Friday, 1 March 2013

Drawing Exhibition/Antje Ernestus

Here is the wonderful poster for our drawing exhibition which has been designed by one of our exhibiting artists Malca Schotten and also Ben Cracknell of  Ben Cracknell Studios ( Please come along to the exhibition. It’s free. Works are for sale and 10% of sold price will go to Words & Women to further our work.

Antje Ernestus is another of our exhibiting artists. She is showing drawings which relate to a work called  Mary’s Graters, which was included in ‘Aisle and Air’ , Cley 2012, Cley Next The Sea, North Norfolk. Mary’s Graters consisted of a series of ceramic graters, the biggest 4-5ft tall, placed throughout Cley Church.

“… A familiar tool of the kitchen, ‘Mary’s graters’ are re-made here as a presence to celebrate the people and activities of everyday life, scratchy side and all.” (from catalogue text).

St Margaret of Antioch is patron saint of Cley Church, a beautiful and very interesting medieval building.
The background image on Antje’s drawings is from a photograph taken in the church.

Antje was born near Cologne in Germany and moved to Britain in 1986.
She studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, London and lives and works in North Norfolk.
Her work is shown in galleries and exhibitions throughout the UK.

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