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Carol Pask – Exhibition

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August 15, 2015   No Comments

Carol Pask – New Exhibition

Aldeburgh Gallery

July 10, 2014   No Comments

Suzanne Frank @ Art Ahoy!

art_ahoy_eflyer

August 15, 2013   No Comments

Carol Pask – Up and Coming Exhibitions

Some exhibitions coming up in the next few weeks…….

Burnham Overy Staithe

Burnham Overy Staithe (13th July - 18th Aug)

Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo - (26th July - 8th Aug 2013)

Tiptree

Tiptree - (21st July - 24th Aug 2013)

July 14, 2013   No Comments

Swedish Vintage Chair

Chair

Swedish vintage chair, wound in Scottish wool sitting on English beach. Beach not for sale.

June 13, 2013   No Comments

Jan Koan Candy

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Jan Koan Candy
The South Lookout Tower
May 20-27 2013
 
So there it is, this unique and interesting building sitting on an east-facing beach in Aldeburgh Suffolk, England. As a contemporary arts venue, a place for seeking and reviewing the whole concept of how art affects us it has truly come to life. It has found a wonderful modern facet, to add to the many that have gone before, under the ownership and guidance of Caroline Wiseman.
To be invited to have the opportunity to reside in The Lookout for a week created a whirling dervish of thoughts and mad tangents but in the end, the simplest was,  as usual, the best. I decided to reconstruct a Zen Temple, although in miniature, and allow the threshold of The Lookout to become a threshold of another kind. As people came through the door they were invited to sit zazen – seated meditation – in a very formal Zen way. Instruction in zazen and then kinhin – mindful walking – was given and some instruction on Zen form and practice. Following half an hour of these activities and with the mind a calm oasis we adjourned to sketch using a variety of media which was close to hand.
I can only say the effect was sensational. Folk would pour in needing the calm and serenity which they knew or hoped could be achieved via zazen and mindful walking. Whilst they were in this settled and non-thinking state of mind they enthusiastically put pen, pastel, crayon or charcoal to paper and were actively engaged in bringing something forth, although they may not know what. Incredible. Some were moved to tears at the release from having to be something to being allowed to be no thing.
It was as if permission had been given to relax and be creative. With the usual demands of the mind stilled for a few moments colours and forms just erupted onto the paper. Those who declared an inability to draw just did something and felt as if something else had been released. Many came back again and again.
It was a thought provoking week for me. I so appreciated every single person who had the courage to step-over the threshold and enter into the unknown. I had an idea that zazen could release a creativity and all of you who chose to join me at The Lookout absolutely proved that. Although Zen can be seen as very contemporary the success of the week was, I believe, based on the authenticity of its doctrine, practice and the fact that around 640 AD Zen blossomed out of the many Buddhist teachings of a thousand years before to become the way to still the mind and just allow ourselves to be right here and now, in the moment. This was reinforced during my residency with the privilege of showing so many of you a glimpse into the dazzling serenity which is available to us all.

June 12, 2013   No Comments

ZEN+ART

beach

Come and join Monk Koan on Aldeburgh Beach

May 1, 2013   No Comments

Aldeburgh Beach Arts Club Launch

Attending the launch of the Aldeburgh Beach Arts Club, the brain child of Caroline Wiseman, view her website at  http://www.carolinewiseman.com/.  A delightful afternoon at her house, we made excellent use of the amazing weather   –  good food, good company and a fascinating talk about John Cage by Michael White.

October 8, 2012   No Comments

Thank You

July 15, 2012   No Comments

Next time

Our next exhibition will be in July, please have a look at the invitation below, click on it to get a larger version (easier to read).

June 22, 2012   1 Comment