Wednesday 29 February 2012

Patricia Volk: Newsletter

Patricia Volk - Sculpture

I've been very excited about recent developments with my current work, so I thought I would briefly share with you my plans for the coming year.  I'd be delighted if you could catch up with me (or my pieces!) at one or other of these venues.

March 15-18 - Affordable Art Show, Battersea, London

I'm thrilled to be showing here courtesy of the Sheridan Russell Gallery, and to be showcasing my new installation of seven sculptures (called "Individual"), which has been chosen to be displayed prominently outside the fair.

May to October - Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, nr. Ockley, Surrey

Hannah's is the most wonderful setting for sculpture and I'm always proud to be seen there in a magnificently designed garden surrounded by the work of so many sculptors I admire.

From March - The Garden Gallery, Broughton, nr Stockbridge, Hampshire

Proprietor Rachel Bebb, a Garden Designer, promotes the wealth of living artistic talent creating garden sculptures, and other works of art for gardens, which she believes deserves greater recognition and support.

March 31-May 6  - New Craftman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

They say: "On display will be a collection of works by leading contemporary sculptor Patricia Volk, whose striking abstract ceramics explore the relationship between shape, colour and line in their purest form." Which is fine by me!

April 26-October 31 - Monnow Valley Arts, Walterstone, Hereford

This charitable Foundation, set up by Rupert Otten, formerly of Wolseley Fine Art, is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary sculpture and is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Summer - Beukenhof-Phoenix Galleries, Kluisbergen, Belgium

A breathtakingly beautiful gallery between Ghent and Lilles, with sculpture in the house and also a picturesque valley outside, run by lovely people with an infectious love of contemporary art. Well worth a trip.

May 5, 6, 11-13 - Cloth Road Arts Week (Open Studio, Stowford Manor Farm, Trowbridge, Wilts) 

A perfect chance to come and visit my studio and have a face-to-face chat. All welcome. Also *newsflash* best cream teas in Wiltshire also available in the adjacent farmhouse!

June 15-July 31 - Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard
Described as "An Edwardian estate in the Arts and Crafts manner", this grand home also hosts Gardens Illustrated's Arts & Crafts Garden Fair (1-2 June). The sculpture exhibition is curated by the William Benington Gallery.

August 1-31 - Art in the Garden, Rococo Gardens, Painswick, Glos

The intimate and unique Rococo Gardens are curating a new contemporary art exhibition on the theme of "Embarkation for Dangerous Liaisons" inspired by the painting of that name by Watteau. My husband Stephen and I are planning an installation piece called "Incident" - which will be very different from the ceramic work you may be used to seeing from me - but nevertheless a continuation of my usual preoccupations. (There will also be some of my sculptures.)

Aug 4-Sept 5 - Sculpture at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire

This August, the Gardens of Doddington Hall are the setting for a Sculptural Exhibition of over 250 works from over 60 national and international sculptors from all over the UK.  Sculptors chosen are from all over the country as well as Northern Spain, Germany and The Netherlands.

If you cannot make it to the exhibitions above, please do keep in touch via my website. (If you do not wish to receive future mailings, please let me know.)

Wishing you all a happy and productive 2012.