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August Kooroon Exhibition Cancelled

Unfortunately Kooroon has had to cancel this exhibition due to Covid as Sharon is currently self isolating.

The work will be showing in February 2022 and her jewellery and mirrors will be here in December for Kooroon Christmas

August 6th, 7th, 13th and 14thSharon Dickinson – Cancelled

Sharon Dickinson is a metal artist and jeweller who works under the name of Archives Crafts. She is perhaps best known for her  beautiful jewellery and unique pewter repousse plaques and mirrors inspired by myth and magic, pre Raphaelite maidens and mermaids. For this exhibition Sharon will also be showing her Goddess Collages, large and glorious celebrations in paper, paint and pen.

Sharon will be running a workshop during this exhibition, details of which are to follow.

She also runs Beginners Jewellery making workshops part of the Old Sorting House programme which can be found on the workshops page.

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Kooroon Gallery presents Lynda Taylor exhibition & workshop

11am to 4pm on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th, Friday 11th & Saturday 12th June. Free Entry.

Workshop 1pm to 3pm Saturday 12th June £20.

Kooroon Gallery fills our 3 exhibition spaces with sumptuous paintings by Lincoln based abstract artist Lynda Taylor.

Inspired by everything around her, Linda sees things in everyday life and incorporates it into her paintings. Vibrant colour always plays a big part in her life and always in her paintings making them fun, jolly and whimsical.

Abstract art is about a feeling or a thought rather than painting some thing. It is varied and captivates in an individual way.  Lynda rarely begins with and exact plan. Intuition always takes over and she paints what she feels in the moment trusting her inner wisdom and then the magic happens. Vibrant colour always plays a big part in her life and always in her paintings making them fun jolly and whimsical.  Her chosen medium is Acrylics but always with a dash of something else.

There will be over 30 paintings on display, from small to large including some very large works all to view and buy.

WORKSHOP

Ticket to Joy: On Saturday 12 June, starting at 1pm until 3pm, Lynda will be running a paint along style workshop where you can copy her lead and create your own abstract artwork.  Come and have fun with abstract expression. Cost is £20 and booking is via Glenda Gibson of Kooroon Gallery.  glendagibson@live.com

More info on Lynda can be found at www.lyndataylorart.com

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Animal, Landscapes and Aviation

The wonderful world of Catherine Moores

Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd and Fri 9th & Sat 10th October 11am till 4pm free entry

Derbyshire born artist Catherine Moores has lived in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire for over 25 years. Whilst developing her creative practice here she has also worked with dogs and horses and the influences of the rural life and her love of animals if very apparent in her work.

Catherine’s specialties are animals and landscapes and she undertakes many commissions on these and other subjects such as a recent commemorative piece celebrating the British Armed forces which was auctioned for charity.

This exhibition focuses on her animal and country pieces and new work about armed forces and aviation bringing together originals in oil and acrylic as well as graphite pencil and limited edition prints, all of which will be for sale.

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Kooroon September Exhibition – Donna Drouin

In this exhibition we see Donna Drouin return to the landscape to capture those memories  of long walks in wild landscapes, and the hot colours of summer. Her abstract landscapes are inspired by the studies done during lockdown and walks across the Sussex South Downs.

The loose lines capturing the  remembered flight paths  of birds and insects. The hot patches of sunlight and intense indigo shadows under thick hedgerows.

 Alongside this stream of work Donna continues to explore the visual storytelling of “The Girl With the Cardboard Wings”. Here Donna is capturing a visual path through the story enclosed in old wooden boxes. The different elements displayed using a variety of printmaking, soft sculpture, paintings and drawings. The representations for the story are referenced from Donna’s childhood, her earliest memories of her first home to personal encounters with nature. This is an ongoing work, the progress of which was slowed due to lockdown.

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New Children’s Art Classes with Glenda Gibson

(Subject to Government Requirements due to Covid19 the following could unexpected change.)

Glenda is an experienced primary teacher and accomplished artist.  Working independently as a workshop leader she searches for the creativity within each child and seeks strategies for developing skills, confidence and appreciation of fine art.  Each set of classes is paid for as a block in advance.  There are several ways to pay to secure your booking.  Contact Glenda at glendagibson@live.com to book a place.  Classes are kept small.  Wednesday’s 3:45pm to 4:45pm. 

Creation

£42 for 6 lessons. 4, 11, 18, 25 November, 2, 9 December

Lessons around aspects of the creation from the Bible with be explored through painting, printing and sculpture or a mixture of these to create original works of art. 

  1. Light or Day and Night (Stars, Moon Sun) Printing
  2. Sky and Sea acrylic
  3. Landscapes mixed media
  4. Plants watercolour
  5. Animals – drawing/ watercolour pencils
  6. People, paper craft.

Man Made

£42 for 6 lessons. 6,13, 30,27 January, 3, 10 February

Lessons inspired by manmade objects using a variety of techniques

  1. Houses
  2. cars/ vehicles
  3. Kitchen items
  4. stairs
  5. Bridges
  6. City scape

Animal Kingdom

£35 for 5 Lessons. 24 February, 3, 10, 17, 24 March

Lessons in a variety of media exploring animals

  1. Butterfly
  2. Spiders
  3. Fish
  4. Dogs
  5. Giraffe

Mixed Topics

£42 for 6 lessons. 14, 21, 28 April 5, 12, 19 May

Lessons using a variety to techniques including children’s suggestions or favourites

  1. Flowers
  2. Trees
  3. Fruit
  4. Toys
  5. Self portrait
  6. Geometric abstract.