Saturday 4 Sep 2021 - Saturday 2 Oct 2021

30 x 30 A Cornucopia

Poster for the 30 x 30 exhibition featuring three artworks and invitation text
North House Gallery

The Walls, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1AS

Open on Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm.

Free Entry
This exhibition is inspired by the 2021 campaign of the River Stour Festival to encourage people to try and source all their food from a 30 mile radius for 30 days. The Stour Valley and the surrounding countryside are studded with producers of crucial foods.

Lillias August is a painter in watercolours who depicts humble objects, like beets and onions, with an attention that elevates them.

Ffiona Lewis draws in pastel and wash in her kitchen garden: Rose Stems, Shard Rows, Rhubarb, Rhubard.

Alan Turnbull is finishing a book on Van Gogh but in Lockdown made The Blackbirds Song and Winter Garden series of monotypes.

Jane Lewis usually uses landscape as a starting point for her calligraphic, abstract paintings but here the local wheat fields are clearly evident.

Ruth Philo’s paintings explore abstraction, emerging from experiences of place and walking.

Sarah Milne’s paintings of the Stour Valley landscape have become increasingly abstract in a wonderfully free and fluid way.

Tilly de Willebois is a great cook as well as a painter who closely observes her ingredients.