Art exhibition: Five Decades of Batik Painting

Lifestyle / Thu 30th Mar 2017 at 01:11pm


Noel Dyrenforth

“Five Decades of Batik Painting“

Batik: 1960’s – 2010 Ceramics: Various Books and photographs.

BRITISH artist Noel Dyrenforth has specialised in the batik medium since the 1960’s after studying art in London. He chose to explore the ancient resist dye technique as his creative discipline and pioneered it in many countries making his unique works of art unparalleled in this media.

In this exhibition he presents over five decades of works and some ceramics for the first time in the county of Essex. His sensual, tactile pieces demonstrate his exploration of methods and a passionate interpretation of a reoccurring theme that is addressing a society where freedom is increasingly undermined.

He has written three books on the subject of batik and lectured internationally with an emphasis on workshops and blending craft skills with creative intuition and integrity. His highly acclaimed work is held in numerous collections and recently the Victoria and Albert Museum acquired a further six works to add to their collection. Harlow Art Trust are proud to be able to show larger pieces of his unique works of art, an opportunity to get an intimate view of this rare medium.

This is the first time these works have been shown together in Essex.

Some items in the exhibition are for sale.

Harlow Art Trust, established in 1953, is a charitable board dedicated to the beautification of the town. They commission and purchase sculpture and offer an exciting and inspiring exhibition programme. Chris Snow is the Chairman and architect.

Deputy Chair David Mitchinson is the former Head of Collections, The Henry Moore Foundation.
The award winning collection of British post war sculptures is one of the best examples of this period and includes the work of significantly important artists such as Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Lynn Chadwick, and Ralph Brown. Harlow Art Trail APP is freely available to download.

The Trust also cares for and advises the Council on the Sir Frederick Gibberd Permanent collection of watercolours, drawings and prints displayed in the Gallery.

Exhibition dates 18th May – 30th June 2017 and each Saturday 11-4pm *END*

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