Thursday 22 - Wednesday 28 September

Open daily | 10am - 5pm
Sunday | 10am - 4pm
Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings

A mixed media exhibition by Emma Lock, Frankie Atkinson, Amy Marie Gladding and Emma Wren

Nourish is an exhibition curated by four local artists Emma Lock, Frankie Atkinson, Amy Marie Gladding and Emma Wren for the Pond gallery. The Artists, through various mediums, unite in the importance of nature and the local surrounding for inspiring their work and use its power to evoke joy, happiness and wellbeing.

All four artists are based in North Essex/Suffolk and within close proximity of the River Stour, the Snape coastline and its beautiful surroundings.

Emma Lock’s work pulls inspiration from the natural world and is then re-imagined into contemporary landscapes of her own. Drawing from her emotions and instinct whilst using a variety of materials, mostly acrylic paint, pastels and graphite as her mediums. Emma’s work brings a sense of serenity and depth, balancing the chaos against moments of calm.

Local ceramicist Frankie Atkinson designs and creates a stunning range of ceramic art, all finished with captivating glazes inspired by the natural world. Primarily self-taught, her creative process embodies hand throwing and hand building techniques achieving delicate and fluid forms which are crafted over a month. Through colour, form and texture Frankie’s work brings joy to everyday items and decorative objects.

Emma Wren is a watercolour artist but not in the conventional way. She works with vivid intense pigment, using the beautiful flooding techniques of this medium to her full advantage. Her work ranges from large floral canvases, abstract landscapes, meadow flowers to smaller quirky birds and animals.

Based in Suffolk, mixed media artist Amy Marie Gladding was born in 1986. Receiving a suitcase full of analogue photography equipment when she was 18 led to her embarking on a journey of experimental photo-arts. The series “Earthworks” is a collection of 35mm film and Polaroid prints all intrinsically linked to the land. The series is a celebration of the deeply embedded creative energy in the county of Suffolk. My world is explored through alternative and expired films, Polaroids and traditional camera-less techniques such as cyanotypes and Anthotypes as well as altering processes such as burying negatives and film soup. Collàge, drawing, painting and printmaking techniques also feature in my work.