Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The Pride Portrait gallery

5pm on Friday 1st of July is Pride portrait gallery competition cocktail launch party at st. Gregory's Arts centre church in Norwich. The public can vote for the best portrait. I will be entering this competition but also my Mona eloisa self portrait is on the poster.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Coming home exhibition at Tullynally castle in Ireland

Exhibition starts on the 4th August and runs to the 14th August. Open from Thursday to Sunday and from 1pm to 6pm. Around the 14th of August I am hoping to have "a meet the artist tea and cake". Get in touch if you are interested in meeting up. I plan to meet lots of old friends and make some new ones. This exhibition is very exciting as it is my first Irish solo show and 25 years since I seen a lot of my friends from Ireland, where I grew up.
The castle tearooms and Gallery is run by my old school friend Nicola Lane and her fella Karl Somers. They are both fabulous all round artist, musicians and chefs. We have had some very long phone conversations over the last few months, getting the arrangements ready for the show and catching up after many years.
I have also put up a facebook event page for the exhibition and very excited that friends will be going to visit Ireland to see the show. Irish tourism has just been boosted, by the exhibition.
I will be in Scotland before the exhibition, staying with my ceramic friend Alex Johannsen, she is going to help me make some ceramic pieces, then we are both going over from Scotland by ferry to Belfast, then travel down by bus. Which I thought might be a nice way to get there, the ferry being only a few hours. If I fail to make the booking we will row across in a small boat.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Workshop

On Wednesday the 20 July 2011 at 4pm till 6 pm there will be a Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Workshop). This going to be held either in the lovely outside area or inside upstairs, depending on the weather. The puppet in the photo is a self portrait done in the style of the Javanese puppets. When I was in Java at the Mata day air festival I saw Javas best puppet performers, they were very good. That has inspired me to give it ago.

Eloise's Summer pride show at Henry's bar, Norwich!!!

Come on down to Henrys Bar from the 4th July to 14th August 2011. For Eloise's Summer solo Pride exhibition upstairs at Henrys bar. Also meet the artist from 5pm on Monday 11th July and first come, first served gets a free Pimms!