Three of our favourite Yorkshire artists and makers have got together to stage an exhibition of their work, and if that isn’t tempting enough, the venue is the Triton Gallery at Sledmere House.
Sledmere House, near Driffield, is one of our most magnificent historic homes and well worth a visit. For the uninitiated, it is in the heart of the beautiful Wolds and within striking distance of the coast.
The Triton will be hosting Coastal Garden, work by a trio of friends: mixed media artist Shirley Vauvelle, contemporary fine artist and printmaker Stef Mitchell and textile artist Corinne Young.
The exhibition will run from August 4 to 9 (10.30am to 9.30pm)
Shirley’s inspiration comes from her garden and her love of the coast. She creates quirky paintings which explore space, colour and texture, and freestanding sculptural assemblages with small earthenware creatures and reclaimed objects including driftwood, wire and old maps. Shirley has recently been commissioned to make artwork for the Hilton Hotel in Venice www.shirleyvauvelle.
Stef’s work immerses her in the landscape. The picking of plants and laying them out on an inked-up plate, rolling, squashing and smelling, have a slow rhythm that feeds into a connective thread from the space of the landscape to the interior of the studio. All the prints she makes are monoprint, and are signed and dated on the back. She is one of 10 UK-based printmakers selected to take part in the Connections North: Mirror Images exhibition in England, Scotland, Finland and Sweden in 2015 – www.fieldandhedgerow.blogspot.
Corinne Young’s pieces are 3D, and are hand and machine embroidered on to fabric, paper and her own handmade linen paper. Her floral and insect studies also have a historic feel inspired by her passion for antiques. As well as framed pieces, Corinne makes unique fabrics for furnishings. Recent works have included embroidered wall features, stumpwork caskets and even an embellished clock made from a broken violin. She is currently collaborating with a Chelsea Gold medal winning garden designer and has recently exhibited at the GROW London show www.corinneyoungtextiles.co.uk