Book of the week on Google Play – Veronica Henry

Veronica Henry’s latest best selling novel ‘A Night on the Orient Express’ is the book of the week on Google Play


The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance.

For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime.

A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime…As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.

 

Morgue Gallery is number 4 on #ebuzzing for July 2013

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We will mail you a signed postcard that has been recycled by Peter Bright, each postcard is different and variations of this image have appeared in exhibitions all over Europe and the USA.

To receive your postcard click the image above.

Originally this recycled postcard was a promo for ‘Cassette Culture‘ a download album from This Window which was released in 2009 (which is available on iTunes etc). The photograph is of Marni De Much, the drummer on the ‘Morgue Studio Demos’ limited edition This Window CDR release.

Art Kitchen (USA)  - February 2012

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North Devon is home to the ‘green hosting’ company North Devon Web  which hosts Morgue Gallery. They are committed to helping their clients reduce their carbon footprint by hosting websites and email accounts on carbon neutral servers. Committed to saving energy wherever possible – to reduce the impact of their services on the environment.

Ebuzzing - Top Blogs - DesignThis design / art blog has been ranked number 4 in a top UK blog chart for July 2013

The blog ranking of Morgue Gallery has been calculated by ebuzzing,
based on various parameters which includes the network of links to our
blog coming in from other blogs and shares of our articles and posts on
facebook, Twitter etc.

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Portrait of St.Austell - WoodcutWoodcut printed over high quality printed page from a book outlining the history of St.Austell in Cornwall. This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge. £30.00

Morgue Gallery  uses SiteLock, a leader in website security,  which helps protect visitors from  malware , spam, and scams.

 

Morgue Gallery is number 8 in the #Technorati #Arts charts

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We are pleased to announce that our blog is number 8 in the Technorati charts for Arts and in the top 100 for Living today.

http://www.morguegallery.com/weblog/

Information on artists and exhibitions, details of images and methodologies. Videos of exhibitions and links to online Art Gallery (store) containing original paintings and prints.

Nude - Woodcut

This series of woodcuts is available to buy. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge. £30.00

 

 

#postcard – get one in the post

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We will mail you a signed postcard that has been recycled by Peter Bright, each postcard is different and variations of this image have appeared in exhibitions all over Europe and the USA.

To receive your postcard click the button below – the £1.00 is to cover postage etc.

Originally this recycled postcard was a promo for ‘Cassette Culture‘ a download album from This Window which was released in 2009 (which is available on iTunes etc). The photograph is of Marni De Much, the drummer on the ‘Morgue Studio Demos’ limited edition This Window CDR release.




 

Example: Art Kitchen (USA) – February 2012

The postcard below at was exhibited at The Alabama Art Kitchen (An Art Collective) 2626 University Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA, during February 2012.

The mission statement of the Alabama Art Kitchen is to provide studio space and equipment for local artists – as well as provide a venue for exhibitions, classes and workshops. They are committed to nurturing creativity, volunteerism and access to the art experience, to increase the interest and involvement of the local Tuscaloosa arts community

Art Kitchen (USA)  - February 2012

Morgue Gallery is number 4 in the blog charts for June 2013

North Devon is home to the ‘green hosting’ company North Devon Web  which hosts Morgue Gallery.
They are committed to helping their clients reduce their carbon
footprint by hosting websites and email accounts on carbon neutral
servers. Committed to saving energy wherever possible – to reduce the
impact of their services on the environment.

Ebuzzing - Top Blogs - DesignThis design / art blog has been ranked number 4 in a top UK blog chart for June 2013

The blog ranking of Morgue Gallery has been calculated by ebuzzing,
based on various parameters which includes the network of links to our
blog coming in from other blogs and shares of our articles and posts on
facebook, Twitter etc.

Contact us for a FREE quote


Portrait of St.Austell - WoodcutWoodcut printed over high quality printed page from a book outlining the history of St.Austell in Cornwall. This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge. £30.00

 

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Grayson Perry textile wall hangings

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Post based on a preview visit to the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, June 8th 2013

What the critics like: You’ll find great pieces if you keep your eyes peeled, says Rachel Campbell-Johnston in The Times. This is a vast messy reflection of what is going on in artists’ studios all over Britain. In an art world dominated by meticulously curated exhibitions that instruct you what to think, “we should learn simply to love it for that”.

Read more: http://www.theweek.co.uk/art/53489/royal-academys-summer-exhibition-lucky-dip#ixzz2VpwUxdzx

Really enjoyed the Grayson Perry textile wall hangings, not my thing really but garishly fun.

In 2012 Grayson Perry made documentary series ‘All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry’, about class “taste” variables, for Channel 4. Each episode showed him living among the “classes” in different towns, he explored both male and female culture in each “league” and focused on what they buy, creating a juxtaposition of ‘good taste’ and ‘bad taste’. The documentary was in three parts: “Working Class Taste,” and “Middle Class Taste,” and “Upper Class Taste.” The conclusion of the documentaries was one of ‘so what’ – bad taste could be good taste and good taste could be bad taste, it is all subjective and above criticism.

He photographed the people he came into contact with and illustrated his experiences. These sketches were then developed using Photoshop to create finished image files that were then processed to create final tapestries, which were woven on a computer controlled loom in Flanders. The contents he says, were partly inspired by William Hogarth’s series of small paintings “A Rake’s Progress” depicting 18th century society at the time (1732-33).

