Art is Quay in Ip­swich

Two ex­hi­bi­tions in the town’s Wa­ter­front area

EADT Suffolk - - Exhibitions -

THIS month marks one year since the open­ing of Quay Place, Suf­folk Mind’s well­ness cen­tre, at St Mary’s on the Quay. Artist Paul Vous­den has been in res­i­dence through­out and Quay Place is host­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion to show­case the work com­pleted dur­ing his ten­ure.

Paul has worked with vis­i­tors to Quay Place get­ting them to draw them­selves or the church, and has also run a drop-in ses­sion for peo­ple in­ter­ested in de­vel­op­ing their draw­ing skills. Work from these groups will be on dis­play along­side Paul’s own work cre­ated dur­ing the res­i­dency.

Paul’s paint­ings fol­low three main themes – the use of the church, by vis­i­tors, events or groups, themes as­so­ciated with men­tal well­be­ing, and doc­u­ment­ing the church build­ing. Each pic­ture is ac­com­pa­nied by a brief ex­pla­na­tion and con­text for the work which helps vis­i­tors un­der­stand some of the top­ics, is­sues and con­di­tions as­so­ciated with men­tal well­be­ing. Work will also be shown along­side Paul’s orig­i­nal draw­ings made at the church. Life in Quay Place is open Oc­to­ber 7-11.

“Paul has worked with vis­i­tors to Quay Place get­ting them to draw them­selves or the church, and has also run a dropin ses­sion for peo­ple in­ter­ested in de­vel­op­ing their draw­ing skills”

BEAU­TI­FUL BOTANICS

The John Rus­sell Gallery in Ip­swich is host­ing a new ex­hi­bi­tion of flower paint­ings by Christo­pher Ry­land, who stud­ied at Gold­smiths’ Col­lege in Lon­don, and is an elected mem­ber of the So­ci­ety of Botan­i­cal Artists. He lives in Sud­bury and spends all his time paint­ing and teach­ing art cour­ses in his stu­dio. His wife, Pam, plants flow­ers in the gar­den and he paints them in all weath­ers.

Christo­pher Ry­land New Paint­ings Un­til Oc­to­ber 14 The John Rus­sell Gallery, 4-6 Wherry Lane, Ip­swich IP4 1LG 01473 212051 www.the­john­rus­sell­gallery.co.uk

Pual Vous­den, Quay Place

Christo­pher Ry­land, botanic art

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