April 2009

Out of the Grapevine

Posted by Tim Lenton on 23 April 2009 at 17:00 in Journal

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InPrint artist Annette Rolston and Martin Laurance took down the Paston Grapevine exhibition on 19 April, with some help from gallery owner Peter Low. InPrint poet Tim Lenton took some of the pictures over to Paston and seized the opportunity to research a couple of Paston walks, which will appear in the forthcoming guidebook being written by Lucy Care.

Next event in the Paston saga: Art Alive at Paston Church over the weekend of May 23-25.

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Grapevine evening well attended

Posted by Tim Lenton on 9 April 2009 at 10:54 in Journal

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Caroline Gilfillan waiting for the music with medieval accompaniment View image Lucy Care View image Annette Rolston View image Close attention from onlookers to Annette's demonstration of the book View image Fascinated by the book View image Lucy and artist Sharon Teague View image Artist Martin Laurance View image Lisa D'Onofrio reading her poetry View image Caroline reading View image Poet Kay Riggs reading View image

The special Wednesday evening Paston event at the Grapevine Gallery in Norwich attracted a very good attendance and received many comments that went way beyond appreciative – but sadly this excellent exhibition has received almost no media publicity. The Gallery is very well suited to the show, and the variety and quality of work on display are first class, as was emphasised by gallery owner Peter Low.

InPrint members were to the forefront again: poet Caroline Gilfillan organised the events and hosted proceedings. Artist Annette Rolston explained the process of putting the hand-made book together, and poets Lisa D'Onofrio and Tim Lenton gave readings, together with Caroline herself and Paston poets Dot Cobley, Kay Riggs and Rupert Mallin. Paston Heritage Society chairperson Lucy Care gave an amusing and enjoyable introduction to the Letters, and Jo Berry sang three songs – one from the 15th century, a more modern folk song about Bromholm and one of Caroline's poems that had been put to music by Tony Triggs. So music has become part of the collaboration between poetry and the visual arts!

The exhibition continues until April 18.

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New photographs from Grapevine

Posted by Tim Lenton on 2 April 2009 at 11:11 in Journal

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Artist Annette Rolston View image Annette and Caroline demonstrating the book View image Caroline Gilfillan View image The busy private view View image Poet Lisa D'Onofrio View image Paston Heritage Society chairperson Lucy Care, introducing the Letters View image Poet Rob Knee View image Poet Rupert Mallin View image Poet Tim Lenton View image

A selection of photographs taken by poet Adrian Ward, who also has photographs on show at the Grapevine Gallery.

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