ContemporaryCountry

ContemporaryCountry Contemporary and Country present art and the handmade by established artists and makers based in the east of England in pop-up exhibitions held in non-gallery spaces celebrating rural surroundings.

The artists and makers Contemporary and Country (C&C) display, live and work in rural locations, or include the natural world in their subject matter or production process. Together they bring about a closer understanding of the countryside, its people and landscape. They look creatively beyond the passing trend and foster greater consideration for nature, as its appreciation and preservation beco

The artists and makers Contemporary and Country (C&C) display, live and work in rural locations, or include the natural world in their subject matter or production process. Together they bring about a closer understanding of the countryside, its people and landscape. They look creatively beyond the passing trend and foster greater consideration for nature, as its appreciation and preservation beco

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Gorgeous day here at our #popup @houghton_hall with art and the handmade from artists and makers from across the eastern...
18/07/2021

Gorgeous day here at our #popup @houghton_hall with art and the handmade from artists and makers from across the eastern region and guest basket weaver @sarahparamorbaskets from Applecross, western Scotland. See the latest work from exhibitors including @stewarthearn @bruer_tidman @katarzynacoleman @rachjilong @b.herizsmith @joni80 #kategiles #johnkikiartist #garethhacon @tim_plunkett_wood @kathryn.hearn.porcelain @jackwheelerwoodwork @janecrispdm @hindmarchjaneart @stevegorerowe @stevenjameswill @suzijoel @laurahustonceramics @esmondbingham @ruthhowes @keron_beattie @paul_wolter_ink #colinself @mary_blue_creates @amanda_edgcombe @lindajamiesonart @lizmcgowanart @pandoramondartist @mariapavledis #ivysmith @elainepamphilon @christophermarvellsculptures @eleanorrosestamp_artist @mollythomson555 @roger_hardy #jonathanclarke @rhobile_kinetic_sculpture @teucerwilson @ben_pusey @dandavidsculptor @rosarrowsmith @suekirk.willowbaskets @charlottepackelighting

Suffolk based Esmond Bingham works across a variety of media both 2D and 3D and on scales ranging from environmental to ...
16/07/2021

Suffolk based Esmond Bingham works across a variety of media both 2D and 3D and on scales ranging from environmental to miniature. Although essentially non-representational his work is concerned with the physical, emotional and psychological language and the creative potential of everyday things.

Ideas usually emerge in the process of playing with the material but he will be looking for something he couldn't anticipate. He tries to notice not just what is intended (which is rarely new) but, perhaps more importantly, what was unintended that reveals a glimpse of a new horizon
See more in our pop-up in the stables at Houghton Hall until 26 September and online - see links in our bio

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#contemporaryandcountry
#sculpture
#art
#colour
#maker
#texture
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

Applying heritage processes to unexpected materials, basketmaker Sarah Paramor creates playful contemporary pieces for e...
11/07/2021

Applying heritage processes to unexpected materials, basketmaker Sarah Paramor creates playful contemporary pieces for exhibition and for the catwalk. We are showing Sarah's work alongside others from East Anglia as a guest artist/maker she is based in Appplecross,, Scotland

Her award-winning work takes natural and man-made materials out of their everyday context and encourages us to see them afresh: the beauty of an Ordnance Survey map, the glinty, unbridled life of corsetry boning, the tweedy qualities of humble hairmoss.

Sarah's Dark Tendril Bag - Images of a couture dress made entirely of corsetry boning led Sarah Paramor to experiment with these textured plastic strips. Bias plaiting reined the boning in (in an echo of traditional corsetry), and the material was allowed to break free at the bag’s border. Echoing a traditional technique used for the cane handles of silver teapots, the bag’s handle was wrapped with elastic. Sarah worked with Norfolk based author Raffaella Barker in creating her basketry boots “The Sea, the Limitless Skies” taking references for her book set in snd around around North Norfolk Sarah used ordnance survey maps around Brancaster to create these boots.

See more in our pop-up in the stables at Houghton Hall until 26 September and online - see links in our bio

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#contemporaryandcountry
#weaving
#art
#baskets
#maker
#texture
#fashion
#milliner
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors #scotland #craftscotland

Originated during the 2nd #UK lockdown, hand #screenprinted baby Norfolk based artist Paul Wolterink: OXYTOCIN (aka the ...
10/07/2021

Originated during the 2nd #UK lockdown, hand #screenprinted baby Norfolk based artist Paul Wolterink: OXYTOCIN (aka the cuddle hormone). Bold snuggling-up cyan, magenta & yellow type, without any social distancing, creating new chromatic colours.

