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Norman Ackroyd: Fragments

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    North House Gallery, The Walls, Manningtree (Manningtree), CO11 1AS
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    1 December to 26 January
    10:00am to 5:00pm
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    January 26th 2019 at 10:00am
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    01206 392717
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Norman Ackroyd: Fragments
Each year, for decades, Norman Ackroyd RA has produced a collection of etchings focused on a particular area of the British Isles. In 2017, prompted by flicking through earlier watercolour notebooks, he decided to revisit some favourite places to compare the images distilled in those watercolours, distilled too by time in his prodigious visual memory, with the “current actuality”. The result is Here and There, a set of ten etchings, including images of the wild seas off Caithness and St Kilda, the calm sea around the Isle of Pabbay in the Hebrides, St McDara’s Island off Connemara and others off the Irish coast from Co. Mayo, Co. Galway, Co. Clare and Co. Kerry, of his birth county, Yorkshire and of St Cwyfan’s, known as “the Church in the Sea” off Anglesey.

In 2018, Norman Ackroyd, at 80, has chosen to interleave the twelve etchings of this year’s set, Fragments, with his favourite poems which, together with familiar pieces of music, often come to him while working en plain air.

Chelmsford Weekly News