On Thursday night we had the opening of our joint exhibition, Land, Sea and Air in Castle Espie. This exhibition is the first time me, my mum and my sister have had an exhibition together. It was a lot of work getting ready for it but it was all worthwhile - so many people turned up for the opening night, we were really chuffed!
We started with a little celebratory glass of champagne…
My piece was called Irish Lights - a concertina book of lithographs of drawings of all of the lighthouses around ireland - 73 of them in total!
It worked out pretty long in the end, 7 metres when laid out flat, about 4 metres when concertina’d.
I also created a large print of all the lighthouses together (as I figured most people probably wouldn’t want to buy a 7 metre book for their house!)
Sarah had beautiful paintings of wildlife including hares, pheasants and stags. As well as a selection of drawings and prints.
and mum had gorgeous landscapes and still lifes.
The exhibition is on until the 9th June so there’s plenty of time to have a look if you’d like to. There is a lovely cafe at Castle Espie so you can team it with some tasty lunch or a cup of tea and a brownie, and of course you can always go and see the ducks as well!
78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, Co Down
Open Monday - Friday 10 - 5 and Sat - Sun 10 - 5.30
Catch up part two….
I’ve been working on lost of different things recently one of which was making myself a new website. I’ll still have the main longshot press website but I decided I should have a site for my more fine art work as the longshot site is more illustration and design related. So I’ve now got emmamajury.co.uk as well. Its still very much a work in progress but here are a few peeks at what its like so far…
I’m also going to add a page with images from my sketchbooks but I haven’t quite got round to finishing that bit!
Here are some of my sketchbook pages that I’m going to include….
I made the drawing above into a drypoint print which was exhibited as part of the Arts Society of Ulster annual exhibition which is just over.
The drawing above is part of a series I am currently working on, I’m in the process of creating a book of polyester plate lithographs of ten drawings of timetables from the Ulster Folk and Transport Museums archives.
Here are some shots of my very messy printing session….
inkiest sponge ever!
a half inked up plate.
Finally I leave you with a photo of some very tasty biscuits I made at the weekend, thanks for reading these two rambling posts, go and have a cup of tea - you definitely deserve it!