farOpen is thrilled to share this news with you
farOpen artist Jennie Blunt selected for Wales Contemporary 2022. Artist Jennie Blunt will be taking part in the Wales Contemporary 2022 Exhibition this October. 144 works have been selected from artists across the world and will be on display at The Waterfront Gallery in Milford Haven from 1st October until 5th November, after which the exhibition will tour at The Oxo Gallery in London on 30th November until 4th December. The oil painting that has been chosen is ‘Blue Brogues’ which you may have spotted on show at the Dean Heritage Centre during the July FarOpen studios event. Well done Jennie!
Winner of the Ashburner Prize Deborah Harrison for The Stone Totem.
Stone Lane Gardens has held an Annual Sculpture Exhibition since 1992
Co-founder June Ashburner was a sculptor and local gallerist. She invited the strong local arts community to exhibit their work in the garden. They produced a diverse exhibition of mostly contemporary abstract sculpture and installations. Endeavouring to sustain that legacy of diversity, they host an exhibition illustrating the continuing creativity of emerging artists based in or connected to the South West.
This year’s exhibition was opened, by Sir Tim Smit KBE of the Eden Project, on 1st July where Sir Tim announced the winner of the Ashburner Prize Winner (2022) as farOpen artist Deborah Harrison for The Stone Totem.
Her piece is on display until 31st October 2022
Sculpture Exhibition and Ashburner Prize | Stone Lane Gardens
View catalogue of the event here
Click to watch Deborah talking to videographer and Garden Friend, Tom Law, about The Stone Totem, at Stone Lane Garden.
High Praise for Specialist Award
Congratulations to Sarah Trenchard, from Fellows Framing, who recently gained an Advanced Qualification in Conservation Framing from the Fine Art Trade Guild. It focuses on the high levels of framing suitable for irreplaceable items of high historical, monetary and sentimental value. A way of framing were protection and preservation are key. Sarah commented “It has taken a lot of time reading and practising to feel confident to do this highly technical and demanding exam but its well worth it to have the best expertise to advise my clients”. More information about this can be found at https://www.fellowsframing.co.uk/post/conservation-and-museum-framing-qualification.