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Festival Artist in Residence: Exhibition Private Viewing
Friday 5 December 5:30pm
Time: 17:30 – 19:00
Price: Free but tickets must be purchased
Join us at the NCEM as visual artist Alfred Huckett reveals his exhibition of work inspired by the 2014 summer York Early Music Festival.
London-based artist Alfred Huckett was artist-in-residence at the internationally-renowned York Early Music Festival in 2014. Alfred has a life-long love of music and an ongoing involvement as a singer in an early music choir in London, and loves the special privilege of painting during performances & rehearsals. Both his work and his presence around the Festival have been enjoyed by all, as he immerses himself in the music, the venues, and the interactions with the performers.
Alfred comments: "I have decided to focus on about eight pieces of music and in addition to paintings I have made a storyboard for a film. This will take a form of a journey linking the Spanish theme of the festival with my own experiences of sailing around that country. There will be two or three large pieces of work, one a hanging on calico or similar to hang between the two doorways in the concert hall, smaller framed watercolours or acrylics, and 20-30 small sketches, some of which will be available unframed. Work will be hung in the foyer, and possibly the meeting room, in addition to the rear wall of the hall."
The exhibition of his paintings will be held at the National Early Music Centre in Walmgate, York from 6 –20 December 2014, Monday-Saturday 9.00 - 4.00pm and prior to concerts in this year's Early Music Christmas Festival.
Prices will range from £1,000 – £2,000 for the larger works, around £500-800 for the mid-sized framed works and from £200 for unframed work, all with a 5% discount to friends of the YEMF. There will be around 45 works.
Organised in association with Kentmere House Gallery. For more details about the gallery click here