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Makers at the Mill Exhibition
- Published 27th July 2012
An exhibition by nineteen designer-makers and artists at the House Mill Gallery, Bromley-by-Bow in east London, with five Ebb&Flow Thursday evening events, from July to September 2012, which will raise money for the River Lea Tidal Mill Trust.
11am – 4pm (free entry)
Sunday July 22nd 2012
Wednesdays to Sundays 25th July to 9th September 2012
11am – 8pm (free entry)
late evenings Thursdays 26th July, 2nd, 8th and 30th August and 6th September
7pm - 9.30pm
Ebb&Flow ticketed events run on late-opening evenings
Makers at the Mill
The House Mill Gallery
3 Mill Lane
London E3 3DU
• Makers at the Mill is a curated exhibition of nineteen established artist-makers taking place in the remarkable Grade1 listed House Mill, Bromley by Bow in London E3 for seven weeks this summer from July to September, raising money for charity.
• All participant makers and artists in Makers at the Mill will be exhibiting new pieces inspired by the House Mill, its history or environment alongside selections from their collections. All works will be for sale.
• Ebb&Flow is a programme of five exciting evening events of spoken word and music inspired by the Mill and the makers’ work to complement the Makers at the Mill exhibition.
• 10% of sales at the exhibition and all profits from Ebb&Flow events will be used to support the River Lea Tidal Mill Trust.
• Nineteen Makers at the Mill will be showing beautifully hand-crafted pieces including ceramics, furniture, installation, jewellery, photography, printmaking, painting and textiles.
The House Mill, a stunning Grade 1 listed tidal mill, is the rich source of inspiration for specially commissioned pieces by the nineteen exhibitors. The Mill’s fascinating past, the evocative building, intricate details of its workings and its river setting have all set makers’ creative wheels turning and they will be showing these new pieces for the first time when the exhibition opens to the public on Sunday July 22nd in the House Mill Gallery. Selections from their collections will also be on show and for sale.
Ebb&Flow powers the notion of ‘makers’ into another dimension with a special programme of music and spoken word events, each evening focusing on imagery flowing from the makers’ work and the inspirations they have taken from the Mill. The evenings will offer opportunities both to see the exhibition and tour the historic Mill. Refreshments are included in the ticket price.
Exhibitors in Makers at the Mill include Charmaine Alexander ARPS a photographer and Jerry Alexander an artist. Charmaine Alexander ARPS has produce 6 new images for this event. the inspiration for her work is grounded by the phrase “Tidal Mill”, and the manner in which nature has been harnessed to provide the means of milling; with the obvious connection between the moons gravitational influence which produces the ocean tides.
intentionally taking familiar subjects in and around Lea Mouth and the Thames, and de-familiarised them by juxstaposing them against other relevant imagery in an attempt to make the ordinary appear extraordinary.
Jerry Alexander has produced a large canvas for this event entitled, The Three Mills 2012
This painting is a response to the expanse of water reflecting the unusual architectural massing together with the natural form of the willows.
But also has a topical reference with Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Sculpture.
The concept tries to explore the contrast between a natural architectural site that has carried out milling in various forms for more than a thousand years; set against the latest interpretation of the Olympic Games, in itself an ethos which has survived for some 3000 years.
Several other works by Jerry Alexander are also exhibited at the "Makers at the Mill exhibition; his work can also been seen at Thompson's Gallery in Aldeborough