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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Anthony De Jong Cleyndert: Time and Place

Anthony De Jong Cleyndert was the 2012 winner of "Best in Show" at the Gibberd Gallery Annual Open Exhibition which showcases a wealth of unique local artistic talent special to Harlow.

His current exhibition at the Gallery is entitled 'Time and Place' and includes abstract oil paintings alongside some of his earlier screen prints. The show celebrates his love of the Essex landscape, especially Wideford, along with bright captivating screenprint monotype images.

He has written that "Living in Florence for a year, the element of the spiritual in Art came upon me with a great impact. Some time later I felt an affinity with Blake’s views of the fallen man; the subdivision of the original innocent man into the individual elements that make up his being. These ideas echoed in me the striving for understanding and harmony, to overcome the conflict and incompleteness of our looking."

Anthony has a studio at Parndon Mill which, with  its delightful riverside setting, workspaces for artists and others, plus a Gallery, plays an active part in the Harlow community promoting the visual arts. 'Time and Place' is open until Friday 22nd February.

The Gibberd Gallery is a purpose built contemporary exhibition space in the centre of Harlow on the mezzanine floor of the Civic Centre. It is home to the important collection of British watercolours donated to the town by sir Frederick Gibberd in 1984. The programme is a lively mix of local and national shows attracting a broad audience and each year there is a 3D focus within the programme emphasising Harlow's status as a sculpture town. The gallery is run by Harlow Art Trust a charity formed in 1953 which also commissions and purchases sculpture for the town.


Florence and the Machine - Breath Of Life.

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