ACEARTS’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE THANKS TO ‘THE ABSTRACT GALLERY’

18 May 2020


ACEArts’ postponed exhibition by Leonard Green, ‘In Search of Northern Soul’, can now be viewed online as a virtual event.

The gallery temporarily closed its doors on 21st March as the coronavirus pandemic began. Now curator Nina Gronw-Lewis has found a way for people to enjoy the exhibition, with the help of local abstract artist John Gammans. John set up ‘The Abstract Gallery’ as a direct response to the pandemic, so that people could view his work. After seeing the potential he set up ‘The Abstract Gallery’, so that Somerset galleries and artists could showcase their work in the same way.    
 
‘In Search of Northern Soul’ is a series of dynamic paintings inspired by the energy of dancing to 1960s Northern Soul music. The Somerset-based artist became interested in this whilst working as a DJ in Wigan in the 1960s and 1970s, and the titles come from particular pieces of music and the memories they evoke.  The online exhibition can be accessed at https://www.acearts.co.uk/exhibition-2020/

Nina Gronw-Lewis, Curator of ACEarts, commented, “Now more than ever, it is important for people to be able to enjoy art and culture. Many galleries and museums are offering virtual tours of their exhibits, and we’ve worked with John and his ‘Abstract Gallery’ to offer the same experience. We’re planning to give our visitors more virtual art until we are safely able to re-open our doors.”

 ACEarts (Art Care Education) moved into the Old Town Hall permanently in September 2016, and it is being used as a gallery and workshop venue with exhibitions sponsored by The Stepping Stone Group. It was a finalist in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 and again this year, and was also a finalist in the Somerset Business Awards 2017 in the categories of ‘New Business of The Year’ and ‘Charity of The Year’. It was Highly Commended in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards 2018. For more information telephone ACEarts on 01458 273008, e-mail hello@acearts.co.uk or visit their Facebook page.
 
ACEARTS’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE THANKS TO ‘THE ABSTRACT GALLERY’
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