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CEAACC Revolving Gallery

Believing in: art, community, & YOU.

CEAACC's Revolving Gallery was established in 2018, with the aim to provide local artists with an opportunity to exhibit, gain experience & recognition, and receive constructive feedback to support artistic development.

The CEAACC Revolving Gallery offers exhibition space for a period of 6 weeks.  As a counselling and wellbeing organisation, this time-frame allows for a thorough turn-a-round of viewers, and for conversation and interest to evolve... 

CEAACC's Revolving Gallery welcomes a broad range of art and themes. If you're an artist, and interested in learning more/exhibiting with us, please contact us via our Contact Page.

 

Current Exhibition: "Solace" by  Mike Green

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If you're interested in participating in our Revolving Art Gallery, please download and return our Form, or submit a Message for more information:

Initial Expression of Interest Form

"Mike's art transports the viewer to places of reflection and calm. His colours and techniques connecting both pastimes and the present"
- Visitor

I am Mike Green, an Ely resident since the 1970's.

 

I have made my living up until 2020 from I.T. related work, and until 2020 had little time to pursue my interest in art...

 

However, I have become  more earnest in my pursuit of drawing and painting (mainly) for some solace after a bereavement. It has become a common theme in these days of lockdown. Time seems to pass quickly and less heavily when attempting to render a line or hue in two dimensions.

 

My work in lockdown was helped enormously by zoom life study sessions.

Just seeing another human breathe was almost enough.

These time dependent sessions forced me to use 'quick' media such as charcoal and coloured pencil.

 

I have more work in acrylics, sometimes overlaid with water-soluble oil paints.

It is always a trade-off between time and space. Time to dry, space to hang drying work.

 

So pastels come to the fore. Dry, working in alliance with charcoal, forms can appear readily.

Fixative becomes the bug-bear!”

Autumn/winter 2021 Artist:
Jennifer St Quintin
August 9th- September 27th 2021

Jennifer St Quintin is a local Ely artist... Her exhibition, "Out of the Darkness" is a beautifully woven story of challenge, depression, but also hope and light....    

What previous artists have said about exhibiting with us:

"The opportunity to put my work in this exhibition has been a really amazing experience for me. The feedback and comments have been wonderful. Connecting with others through your work is really what you hope for as an artist, and to do so about an issue that can be so isolating is, well honestly I don’t really have the words, overwhelming, emotional, heart warming, special, I could go on! 

Additionally this has given me confidence to actually call myself an artist and start setting myself up to market more widely, spreading the message further afield. To help others find that small piece of colour in the darkness."  Jennifer St Quintin

"I'm very grateful for this opportunity to share my traditional art with others. As a full-time effects artist my creativity is normally very controlled by others and constrained by defined art-styles, so this whole experience has been so freeing and such a confidence boost. I think a lot of artists, especially those who are only just beginning to share their personal art with the world can often struggle with imposter syndrome, but I think it's important to remember that art isn't defined by how 'good' one perceives their skills to be but what emotions the art can evoke in the viewer and also in the artist when they're creating their work. The feedback I've received throughout the exhibition is encouraging me to continue and grow as an artist." Selena McCabe

"Painting has given me a calm and peaceful focus. If I feel a dip in my mood, I dip my paintbrush into my wonderful watercolours and the magic begins. The paint spreads and evolves and takes me with it. As I listen to music and paint my spirit lifts. I paint in the early mornings, sometimes walking first to see a glorious sunrise. I know I will always paint now. It's opened up the beginning of a certain pride in me. It's such a good feeling. 

 

Thank you to all of you at CEAACC for making this possible, for bringing me that calm, peaceful and positive focus into my life." Victoria Wood

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