Of the tapestries, Perry says,

The Vanity of Small Differences consists of six tapestries that tell the story of Tim Rakewell. Some of the characters, incidents and objects I have included I encountered whilst filming All in the Best Possible Taste. The tapestries tell a story of class mobility. I think nothing has such a strong influence on our aesthetic taste as the social class we grow up in.

Why not get some art delivered in the post for only £1.00 ?

Peter Bright - Postcard

 

We will mail you a signed postcard of an image that was exhibited in an exhibition of Peter Bright’s at West Buckland School.

To receive your postcard click the button below – the £1.00 is to cover postage etc.

Quotes: “Take up a radical position with Peter Bright, who is borderline anarchic in his thinking and equally bold in his art.” Andrea Charters … Continue reading ?

Exhibition of Prints, Drawings and Paintings by
Peter Bright
150 Building, West Buckland School

Monday 6th June – Friday 1st July 2011

Old images and ideas revisited and recycled – re-executed in print and paint. A body of work based around “Beauty and the Beast” a classic tale of love, rejection and prejudice, where the beauty is the beast and the beast is the beauty. An allegory, a symbolic representation or a metaphor for my feelings towards ART.

I have always loved the idea of Mail Art – the forerunner of the Internet!

Here is a newspaper clipping about the exhibition at West Buckland school. To see larger image click here

Nude prints – #printmaking

Nude - Woodcut

This series of woodcuts is available to buy. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge. £30.00

 

Woodcuts —occasionally known as xylography—is a relief printing artistic technique in printmaking where an image is carved into the surface of a block of wood, with the printing parts remaining level with the surface while the non-printing parts are removed, typically with gouges. The areas to show ‘white’ are cut away with a knife or chisel, leaving the characters or image to show in ‘black’ at the original surface level. The block is cut along the grain of the wood (unlike wood engraving where the block is cut in the end-grain). The surface is covered with ink by rolling over the surface with an ink-covered roller (brayer), leaving ink upon the flat surface but not in the non-printing areas.

Woodcut printed over high quality printed page – #printmaking

Portrait of St.Austell - WoodcutWoodcut printed over high quality printed page from a book outlining the history of St.Austell in Cornwall. This series of woodcuts is available to buy. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge. £30.00

 

Get some #art in the post

Why not get some art delivered in the post for only £1.00 ?

Peter Bright - Postcard

 

We will mail you a signed postcard of an image that was exhibited in an exhibition of Peter Bright’s at West Buckland School.

To receive your postcard click the button below – the £1.00 is to cover postage etc.

Quotes: “Take up a radical position with Peter Bright, who is borderline anarchic in his thinking and equally bold in his art.” Andrea Charters … Continue reading ?

Exhibition of Prints, Drawings and Paintings by
Peter Bright
150 Building, West Buckland School

Monday 6th June – Friday 1st July 2011

Old images and ideas revisited and recycled – re-executed in print and paint. A body of work based around “Beauty and the Beast” a classic tale of love, rejection and prejudice, where the beauty is the beast and the beast is the beauty. An allegory, a symbolic representation or a metaphor for my feelings towards ART.

I have always loved the idea of Mail Art – the forerunner of the Internet!

Here is a newspaper clipping about the exhibition at West Buckland school. To see larger image click here

Cheryl Brendish (Soprano) – West Buckland Festival #ndevon

Cheryl enjoys an active career as an operatic and concert performer.  Her operatic roles include Constance, a role written for her in Paul Drayton’s chilling opera, The Hanging Oak; Valencienne, The Merry Widow; Iris Semele, Thirza The Wreckers, Suzuki Madame Butterfly, First Lady Magic Flute, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Dido in Dido & Aeneas and Lucretia Rape of Lucretia. Additional credits include Cherubino Marriage of Figaro, Mrs Page Merry Wives of Windsor and the role of Mrs Noah Noye’s Fludde performed in Truro Cathedral with 500 schoolchildren in 2005. Cheryl was invited to sing at the inaugural performance of Absolute Opera, based in Devon and who specialise in opera excerpts, and has recently performed the role of The Countess from Mozart’s, Marriage of Figaro for New Cornwall Opera at the Minack Theatre. Cheryl will also be performing a variety of roles including Madame Butterfly, The Countess in Marriage of Figaro and Carmen in Duchy Opera’s, Baron Herzog’s Box of Operatic Delights tour of Cornwall in October 2013.

Cheryl is also a successful concert artist.  She has performed Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with Sir Simon Rattle and the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and has also sung Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Alan Opie.  Other concert repertoire highlights include the Verdi Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Handel Messiah, Bach Christmas Oratorio, Bach Magnificat, Elgar The Kingdom and Charpentier’s Te Deum.

A member of Cantamus (Choir of the World) from 1978 to 1983 under the Directorship of Pamela Cook, MBE, Cheryl studied at Trinity College of Music, London before travelling to Australia to join the Victoria State Opera and performed in Cameron Macintosh’s ‘World Tour of Carmen’ in Australasia in 1990. Cheryl currently studies with Margaret Kingsley and is performing a variety of classical and cabaret concerts across Cornwall throughout autumn/winter 2013 and details can be found by visiting, www.CherylBrendish.com


Friday 20th September At 7.30p.m. in St Peter’s Church

Friday Night Is Music Night

A Concert of Popular Classical Music with a group of highly talented singers and musicians.

Cheryl Brandish – soprano ~ John Hobbs – baritone
Andrew Daldorph – piano
Fiona Robertson – violin ~ Neil Hamilton – brass

Tickets (including refreshments) £12.00 in advance, £13.00 on the door, £6.00 for children under 14. Tickets Here