Photography in Focus ….
The Focus Photographic Group, based in Great Totham, returned to the Maeldune Heritage Centre on Thursday 14th July until Tuesday 2nd August 2016 with their annual exhibition of their members’ photographic art, all available for sale. These photographers have varied interests, so the subject matter is wide ranging and appeals to all tastes. A member of the group was in attendance at the exhibition for most days of its run and was pleased to answer any questions about the work on display and any questions regarding joining the group.
ART BY ELEANOR MAY & IAN MOSS; 23rd June – 12th July 2016
Eleanor May; a collection of paintings that seek to interpret the power and beauty of the natural world. Her boldly expressive paintings focus on our own part of the world for inspiration – featuring gentle landscapes, wild seascapes, places and spaces.
Ian Moss; digital image glitches in his colour saturated canvasses. It's a 21st century problem made into art, and goes under the series title of 'Transmissions'. Also a selection of ‘artclocks’ and darkly witty 3d art.
Night and Day Textile Group...
From 4th to 23rd August, we are delighted to welcome back the Night and Day Textile Group, who will again be showing their wonderful selection of beautiful textile art for sale. All these artists come from Maldon and the surrounding area.
This is an exciting exhibition of embroidery and stitched textiles by a group of ten textile artists who began with the exhibition title, Fragments and Connections. Each artist has interpreted this in their own unique way. This makes for a colourful and diverse selling exhibition which should appeal to all.
A selection of oil and watercolour paintings by Tollesbury based artists and brothers, Steffan Gregory and Neil Gregory from 25th August to 13th September. We are delighted to welcome Steffan and Neil to this, their first exhibition at the Maeldune. Again, all works on show will be available to buy. They are joined by regular exhibitor at the Maeldune, Peter Deans with a brand new selection of his beautiful pottery items.
The Maldon Art Trail 2016 opens on Saturday 24th September until Sunday 2nd October. As part of this, we are proud to be showing the work of Plume School GCSE students! We are open every day during this period, 11-4. We look forward to seeing you!
From 6th to 25th October we are joined again by regular Exhibitors, the very talented ’96 Group’. As you can tell from their name, the group met in 1996 and have been working closely together ever since. The original five members of the 96 Group met 20 years ago at a ‘Framework of Art’ course at The Friary, Maldon. Together they have had 17 exhibitions. The four remaining members each bring their own individual talents to a wonderfully varied and accomplished exhibition. Please see the poster below for more information.
In our Gallery space, we are joined again by regular Exhibitors Peter Deans and Friends – six very talented artists working in a variety of mediums;
Peter Deans Ceramics; Linda Luckin Ceramics; Steffan Gregory Paintings; Eileen Murphy Fused Glass Jewellery; Ray Stammers Photography; Madeleine Murphy Ceramics.
A great opportunity to start your Christmas Shopping early!
Please see the poster below for more information.
Christmas Shop 2016!
In our Gallery space, our famous Christmas Shop opens on Saturday 19th November at 11am. Come to us for one-off, unique pieces – there is nothing mass-produced here! We sell only hand-made items made by local artists and craftspeople, many of whom are Members of the Essex Guild of Craftsmen.
And of course our regular Gift Shop continues – a wonderfully varied selection of beautiful and unique items, all made by talented local artists and makers. We also have a great selection of books, greetings cards and local view postcards.