Members update: Tim Harrold, Victoria Norton, Colin Riches & Chris Clack

PerceptualismWalking in Sonship: Art in the Creativity of Heaven – In November Tim Harrold and his wife Vera co-led a creative, multi disciplinary workshop for Newforms at their yearly gathering in Shropshire. In a second workshop on 3 February, Tim and Vera led another creative workshop as part of a series of evenings called Walking In Sonship hosted at Harold Park Baptist Church in Romford, Essex. Both workshops focused on ‘why do’, with an emphasis on the freedom of Holy Spirit to express the things of heaven through visual arts of all kinds.

Coming up: Tim also has Perceptualism – a solo show in Sheffield at 35 Chapel Walk from 2 – 16 April, the largest Tim has held outside of south west Essex and London. It will include an installation of his 70 Endeavour poems – each set to music by musician friends – and film by his filmmaker son Jonathan.

Victoria NortonVictoria Norton is looking forward to her Island to Island: An Art & Spirituality Pilgrimage, beginning in June 2017. Victoria is planning to walk from Mersea Island on the East coast near Colchester, to St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, starting on Sunday 4th June. Following as many Old Ways, drovers’ paths, and other rights of way, she hopes to include many spiritual sites and galleries/studios visits on her adventure. Victoria will be recording her journey via drawings, photos and a sound blog, and is hoping to upload images as she goes – to Mersea Contemporary. She would love to have suggested sites to visit, or contacts for stop-overs from our subscribers and friends. Also, if you know any places which would be keen to host her Pilgrimage exhibition please email victoria.norton@outlook.com.

Colin richesNew member Colin Riches has just completed collaborating on a project with Healing Arts, Isle of Wight funded by the Baring Foundation. Day by Day is a digital film intended to help dementia sufferers and their carers to track the time of day and the seasons of the year. Colin’s role was to select images from fifty years of work by his sculptor friend Eric, himself a dementia sufferer in the final four years of his life. The completed film will soon be available on line through Healing Arts.

Check out ‘The New Agents – 4th February” on Mixcloud, where you can hear Chris Clack discuss his work.

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