January, 2013

Sea Pictures Gallery. Clare, Suffolk

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Alison’s work is being shown at the Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare in Suffolk.  This is exciting and great to get work into a new gallery.


Suffolk Magazine February 2013                                                             SPG 01 2013


Sea Pictures Gallery in Clare begins the year with an exhibition of some of the best of contemporary photography and ceramics. The show ‘Ones to Watch’ is being staged jointly with a new gallery, Fine & Contemporary. Running for the whole of February and into March, the Sea Pictures part of the show features highly original work by one of the self-styled ‘Iron Maidens’ Alison Lochhead, from deepest mid-Wales. She is almost unique in successfully fusing iron and clay. The dramatic results are hulks of ships that appear fossilized or recently torn from the earth. An example of her politically referenced fossilised female torsos is on display in the Fine & Contemporary section of the exhibition alongside work from fellow Welsh ceramicist, Joe Finch and  landscape painter Andie Clay.

Sea Pictures Gallery is also introducing ceramic ships by Terri Smart and other sea themed work by Harriet Caslin, together with popular gallery ceramicists Frank and Janet Hamer and Emma Williams. New contemporary marine photography from wildlife specialist Rebecca Nason ARPS will be on show with work by landscape photographer Andrew Midgley.

Fine & Contemporary is a sister gallery to Sea Pictures and will hold occasional exhibitions at other galleries and on the internet on non-maritime themes such as archaeology, Wales, landscape or flora and fauna. For this launch event it is showing the complete 20 print exhibition of photographs by Suffolk photographer, Paul Coghlin, that recently won him a Fellowship of the British Institute of Professional Photography. BIPP President, Roy Meiklejon FBIPP, stated “BIPP qualifications are among the most rigorous in the world. Qualification with the BIPP requires hard work, determination, commitment and lots of creativity”.

For more information visit the website www.seapicturesgallery.com or call 01787 279024. Children are always welcome.