Come to the first 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha Style Event at the Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria Wednesday 11th Sept at 7pm. Ticket booking recommended at 07773158941 There will be a selection of artists presenting 20 images of their work in a dynamic paced evening followed by a short debate, where you can glean more info about their process. The ’20 x 20 vision’ event will come closer to you (Tullie House 18th Sept/ Kendal Brewery Arts 25th Sept/ Rheged on 4 Oct) with a broad selection of C-Artists, including Mark Gibbs, Simon Whalley, Rosie Wates, Christine Hurford, Rosie Alcock and many more…..
See info about the Florence Artists below:
First Jill Davis of the Florence Paintmakers who make the ‘Egremont Red’ pigment will explain how their work is inspired by the haematite powder of Florence Mine
Florence Paintmakers – launched their hand-made artists’ materials, based on the local rich red iron oxide, which can vary from a vivid blood red to a deep purple, depending on the particle size. The ore used for paint production has been ground to a fine powder which releases the rich russet colour which typifies Egremont Red.
Florence Mine was renowned for the quality of its ore and was the last deep haematite mine in Western Europe when it closed down in 2008. Florence Mine has now re-emerged as an Arts Centre which is where the event will take place incorporating one of the Florence Paintmakers. Other artists include: Tim Wood, Julia Wilmot and Dawn Mills. Come and see a visual arts performance event with a difference.
Other artists featured below include, Maggi Toner-Edgar (left) and Emma Wiggington ( btm) Kieth Snell (middle- at the Tullie House Event showing his photographs from the ‘End of the World’)