Catching The Light by Amanda Drage

Catching The Light
by Amanda Drage

Preview Evening
Friday 6th of September from 6 pm – 8 pm
All welcome!

Public Exhibition
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
Instagram @amandadrageart

Arts Networking – Made In Corby

Are you a local artist, member of an arts group or a community group interested in running arts activities? Then come along to this informal Arts Networking session to meet others and share ideas over drinks and nibbles. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the Made in Corby team and hear about our plans are to support local arts projects. We would love to hear from you!

This event is free to attend, though there will be the opportunity to contribute towards costs.

There’s no need to book in advance – just turn up!

The Rooftop Arts Centre can be accessed via the stairs near Flowertime, or the lift in Chisholm House.

Dates: Wednesday 23rd May
Times: 7pm – 9pm

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Tim Mears – People’s Choice Award Exhibition

Tim Mears – People’s Choice Award

An exhibition of painting and drawing in our Foyer Exhibition Space.

A solo show presenting current work from an upcoming local artist. Winner of the People’s Choice Award in our annual Open Exhibition.

2nd – 24th February
11am – 4pm

Local Poets and Refreshments
Friday 2nd of February
6pm – 9pm