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IRAQ AND IRAN

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 IRAQ AND IRAN  

 

Our Gallery displays paintings and photos suggested from our Story contributors:-

IRAQ – Ban Hikmat, Retired Community Dentist

IRAN – Ziba Zarei, Post Mistress, local community shop

IRAQ – Zainab Khan, Events Coordinator, RISC Development Education Centre, Reading

 

Together with a selection of images of wonderful Iranian and Iraqi architecture and art.

 

Other interesting links :-

Jiddoo Mohammad Salih Zaki – Zainab Hikmat, Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia November 2018  – HERE

British Museum Blog ‘Sparking the imagination: the rediscovery of Assyria’s great lost city’ – HERE

Modern and Contemporary Iraqi and Iranian Artists – more information on artists displayed in the Gallery – HERE

 

May 2019

CALL TO THE WILD: Images that inspire Kesty Gallery

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OUR GALLERY PRESENTS INSPIRING WORDS AND IMAGES 

CALL TO THE WILD: Images that inspire Kesty 

 

Paintings and photos which inspire Kesty and shown in the GALLERY come from –

–  Snowdonia – where the Vision Quest took place

–  Young foxes in meadow at Sladebank Woods, the day after Kesty’s return from the mountain

–  Quantock Hills – painting by David Macfarlane 1990, Kesty’s father

–  Wolf & Moon lino cut by Kesty, Sacred Arts Camp May 2018

–  Artwork by local artist, Jaine Rose

–  Rosa Davis, sculptor – ‘ This sculpture was gifted to me by Rosa Davis. I love her, she sings of stone & moss & deep wild nature. Rosa is an inspiring local artist in Stroud who has made figures from a young child’.

–  ‘I have been inspired by Carolyn Hillyer’s writing and songs for many years.  Her book ‘Sacred House’ is a great treasure to me.’

–  Sladebank Woods – photos from the beautiful woods

–  Sleepout Event poster for the Gloucestershire Deaf Association; a fundraising sleepout on 16 March at Sladebank Woods as part of their 100th anniversary celebrations.

–  ‘Mute Appeal’ is Kesty’s journey to find a dog – Remy is her new rescue companion who inspired this poem :-

 

Dog Kills Cat

Snapped up in a chase.

Lengthy strides catch in a flash,

silent paws too slow.

 

Claw pierces dogs ear.

The cat clung on for dear life,

stolen in moments.

 

It was not gory,

just brutally quick, savage,

leaving me shaking.

 

Nature kills easy.

Instinct drives, animal quick.

We think we can tame.

 

Kesty Jakes

March 2019

Homes Houses Gallery (February 2019)

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OUR GALLERY PRESENTS INSPIRING WORDS AND IMAGES 

HOMES HOUSES

 

The Gallery shows different aspects of HOME HOUSES – inspiring in their unique way

 

– Handbuilt tree houses in forests  – HERE 

Tiny Houses – HERE

– Whiskey barrel houses, Eco village in Findhorn, Scotland –  HERE

– Experience a community-driven response to the global migration crisis  – Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera: 10,148,451 – Exhibition at Tate Modern  HERE

– Homes in Medellín, Colombia: reinventing the world’s most dangerous city – HERE  and  HERE            Mayor of Medellin  – HERE

– ‘Right To Buy’ your council house HERE

– Squatters – HERE

– Living in a Beirut refugee camp, Lebanon –  HERE

– Homes flooded in Kerala  – HERE

– Houses devastated in Indonesian Tsunami  – HERE

–  See the current Vincent Van Gogh @ Tate – while he was homed in Britain  HERE

 

Anne Yarwood

February 2019

What keeps you going?

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WE CAN WRAP OUR DAILY LIVES, IN BEAUTY

A picture celebration of family and friends’ imaginings: skilful play, with all forms of Creativity

 

WHAT KEEPS YOU GOING ?

THE QUESTION WAS : – in your daily life “WHAT KEEPS YOU GOING?”

 

 

  • David : retired Civil Engineer – Self discipline, jobs to do, commitment to basic values and common sense…don’t like skivers.

 

  • Anne : Website editor –  Listening. Questioning. Laughing. Being irreverent. Smiling into others’ eyes.

