RESONANT – a mixed media exhibition

Sabine Crittall, Varda Zisman and Charles Crittall

1-14 October 2014


  • Resonance, the power to evoke enduring images, memories and emotions, is the underlying theme to the latest exhibition by SABINE CRITTALL and VARDA ZISMAN, together this time with CHARLES CRITTALL.


  • The artists, who have worked together and known each other for forty years, explore their own personal responses to today’s challenging environment.


  • Whilst some of the themes running through Sabine’s paintings express the angst and sense of loss many of us feel, they also contain a profoundly affirmative belief in humanity. Her use of colour and the symbolism contained within the images captures the essential fragility of the individual.


  • The first encounter with Varda’s ceramics is one of surprise and joy. The vivid colours and simple forms of a feminine, sensual nature delight the eye. Her work is timeless, numinous, symbolic and playful, with an overarching impression of the bounty of nature.



  • The forms expressed in Charles’ furniture evoke those contained within the natural world. Purity of line takes precedence over decoration, with the objective of portraying the balance and harmony found within living organisms.


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What’s Next?

  • Maintenance The east turret is in need of repair to prevent rain leaking in when the wind is in the ‘wrong’ direction. We hope to get this done during gallery downtime.
  • Hire Dates for 2022 The release of dates for hiring the gallery in 2022 is under review pending the availability of dates for events in the gardens.
  • New gallery layout

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