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Out of the Box

Out of the Box and Colour in a Monochrome World were two exhibitions presented by two artists Penny Andrews and Collin Ward.

Penny and Colin first met while studying for a masters Degree in Fine Art in 2005. They have exhibited work together ever since. This exhibition explores diversity; in the combination of art materials not normally worked together and differences within society.


Penny Andrews, a textile artist, uses her psychotherapy background as a starting point for creative work. In her work for this exhibition she explores childhood issues. Children under the age of 10 make sense of the world and their experiences with limited knowledge and understanding. How they interpret their world during these early years can have an impact on their future lives. Penny’s work explores the impact ridicule and humiliation can have on creativity.


Colin Ward, fine artist, has been practising art from an early age. He has always used a wide variety of materials in his work. In this exhibition Colin has been exploring unusual combinations of medium; glass with ceramics, glass and fabric, acrylic on canvas combined with fluorescent celluloid. Colin’s work is inspired by people and nature.
 

Featured Artworks
A photo of 'Textile wall hanging' by Penny Andrews

Textile wall hanging

By Penny Andrews Medium: Textile,
A photo of 'Boxes' by Penny Andrews

Boxes

By Penny Andrews Medium: Multi Media

Each of us writes a life script for ourselves in early infancy as we work out the best way to survive in the world we live in. The main plot is laid down before we have the language to put this into words. Detail is added during childhood with most written by the time we are seven, before we have the ability for logical reasoning. The script is further refined during adolescence . By adulthood we are no longer aware of our script although we unconsciously navigate our lives to fit in with the boxes we created for ourselves. These boxes are constructed by the thoughts and beliefs, feelings and actions imposed on us by others together we our construction of our life story. The boxes limit our view about our dreams and aspirations. It governs how we react to difficult things we encounter. Those around know what to expect and we fit in with their self fulling script.

A photo of 'Boxes (detail excerpt)' by Penny Andrews

Boxes (detail excerpt)

By Penny Andrews
A photo of 'Textile Wall Hanging' by Penny Andrews

Textile Wall Hanging

By Penny Andrews Medium: Textile

Wall hanging with detail excerpt

A photo of 'Two Surgeons' by Colin Ward

Two Surgeons

By Colin Ward Medium: Multi Media
A photo of 'Untitled' by Penny Andrews

Untitled

By Penny Andrews Medium: Textile

Felt Masks behind textile screen

A photo of 'Butterfly on Flowers' by Colin Ward

Butterfly on Flowers

By Colin Ward Medium: Multi Media
A photo of 'Artist Colin Ward with his work' by Colin Ward

Artist Colin Ward with his work

By Colin Ward Medium: Multi Media
A photo of 'Untitled' by Colin Ward

Untitled

By Colin Ward Medium: Multi Media
A photo of 'Female Study ' by Colin Ward

Female Study

By Colin Ward Medium: Multi Media
A photo of 'Textile sculpture' by Penny Andrews

Textile sculpture

By Penny Andrews Medium: Textile
A photo of 'Photograph of Colour in a Monochrome World' by Penny Andrews and Colin Ward

Photograph of Colour in a Monochrome World

By Penny Andrews and Colin Ward Medium: Photograph
A photo of 'Mask installation ' by Penny Andrews

Mask installation

By Penny Andrews Medium: Multi Media
A photo of 'The set up of Mask installation' by Penny Andrews

The set up of Mask installation

By Penny Andrews Medium: Photograph
A photo of 'Close up on part of Mask installation' by Penny Andrews

Close up on part of Mask installation

By Penny Andrews Medium: Multi Media
A photo of 'Artist Penny Andrews with her work' by Penny Andrews

Artist Penny Andrews with her work

By Penny Andrews Medium: Photograph
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