This week’s art news is very brief as I am on holiday and only have my iPad to work with which makes a full news update a bit tricky to produce. So far the kids, who are at home looking after my baby (Ferg, the dog) have not ‘fessed up to any disasters and I’m hoping that all is well and they’re not just saving them up for when we get back. Last year the only things that happened were the cling film dispenser got broken, there was a mysterious dent in a pan and they left poor Ferg on the doorstep for about 4 hours because they forgot to let her back in. I can cope with dents in pans but they’d better look after my little girl!

Ferg

Svetlana Cameron announced over the weekend that she has been asked to paint an official portrait for a Pontifical College in Rome. Delivery of the portrait needs to be timed with an event in a few years’ time and she is planning to travel to Rome next year to visit the venue and view other portraits in the collection of the College. Wow, congratulations Svetlana! I love Rome – if you need someone to carry your paint brushes just let me know (although you might have difficulty prysing me out of the Villa Borghese…). 

Claire Pearse aka Element.Isle posted up on FB to let people know that her studio at Grenaby will be closed until Friday 2nd September when normal weekend opening will once again resume after taking some time off with her children over the holidays. She has also closed her online shop but all orders already placed will be fulfilled.

Element.Isle

Do keep checking in on the MakeMarket events at the Douglas Market Hall as there are all sorts of things happening there over the summer holidays. I unfortunately missed the Art in the Park event organised by The Sayle Gallery and if you didn’t get a chance to be a part of it either you can still see the results at the gallery over the next few weeks. 

Dates for your Diary:

Tuesday 9th August – Children’s Workshop at the Isle Gallery – The Jungle Book

Opening Saturday 20th August – Islands and Bridges – The work of Roger Dean at the Manx Museum.

Here are a couple of pictures I’ve saved for you from social media this week…

Jeremy Paul
Alice Fayle
Tom Kowalski

Normal service will resume next week, until then, have a good one! 

Jane

Isle of Man Art News – 8 August 2016