Norfolk Landscapes | 22 August – 11 September
This exhibition was a showcase of new drawings by Malca Schotten. Malca’s work is organic and fluid, with an emphasis on mark-making and the importance of line and texture. Her dynamic and dramatic landscapes are filled with movement while her animal studies capture the personality and energy of her subjects.
Coast & Creeks | 26 July – 16 August
This exhibition was a showcase of Deborah Larne‘s landscape paintings. She used various traditional oil painting techniques and allowed the paintings to develop into more abstract interpretations of her subject matter. The inspiration behind this exhibition was the Norfolk landscapes. She spoke of the vast skies and beautiful light challenging her ability to present the natural qualities that are uniquely Norfolk.
Mann Up | 18 July – 7 August
Norwich based artist Mark Mann is the designer behind In-Decent Interiors. He creates statement wall-coverings and upholstery fabrics which fuse art, craftsmanship and luxury to create interiors which tell stories. Mark was the winner of Gallery in the Lanes’ Emerging Artist award as part of Norwich Castle Museum and Gallery’s Inheritance exhibition. Gallery in the Lanes was proud to host Mark Mann’s first solo exhibition.
A Broad Perspective | 27 June – 18 July
This exhibition was a showcase of new landscape paintings by Norfolk based artist, Ruth Bunnewell. Ruth’s paintings are alive with vivid colour and energy. She takes a painterly approach to depicting these landscapes. Each piece takes the viewer to the moment of walking through nature, of being under a canopy of trees or looking to the distant horizon.
Journey of Dreams | 18 May – 28 June
Kjell Engman’s style is distinctive, bold, bright and colourful, ranging from the playful to the delicate to the sensuous. This exhibition included figurative, fantastical and frequently witty, the stunning blown glass art works, that reflected his love of music and the natural world. He has designed for Kosta Boda, one of the world’s leading brands of glassware and art glass, since 1978, his work is avidly collected by fans around the world and he has an established reputation within the UK art glass market.
Lisa Almond: Contemporary Landscape Paintings | 1 – 21 November
Contemporary Landscape Paintings showcased a collection of atmospheric and elegant artworks that evoked the drama of the natural world. Lisa Almond’s style conveys a feeling of peace through her exploration of colour and movement. Lisa uses tissue paper as a textural medium, adding layers of paints then scraping some away to expose underlying colours.
Light, Life and Landscape | 2 – 15 August
Light, Life and Landscape was an eclectic exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and glass, by artists Kate Elgood, Lyn Ravenhill, Mary Richardson and Chris White.
Lightscapes | 5 – 18 July
Lightscapes was a showcase of new mixed media landscape paintings by Alfie Carpenter. These impressive and richly textural paintings of East Anglia were filled with light and colour. Alfie incorporates into his paintings the debris that he finds on location to build a layered base upon which to work. The marks Alfie creates are fluid. The linear streaks combined with the splattered paint add energy and a sense of movement to each composition. These artworks have a heartfelt delivery and are profound in their presentation.
A Retrospective of Reinventions | 13 April – 3 May
Riverside Art & Glass was proud to host a three-week exhibition showcasing the work of prolific North Norfolk artist Kevin Turton. Kevin has a distinctive abstracted style which encompasses the physical elements of nature. He takes inspiration from the wild North Norfolk coast and the wider landscapes.
Seven Sudbury Artists | 7 – 20 December
This exhibition was a unique display of contemporary glass art, ceramics, paintings, original prints, textiles and sculpture. The show included artwork by Clare Kiely, Judith Glover, Marnie Deakins, Rebecca Mansbridge, Anne Townshend, Anna Boon, and Roger Duke.