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No admission without RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Required by Friday 3rd June
Dawn Birch-James. CEO at Art in the Heart
I’d like to invite you as an Opportunity Peterborough Bondholder to my very modest house and garden at 1 All Saints Road, Peterborough PE1 2QT, Sunday 12th June anytime from 12 noon to 8pm for a relaxed social gathering and very importantly for a Private Showing of the exhibition Ophelia: Pure Inspiration. Scroll down for full details.
Bring just a little drink and a bite to eat if you want. You can also bring a guitar or keyboard or do any entertainment…….please feel free. Music all day. I am offering salads, bread, jackets, glasses plates and cutlery. It is Self Service. I am playing more Curator than Hostess so hospitality and catering questions down to a minimum. Just pop any offerings on the table in the front room, glide into the kitchen for a beverage and enjoy!!!! Good opportunity for networking with a difference
You will be able to see the little garden designed by Jeni Cairns, gold award winner at the Royal Hampton Court Flower Show and maintained by Sokol Garden Services, also a Peterborough based artist and 26 stunning artworks by very diverse top class creators. Read more below. Also….don’t miss the 18th century door from Prague and the Victorian stable door and bath full of lovely colourful blooms. Watch out for the early 19th century cast iron 2 faced goddess. You can just pop in or stay for as long as you want.
Limited 2 hour parking before residents’ parking at Park Road end for 2 hours. All day parking on Park Crescent over the road
Our Private Showing of Ophelia in this private location announces the start of our public free Summer Exhibition Ophelia: Pure Inspiration, which runs from Saturday 25th June to Sunday 10th July at our Bridge Street gallery, Art in the Heart as part of the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios.
The artists and makers didn’t need any persuasion to be part of this inspirational show, responding to the very famous and incredibly beautiful Ophelia, painted in 1851-2 by the great Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir John Everett Millais. Using their own unique practices and styles, the artists’ work will relay their own feelings and interpretations of this great painting. Included will be paintings, sculpture, mixed media art, pop art and textiles including an amazing piece of wearable art by Liz Hunt textile artist. Special guest artist will be Lucinda Denning of Tooting London.
Curated by: Dawn Birch-James, Michelle Farrugia and Celia Gilson
Charity: The Green Backyard
Exhibiting artists: Ann Ardron, Ann Bellamy, Charron Pugsley-Hill, Christine Withall, David William-Sampson, Dawn Isaac, Diane Nowell, Eve Marshall, Faye Gagel-Panchal, Francis Reynolds, Hilary Dunne, Jacki Cairns, Jason Duckmanton, Jason Kerridge, John Pendred, Katie Timoshenko, Liz Hunt, Lucinda Denning, Pina Santoro-Ellwood, Prue Pye, Rachel Eden, Sarah Clark, Stacey Ann Cole, Tamsin Lonergan, Tony Nero, Tristan MacDougall, Yvette Cobley
The Ophelia Exhibition will be repeated later in the year in our new premises in Westgate Arcade.
Millais and Ophelia
Millais always painted from nature itself with great attention to detail. His son wrote that his flowers were so realistic that a professor teaching botany, who was unable to take a class of students into the country, took them to see the flowers in the painting Ophelia, as they were as instructive as nature itself. It is said that he applied a magnifying glass to the branch of a tree he was painting, in order to study closely the veins of the leaves. The figure of Ophelia is also very closely observed, as Millais had a real model most likely Elizabeth Sidall, who posed for him in a bath of water.