The Old Fire Engine House
25 St Mary's St,
Ely, CB7 4ER,
10.30am – 10.30pm Monday to Friday
10.30am to 5.30 pm Saturday and Sunday (Avoid lunchtimes during the weekend)
Closed bank holidays
Preview Thursday 4th May 2017 6-8pm
Exhibition continues until 28th May 2017, closed May bank holidays
Water and Sky - Fenland Landscapes
These new paintings have been made over the last two years. They combine my love of colour and my experimental use of materials. This exhibition includes watercolour sketches, collage, oil painting and acrylic. The work comes from the relationship to a place and the mood it evokes in me. Most of the paintings and the landscapes were made after a visit to the Cyclades Islands in Greece
Renos Loizou 1948 - 2013
A memorial exhibition
Cambridge painter Renos Loizou was hailed as “one of the most exciting artists of the new generation” with his work selling in leading London galleries and public and corporate collections all around the world. His work explodes with colour and life, ranging from complex Mediterranean landscapes (from his travels to Andalusia) to classical figures and humorous Angels and Goddesses. Although he was better known for his landscapes and nudes, one of his final pieces, The Triptych, will be featured in this exhibition, which acts as a tribute to a much admired artist.
Loizou’s work was influenced by many important painters which he revered like El Greco and Picasso to Matisse and Kandinsky, but his style was always his own. Born in Cyprus in 1948, Renos came to England with his family in 1955 and lived in Cambridge for most of his adult life. Renos Loizou died in June 2013.
This May his family are holding a posthumous show in his memory, highlighting his success and showing some striking last pieces for the very first time.
Water and Sky - Fenland Landscapes
Lyz Gardner - http://www.lyzgardnerart.com
Katrina Wilkie - http://www.katrinawilkie.com/
Jeremy Peake - http://www.jeremypeake.co.uk/
Julie Baker - http://www.juliebakerart.com/
Double Vision Reflectionson the landscape | Valerie and Tom Sims
Husband and wife artists Tom and Valerie Sims work from their home studio in Ely. Valerie creates handmade black and white woodcuts whilst Tom paints in an Impressionist style using mixed media on canvas. They both use the landscape as their inspiration and source material but each perceive and portray it in their own way.
Robin Boyd born in Norfolk 1940. Studied art in Cambridge, also briefly at Hornsey and at Reigate School of Art, culminating in a Diploma in Fine Art, painting at the West Surrey College of Art.
A prize-winner of the Alce Isigonis student award. Winner of the 1988 Eastern Open major painting prize and joint winner of the watercolour prize 1989. Has exhibited at most of the major galleries in East Anglia: The Minories Colchester, Kettles Yard Cambridge, Gainsborough's House Sudbury and the Fermoy Arts Centre as well as a number of smaller galleries in the region.
Best known for landscape and coastal works from Spain, Cornwall, the western Isles of Scotland and Pembrokeshire, East Anglian landscapes and a number of still life and less conventional abstractions.
When they were young
Anthony Day & Brin Edwards
an East Anglian retrospective
Geoffrey Lefever - Bellegarde Provence
Charles Duranty - Essex Marshes
Nicholas Barnham - Ickleton
An exhibition of East Anglian landscapes by three of the region’s most original and distinctive artists. More than 40 years ago these paintings were acquired by an eccentric collector, stashed away and all but forgotten. "Exhibited for the first time earlier this year, these remarkable landscapes are now going on show at the very same gallery where two of the the artists, still very active, began their careers nearly half a century ago."
For more information visit www.roberteaglefineart.com
Showing in the upstairs gallery:
Terence Harjula & Thelma Chambers
At The Old Fire Engine House, Ely
7th - 30th October
6.00-8.00pm Thursday 6th October
Midnight Birds by Terence Harjula
New to the Old Fire Engine House, Thelma's new work is inspired by Ely and the Fens.
View more by Thelma
Frances Hatch and Andy English will each give an informal talk about their work, from 7pm.
FRANCES HATCH - Made With Norfolk
new paintings made earlier this year in and around Hunstanton and Titchwell
ANDY ENGLISH - Wood Engraver / Printmaker / Illustrator
original prints with handcoloured engravings commissioned by the Royal Mail
Please note the exhibition will continue throughout August
AS HAPPY AS THE BIRDS IN SPRING
10th June – 3rd July 2016 | Private View Thursday 9th June 6.00 - 8.00pm
A quote from William Blake inspiring over 60 of our favourite artists, including:
Mick Abbott . Tom Anderson . Derek & Margot Andrews . Lotte Attwood . Julia Ball . Bob Banks Nicholas Barnham . Terry Beard . Ruth Blundell . Althea Braithwaite . Claire Cockayne . Roger Coleman . Anthony Day . Anthony de Jong Cleyndert . Brin Edwards . Michael Edwards . Andy English . Shirley Felts . Antonia Galloway . Lyz Gardner . Michael Gillespie . Melanie Goemans . Kate Green Helena Greene . Amanda Hall . Mark Handley . Terence Harjula . Rebecca Harvey . Emily Haysom . Julia Hedgecoe . Helen Herbert . Susan Horsfield . Barrie Houghton . Andrew Houston . Manuela Hübner . Elizabeth Ikin . Joan Jeans . Tom Karen . Francoise LeGrand . Sonia Lewis . Renos Loizou . Amanda MacPhail . Lizzie Madder . Paul Margiotta . Geoff Marsters . Melanie Max Barbara McGirr . Angela Mellor . John Miles . Jeremy Mulvey . Stephen Murfitt . Rika Newcombe Jeremy Nicholls . Valerie Orchard . Cathy Parker . Roger Phillippo . Janene Pike . Sally Reilly . David Remfry RA . Jenny Sanders . Richard Sell . Carol Sinclair . Devi Singh . Munni Srivastava . Isobel Stemp . Robin Stemp . Peer Towers . Lizanne Van Essen . Gareth Watson . Katrina Wilkie . David Wood . Marina Yedigaroff
Work will be displayed in all rooms and if appropriate in the garden.
Artist, Manuela Hübner, talks to MAC TV about her current exhibition at The Old Fire Engine House. (6 mins 45 secs in)
Two exciting new artists are coming to The Old Fire Engine House
Preview Evening 6pm – 8pm Thursday 5th May with live music and wine
"An evening of zesty art with French chansons performed live by Huguette and Peter Britton". ALL WELCOME
The Things We Do- Slices of Life Served Up in Mixed Media
by Manuela Hübner
By Claire Cockayne
Exhibition runs until Sunday 29th May
You are invited to the opening of Light Watch
Photographs - Robin Stemp
Paintings - Isobel Stemp
Thursday 31st March 2016
6pm – 8pm
Exhibition continues from 1st April – 1st May
Still Life with Recorder| Photograph by Robin Stemp
Clouds | Acrylic by Isobel Stemp
THREE WIDFORD ARTISTS
Anthony de Jong Cleyndert
Upstairs Gallery - all welcome
48th Exhibition of paintings by ANTHONY DAY
Collage and watercolours
New and recent paintings