CONTEMPORARY AND COUNTRY (C&C) is a new vehicle presenting contemporary art and the handmade by established artists and makers based in the East of England. We will be introducing selected work by international creatives from marginal locations to the eastern region. Their work will be displayed in stimulating settings to suit an informed audience, who appreciate the handmade and who look beyond the passing trend.
Creativity in the Country
Artists and makers have turned to non-urban locations, exiting cramped conditions of the UK’s larger cities and discovering smaller towns, and creative hot spots in rural settings. They are making their living in surroundings that are an inspiration, as well as a less punishing working environment. Once relocated, they have greater access to inexpensive workshop and studio space, better natural light and fewer competing distractions.