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Arkful of Animals

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

Woodcock Linocut on display

This weekend a new exhibition opens at Diss Corn Hall entitled An Arkful of Animals and I am delighted that a selection of my work has been included. It had meant to take place earlier this spring, but like so many arts events, it was placed on hold when the Covid virus took hold. It is the first exhibition since the reopening of the Corn Hall, a magnificent Grade 2 listed building, and vibrant arts centre. It has been beautifully curated and hung by Jean Grocutt and David Case and feels a very hopeful and positive return.

Little Owl Linocut on display

The exhibition is an eclectic, wide ranging and quirky collection of work from the animal kingdom. You are welcomed on the approach to the Corn Hall by David Whatley's vision of the ark and your eye is led up towards the huge puppet of a deer that hangs, peering down at you, from the upper gallery of the hall, created by Anima.

Camel Corps by Julian Trevelyan

In the main gallery, there is work by Julian Trevelyan, Graham Sutherland, Gary Hincks, Kay Batchelor, Lucy Kayne, Julie Graham, Emilia Symis and my favourite wood engraver, Thomas Bewick. I was especially thrilled that my work was placed next to him.

Wood engravings by Thomas Bewick

Upstairs, there are impressive works by Jo Hincks and Paula Rego, along with the magnificent deer sculpture.

My work on display includes my Little Owl and Woodcock linocuts, alongside some of my pen and ink drawings of bugs, butterflies and moths, as well as a selection of unframed works.

Hornet Pen and Ink study on display

The show is on display until the 31st October. Do go along and visit if you can and let me know if you do. It is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4 pm.

A selection of my work on display and for sale

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