On the Horizon

Crikey summer has been a manic time with lots happening and even more on the horizon. 

Coming up we have our Open Studios at Digswell Arts on September 23rd and 24th so we have been making work and getting the studios ready for visitors. 

Also September 9th is the planned opening of the Wynd Gallery in Letchworth and I will have some work in the opening exhibition. This is a brand new space in a fab arty corner of Letchworth. Also on show will be work by lots of wonderful local artists. More details of this in my next post. 

Hide No. 4 mixed media print 19 x 19 cm 

Hide No. 4 mixed media print 19 x 19 cm 

In the studio I have been working on some mixed media prints that explore inspiration and imagery I collected from inside the Hides at Wicken Fen nature reserve. 

Also in preparation for our group exhibition and Art trail in Cambridgeshire ( Spring 2018 ) myself and Helen Terry got together in early summer for a Studio day at Digswell Arts Print Room. A fabulously productive day !! We both felt very inspired and enthused after our immersive studio day where we chatted about some of the finer details for the show plus worked on new drawings and prints. 

Helen Terry working on some of her screen prints at Digswell Arts print room July 2017

Helen Terry working on some of her screen prints at Digswell Arts print room July 2017

July 2017 Digswell Arts Print room

July 2017 Digswell Arts Print room

Sally in Digswell Arts print room July 2017

Sally in Digswell Arts print room July 2017

Digswell Print room July 2017 Sally  current work in progress 

Digswell Print room July 2017 Sally  current work in progress 

Being Bookish

There is something so delicious about walking into a secondhand bookshop, picking up an old tattered book and thumbing through the pages. It's the element of surprise and discovery. 

That love of books has been at the forefront of a group of book works I've recently completed using monoprint, collage and machine stitch.

Close of the day  

New Book works inspired by visits to Wicken Fen nature reserve. Part of an ongoing collaborative project with Artist Helen Terry. 

Hardly visible

Hardly visible

One day I watched

One day I watched

Currently on show

3 of my new framed prints inspired by visits to Wicken Fen Nature Reserve are currently on show at the Art Nest Gallery in Hitchin, Herts. 

This new printmaking show which features a host of accomplished printmaking artists, has a distinctive Wildlife theme as artists were asked to respond to the theme of 'Birds of a Feather'. Show on till 24th June 

Hide No. 2 , Solar Etching and mixed media on paper

Hide No. 2 , Solar Etching and mixed media on paper

Open Studios - spring 2017 - A record number of visitors

We were delighted to welcome a record number of visitors to this year's Spring Open Studios at The Forge Studios In Hertfordshire. Over 309 visitors and £308 raised for the local hospice through sales of tea and cakes. We were celebrating 60 years of Digswell Arts - the Artist run platform and Artist Studio organisaton which provides affordable studios and fellowships to emerging Artists. 

We will be opening our doors once again in September as part of Herts Visual Arts Forum September Open Studios. Dates are; Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th Sept. 2017. 11 - 4 pm

I'll be exhibiting current mixed media print work as part of a print room exhibition to include the work of Anne Houghton, Suman Gujral and Mary Down who are fellow printmakers. Also a host of studios will be open once again - a rare opportunity to meet the artists in their workplace. 

https://digswellarts.org

 

Print room

Print room

Weeping by Mary Down Book Art

Weeping by Mary Down Book Art

Caryl Beach Studio

Caryl Beach Studio

Jane Glynn Studio  

Jane Glynn Studio

 

Open Studios 6th & 7th May - Digswell Arts 60th - Celebration

Coming up in May we are opening our studios at Digswell Arts. 

https://digswellarts.org/2017/03/31/60th-anniversary-open-studios/

Dates; Sat 6th/ Sunday 7th / times; 11 -4 

Special surprise guest to open the event.  Meet the Artists In their studios.  Printmakers Exhibition   

tea and cake with proceeds going to local hospice. 

Julia Holt Studio May 2016

Julia Holt Studio May 2016

Wicken Fen and work in progress

Last saturday myself and Helen made another visit to Wicken Fen nature reserve for our research project that will lead to an exhibition of work in 2018. It was a glorious Spring day and perfect weather conditions for collecting lots of photographs. An added bonus was getting to look around the Fenland Cottage and the guide was able to provide us with lots of historical background. My favourite photos from the day are the ones from one of the observation hides. I love the way the scratched and mottled surface of the screens, that drop down over the windows, obscure the landscape and provide an unusual and uncanny viewpoint of the reserve. 

For more on this project see; http://www.helenterryart.co.uk/blog/     Also; http://www.wicken.org.uk

Coming up;

Open Studios at Digswell Arts / Saturday May 6th and Sunday 7th May

I will be showing some of my work in progress from this project - Times 11- 4 each day. 