 

  • Ziba : Post Mistress – Keeping space from civilisation.

 

  • Graham : Storyboard Artist film industry – I like personal and professional opportunities …within which my private life has opportunity to recover, appreciate the arts, have space in our life.

 

  • Local pharmacist – I have scores of prescriptions to make-up.My work keeps me going.

 

  • Marie Lou : Hospital domestic staff – I keep going with my job whilst I’m fit …my girls and keeping myself fit.

 

  • Tracey : Carer – My son aged 21 graduated from Uni with BA in performing arts .Very proud. My job..they need me …have helped them which makes their day.

 

  • Dorin : Garden & house maintenance – Be grateful for everything, because it is a gift. Keep the smile on your face and the mind in the present.

 

  • My GP – Ducking and diving, weaving and bobbing, staying with the flow.

 

  • Sally : Chartered Accountant – I’m happy with my life.

 

  • Christina : a friend  – Discovering a way through.

 

  • Jan : a friend – Believing in myself.

 

  • Sally : a sojourner on her journey – Don’t give in. Keep on going.

 

  • Sarah : a friend – Everything is always working for you, not against you.

 

  • Brian : a friend –  God’s creation inspires me and gives me the motivation to embrace each day.

 

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann – in the Gallery below – HERE

DON’T WORRY 2008 Martin Creed

 

And finally …… The Tate is running a workshop which has a common theme of ‘Keep Going’ – Resilience: Support in the Art World  on 10 November 2018 at 14.00–17.00 –  SEE HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Yarwood

Awe and Wonder Gallery

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AWE AND WONDER 

AWE and WONDER are words used frequently on this website.

I look at cosmology images first thing every morning.

Vast canvasses; self, set within enormity: significant consciousness…. insignificant in time & space.

A service of ASD at NASA/GSFC & Michigan Tech.University 

 LOOK AT THE STARS HERE 

 

Visit the London Greenwich Planetarium to take a tour of the Universe and experience the wonders of the night sky with expert commentary from real astronomers. Fly to the heart of the Sun, go to distant galaxies, see the birth of a star or land on Mars – READ MORE HERE

 

Vertigo Sea is an exhibition featuring two remarkable installations by acclaimed artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah – expressing the feeling of what it is like to be at the mercy of something vast and presenting an opportunity to meditate upon our place within the world, against the immense spaces and epic timescales evoked by the films; they remind us of our interconnectedness and the diverse, ghostly community that shapes who we are –  READ MORE HERE

 

Anne Yarwood

ASCENT FESTIVAL – PAINTING FROM MEDITATION GALLERY

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ASCENT FESTIVAL – PAINTING FROM MEDITATION 

 

ASCENT aimed to introduce a wide range of approaches to environmental education in this Festival including playing, meditating, messing about, being deeply inward…

Sarah Cox, Multi-faith Minister, inspired the day with reflection and encouragement. 

We painted all day in silence then shared, LOVING the amazing paintings.

 

John O’Donohue: ‘Awake to the mystery of being here, and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.’

 

 

 

Adam Trewartha’s Gallery

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WE CAN WRAP OUR DAILY LIVES, IN BEAUTY

A picture celebration of family and friends’ imaginings: skilful play, with all forms of Creativity

 

ADAM TREWARTHA’S GALLERY

Based in Windsor, Berkshire with an LRPS distinction from the Royal Photographic Society.

Offical photographer for the Windsor Fringe Festival since 2004 and Chairman of Windsor Photographic Society from 2008-2010.

With a diverse range of photographic expertise to meet the varied needs of his clients, he relishes the challnge that every new job brings.

Anne feels honoured to know the Trewartha family, as friends : Creative individuals.

We got to know Adam some five years ago when we commissioned him to photograph one of our grandchildren, at sixteen.  The hours of attention Adam gave to this task of encouragement.. showed us his skill and his sensitivity.”

 

 

Ascent Gallery

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The pictures are of people involved in the ASCENT Network activities 2014 -2016 and also of Anne’s house and garden in Ascot.

Ascot Gallery

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The pictures are of people involved in the ASCENT Network activities 2014 -2016 and also of Anne’s house and garden in Ascot.