Saturday 12th October - Sunday 27th October
Shake Exhibition (Malt Room Gallery) Prints and original artworks
Stuart Pearson Wright lives in Suffolk. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, and won the BP Portrait Award in 2000 for 'Gallus Gallus with Still Life and Presidents'. His portraits of the actor John Hurt and the dancer Adam Cooper hang in the National Portrait Gallery in London. He was also commissioned to paint the portrait of J. K. Rowling by the National Portrait Gallery. In May 2019 he had an exhibition at Snape Maltings called ‘Halfboy'.
Celia Lyttelton is an artist and journalist, based in London and Suffolk. Her 2018 exhibition at Serena Morton Gallery, London, was titled Metamorphosis, inspired by Ovid as translated by Ted Hughes.
Jenny Caron Hall is based in Suffolk and paints with her fingers on iPad, iPhone and sometimes on the computer with a stylus. The resulting artworks are printed in limited editions on acid free paper.
Kitty Arden studied textiles and printmaking at Camberwell and Chelsea Schools of Art. She has exhibited at The Royal Academy in London, in Los Angeles and Shanghai, among other places. She designs the exuberant packaging for Prestat Chocolates which has a royal warrant. She is also a distinguished florist and decorated The Royal Barge for the Diamond Jubilee. Her silk and linen Clothing line, gifts and accessories are exhibited regularly in London and abroad and enjoy a passionate following.
Paul Benney has worked as an artist and musician in both the U.S. and U.K. and is represented in public collections world wide including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Australia, The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Collection, The Eli Broad Foundation, AIG Houston, and Standard Life.
Benney has twice won the public choice award in the BP Portrait Awards and has been short listed on two occasions. In 2013 he was invited to be one of the judges for the Threadneedle prize at the Mall Galleries.
A member of the Neo-Expressionist group of the early 80’s in New York’s East Village, Benney became known for his depictions of stygian themes and dark nights of the soul. Also one of the country’s leading portrait artists, he has painted many prominent cultural and political figures.
Katrin MacGibbon has worked as an abridger of the best in current literature for BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week and Book at Bedtime, for many years. Her most recent abridgement for BBC Radio was The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. In recent years she has combined literary work with an art practice which focuses largely on prints and drawings.
Renata Adela is based in Suffolk and London. Primarily a sculptor, she uses readily available materials and works in all mediums, including drawing, painting and tapestry. Renata studied Russian and Slavonic languages at the University of London followed by physical theatre and performance at Central School of Speech and Drama and three years of Art School. Her practice explores the panoply of human existence; violence, shame, sexuality, duality, love and loss. She is also interested in our engagement with war and belief systems and ideas of the body through and beyond it’s identification. Ritual and myth, Latin American, Iberian, Russian and medieval literature are major sources of inspiration.
Eamonn McCabe began his career as a sports photographer, who four times won the Sports Photographer of the Year 1978-84. He then focused on editorial portraiture for The Observer and The Guardian, and is best known for his photographic contribution to the weekly Guardian Profile. His work encompasses a huge variety of subjects and topics, and he was picture editor for Decade, Phaidon's photographic review, for the first ten years of the new millennium. He is Visiting Senior Fellow in Photography at the University of Suffolk, Honorary Doctorate of the University of East Anglia and Staffordshire University, and Honorary Professor of Thames Valley University.
Jenny Polak makes site and community responsive art that reframes immigrant-citizen relations, amplifying demands for social justice. She lives in New York and Norfolk and her art draws on a background in architecture and includes public and socially engaged projects such as architectural installations, drawings and useful commemorative objects. Her family history of migration drives her to examine detention centers, racial profiling, and strategies for surviving hostile authorities. Her work has been exhibited widely and awarded support by NYFA, the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Study of Visual Art and Franklin Furnace, among others. She has held artist residencies including with the National Park Service, Newark Museum, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. While she was Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern University, she conceived the long-term project Mobile Speakers’ Podium for Citizens and Non-Citizens, currently appearing in locations around Chicago, to highlight and promote community and artist activism against mass incarceration and the for-profit prison industry.
Bill Jackson is a conceptual artist, photographer, performer, foto filmmaker, and maker of site specific projections, installations and soundscapes. A conceptualist arts education in the early 70's at Coventry School Of Art continues to inform his thinking and work practice. Drawing or mark making in its widest interpretation is integral to his work. The mark, either as an engineering drawing or a mathematical notation, is the beginning of the journey to new ideas. As a young art student, he was influenced by Pollock's approach to random mark making and the artist's’ intervention in that process.