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It has been several months since I have reported on The Art Shack.  As a group, we have been unable to meet since December.  This has been due to the death of my beautiful mum and then the onset of the Coronavirus in the UK and all of the disruption that it has brought to our lives across the country. This does not mean, however, that individual group members have not been… Read More

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“How can we speak the same language and not understand each other, or be understood in a glance without saying a word?  Porcelain, paper pulp and ping pong balls attempt to decipher personal codes.  I’m constantly tripping over my words, like I’m wearing them two sizes too big.” – Tina Hannay. In 2017 local artist, Tina Hannay, was awarded the Norfolk Contemporary Arts Prize for Fine Art and a Vice Chancellor’s Commendation… Read More

    One of the most renowned and outstanding pieces of art was recently within touching  distance from where I was stood.  On the perimeter, a high, red-bricked wall and some black wrought iron gates.  We, being my other-half and our friend, passed through the gates to be met by a beautiful public garden.  This tranquil gem was still at peaceful slumber in this dusky stage of winter.  An unexpectedly green lawn,… Read More

     Kim Edwards is a renowned local artist, here in Suffolk.  Kim is known for her landscapes and her skyscapes, as well as her print-works.  I am very proud to be able to count Kim as a dear personal friend and it has been wonderful to watch her build her style, her reputation and her place in the art community, here on the east coast of Suffolk, since Kim moved to… Read More