Cornish inspiration, Norfolk coast’s boats, fish and birds and abstracts in latest exhibitions
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Norfolk artists Anthea Eames and Chris Hann bring west to east, while Michael Horn explores form and texture.
• Looking West: Anthea Eames and Chris Hann
Fairhurst Gallery, Websdales Court, Bedford Street, Norwich, until March 4, Tues-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm, 01603 614214, www.fairhurstgallery.co.uk
Cornwall comes to Norfolk in this exhibition by Norfolk artists Anthea Eames and Chris Hann, subtitled Two Views of Penwith: Sea, Light and Space. For both Cornwall is a source of inspiration and both capture its land, sky and sea in abstracts. Anthea Eames seeks to record the landscape in front of her but to also reveal the hidden narrative lying beneath the surface. She also collects red and yellow ochres, sand, chalk and shingle to make her own paints, grinding and mixing these materials with resins. Chris Hann, who has held 20 one-man shows and 41 group shows to date and also been a full-time and part-time lecturer in fine art at City College Norwich and University of the Arts Norwich, pares down the material world to its basic geometric structures.
• It's A Fishy Business
Greyfriars Art Space, St James Street, Kings Lynn, until February 25, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, admission free, 0751 7147444, www.greyfriarsartspace.co.uk
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Tony Bellars returns with his second exhibition at Greyfriars Art Space in King's Lynn, of which he is a founder member. Bellars studied at Norwich School of Art in the early 1970s; his richly patterned wooden surfaces reference the styles and influences of those times. His work has the quality of craft which is born out of his stylized boats, fish and birds found on the Norfolk coast. A Fishy Business features retrospective and recent paintings, sculptures and assemblages of fish and fishing. Meet the artist on Saturday from 12pm–4pm.
• George Farrow-Hawkins
The Cut, Halesworth, until March 18, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm, admission free, 01986 873285, www.newcut.org
George Farrow-Hawkins studied painting and printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. Experimenting with a variety of mediums and techniques including marble plaster, burning, graphite, tar and oil paint, his work see him manipulate and decontextualise everyday images into something rather wonderful. His artworks, which takes the form of raw materials such as graphite and carbon applied to surfaces such as bedsheets, paper and hair, exist as the residue of a lived moment and the visceral embodiment of the people and environments around him.
• Michael Horn
Mandell's Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich, February 19-March 11, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, admission free, 01603 626892, mandellsgallery.co.uk
Exhibition of paintings and drawings by north Norfolk artist Michael Horn. Though inspired by the proximity to the sea and also certain qualities in English painting of the 20th century, particularly landscape painting, the artist's paintings are abstract works exploring shapes and forms as well as tone and texture. His paintings achieve a sense of place in the natural world. There is a chance to meet the artist himself on February 19 (12pm-4pm).