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Forum Space Exhibition: Signs & Stories

Thursday, 16th August 2018

‘Signs and Stories’  

The Forum Space Exhibition

23rd August – 18th September 2018


A fascinating visual art exhibition by talented local artists Claire Bartlett and Sharon Stone will soon be arriving in the Forum Space. ‘Signs and Stories’ will allow the visitor to explore metaphysical art, concepts, icons and divination.

About the artists:

Claire Bartlett, B.A (Hons). Is an Essex-based artist working in mixed media.

Claire has lived in Southend for over 20 years, and has previously begun a career as a Community Artist in the North of England, working in visual and performance art. The artworks displayed will tell stories and set scenes which are sure to resonate with the viewer.

Sharon Stone; over the past year, Sharon has been creating a collection of 12 canvases (including 4 diptychs) with each image representing the Zodiac signs. Using acrylic inks, oils, pens and pebeo mixed media paints, Sharon has based each piece around a female portrait. Many of the ideas came to me around 4am in the morning!... The collection is totally fantastical, illustrative and every little detail is all my own.”

“These are both universal and personal images; we hope the viewer will interpret them in light of their own unique experience, and recognise threads from their own particular story.”  -  Claire Bartlett and Sharon Stone.


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