Ways and Means, 6/04/2018-18/04/2018

Ways and Means: the process of image making

The Morcombelake Art Group exhibition “Ways and Means: the process of image making” shows how twelve artists have worked over the last year to expand their working practice.

This has included experimenting with innovative mark making, collages, new printmaking techniques and varied approaches to drawing from life. The idea has been to push and develop each artist’s repertoire and to show in the exhibition, initial ideas, sketches and experiments through to final images.

MAG is a small artist co-operative based in Morcombelake. It exists to encourage, educate and develop its members through informal drawing and sketching forays, experimental print making workshops, painting, drawing from life, visiting exhibitions and an annual group exhibition.

While several of the group already exhibit individually, the group exhibition allows those who haven’t, to step up to the line and present their efforts for public scrutiny, an essential rite of passage.

At meetings, the emphasis is on using members’ skills to lead the sessions and cross fertilise ideas through help and collaboration.  As most artists work alone, the feedback gained from the group can provide encouragement and support when trying out new ways of working as well as a necessary constructive critique.

The pooling of resources allows us to share a printing press and buy materials at bulk prices, but the real value is to be gleaned from the experience and knowledge of the more experienced members.

Open daily 10.30 –4.30pm; free admission

Private View Friday 13th April 6-8 pm