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Backyard Artists Autumn Exhibition

Private view on Wednesday 12th September  6 – 8 pm all welcome.

We are really pleased to welcome back to Red Lion Books this talented group of local artists who have been working and exhibiting together now for over 20 years.

The current exhibition includes photography, paintings, ceramics sculpture and glasswork to give a snapshot of the range, style and quality of artistic expression that we have come to expect from the wonderful Backyard Artists.

The Backyard Artists have shown together for the last twenty five years.

The group began following a conversation round a kitchen table in Rowhedge back in the early 1990’s when a number of people living in the village became aware of each other’s work and arranged an exhibition in the garden of Quay House.

The group have exhibited in David’s garden almost every summer since then and this summer’s 25th exhibition was the final one in the garden. The group will continue to show work together in other venues across North Essex and Suffolk as we have done for a number of years.

The Backyard Artists have very different backgrounds. Some are self-taught, others have art school training or have worked professionally in graphic design, photography and printing.

 

 

Egypt Explored: an exhibition af art and textiles by Lesley Sams and Julie Chellingsworth

Meet the artists, Saturday 14th July, 10.30 – 11.30am – all welcome

 

A Woman’s Role in Ancient Egypt  –  (Julie Chellingsworth)

Goddesses of Ancient Egypt were held in very high esteem, depicting them widely in human and animal art form on the sarcophagi and mummies of Ancient Egyptian Kings – to assist their departure into the Afterlife.

 

 

Image and Meaning in Ancient Egypt – (Lesley Sams)

I am intrigued by the rich world view embedded in the seemingly simple visual record left by the Ancient Egyptians of their world and environment, and the layers of meaning encompassed in the elegance of their line and design.

 

This exhibition will run from July 1st through to August 28th

 

Really Useful Knowledge – Colchester’s lifelong learning legacy.

From the exclusive organisations of the eighteenth century to the open-access adult education opportunities that have developed through the last hundred years the people of Colchester have enthusiastically used and supported lifelong learning in the many forms it has taken. This book traces the way in which education in adult life developed in the town through people coming together to share learning.

This is a fascinating social history of a place that can truly be termed a ‘learning town’

Access Books, paperback £6.50

 

A Thought for Fathers Day.

Forget the socks and aftershave,
the gadgets for reluctant cooks.
Show you care on Fathers Day
and give your Dad some books!