"The World's Wife"

Friday 13 April - Monday 30 April 2012

As part of World Book Night last 2011, artists and makers were invited to create work inspired by Carol Ann Duffy's poetry anthology, "The World's Wife" - poems based on history, myth & fairy tale retelling the tales from the female perspective - both humorous and irreverant.

The resulting exhibition promises to be fascinating - over 50 artists from all over the country have been inspired to create work in a wide mixture of styles and media - paintings, printmaking, glass, textiles & ceramics. .

Free entry & all work is for sale.

Below is just a small selection of the work that will be on show during this exhibition.

Please contact the gallery to check if a particular piece of artwork is still available.

Amanda Lawrence

"Little Red Cap’s Revenge, or Mrs Wolf Waits for Her Husband to Come Home" - slumped and engraved glass sculpture with enamel and sandblast

One of three stuning pieces created by Amanda Lawrence especially for "The World's Wife" Exhibition.

£ 520

Brenda Hurley

"Up For a Chat"
original acrylic painting depicting Medusa, Salome & Delilah having a cosy cup of tea and discussing their respective men !


Jean Mould Hart

Title - Penelope's Web 1
Size - framed in perspex wall hung box 40cm x 40cm x6cm deep Medium - handmade paper, threads and gold leaf
Price - £245

Brigid Marlin

"Wolf Man"
oil & egg tempera using the Mische Technique

£ 1,850

Diana Ashdown

'Second Best Bed' from the poem 'Anne Hathaway'. 


framed : £95

unfraned : £80

Suzy Drake

"dark tangled thorny place
lit by the eyes of owls,"
from "Little Red-Cap' by Carol Ann Duffy

An amazing mixed media painting with the top layer made of woven wools to give the impression of raised branches.


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