Ker Bonk Bingley
being accepted by John Prescott from
Jane for the people of Bingley at the opening of the Bingley Relief
Bradford Artists in Hamm
Hamm is Bradford's twin town. As part of the cultural links between
the towns, there was a visit and exhibition of artists from Hamm in
Cartwright Hall, Bradford. I was delighted to have been chosen as one
of 7 Bradford's artists to visit and show work in Hamm.
Welcome to Jane Fielder's website.
Jane is an artist and owner of The Bingley Gallery, living
and working in Bingley, West Yorkshire, in the UK.
"The Bingley Gallery" is now well established, and has been running since
February 2007. It continues to be a great success.
Read on for all the details of current and approaching
shows. We look forward to seeing you there.
Fielder - Current and Forthcoming Shows at other galleries
(none at the moment)
RECENT PAST SHOWS
You can see a summary of ALL
previous shows at the gallery and elsewhere.
(for the Shanghai show that was held at The Bingley
Back in early 2015, Jane did an exciting 3-week
painting trip to Shanghai. And in that time she managed to produce a body of
work for a show, and with huge help from Sue Vickerman and her friends in
Shanghai, find a gallery to exhibit and show the work.
24 – 27 April 2015
EIGHT ART HOTEL Shanghai
I knew Shanghai would be special from people’s reactions when I
mentioned my three week adventure back at home in England, in the
small Yorkshire mill town where I work as an artist and run my own
gallery, but nothing prepared me for the feast that was about to
bombard my senses as the plane approached the airport just two weeks
My main goal was firstly to GET to Shanghai, then paint and maybe
even organise a show there, all within three weeks. I like a
challenge. With much help from many people I have done it. There are
16 finished paintings on show, all but three painted in Shanghai.
A never ending black worm with legs, snaked its way across the sea,
into infinity, as the plane approached Pudong. As we descended, I
realised this was some kind of roadway with cars moving along it. It
was the first of the sights that I will never forget of my three week
odyssey to Shanghai.
From that moment on I decided to keep a visual diary of all the
treats that I was about to encounter. To jot down notes at the end of
each of the 21 days and draw very spontaneous images of the
highlights. I started off well, but then the “show” took over! There
are just four of the completed ‘diary’ pieces in the show but ….back
to the beginning of my adventure.
About a year ago, one of my friends, Sue Vickerman, poet, novelist
and artist’s model, had burst into the life room in great excitement,
declaring she was going to Shanghai for a year, “You’ll have to come
Jane. You could paint, you’d love it.” the seed was planted. I dreamt
of painting, artist’s exchanges, exhibiting….
Out to the blue, in February I got an email “Can you come now, we
come back in July?” My mind was made up, how could I miss the chance
of a lifetime opportunity. “We may even be able to get you a show,
it’s like that in China – things just happen”
I found a flat, booked a flight and here we were approaching Pudong
with “worm”, the first of the amazing sights.
Each day I went out, improvised portfolio in hand and drew around
the city, returning to our flat at night, to convert the meagre
sketches to paintings.
Space, not making a mess (in our pristine apartment), limited
materials and time were restricting factors. Usually I work large and
free, to be confined to the smaller pieces of paper, the biggest we
could get in our suitcases, was challenging. I soon burst onto some
huge pieces of found cardboard and was away. This exhibition is the
result of what followed.
I will never forget the amazing sights, sounds and smells of this
remarkable city, but without a doubt, the memory that will remain with
me forever is the kindness, consideration, friendliness, respect and
”can do” attitude of the amazing people we have met in Shanghai.
Thank you so much to everyone who has made this experience so
special, and to EIGHT ART HOTEL for this wonderful exhibition.
And the Other Galleries and places where Jane currently has work on display
or available to purchase!
(near the West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Munro House, York Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 8AG
0113 243 3266 http://www.leedsgallery.com
Jane has some of her unframed paintings of life-model Suki on display
at this gallery.
critic's view of the work. This is a critique by Mike Flay. Mike's
collection of short stories Closed Doors is on sale in the gallery at
interesting mention in
an article in the "Scotland on Sunday" paper, in an interview with well known
poet and novelist
Sophie Hannah. Sophie's recent new novel, The Other Half Lives, is set
in the world of art, and Jane's work is featured the plot, and that the book is
DEDICATED to her!
Barden, Scott creates expressionist oil paintings of cityscapes and
towns; from the wattle and daub of Suffolk and Essex where he grew up, to
the stone buildings of Bradford, Yorkshire, where he now lives.
WE have been in new premises since March 2013. Just 3
doors up the road, from 29A Park Road, to 29 Park Road. For those who know
Bingley well, this is to what used to be Cranshaws Chemist. We have more
room on the ground floor, with 3 separate spaces there. We hope it will give
you a better opportunity to browse a full range of work without the stairs in
between! PLUS there is a big cellar area where we have an extended choice,
with some more whimsical and unusual pieces.