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Published on 08 October 2019
Event date: 02/10/2019 00:30 - 03/11/2019 00:30 Export event
Ceri studied painting at City & Guilds School of Art, London and has exhibited widely in the UK and USA.
Her work is included in public and private collections including St Mary's Hospital Paddington, Corpus Christi College, Oxford and Tullie House Museum Carlisle
She has taken up numerous artists residencies, which include Corpus Christi College, Oxford, The NCCA, St Petersburg , Cumbria Institute for the Arts and Lancaster Castle. She recently was commissioned to produce a painting for the Oxford Almanack 2017
‘My work is representational, with a particular focus on portraying the human figure in an urban environment . I use composition to suggest the space and tension between people or objects – physical and mental space . My paintings are worked from material collected in the form of photographs or sketches and transformed in the process’.
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Swallows and Armenians
Swallows and Armenians is a passionate and personal project by Appleby artist Karen Babayan which celebrates the inspirational Anglo-Armenian family, the Altounyans, models for the Walker family in the classic children’s book by Arthur Ransome.
Exhibition runs from 19 February to 15 March 2020
There are also the following special events:
Sunday 1 March 12-4pm FREE family-friendly adventure map-making drop-in workshop.
Saturday 7 March 2pm Karen Babayan Artist’s Talk, Book Reading & Circle Dance Event - An opportunity to listen to the fascinating history of Swallows and Armenians from the artist and author herself. She is joined by Shakeh Major Tchilingirian, a renowned dance artist based in London, who brings an Armenian cultural tradition to Cumbria. No previous dance experience necessary. £4 includes a glass of wine.
Saturday 14 March 12-4pm Stories We Are Told - a workshop for adults inspired by the stories in the exhibition. Explore themes of identity & hidden histories through relief print techniques. Karen Babayan is an inspiring and accessible tutor. Beginners welcome. £40 per person (materials provided).