Artists featured are Nigel Barnett, Pip Collyer, Chedgey, Chris Dixon, Andy Jarrett, Laure Olivier Minns, John Nicholson, Andy Reeve, Zoë Rubens and Monica Wesselman.
|Symphony in D Major by Andy Reeve|
Andy Reeve, who is based in Norwich, explained: “Symphony in D (Major) is a monument inspired by the final physical and philosophical moments of two men; D. W. Boyd-Jones and an unknown soldier. The guitar is intended to be heard as the pulse of the two men as they slowly succumb to death. The violin is intended to be heard as Boyd-Jones’ soul and as a last lament to his loved one who feels his death happening.”
“The guitar forming the physical sculpture was played, and destroyed, in an exclusive performance by The Neutrinos in Westlegate Tower during the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2012. The music was inspired by Maxim Vengerov’s performance of The Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius conducted by Daniel Barenboim for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.”
|Facing Facebook by Zoe Rubens|
Pip Collyer, who is also from Norwich, is showing two sculptures, Around and Straight and Divided Form 4, both in Caen limestone.
|Around and Straight by Pip Collyer|
Pip Collyer said: “The sculptures are inspired by stones that I find on Norfolk beaches and there is also a reference to the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) in the lines cut into the stone. Caen limestone, from which Norwich Cathedral was built, is a lovely creamy stone with relatively few shells or other inclusions, which enables me to achieve an even finish which is hopefully very tactile.”
Professor Arthur Lucas, Director, Wymondham Arts Centre said: ”The ambience of Becket’s Chapel is especially suited to sculpture, and we invite a practising sculptor to curate a show each autumn. I was pleased that Ros Newman agreed to return for a second exhibition, following the success of Evocations in 2011. Her show will engage the imagination of the viewer and give an opportunity to compare excellent work in a variety of 3-Dimensional media.”
|Unbroken by Ros Newman|
Wymondham Arts Centre is at Becket’s Chapel, Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 0PH, www.wymondhamarts.com.
|Wymondham Arts Centre - Becket's Chapel|