The A1 Open Exhibition opens at the Horsebridge gallery in Whitstable on Friday 18th July. All the artwork submitted to the show was required to be A1 in size/format when framed and the show is a real visual delight, with a wonderful diversity of theme, media, and style to be savoured. Taking place during the Whitstable Oyster Festival , the exhibition is hung across both galleries at The Horsebridge and continues until 6pm on Sunday 3rd August.
My mosaic, L’Arbre de Couleurs (2008), was created specially for this event, using hand-cut foam tiles. I do not usually work to this size, but the A1 format, with its longer and more slender proportions lent itself perfectly to the shape of the ‘tree’ of the title. The work was framed unglazed, by Malcolm’s Framing – Folkestone, to ensure the vivid colours were not dulled by reflections from gallery lighting.
Please see The Horsebridge arts and community centre’s excellent website for further details of this and other events taking place there.