Resident Artists Exhibition 2019
6th – 30th November
Preview Evening, all welcome!
Wednesday 6th November from 6pm – 8pm
Every year we hold our annual exhibition of artwork by our resident studio artists who open their studios and fill the galleries with art. The show will include painting, installation, drawing, textile, ceramics and more.
As the only artist studios in Corby this is a unique opportunity to see local artists present their work and see the skills and talent on our doorsteps. The resident artists are at the heart of the Rooftop Arts Centre and every year their annual show is always one of the highlights of our exhibition program.
Share Photography Exhibition
Wednesday 2nd – Saturday 26th October
Wednesday 2nd October from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Share Photography is an informal group of local photographers who just enjoy presenting their images to share with you. There will be around 60 prints on display showing a wide range of subjects and styles. Prints are available for sale at very reasonable prices, but please feel welcome to come along just to view our work or to see us at the preview evening.
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Over the past two years, Deep Roots Tall Trees has been exploring the cultural heritage of four migrant communities who have adopted Corby as their home; Scottish, Polish, Latvian and Serbian.
We have learned songs and dances, shared food and stories and would like to invite you to view the exhibition and see, hear, and share some of the things we have discovered.
The exhibition includes a video of Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir and Dancetheatre working with our cultural partners alongside interviews, photographs, national costumes, information, and artwork from the Changing Corby project.
For further information on Changing Corby see: www.deeprootstalltrees.org
Catching The Light
by Amanda Drage
Friday 6th of September from 6 pm – 8 pm
4th – 28th September
Open Wednesday to Saturday
From 11 am – 4 pm
Amanda Drage presents a new collection of animal and bird paintings exploring colour, pattern, and mark making along with selected previous works.
In this new collection of paintings Amanda has introduced elements of patterning, experimented with mark making, and worked with gold, silver and copper painted accents. Each painting is circular, which has given her the opportunity to create some striking and interesting compositions. Amanda’s animal paintings have a strong emphasis on portraiture and go beyond a straightforward depiction of an animal. Her aim is to capture something of a story within the expression of an animal – a fleeting look, a question, or something we can identify with in some way.
In talking about the new work Amanda said, “I’ve called the collection Catching the Light because that’s exactly what these paintings do – the metallic flourishes and patterns in the backgrounds of the paintings catch the light as you move around them. I’ve very much enjoyed exploring patterns and design ideas, although it’s not always been straightforward. Several of the paintings involved quite a bit of forward planning, with a few trial runs to work out how to achieve a particular effect. Equally a lot of it has been about going with the flow, experimenting with tools and seeing where I end up. It’s been a lot of fun to work on this series, and I’m very excited to see all the pieces in the collection hanging together at the Rooftop.”
See more about Amanda and her work here:
Facebook Page @amandadrageart