Janet Turville’s exhibition ‘Place Setting’ at The Collection, Lincoln

Socket artist Janet Turville is showing her new exhibition ‘Place Setting‘ at The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, 18th Oct – 30th Nov 2013.


The exhibition showcases outcomes from her recent residency, undertaken in association with The Collection, Lincoln, the University of Lincoln School of Art & Design and Synapse Arts, and documented in Janet’s a-n blog.

Janet selected a pair of Derby Porcelain tea services from the Charles Norman Collection as a starting point for the project. Produced in the 1790s and decorated with hand-painted scenes of Derbyshire, each item has the location of the depicted scene recorded on its base, and Janet has spent the summer retracing the original artists’ travels to record her own experience of 27 of the locations as she found them  today.

Janet has woven the captured imagery into a digital film that will be on display at The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Mon-Sun 10am-4.00pm, 18th Oct – 30th Nov 2013, admission free.

Janet will also be delivering an artist’s talk about how her digital film was inspired by the porcelain on Wed 23rd October 2-3pm at The Collection, see The Collection website for more details.


Socket artists at the Salon Open, Cromford – Sat 19th Oct, One Night Only!

salon open flyer oct 2013Socket artists Jane Pepper, Nicola Rae and Tracey Kershaw are taking part in the inaugural Salon Open at the Old lock Up Studio, Swifts Hollow, Cromford, DE4 3RF on Sat 19th October 2013 6.30-9.30pm.

The Salon Open continues the exciting series of “one night only” exhibitions at the Old lock Up Studio organised and curated by Rachael Pnks and Clay Smith. The Open will include a wide range of genres from over 30 artists at different career stages, and hot apple cider with rum will be served!

Visit the Salon Open website, and the Salon facebook page for more about the Salon exhibitions.



Socket exhibition ‘Stream’ at Déda, Derby, Nov-Dec 2013

Socket artists are staging a group exhibition, entitled ‘Stream‘, throughout the gallery spaces at Déda, Derby. ‘Stream’ is a broad response to ideas about the flow of energy in any artistic process and the work is informed by the vitality and exuberance of creative journeys within and beyond Déda.

The exhibition will feature new work by Socket artists Bob Allen, Barbara Clayton, Dorothy Dexter, Sue Greenaway, Tracey Kershaw, Paula McCann, Jane Pepper, Nicola Rae, Janet Turville, and Helen Williams, and will be on display throughout November and December. The opening party is 6.00-8.00pm Sat 2nd Nov 2013.

See us on the Deda website and on page 25 of the Déda online brochure.

Socket-in-Stream-at-Deda-2013Image details, L to R: Dorothy Dexter, Tracey Kershaw, Helen Williams, Janet Turville, Barbara Clayton, Nicola Rae.