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The 2013 exhibition programme at Naze Tower

Date Posted: 26/03/2013

Naze Tower in Essex launches its 2013 art season next week, with various exhibitions throughout the year showcasing the work of 45 artists.

Open from 28th March to 3rd November, the Naze houses spring, summer and autumn exhibitions.

Backyard Artists and seaside culture

Visiting school groups can see a collection from the Backyard Artists who will show a body of their work over three floors at the Naze Tower, ranging from painting and photography to sculpture and glass.

A solo show by artist Derek Nice explores the sea, popular seaside culture, maritime history and legend. The same inspiration can be seen in the driftwood sculptures of artist Edmund Oxborrow.

Landscapes, ceramics and jewellery

The summer exhibition takes place between 8th June and 1st September, with the main display featuring dramatic large paintings along the themes of waves and water by Dawn Hall.

Two solo shows from new artists will also take place; Rob Barnes showcases east Anglian landscapes, and Jan Dingle’s work is of boats, marshes, fens, fields, water and skies.

Back by popular demand will be the decorative ceramics of Pru Green, nature inspired glass by Virginia Wright and a new body of handmade jewellery by Alison Tew and Angela Bamford.

Animal sculptures and graphic design

Between 7th September and 3rd November, the autumn exhibition will include animal sculptures by Mary Wyatt, and Elizabeth James’s coast and countryside watercolours.

Educational visits

An educational visit to Naze Tower can be orientated towards studying Geography, History and/or Art and can include a talk by the co-director Michelle Nye-Browne relating to any of those subjects.

There is an admission charge of £1 per pupil, and educational talks will cost an additional £7.50.

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School Travel Organiser's Guide