Digswell Artists Selected for Prestigious Art Fair

Written by Alex McIntyre

On May 28, 2015

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Digswell Artists Gill Ayre, Alex McIntyre, Mandy Wax and Alumnus Ella Carty have been selected from international submissions to exhibit in Art Fair East, one of the major regional art fairs in the UK.

Art Fair East’s co-founder Will Teather said:

“We are delighted to have Digswell Artists taking part in our 2015 event. We have had a fantastic range of submissions of high quality contemporary art, from across the UK and overseas. Art Fair East aims to showcase the best the art-world has to offer to a wide audience of collectors, art professionals and the general public.”

Digswell Artist, Gill Ayre:

“We are thrilled to have been selected from international submissions for Art Fair East 2015. This is an exciting opportunity to reach new audiences with our work. We plan on displaying artworks themed around the concept of internal and external landscapes, and the relationships between the two.”

Digswell Artists are a group of 4 artists with links to Digswell Arts Trust, a studio provider and incubator for emerging artists in Hertfordshire:

Gill Ayre’s work is an emotional and contemplative response to landscape, inviting the viewer to stop, to look, to take time. Her processes are equally meditative, employing the use of loose wet paint with splashes and drips from which a semblance of landscape emerges.

Alex McIntyre uses experimental drawing to explore processes of seeing, questioning and mark making. Her current work has evolved through a practice of running, walking and drawing at moments of inspiration and in response to perceived beauty.

Mandy Wax’s work is largely influenced by the study of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis. She is interested in exploring and expressing our innermost ideas and feelings. This current body of work focuses on the relationship and transition between states of anxiety, tranquillity, comfort and security.

Ella Carty uses a variety of materials and is concerned with sensation and expression, often reflecting upon remembered feelings, people or places.  Using an instinctive process, she is interested in the task of representing emotion and making images out of feelings.

Art Fair East takes place at St Andrews Hall, Norwich, and is open to the public from 5th-7th June 2015. More details of the event can be found at www.artfaireast.com

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