Frivoli Gallery

Delighted to be represented by Frivoli Gallery in Chiswick, West London.

Frivoli is a wonderful gallery space just off Chiswick High Street which has a superb changing exhibition programme plus a collection of wonderful artists and designers; such as Jenny Lock and Katie Mawson. Here's a link to my page; http://www.frivoligallery.com/sally_tyrie9.php

 

Work in progress part 1

I seem to be juggling again, which isn't that unusual !! .

I've got a few projects running together at the moment, so studio days are very busy. From time to time I try to get a moment to work on some canvases which have been on the go for a while now.

For the main part of my time I've been experimenting with imagery and processes for the 'Wicken Fen' project. This Is involving research, both with media and historical research. The printing bit has been so much fun as I'm playing with Solar print etching again, responding to photographs collected at the Reserve..and I'm loving the results so far. 

Waterhall Studio - finally feeling at home

Its taken a while to get the new studio sorted out but the space is finally feeling more functional and I'm loving being amongst such beautiful surroundings. Being on a working farm means putting up with lots and lots of mud !! in fact just think 'Festival mud' and you've got the picture. 

It just means you have to be prepared - i.e.; change of boots In the back of the car and mat at the front door - plus snug boots to change into inside the studio. the plus side is the calm, natural surroundings and the ability to totally focus. Oh.... and the teashop next door in case I run out of teabags. 

 

 

Next Exhibition

A group of recently completed mixed media pieces will be in the next Bircham Gallery exhibition starting February 11th. All works predominantly combine the use of Drypoint Carborundum with mono print as well as additional layers of drawing ink and machine stitch. More pieces from this group can be seen on my page titled 'Shifting States' 

Dawn to Dusk at Wicken Fen

Last Wednesday myself and Artist Helen Terry trekked up to the stunning nature reserve of Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire for our 4th excursion to collect imagery and inspiration for our collaborative project. Luckily the sun shone resulting in some beautifully rewarding light and colours. Even more fortunate the cafe was open for a large part of the day, providing us with refuge and a place to warm up when the cold started to prove a tad too uncomfortable. 

This week Ive been in the studio mulling, drawing and perusing with a little bit of faffing.  

Current Exhibition at Off the Wall Contemporary Art Gallery, Cardiff

The Beautiful historic setting of the Old Probate Registry Office in Llandau near Cardiff is the permanent venue for the Off the Wall Contemporary Art Gallery currently exhibiting its Christmas group show.
A relatively new Gallery Addition to the area its popularity has grown very rapidly partly due to the modern Contemporary feel of the space and the way its owners put the Artwork and the Display of work at the top of its priorities.
" hospitable owners were both friendly and informative and justifiable proud of the gallery"   "brilliant lighting and friendly smart and observant staff"

I'm delighted that A group of my mixed media works including Nostos i and Rosyas - are featured in the current Christmas Exhibition.  

Shifting States Private View

The Private view for Shifting States was great fun. It was especially rewarding to have an opportunity to meet new people and have a chat with some of the other artists taking part in this group show.

We've taken the show down now, after its 2 week run, so I'm now cracking on with some new drawings exploring ideas for the Wicken Fen project, which is a collaborative project with Artist Helen Terry. 

Here's a taste of the PV night at Espacio Gallery and some images from the show. 

Coming Up - Shifting States Nov 29 - 11 December

Delighted to have been invited to take part in an Exhibition, with a group of 14 other artists, which explores themes to do with the Liminal and states of transition. Im currently in the final stages of making a group of mixed media prints for this show and enjoying exploring and working with large scale dry point plates. Combining the mark making with larger scale dry point plates is proving to be very liberating and opening up many more ideas and possibilities. 

Work in progress

Work in progress

Its always exciting to start a new project and it was a real treat on Friday to undertake an excursion to the location, and starting point, for a new project which will take inspiration from the beautiful and historic setting of Wicken Fen in Cambridegshire. This project will be collaboration with the Artist Helen Terry whose work I have admired for a while and we plan to conclude our research with a joint exhibition of work next year. 

I will be posting more news and images over the coming weeks.

More photos from this day

Also coming up; In July - August a show of work at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living

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Over 200 visitors at this years Open Studios

Over 200 visitors at this years Open Studios

Great turn out at this year's 'Digswell Arts' Open Studios so thanks so much to all our visitors. Well over 2oo people came along to see our work and helped us raise a mighty large sum for Isabel Hospice by buying tea and cake. Weather behaved itself and we had lots of fun meeting new people and catching up with friends and family. 

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