The Chate Room
Walking The Coastal Path
3 – 29 Nov 2023
An Exhibition of Mixed Media Work
Preview Fri 2 Nov 5.30-7.30pm
Artist’s Talk Thursday 9 Nov 11am-12.30pm
Collage Workshop Thurs 16 Nov 10.30am-1.30pm Fee £20
Booking Essential for Talk and Workshop through the gallery in person, by phone or email
This exhibition reflects all the walks I have taken over many years and making sketches and taking photos with the intention of using them as information for future art work.
This is my first gallery exhibition since moving from Porthcawl to Llandeilo in 2015. Booking the Chate Room has made me focus on making new work, reviewing existing work and collecting it together. There are a few looking out seascapes but I have also looked through, looked down, looked in, examined details, collected found items and observed places over time and seasons. This journey begins on the Heritage coast of Glamorgan meanders along and spends time in Porthcawl, wanders along towards Swansea and the Gower, moves along sections of the coastal path around Carmarthen, Pembroke and Ceredigion and ends up near Aberystwyth.
I use drawing, painting, collage and printmaking, often combining media and I use many different approaches to create a series of work which I hope tells the viewer something of my experience of being there. I believe engagement with Art is inherently life enhancing for both the artist and the viewer. I hope you agree and enjoy my meanderings and the work in this exhibition. With thanks to King Street Gallery members for allowing me to use the Chate Room, and to all those who have encouraged me to get my act together and show this work.
Thurs 9 Nov
You are invited to come along and join in an informal session with Jean Floe in the Chate Room at the Gallery. She will be talking about her lifelong involvement with the arts and her belief that art is inherently life enhancing both for the artist and the viewer. Artists use images to communicate their ideas and ways of seeing our world to those who are interested, it is a two-way conversation. Jean will talk about some of the artists who have influenced her thinking and ways of working. So, using the work in the exhibition we will focus on our relationship with the coastal environment, and with our living planet on which we depend. Jean tends to take a subject and explore it in many ways through different media, techniques and styles to create a series of work. Please come along and meet the artist and find out more.
Thurs 16 November
This relaxed workshop will give you the opportunity to enjoy working with the freedom afforded by collage materials and techniques. The workshop will be suitable for all levels of experience. We will follow the coastal theme of the exhibition, so bring along your ideas, photos and memories of places you know, and any materials or found objects you would like to use. You will be provided with a firm board to work on and a wide selection of collage materials, and have the use of equipment and tools. No toxic materials will be used. (Please avoid wearing perfume or Jean will wheeze!)
Refreshments will be provided but bring your lunch if necessary. The cost is £20, payable by cash on the day please. Please book your place with the gallery, either in person, by phone or email. If you book but are unable to attend, please let the gallery know so that your place can be taken by someone on the waiting list.
There will be a maximum of 10 people in the group. Please note that the toilet in the gallery is accessed via stairs. Call the gallery on 01267 220121 to book your place. If you have any other queries, please contact Jean directly on 01558 822497 or 0778 418 9058 and leave a message or text if necessary, (reception is often poor). See you at the workshop.