Hadleigh Old School becomes a Pollinator’s Paradise

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Hadleigh Old School becomes a Pollinator’s Paradise

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on September 17, 2021 at 11:00am

One event on September 18, 2021 at 11:00am

One event on September 19, 2021 at 11:00am

One event on September 22, 2021 at 11:00am

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until October 26, 2021

The art gallery will be staging ‘A Flamboyance of Flowers’ from September 16th at 5 Bridge Street in Hadleigh.  The exhibition of watercolour paintings is offered for sale by artist Sandra Wall Armitage, who explained her fascination with flowers:

“I have always had a passion for plants, so printed textiles seemed a natural choice for my art training.  Flowers have been the main source for fabric design, and many plant forms fascinate me, including vegetables and wild flowers.  The main attraction is the wonderful perennials that attract pollinators such as Oriental Poppies, Echinops (aka Globe Thistles) and Asteracea (the Daisy family).  I am also drawn to spring bulbs such as Tulips.  All plants with genuine wow factors will draw my attention and frequently make me itch to pick up my paintbrush!

Watercolour is my main medium, ideally suited to display the detail and complexity of natural form.  However, it is the magnificence and vibrancy of colour that most excites me.  Bearded Iris – made famous in Hadleigh by artist and plantsman Cedric Morris – and the majesty of Cardoons are amongst my favourite subjects and since moving to Chelsworth in Suffolk, I have been mesmerised by the abundance of Hollyhocks”

Sandra Wall Armitage was President of The Society of Botanical Artists from 2013-2018 and taught textile design on art degree courses as well as painting classes.  She will be in attendance at Hadleigh Old School on Saturday 18th September to demonstrate her craft and offer advice to other watercolour artists.

Entry to ‘A Flamboyance of Flowers’ is free with the gallery open form 11am-5pm each day from 16 – 26th September 2021.  Closed Mon/Tues.  To be invited to the opening preview night Thursday 16th at 7pm, please email hadleigholdschool@gmail.com


September 19
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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