailed illustrations of flowers, fruit, leaves, seeds, shells and pebbles are linked to a strong passion for colour.

 

Gallery – Agreeing to Differ

Agreeing to Differ –  Exhibition 29th September – 11th November

An exhibition of paintings by David Hunt and Erica Brook.

This exhibition, largely covering Leek and the Moorlands, is a presentation of strong contrast, inviting question and comment about the working processes of two practicing painters, who have committed their lives to painting.

What is it, if anything, these two painters have in common?

What happens during their development to persuade them to follow such different paths?

How can they enjoy delighting in difference when there seems to be more that could divide them in terms of argument and work?

Foxlowe Arts Centre  Preview Evening 7.00-9.00 Friday 29th September 2017. 

Meet the Artists.

David and Erica will be discussing their approaches to their work in the Gallery on the evening of Wednesday October 11th. Gallery will be open at seven, with discussion commencing at 7.30, to conclude about 9.00 pm.

 

The Foxlowe Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday: 10am-4pm and the first Sunday of the month:11am-4pm.

 

For further information please contact Gallery co-ordinator

Jane Leigh – jane.elizabeth1106@gmail.com 07941548512

Foxlowe Films Autumn Programme 2017

Our autumn programme is now at the printers, so will be available shortly in the vestibule at the Foxlowe and elsewhere around town. We’re really excited to share with you the films that are coming up – a varied programme and we hope there will be something in there to surprise, delight and spark your interest.

The Tuesday night programme kicks off on Tuesday, September 19th with Their Finest, a charming, nostalgic wartime romantic drama with Gemma Atherton and Bill Nighy and the Wednesday night documentaries on Wednesday, October 4th with How to Change the World, a history of Greenpeace, starting with a group of friends sailing into a nuclear test zone.  Follow the links to get a sneak preview of each film on the website.  The rest of the programme will appear on August 24th; for details see What’s On, but if you can’t wait till then you can download an electronic copy here:

Autumn 2017 programme

Downloadable composite posters

Early autumn film poster 2017

Late autumn film poster 2017

Tickets should be available from the beginning of September, but watch the Foxlowe Films Facebook page for up to the minute information.

Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett:
Lucy’s paintings are a celebration of the natural world and a distillation of her observations formed over time through drawing and photography. The semi abstraction captures the energy of growth and form and gives space for the spectator to respond to the new worlds on offer through her distinctive personal style.

Gallery – Leek School of Art

Leek School of Art Alumni – Exhibition 19th August – 23rd September
An exhibition of works by past students and tutors of Leek School of Art, Buxton & Leek College – University of Derby.
Over 20 individual artists in painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and contemporary applied art.
Please note the gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm

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