News from South Holland’s art world

Dave Woolass's demonstration piece in oil pastels.
Dave Woolass's demonstration piece in oil pastels.

SAAC member Diana Garfield currently has an exhibition at Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding, writes chairman Mo Teeuw.

The latest Spalding Arts & Crafts ‘Paint out’ was held in Moulton yesterday. It was open to everyone and most brought their own lunch, though coffee and tea were provided.

The next meeting of Spalding Arts & Crafts Society is on Tuesday, September 2 when Carol Hill will give a pastel portrait demonstration at Pinchbeck Village Hall (7.30pm to 9.30pm). All welcome. Visitors £4.50 including free tea and coffee. Carol is a member of the Society of Women Artists, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and the Society of Floral Painters. She is also president of the Matlock Artists Society.

In April 2009 at the Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, Carol was awarded the ‘HRH Princess Michael of Kent Watercolour Award for the most outstanding watercolour in the exhibition.

Our last demonstration was by David Woolass.

He demonstrated in oil pastels. Not only was it informative and interesting but we were all able to see, thanks to the projector and screen we borrowed.

His finished demo appears above – he donated it to the society.

Also coming soon

South Holland Centre, Spalding

South Holland Centre in Spalding is screening from some of the big blockbuster international art exhibitions, starting with Matisse: The Cut-Outs from the Tate Modern, which is showing on Thursday, October 2 (2pm).

The landmark show explores the final chapter in Matisse’s career, which saw him ‘carving into colour’ and creating his series of spectacular cut-outs.

The film features Tate director Nicholas Serota and friends and relatives of Matisse, and includes rare archive footage.

Tickets cost £10.

In 2015, the centre will screen exhibitions on Rembrandt, Van Gogh and The Impressionists.