Uplyme Church to host art festival

Art and design expert Pamela Simpson is giving a talk to launch this year’s Uplyme Church Art Festiv

Art and design expert Pamela Simpson is giving a talk to launch this year’s Uplyme Church Art Festival. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Pam Simpson will launch the event with a talk entitled: ‘The Journey Towards Abstraction’

This year’s art festival in Uplyme Church launches on Wednesday August 22 with a talk by local expert Pamela Simpson.

Pam has taught in London art schools for more than 30 years and now lives in West Dorset.

Her talk, ‘The Journey Towards Abstraction’, looks at aspects of paintings that led artists towards a new way of painting in the 20th century. These include early cave painting, Giotto, John Constable, Van Gogh, Ben Nicholson, Sonia Delauney, Mark Rothko and Bridget Riley.

Tickets for the talk are £10 with proceeds going to Uplyme Uganda projects Tearfund and New Hope Uganda. Contact Sheila Stratton for details on 01297 445464.


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Historic buildings consultants Angel Architecture and LF Webb architectural design are sponsoring the talk. It’s followed by two days of art on display in the church on August 24 and 25 from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Entry to the art show is free.

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