Two works recently on display at the Derby Royal Hospital Air Arts exhibition have now “migrated” to the staff area at the Winter Pressures ward at London Road Community Hospital. Commented Fi Burke, Air Arts Visual Arts Curator “staff love them thank you and specifically asked for yours at their nurse’s station to liven it up. It is a busy area but your art still shines!”
The latest Canart work, “Fallen”, will be on show at the University of Derby Enterprise Centre from February to June 2019 alongside work by other artists.
Fallen depicts a World War One battle scene emphasising the new mechanical nature of war and sadly the spectacular beauty of explosions that have such destructive capabilities.
Two early examples of CanArt work, CanArt Collage and Sphinx, are on show at the School House Gallery, Wighton, near Wells next the Sea, Norfolk.
School House Gallery has an enviable reputation for showing contemporary art since 1983 including artists such as Alfred Cohen, David Hockney and John McLean.
This was my first experience of an open art exhibition over three days at Banks Mill in in Derby. I displayed my full range of work – abstract, Canart, LED light sculptures and gift items.
It was a real learning experience in a great atmosphere. My advice to any artist doing their first exhibition is to focus on a single theme or aspect of your work rather than trying to show everything you do. This way you are less likely to confuse clients over what you do and you begin to build your reputation in a particular field of work.
In October 2018 I was thrilled to be able to act both as a volunteer and exhibitor at the latest Airarts exhibition and programme at Royal Derby Hospital.
Having received excellent care during a hospital stay in early 2018 I felt that I needed to show my gratitude by becoming a volunteer for the arts programme whilst providing me with practical experience of installation, running a launch event and liaising with other artists.
Hopefully I was able to provide some additional help to Programme Manager, Fi Burke, and her team and I welcomed the opportunity to show 10 of my works in the area next to the Rehabilitation Unit on Floor 1.
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