These unframed prints are on sale for £109 in our pop-up in the stables at Houghton Hall until September 26. We are also taking orders for framed works with a 4 week turnaround at £199. DM me for more details. See bio for details and the houghton hall.com website for ticket prices and opening times to enter the estate, taking in the walled garden and permanent collection as well as the current sculpture exhibition by Tony Cragg.

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#contemporaryandcountry
#screenprint
#art
#oxytocin
#cuddle
#hormone
#suffolk
#norfolk
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

We are showing some wonderful etchings of native trees by Suffolk based artists Buckmaster and French - all are printed ...
09/07/2021

We are showing some wonderful etchings of native trees by Suffolk based artists Buckmaster and French - all are printed on paper made from the leaves of the trees themselves. Delicate and ethereal framed works result as shown in our current pop-up at Houghton Hall - see links in our bio for more information. DM for more details

Based in Suffolk, Emma Buckmaster and Jane French work together on an ongoing series of etchings of British trees printed onto paper made from the leaves of the trees they depict. Janet French gained a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Colchester School of Art and Emma received an MA in Printmaking at the Cambridge School of Art. They jointly chaired Gainsborough's House Printmakers for three years and in 2019 Buckmaster and French were made Fellows of the Society of Botanical Artists.

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#contemporaryandcountry
#etching
#art
#trees
#arboreal
#environmental
#suffolk
#norfolk
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

Great to see Norwich-based artist Polly Cruse in the stables today. Polly's work encompasses photography and sculpture. ...
07/07/2021

Great to see Norwich-based artist Polly Cruse in the stables today. Polly's work encompasses photography and sculpture. She focusses on the relationships between the intangible and the material aspects of the everyday. Here are some recent works available to buy in our online shop.

Polly aims to elevate the importance and status of the ornaments, gifts and memorabilia that personalise our private space. Her photographs depict objects from her collection of ephemera, which she composes into playful ‘still life’ arrangements that display an unconventional beauty, narrative and humour.
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#contemporaryandcountry
#photography
#art
#sculpture
#colour
#photo
#norfolk
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

Stewart Hearn has established a professional practice as a glass maker and designer of thirty years. We are showing a ca...
07/07/2021

Stewart Hearn has established a professional practice as a glass maker and designer of thirty years. We are showing a capsule collection of his beautiful vessels along with over 40+ artists and makers in the stables at Houghton Hall until September 2021. See hougtonhall.com for opening times and ticket prices to enter the estate - children under 18 are free.

His work demands high standards of design and exacting technical knowledge. Using traditional skills he interprets his contemporary visions and exhibits in many contexts and countries internationally. His level of excellence was acknowledged, when he was Winner of The Gold Medal at the third (Hejian) Craft Glass Creation & Design International Competition, in China. He also acts as a consultant for production and bespoke commissioning, contract work and restoration, making glass for others - some of whom have been clients for more than eighteen years.

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#contemporaryandcountry
#glass
#art
#glassblown
#colour
#inclusion
#cambridgeshire
#suffolk
#norfolk
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

Look out for new works arriving over the next few weeks to replace those now sold from our latest pop-up in the stables ...
04/07/2021

Look out for new works arriving over the next few weeks to replace those now sold from our latest pop-up in the stables @houghton_hall and online - see link in bio for more details
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#contemporaryandcountry
#painting
#print
#landscape
#abstract
#figurative
#norfolk
#suffolk
#cambridgeshire
#art
#sculpture
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

Carolyn Brookes-Davies combines recycled paper, seashell, wood and metal to explore and create sculptural constructions ...
01/07/2021

Carolyn Brookes-Davies combines recycled paper, seashell, wood and metal to explore and create sculptural constructions of manipulated natural forms. See more of this work along with her decorative pieces for the home - inlacing mirrors, shell boxes and candlesticks in our current pop-up in the stables at Houghton Hall. See link in bio for more details

Carolyn Brookes-Davies is an artist/maker who lives and works in North Norfolk. She works using repetitive processes, constructing three dimensional objects by conscious sourcing, gathering, collecting and assembling material. Combining recycled paper, shell, wood and metal to explore and create sculptural constructions of manipulated natural forms that reveal the overlooked.

