Parks and Gardens
Christmas in Taunton
Exhibitions and Talks
CICCIC, Memorial Hall, Paul Street, TA1 3PF
5 Oct - 23 Oct 2021
Seven Taunton artists have joined forces to celebrate the lifting of ‘Lockdown’ with an explosion of colour and creativity at CICCIC.
Colourful Friends has been a long time coming, having been cancelled and rescheduled several times since it was due to open back in April 2020. The fact that it is finally to take place in October is a testament to the creativity and persistence of this group of contemporary painters and printmakers.
The exhibition, the brainchild of Liz Hood, is a defiant expression of hope in the face of the Covid pandemic, climate change and habitat loss. The seven participating artists speak in colourful harmony and they are worth listening to.
As well as Hood, the magnificent seven is made up of: Jane Brossard, Sara Dudman, Janet Glynn Smith, Lizzie Induni, Rossanne Lee-Bertram and Elizabeth Earley.
Hood creates enigmatic contemporary figurative oil paintings; Brossard tests the equilibrium between abstract and figurative imagery; Dudman, RWA Academician, explores our physical and conceptual relationship with the land; Glynn-Smith draws her inspiration from the environment, using a variety of media and techniques; Induni explores the diverse landscape of Somerset; Lee-Bertram’s work reflects a concern for the planet, and in particular the sea. She uses colourful etching techniques to create complex abstract images. Earley uses a myriad of processes and materials, often destroying and then rebuilding her images to express her own personal journey.
Liz Hood said: “Art and culture are the glue that holds our society together and in the current climate they are incredibly important. Colourful Friends is a colourful concert of creative voices. The exhibition is well worth a visit, the perfect antidote to those lockdown blues.”
Tuesday 5th - Saturday 23rd October 2021
(Gallery open Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10am - 4pm - except Friday afternoons)
CICCIC Colourful Friends
CICCICMemorial HallPaul StreetTauntonSomersetTA1 3PFUnited Kingdom
T: 01823 337477