art fair east …

 

Art Fair East 2015

Our stand at Art Fair East 2015

I’ve just had an exciting and enjoyable few days sharing a stand at the first Art Fair East, in the impressive setting of one of Norwich’s many ancient buildings … St Andrew’s Halls. 

It was great to meet so many friendly visitors, artists and gallery owners. Despite the glorious weather and the many charms of this beautiful medieval city, the public just kept pouring in. The opening night was particularly busy with a great buzz about it.

Art Fair East 2015

Art Fair East 2015 opening night

I shared the stand with artists Heather TamplinHelen HerbertAlan Mansfield and Gavin Morris. Although our artwork styles were very different and fitting the five of us into a rather tight space was a challenge, I think it came together well and thanks are due to the lovely Heather Tamplin for organising us all.

© Alan Mansfield

© Alan Mansfield


© Helen Herbert

© Helen Herbert

There was a great feeling of camaraderie among many of the artists, chatting and swapping contact details and tips. Amongst the many inspiring artworks I was really impressed by the landscape pieces of artists Alex McIntyre and Paul Hird in particular.

The organisers, Will Teather and Brian Korteling, both accomplished artists, did an amazing job in instigating and putting the whole fair together.

Art Fair East 2015

Art Fair East 2015

 

© Heather Tamplin

© Heather Tamplin

 

Gavin Morris's sculptural lights

Gavin Morris’s sculptural lights

 

Art Fair East, Norwich …

Art Fair East, Norwich, 4 to 7 June

I’m excited to be taking part in this new Art Fair for the East of EnglandAlong with Heather Tamplin, Helen Herbert, Alain Mansfield and Gavin Morris we will be sharing a large stand as The Collective, Norfolk.

A wide variety of artists, groups and galleries are lined up, so it looks like it’s going to be a special event. It’s my first Art Fair too, so wish me luck.

Norwich is a beautiful small ancient city and the fair is being held in its medieval heart, in the spectacular setting of St Andrew’s Hall, another reason to visit!

Private View is on Thursday 4th June 6-8.30pm

Email me at info@marifrench.com for a complimentary ticket which, if you print it out, (or show it on your phone at the door), will give you free entry all weekend.

Friday 5 June 10.30am to 8.30pm
Saturday 6 June 10.30am to 6.30pm
Sunday 7 June 10.30am to 5.00pm

 

The Halls, St Andrews Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU
4 to 7 June 2015

Map, directions, further info


Coastlines exhibition launch …

Yesterday’s launch of my solo show ‘Coastlines’ at Greyfriars Art Space in King’s Lynn brought in over thirty visitors. Thanks to everyone who came and for all the enthusiasm and great feedback.

The exhibition runs till Saturday 11 October and also includes a small selection of distinctive ceramics, fired using an ancient Japanese method, by Dameon Lynne.

Coastlines exhibition, Kings Lynn. Mari French 2014

Coastlines exhibition, Kings Lynn. Mari French 2014


Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

 

Ceramic by Dameon Lynne.

Ceramic by Dameon Lynne.


Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

 

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.


Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

 

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.