Inspired by the encounter between the natural and manmade and those forms and processes that shape her surrounding landscape, she explores ideas through the process of making and the intuitive application of a material's inherent qualities.

See more on Carolyn's work online

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#contemporaryandcountry
#shell
#art
#seascape
#tideline
#norfolk
#art
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

This gem of a painting by Kate Giles is available to buy - along with others - from our pop-up in the stables @houghton_...
01/07/2021

This gem of a painting by Kate Giles is available to buy - along with others - from our pop-up in the stables @houghton_hall running alongside Tony Cragg. Well known for her landscapes, all Kate’s work derives from intensive drawing from life. This work “Peddar’s Way - Leaving Castle Acre” is typical of Kate’s landscapes beautifully those areas of North Norfolk loved by many. Back in her studio, Kate digests, remakes, discovers and unearths; she often works in series and in one place over a sustained period. Take a look at more of her work via the link for paintings in our bio or in our pop-up until September 26
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#environment #kategiles #rockpaperscissors #artnow #norfolk #oiloncanvas #contemporaryandcountry #art #paintings #eastanglianart

This gem of a painting by Kate Giles is available to buy - along with others - from our pop-up in the stables @houghton_hall running alongside Tony Cragg. Well known for her landscapes, all Kate’s work derives from intensive drawing from life. This work “Peddar’s Way - Leaving Castle Acre” is typical of Kate’s landscapes beautifully those areas of North Norfolk loved by many. Back in her studio, Kate digests, remakes, discovers and unearths; she often works in series and in one place over a sustained period. Take a look at more of her work via the link for paintings in our bio or in our pop-up until September 26
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#environment #kategiles #rockpaperscissors #artnow #norfolk #oiloncanvas #contemporaryandcountry #art #paintings #eastanglianart

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29/06/2021

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Linda Jamieson is an artist living and working on the Norfolk coast. She studied at Central Saint Martins and worked for...
27/06/2021

Linda Jamieson is an artist living and working on the Norfolk coast. She studied at Central Saint Martins and worked for some years as a textile designer before returning to painting. She is using the genre of landscape painting as a recognisable portal into a space for exploring technical and emotional issues arising from the practice itself. She works with a variety of media including oil and acrylic. The painting process mimics the action of tidal forces on the fragile coast where Linda lives and works.

"I aim to create emotionally charged places that have fragments of memory embedded in them. These ‘memories’ may not be personal but borrowed. I like torn postcards, film stills, scraps of fabric, partially recalled dreams"

See more on Linda Jamieson's work online

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#contemporaryandcountry
#painting
#landscape
#abstract
#lindajamieson
#norfolk
#art
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

Linda Jamieson is an artist living and working on the Norfolk coast. She studied at Central Saint Martins and worked for...
27/06/2021

Linda Jamieson is an artist living and working on the Norfolk coast. She studied at Central Saint Martins and worked for some years as a textile designer before returning to painting. She is using the genre of landscape painting as a recognisable portal into a space for exploring technical and emotional issues arising from the practice itself. She works with a variety of media including oil and acrylic. The painting process mimics the action of tidal forces on the fragile coast where Linda lives and works.

"I aim to create emotionally charged places that have fragments of memory embedded in them. These ‘memories’ may not be personal but borrowed. I like torn postcards, film stills, scraps of fabric, partially recalled dreams"

See more on Linda's work in our latest pop-up in the stables @houghton_hall - see link in bio for more details
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#contemporaryandcountry
#painting
#landscape
#abstract
#lindajamieson
#norfolk
#art
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

See Christopher Marvell's timeless sculpture in our pop-up in the stables at @houghton_hall until 26 September. See webs...
25/06/2021

See Christopher Marvell's timeless sculpture in our pop-up in the stables at @houghton_hall until 26 September. See website for more information

Subjects taken from the natural world or from mythology become eternal in their pared-down presence. An owl or a boy standing holding a bird are free of period detail. If time's arrow had been inverted in an uncanny reversal, his subjects would still be recognised and appreciated by Europe’s early inhabitants just as much as by us today. He says the following about finding his inspiration: "Walking daily through the landscapes around the studio gives a constant focus for what I am trying to make. My sculptures have a quiet, English quality of man and nature, in the same way that we hear about the countryside through Benjamin Britten or Vaughan Williams. It is the business of observing acutely and recording – of searching for the line and shape and images. You have to make art from what you know about – a celebration of locality.”

