x Royal Academy of Arts – Free, fun-filled day at our first street party 4th July 2015



Join us for our first Burlington Gardens Festival when we take art out of the studio and into the street. 

On Saturday 4 July the RA will pedestrianise Burlington Gardens filling it with artist installations and a programme of talks, performance and live music. Join Royal Academician hosts including Yinka Shonibare, Will Alsop, Bob and Roberta Smith and Richard Wilson for a day of summer fun.

Get creative with print-making and drawing workshops, or art activities for children. Experience an immersive sound-movement work or take a theatrical tour of our building. Plus, enjoy food and drink from artisan producers, including Italian delights from Cecconi’s and American food for Independence Day, along with a prosecco cart.

Saturday 4 July, 12–6pm
Drop in, free admission
Royal Academy of Arts 
Piccadilly site:
Burlington House,

‘I spy with my little eye’ Exhibition – Anne-Marie Stijelja



Anne-Marie Stijelja is a mixed media artist, workshop provider and art space curator. Her latest exhibition entitled ‘I spy with my little eye’ fulfils a long held desire to explore art using the five senses and will be on display in the Foyer Gallery of Bedford School from 5 June  – 3 July where Anne-Marie also works part-time as an Art Technician.

Mon-Fri 9.30-4.00 / Sat 9.00-12.15

On visiting art galleries, Anne-Marie confides that she has difficulty stopping herself from touching the work on display. “I have an urgent compulsion to touch every sculpture I come into contact with, in order to help me understand its form and gain a real connection with the piece.  I am continually frustrated when I see children warned off touching objects when they are intrigued by what they are confronted with and all they want is a greater understanding through touch.”

As part of the preparation for this exhibition Anne-Marie worked with the visually impaired at the ‘Touch and See’ workshops at Bedford Arts and Crafts Centre at Raleigh House in Bedford.  This provided a significant insight into how art can be ‘seen’ and created by the blind and visually impaired, with some of their work included in Anne-Marie’s exhibition.

Pieces on show range from a giant kaleidoscope, enabling visitors to look through and create their own unique patterns to a ‘Touch Me’ mystery box requiring the visitor to delve inside – if they dare. There is also work influenced by Braille as well as motion sensor triggered audio works. Visitors are encouraged to play musical vessels, smell ice cream and taste something yummy too.

The exhibition includes collaborations with local artists including; Carpenter: Tom Frost
3D Artist: Darren Tyrie
Sculptor: Jim Francis
Bakers: Sam Rose and Pavilion at the Park.
Anne-Marie says that everyone is welcome to the opening night on the 5 June 7.30pm – 9pm.

Following the exhibition some of the work will move to Bromham Mill to join a textile exhibition with ‘Demo Day’ on the 5 July after which, Anne-Marie will be holding sculptural felt making workshops at Arts and Crafts Centre on 20 June and 4 August, Bromham Mill 13 September and Retirement Education Centre on 7 November.

For more information on the exhibitions or workshops contact either Anne-Marie Stijelja: amstijelja@btinternet.com • Arts and Crafts Centre: http://www.bedfordcraftscentre.co.uk • Retirement Education Centre: http://www.recbedford.co.uk

x bGallery artist Tony Taylor will be exhibiting at ‘The Coach House Gallery’ during June 2015


bGallery artist Tony Taylor will be exhibiting at ‘The Coach House Gallery’  during June – He will have 60 images on show. you can contact Tony via his fb page or his bGallery profile page at www.bgallery.co.uk




Tones of Red ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Colors of the Rainbow

Lindy Low LeCoq

According to Roy G. Biv, there are seven colors in the rainbow.  This week’s challenge invites an exploration of these tones, together or separate.  Being a lover of nature, light and hue I’ve decided to dedicate one day for each color.

Whenever I try to separate colors, I am reminded how one blends into the next and to the next.  Love it — hope you do too!

ROY G. BIV“>Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet.

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Jamaican Sunrise



Title: Jamaican Sunrise

Another colourful painting from Jamaica, visiting my home again in memories. Sunrise landscape brings an array of magnificent colours that that Jamaica has to offer.

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