"Moonlit Mariners' Way IV"
|Chris Caldwell: soprano saxophone|
Susie Hodder-Williams: flute
chats with Chris Caldwell
& Phonic FM presenter Martin Hodge
|A welcome sight|
Chris's bass clarinet
also takes a break
In December 2011, Chris and Susie returned with a new instrumentalist - Emma Welton, violin and double bass.
The following year 'M.O.T.E.' resumed their instrumental adventure, 'Live at the Long Room', first with percussionist Trevor Taylor from London (Feb 2012) and later with Rick Bolton and Emma Welton (Mar 2012).
|Pendant art tells the story|
of transatlantic cargo
While planning the opening of his exhibition at White Moose Gallery in Barnstaple Ed's natural choice of musicians was 'Music on the Edge' and tracks from "Mariners' Way" amongst other classical pieces. The combination of artworks and music was a big draw. A large audience arrived for the opening, including many local artists.
|"Me old briney marlin!"|
Ed's tarry marlin sculpture
takes on a new shape
|Artist Bert Bruins|
points an ink-stained finger
to his own studio at Northam
For the "Mariners' Way" exhibition, Ed unravelled the ball and rewound the rope on a new former, to make a new shape - an Atlantic blue marlin!
The colour blue also features prominently in Ed's oil paintings - the smell of which added an extra nautical twang. Not only his seascapes, but also his moorland panoramas, are built up in monochrome white and ultramarine.
paintings conflate moor and sea
Ed's exhibition is open for another month, closing on Saturday 23 November. It is necessary to make an appointment to visit on Sundays, but on all other days the White Moose Gallery is open to the public from 11am to 7pm.
Moose Hall is in Trinity Street (opposite Barnstaple bus station)
Telephone: 01272 379872 firstname.lastname@example.org