Welcome!  blue-ginger has become a showcase for many talented local artists and craftspeople as well as some of the best of British talent and carefully sourced fairly traded crafts from far away.   The gallery, located in the grounds of a C15th timber framed Herefordshire farmhouse, has a diversity of quality goods on display. Within the main gallery there is also a coffee shop serving light lunches, delicious homemade cakes, and fair-trade tea and coffee.

 

In addition to the wide ranging and versatile selection of art and craft in the main gallery, you’ll also find handmade contemporary silver jewellery by Carol of Silverfish Designs in the Little Studio, mi-frame picture framing and limited edition prints and images, and The Summer House offers a showcase for a wide range of local artists and craftspeople to demonstrate and display their work. Throughout the year there are special exhibitions, suppers and events at the gallery.

 

Hopefully you will enjoy a flavour of blue-ginger as you explore the web site, and that you will be able to visit the gallery yourself and enjoy the friendly, welcoming atmosphere and perhaps taste our delicious homemade savoury muffins!.

 


 

JEWELLER OF THE MONTH

POPI PRIPOJAC

Mangojuice is a collection of unique, handmade jewellery, featuring precious metals, semi precious stones, textiles and interesting finds.

The focus of my designs is on texture and individuality always aiming for an organic look and feel to each piece. Metals are lightly worked and textured and are allowed to develop their own patterns avoiding overworking and polishing.

Inspiration is drawn from textures and patterns in nature or I am simply guided by the materials I work with.

All designs are created in the mangojuice studio in Worcestershire

 


 

FEATURED ARTISTS

July 5 - August 20

THE FOREST AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Drawings and paintings by Kenji Lim; encountering the overlap between folklore, myth and wilderness. Exploring deep forests, high mountains, and lonely huts this exhibition will include pieces exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, and new work created as artist in residence at Mustarinda, Finland.

 

With supporting glass artist Tamsin Abbott and felt sculptor Maggie Hobbs.

   

KENJI LIM

Kenji Lim is a British artist living and working in Herefordshire, England. He studied at Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, 1999-2002. Working across multiple disciplines - including painting, drawing, installation and text - his work examines feelings of belonging and place using the language of folklore and cultural memory to investigate how the landscape shapes us as communities and individuals.

TAMSIN ABBOTT

Tamsin Abbott completed a degree in English literature (First Class Honours) at Stirling University (1985 -1989) where she specialised in medieval literature. Her love of the language and stories of medieval literature was enhanced by the fact that much of the research material she was reading was illustrated with paintings and simple woodcuts of the period. After leaving university Tamsin moved to Herefordshire and returned to college to complete a foundation year in art at Gloucester College of Art and Technology where she discovered the highly influential work of the Brotherhood of Ruralists. In 1999 she began an evening class in stained glass at Hereford College of Art and Design and soon gained an OCN in the craft but continued the course for a total of four years. Tamsin works from her studio in the Herefordshire countryside where the orchards, the hills, the woods and all the plants, birds and animals influence her work.

MAGGIE HOBBS

Maggie Hobbs is a Worcestershire based artist, working in a range of media, including clay, linocut and textiles. Her work draws inspiration and references from the British countryside, in particular those areas where she spends most time; Worcestershire, Cornwall and East Anglia. Many of her pieces are informed by her deep fascination for natural form and texture, especially within beach-found objects, rock and pebble forms, and the ever mutable canvas of the British weather. She also has a longstanding love of British naive or folk art. In her recent work she has drawn upon these elements, particularly Staffordshire flat-back, Pratt Ware, and English vernacular pottery figures, to weave a synthesis of traditional heart and contemporary soul. Her figures, crafted on a modest scale, interpret painted earthenware through the seemingly incongruous medium of needle-felt.

 


 

LATER THIS YEAR

October 21 - November 26

ALICE - an exhibition inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll

Paintings, ceramics, textiles, wood and metal. Collated by Tamsin Abbott and Sue Lim.

   

 

More details coming soon.