Sunday, 7 January 2018

Beneath the Skin at the Waterfront Gallery

Hooray, my exhibition's coming up in February at the Waterfront Gallery in Ipswich. It's great that the gallery's given us the space but we have no funding, so I am my own Arts Council! We are hoping people might give us a little bit of help so we can make it really work and we can frame the pictures, have a beautiful catalogue etc. So please take a look and send it on to anyone who you think might be interested. Thanks.

Follow this link to see the details....

or go straight here to donate.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

You are warmly invited to the launch night

Annabel Mednick
Beneath the Skin

8 Feb 2018
 You are invited to the panel discussion  at 6.00 - 7.00pm
followed by the viewing of the exhibition in the Waterfront gallery
 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Thursday, 14 December 2017

and a happy new year!!!!
Hope you all enjoyed the snow and quickly got your paints out....
(its like being on holiday... you get out all the kit and the moment has passed...)

Just a quick note.
Last days in the studio this year: Next Tuesday 19th and next Wednesday (both morning and evening) 20th.

we reconvene on the Wednesday 3rd of January 2018.. Both evening Life Drawing and morning Art Class..(anyone who is raring to get stuck in who usually comes on a Tuesday is welcome to come along on Wednesday morning instead.!)... I guess we better have a few less biscuits to sustain us. HO HO HO!!! (there's a theme emerging must be the Christmas spirit!)

ALSO....Stuck for the perfect present....(for yourself or someone else!)
I am planing a
Six week Portrait Painting Course. 
February 15th - March 22nd. 2018
Thursday mornings. 9.30 - 12.30
Lots of Demonstration and tuition, (Coffee or tea and biscuits naturally)
I want us to explore the form, accuracy, pallet and hopefully work towards developing your own style.
£160 the whole course. (Payment up front please so I can secure the model)
Places limited to 8 people- but we can go ahead with six.
email me to secure a place.

Look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Friday, 10 November 2017

The Glimpses from the Souk develops.

Embedding the collage; As this develops I find I am thinking of memory's, how they merge. The images I thought I was looking for; the tiles, even the carpets, are becoming less important and its the journey through the space that interests me. The dark and light, (as ever) the object are secondary.
The Market in Essoera was different from the one in Rabat. In Essoera there were defined halls fro food, spices, jewellery, whereas Rabat the food vendors were on the street mixed in among the dry goods. the beads and shoes hung in racemes from the doorways. I am returning to Rabat in December, I'll take new photos with this project in mind.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Glimpses from the souk

Returning from Morocco last May I wanted to make some work but was overwhelmed with material.
From time to time I can't work. Myriad of reasons. Too much stuff in the head, too much work in the studio... don't want to make more to add to this, plus all the other paintings and art around, why create even more!!!!
Then I couldn't get my show about Leo off the ground. So I felt ... whats the point, etc etc....

Anyway this passes, it always does, and images of my trips to Essaouira and Rabat in Morocco kept arriving in my mind. They processed, composted slowly in the brain, tap tap tapping until I sat at the computer and sorted and cropped and sorted some more.

I printed some out.
I want to make a whole that feels like snippets and glimpses as I explore the alleys and markets of the souk...

Markets have been part of my life, my family always worked on the markets selling clothes, some of my earliest memory s are of rails of garments and vans and calls. I lived in a flat on Walthamstow market for ten years, the rattle of the stalls being set out at 5 in the morning, mixed with my dreams.
So the souk is not so 'other', for me it's a return.

I plan to try to be loose, slightly random, to add old fabric and tissue paper in with my paint.

Here are the starting points. Must try not to get too tight or accurate... keep it as glimpses.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Hooray, hooray,

Hooray, hooray, been to see the Waterfront gallery at the university in Ipswich and we can have an exhibition of 'Under the Skin ' ..we have the gallery from February 1 -24th ish. 2018. It is Ipswich LGBT month, So lots of community engagement can happen. It's champagne tonight and then get down to work, planning, getting funding partners and getting it out there! hooray!!!!
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