Sunday, 20 December 2009

Christmas Lunch for Art Group

The Bevere Vivis Art Group  which was founded in 1972
celebrated their Christmas lunch in
The Gallery at Bevere 's 'Café Upstairs'

Thirteen members enjoyed Turkey and Cranberry Panini, Beef and Stilton, Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon  and other tasty goodies. Finishing with Mince Pies and Coffee.

Lots of chatter and reminiscing. Several had been members for very many years.

They meet regularly on Wednesday mornings to paint in the Craft Room.
Pottery members meet on Wednesday and Thursday mornings & can use the pottery at other times by appointment.

If you are interested in membership and  would like more details contact the Gallery

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas Show

This exhibition, as befits the season, has something for everyone - a mix of established tradition and contemporary sensibilities including Carol Singers from our local church on occasional Saturdays throughout December.

The Gallery at Bevere has a reputation for quality and diversity in studio ceramics and the exhibitors in this show certainly meet those criteria.

POTTERS -Sasha Wardell - Tony Laverick - Kevin de Choisy - Carina Ciscato - Peter Beard.

The featured painting exhibition will show a variety of work from the most popular artists that have exhibited over the last 12 months. 

ARTISTS- A range working in a number of styles and mediums to include Jane Arkwright, Beth Fletcher, Anja Percival, Paul Floyd, Ali Yanya and Thelma Ayre.

Friday, 4 December 2009

POT OF THE MONTH - December 2009

This month Stuart Dickens, our ceramic curator has chosen   'Water Disk' by Peter Hayes.

The gallery was delighted to have such a great selection of Peter Hayes’ work in our last exhibition. It was not difficult to choose one of his pieces as the Pot of the Month. Peter is one of the iconic figures of studio ceramics. Many will have seen his dramatic raku demonstrations at the ceramic fairs and some will have had the privilege of seeing his huge bronze in the Jerwood Sculpture Trail at Ragley Hall. He is immensely creative and although much of his work is instantly recognisable there will always be an element of surprise that represents some new creative avenue.

The water feature is pure Hayes. It is dramatic in scale and wonderfully crafted. His work is made close to the water and the mix of water and his riven surfaces are such natural partners. This work is the ultimate focal point, to use the garden designer’s jargon, and would grace almost any scale of garden

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Fallen Wall

We cannot compete with the Tate Gallery's   'Pile of Bricks'  made famous in  1974  but we reckon

The Gallery of Bevere's  FALLEN WALL   looks just as interesting

Results of a windy night at Bevere in November 09

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

'Anita Designs' Christmas and Floral Show

We are delighted to welcome Anita back again this year.  Her  everlasting  flowers and decorations will be in the Gallery's  Stable and Courtyard till the end of the year.
Themed floral designs-
Rule Britannia, Golden Glory, English Country Garden, Cocktail Mixture, Wild Tartan and Winter Frost.

 Many gallery visitors and friends enjoyed her launch weekend  and took advantage of her special launch offer of 20% off all her works of art.

Christmas decorations invaded the Gallery

just for the launch weekend  13th/14th/15th November


The Exhibition and Sale  in THE STABLE is now open at Gallery times till Christmas

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

OUT OF THE FIRE - November Exhibition

  85 new pots by 4 master potters  -  Nic Collins,  Ben Brierley, Ardine Spitters and Peter Hayes
have arrived to be arranged by the gallery team in time for the new Exhibition "OUT OF THE FIRE"

Peter Hayes setting up his water feature




Sunday, 8 November 2009

Landscapes in Oils by Linda Judkins

 The Gallery at Bevere
  is delighted to stage  Linda Judkin's  Solo Exhibition  of her  paintings in the SPACE UPSTAIRS throughout November

She is a Worcester based artist.  She is inspired by nature and by the often rapidly altering quality of light upon landscape.  She lives at the southern most edge of the city overlooking meadows near the River Teme and so is constantly aware of the varying moods of nature. 

She has been exhibiting her work  with us at Bevere for six years.

Linda was an adult art student at Malvern Hills College for more than ten years where she studied painting and drawing of human figure, still life and landscape.

The eight paintings in this exhibition are some of Linda's recent smaller landscape works in oils.  They form part of a larger body of work which she depicts the transitory in nature through colour, tone, texture and composition.

She is endlessly fascinated by the mixing of hues on her palette that reflect the subtly of tonal and colour variation that she sees in atmospheric effects,  and the paintings explore spatial depths within them.

Linda says 
In  my compositions I aim to harness and organise the fleeting elements of  'atmosphere'
inherent in the subject matter.

 I use oil paint texture to  transform the transient into something more substantial which conveys the significance of the passing moment.