I have today put the finishing touches to my last artwork of 2008. The collage ‘Toujours Le Bleu se Change en Noir’ never seemed quite resolved, but I have now added the title text within the image, which balances the composition and, I feel, now enhances the atmosphere, completing the work which began some weeks ago.
‘Always blue becomes black’ is inspired by the phrase in a song by Marc Lavoine. The boy contemplates the changing of the blue sky to black, of day to night, and the number of changes that will represent his lifetime. The blue turned black long before he was born, and will continue to do so after he is gone – it is always an interesting sensation to contemplate somthing constant, such as this, that has been experienced by others for millennia before us, and will be seen by many long after our own lives have finished.
As the days get shorter and the evenings darker, the Light Before Christmas prepares to illuminate Folkestone’s Creative Quarter…
On Saturday the 20th December there will be an illuminated procession through the streets of Folkestone, down into the harbour market square for a lively arts market where illuminations, music and performances will entertain you on this festive evening. The artist made trees will gather into an assorted forest beneath an illuminated array of paper lanterns in and around the harbour market square. Visitors will also be invited to light up a large metal tree sculpture on the evening with small magnetic lights to raise money for charity. The event will then conclude with Fireworks at 8.15pm.
Infra-red image, Nikkor AI 20mm on D70
SEAS artists invite you to view affordable art and beautiful craft at Ringwould Village Hall. The Art and Craft Fair takes place on the 29th and 30th November, 10am – 4pm.
Entry to the fair is free.
The village hall is located in Ringwould on the A258 between Dover and Deal
The Big Draw is an annual event aimed at getting everyone, young and old drawing and making art. White Cliffs Creatives Guild are delighted to have been offered space to hold a Big Draw event in Dover, upstairs in The Charlton Shopping Centre, on Saturday 1st November from 10:30am – 4:00pm. Come and help to make a huge painting themed on Fireworks and Fantasies- you can paint on the main image or make things to add to it. There will be a chance to try figure drawing or still life, make some jewellery or paper crafts or just enjoy a display of art from the Guilds’ members with paintings and crafts for sale. Special surprises are planned. Materials will be available but you can also bring your own too in case the event is very busy with keen artists! To find out more about the big draw visit www.thebigdraw.org.uk. Information about White Cliffs Creatives’ Guild is at www.wccg.org.uk.
Directions to the centre can be found at www.charltoncentre.co.uk/
There will be an exhibition of work by local artists and makers in the Charlton Centre Gallery (upstairs) from 1st – 31st November with paintings, photography, jewellery and 3d work in a range of styles for sale.
Anita Luckett, Chair White Cliffs Creatives’ Guild