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#contemporaryandcountry
#bronze
#sculpture
#christophermarvell
#cambridgehire
#norfolk
#suffolk
#art
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

Pandora Mond's inspiration and reference has always been the natural world. She works in collage and woodcut print as we...
20/06/2021

Pandora Mond's inspiration and reference has always been the natural world. She works in collage and woodcut print as well as using oil and mixed media on canvas, often on a large scale. Pandora has returned again and again to the subject of the sea, as she feels it presents the greatest challenges and seduction, she sees it as a place of tranquillity and threat, vastness and peace.

We are showing a selection of her sea paintings as well as some new collage works in #rockpaperscissors in the stables at Houghton Hall until September 2021. See hougtonhall.com for opening times and ticket prices to enter the estate - children under 18 are free and just £10 to see the walled garden and visit the stables. On sit through the summer is an exhibition by sculptor Tony Cragg across the parkland and inside the main house.
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#contemporaryandcountry
#painting
#art
#collage
#seascape
#worksonpaper
#norfolk
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

A big thank you to Rowan Mantell of the @eastern_daily_press for a great article in the EDP Newspaper today highlighting...
19/06/2021

A big thank you to Rowan Mantell of the @eastern_daily_press for a great article in the EDP Newspaper today highlighting the work of Norwich based pop artist Colin Self, one of the exhibitors in our current pop-up Rock Paper Scissors in the stables at Houghton Hall - until 26 September. His watercolours of Norfolk landscapes around Brundell were chosen by life-long friend Marianne Faithfull for use in her recent album of poetry "She Walks in Beauty" We are selling a collection of original collage works by Self as well as these limited edition prints used in her album.
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#contemporaryandcountry
#popart
#art
#colinself
#mariannefaithfull
#worksonpaper
#norfolk
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

'In the most beautifully melancholic way, Katarzyna Coleman approaches the depiction of the industrial buildings and roa...
18/06/2021

'In the most beautifully melancholic way, Katarzyna Coleman approaches the depiction of the industrial buildings and roads of Great Yarmouth with great softness and subtlety. Coleman has chosen to depict the urban environment as a way of exploring its effects on the emotions and behaviour of individuals.' Sarah Bartholomew - REALITY Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

We are showing a selection of monoprints by Katarzyna in #rockpaperscissors in the stables at @houghton_hall until September 2021. See hougtonhall.com for opening times and ticket prices to enter the estate - children under 18 are free and just £10 to see the walled garden and visit the stables... you can also add to your ticket if you want to see the exhibition by sculptor Tony Cragg currently showing across the parkland and inside the main house.

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#contemporaryandcountry
#monoprint
#art
#katarzynacoleeman
#worksonpaper
#norfolk
#handmade
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

Our first chance to see the exhibition of Tony Cragg @houghton_hall after weeks of being so busy on site with our #popup...
15/06/2021

Our first chance to see the exhibition of Tony Cragg @houghton_hall after weeks of being so busy on site with our #popup #rockpaperscissors in the stables. Few selfies never go amiss! Look out for our new footage of the space with work by over 40 artists and makers - in edit for broadcast mid July. We are open 4 days a week until September 26 (5 days from July). See our website for opening times snd ticket prices to enter the Houghton estate.
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#contemporaryandcountry
#tonycragg
#art
#sculpture
#worksonpaper
#norfolk
#instagramart
#rockpaperscissors

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CONTEMPORARY AND COUNTRY unearths the many creative people of this inspiring region and provides often isolated talents with an opportunity to showcase their work in pop-up exhibitions and online sales.

We exhibit a diverse range of works in relaxed and eclectic pop-up events. We combine works by artists, designers, ceramicists, textile designers, photographers, furniture makers and craftspeople.

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"It's Up to You"(detail). Lisa Almond. Acrylic on canvas. Ready for H2O:The Art of Wet.