We opened our Studios, the garden was great, the artists keen and we had on the Sunday a performance of voice and music, with Norman Bowler (actor, roles in Softly Softly and Emmerdale) and flautist Ruth Molins giving a rendering of the RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER.
On Saturday Peter Farrie played a short set of his songs and Paul Morris improvised on the piano.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS. Gordon Hill, one time international football referee and educator, has for the last years been experimenting in various media and now is working on wild drawings, faces, and landscapes; Julian Duckham, as always working on tables, shelves, built in and built out, restoration , and so on in his workshop here at Studio 36. Cass Stoddart, turned up here recently to help with anything, with a portfolio of interesting tree drawings and abstract paintings. He’s an Exeter Man, born and bred, educated at Exeter college, he walks on Dartmoor, the South Devon Coast and about town, using his camera to remind him of things to paint, which he says he does on the floor dipping thin bamboo into paint. Veronica Gosling lives and works here on all sorts of things, and enjoys especially hanging things in trees. Deborah Lowe’s stained glass panels are always here, she’s a very old friend of Veronica’s who puts them out at any opportunity: they are so good!
Drawing Workshop at Studio 36 with Penny Somerville
The workshop was taught by the very experienced Penny Somerville who was principal lecturer, teaching visual studies in Architectural Glass, paint, drawing and print at North Wales School of Art and Design. She has since run workshops at home and abroad for both children and adults. She lives and works in Sandford for most of the year, although recently she has been teaching in India.
The approach of this workshop was to encourage participants to enjoy, explore and discover the delights of self expression through drawing. Materials to be supplied by Penny.
Saturday 28th September 10 – 5
Sunday 29th September 10 – 3
ExCite Poetry presented Studio 36 with Marcus Wylie – Sunday 6th October 2013
An art & poetry workshop, images & words forum and a trio of poets performing in the evening raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
This event has been postponed until further notice.
A word that sparked a journey of thousands of miles over 3 years, Naomi Hart was drawn to the poetry of the name, Ganges, and the link with her mother, who grew up in Ganges, British Columbia. While living in Ganges, France, Naomi decided to embark on a sketchbook journey of discovery of all the places called Ganges in the world.
From documenting a 24 hour ferry journey through Bangladesh, meeting the people who live on the shifting mudflats and see their homes and crops washed away with the power of the annual snowmelt and experiencing one of the worst cyclones of recent years, to learning to enjoy the slow pace of Indian railways and finding family history in Kolkata, Naomi’s sketchbooks are a vivid record of her travels.
In this slideshow she will share her sketchbook images of the Bangladesh and Indian part of her journey, from the great floodplain of the Ganges Delta, up through Kolkata, Murshidabad, Varanasi and into the foothills of the Himalayas. Images of the people and places will be brought to life with tales of the journey and some of her writing.
£5 – bring a picnic and please book ahead as space will be limited.
Event starts 7pm
Rajah, Naomi Hart, 2007