Bevere Gallery are delighted to be supporting, for the 2nd year, RGS The
Grange's Art Showcase. On show in the main school hall is work by
every child from year Reception to Year Six, each year has produced
artwork within a given category such as Viking longships, the weather
and Lowry. The showcase is open for ALL - whether you have children or
not at the school - on Wednesday from 8-9am then 3.30-5.30 pm.
It's a feast for the eyes not to be missed !
Zoe Taylor whose paintings are regularly displayed in the Gallery helping to judge the children's work. The winners will be announced on Friday
Spring marks a new season for Bevere Gallery. Not only is
there exciting new work, but Easter also brings the opening of the first
of three shows in the Gallery Outside over the summer months.
for Outdoors will reflect the philosophy of the gallery. We have
selected outdoor work by twelve makers who demonstrate a singular voice
and high levels of craftsmanship. Each show will have a distinctive
character. All the work will be for sale. It is our hope that, over the
four months, visitors will see how art can enhance any outdoor space and
bring with it as much pleasure as the art and craft that decorates the
home. I am looking forward to the opening of what should prove to be a
stimulating series of events.
featured makers in the first show and we will be seeing three of her
fine outdoor pieces. This work that will bring light and colour to any
space can be seen at the opening on 19th April. Concurrently, we will
also be featuring a new body of work from Carolyn in the gallery. We are
particularly fortunate to have this work as her workshop was recently
overwhelmed by a landslip.
Jin Eui Kim is a ceramic
originally from South Korea. Jin graduated from Cardiff School
of Art - Design with an MA and PhD in Ceramics, during which he
studied the illusory effects of the application of black through to
white to three-dimensional surfaces. If that sounds a little academic,
wait until you see the wonderful pieces of this fine maker. This is the
first time we have shown Jin’s work and I have no doubt that it will
generate considerable interest. It would be good to have your feedback.
are also showing a new body of pots from master potter Chris Carter.
have written much about Chris over the years and his work never ceases
to stimulate. I am reminded why ceramics are such an important aspect of
our cultural life every time I hold one of his pots in my hand. This
new group will be very different from the last pots we showed a few
months ago. Chris never ceases to create new shapes and textures even
though he has been a professional potter for over forty years.
Barry Stedman has many admirers as evidenced by his previous sales in the
gallery. His use of colour in the abstract decoration of his vessels is
one reason why his work has captured our visitors’ interest; the other
is the presence which his decoration generates, whether they are tea
bowls or his larger pieces.
Whilst we have themed shows
from time to time, it is the featured maker programme which is designed
to provide vivid contrasts in style and technique and to reinforce the
incredible range and diversity of ceramic art and craft. If you enjoy
the shows as much as we get pleasure from setting up each event, then we
will have done our job well.
I have also had
confirmation that we will have new work from Bridget Drakeford