The exhibition features the work of two Dorset artists – Nell Race and Angelika Seik who first met in 1998. Some years later they met again – Nell moved to Corfe Castle in 2005 and found her house was just a five minute walk from Angelika’s.
Painter Nell Race explains, “During one Dorset Art Week we both opened our studios and arranged a Prize Draw between us to pull in the crowds – it worked really well and we have been wanting to exhibit together ever since.” They now meet regularly to talk about current work and projects, but painting and sculpting still consumes the major part of their days.
The exhibition showcases the work of these two artists who have sculpted and painted all their lives, without a break. Sculptor Angelika Seik said, “We are two women and two mothers who have brought up families but have never abandoned a shared profound and essential need for artistic expression.”
The title of the exhibition, The Heart that Fed, is a quote from Shelley – it captures the transformation that takes place from an initial feeling for a subject through the artistic process into a piece of art. Nell’s abstract paintings shown alongside the striking figurative sculptures made by Angelika create a truly powerful show.
The Heart that Fed runs at Dorset County Museum until 1st February 2014. Entry to the exhibition is free and many of the pieces are for sale. The Museum is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday.
For further information contact the Museum on 01305 262735 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
- Nell Race – http://www.nellrace.co.uk
- Angelika Seik – http://www.angelikaseik.com