Norfolk coastal landscapes, evocative photographs, abstract paintings and slip-decoration in latest exhibitions

Winter sun, Cromer 2016 by Malca Schotten, part of Coastal Forms & Landscapes at Mandells Gallery

Winter sun, Cromer 2016 by Malca Schotten, part of Coastal Forms & Landscapes at Mandells Gallery - Credit: Submitted

Malca Schotten shows paintings focussing on landscape and coastal forms, late photographer Richard Denyer's photographs of Norfolk and Outer Hebrides and joint exhibition by painter Tony Scrivener and ceramist Nigel Lambert.

Photograph of gill net fishing at Brancaster on the Norfolk coast by Richard Denyer

Photograph of gill net fishing at Brancaster on the Norfolk coast by Richard Denyer - Credit: Submitted

Malca Schotten: Coastal Forms & Landscapes

Mandells Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich, March 25-April 15, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, admission free, 01603 626892, madellsgallery.co.uk

Malca Schotten returns to Mandell's Gallery for her third solo exhibition exploring the Norfolk coast and landscape through her energetic and expressive style. Schotten's artwork is predominantly drawing — large-scale and high energy. She has lived in Norwich for over 18 years and has been inspired by the Norfolk landscape as well as the local people and local trades. Her most recent series of paintings draws a focus to the landscape and coastal forms; studying form and movement resulting in large scale raw and expressive drawings. She explains: 'For me drawing is an endlessly challenging and compulsive practice, as each subject demands a new approach and reassessment of previous working methods.'


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Affinity and Kindred

The Cut, Halesworth, until April 23, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm, admission free, 01986 873285, www.newcut.org

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A collection of colour photographs made in Norfolk and the Outer Hebrides between 2012 and 2015 by Norfolk photographer Richard Denyer, who died suddenly in 2015. Denyer – a well-known landscape photographer and former lecturer at Norwich University of the Arts – spent three years travelling between his home just outside Norwich and the islands of the Outer Hebrides, capturing images which show the common humanity of the different communities. The photographs, which have been made mainly in boatyards and places of worship in both locations, feature the people, their work and culture, and the landscapes in which they live. The resulting images suggest surprisingly deep connections between the two places around culture, beliefs and native skills.

Slip-decorated earthenware by Nigel Lambert on display with paintings by Tony Scrivener at Bircham G

Slip-decorated earthenware by Nigel Lambert on display with paintings by Tony Scrivener at Bircham Gallery in Holt - Credit: Submitted

Tony Scrivener & Nigel Lambert

Bircham Gallery, Market Place, Holt, until March 29, Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, admission free, 01263 713312, www.birchamgallery.co.uk

Exhibition featuring the distinctive abstracted paintings of landscape and still life by Tony Scrivener and slip-decorated, wood fired earthenware by Nigel Lambert. Scrivener's distinctive paintings comprise principally landscapes and still life with line playing a key role in his paintings, delineating and separating space of both object and composition. Lambert is a potter whose slip-decorated wood-fired earthenware has earned him international recognition.

Tony Laverick

Gallery Plus, Warham Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, admission free, 01328 711609, gallery-plus.co.uk

Show featuring works by Tony Laverick who has been a professional ceramic artist for more than 25 years. He set up his studio in the Staffordshire Moorlands in 1988 after he had studied ceramics and worked in the ceramic industry in Stoke, for spell as a designer for Coalport China (then part of the Wedgwood Group). His work draws on these various sources and cultures, and he is always evolving his own original vision. He uses the surface of the pot as a painter uses a canvas. But he finds that to use the medium of ceramics makes the 'paintings' he creates much more accessible.

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