Exhibitions 2017

You can always see a selection of my work at:

Somerset Crafts, Avalon Marshes Centre, Westhay, Nr. Glastonbury, Somerset, UK

Somerset Guild of Craftsmen, 23a Broad Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2DJ

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Now!

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Artwork in cloth, tile and clay inspired by the Abbey – Alicia Merrett, Kate Rattray, and Hiro Takahashi.
Alicia will use the abbey’s maps, archaeological plans and decorative details on artefacts to inspire her vibrant and dramatic quilts.
Hiro’s love of the abbey ruins and their natural surroundings will be  evident in the intricate patterns and textures of her ceramics.

I will be presenting new work inspired by Glastonbury Abbey’s legends and historical past. The relics of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, three saints and a rock star! The rock star is still alive and performing and he has a connection with the Abbey. 😉
There will be birds (of course) … Guardians of the relics who keep them safe in tunnels under the Tor. Read all about them on my blog here!
My work is a mix of truth and fantasy, old and new.
The relics are mostly playful analogies, comparing the Catholic tradition of the veneration of relics with modern day trends and culture and the souvenir gift shop in general.

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Just Missed It!

Summer Sculptures

Glastonbury Abbey

 1 July – 1 October 2017

I’ll be exhibiting The Last Tree”
Open air trail through the abbey grounds of work by South West sculptors. This summer the abbey is hosting sculptures created by artists working in stone, metal, wood and willow. Works will be on display throughout the abbey’s 36 acres of beautiful grounds for visitors to discover and enjoy. The exhibition is by popular demand following an earlier sculpture trail in the abbey’s orchard.

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The English Country Garden Festival

Bishops Palace, Wells

9th – 11th June 2017 10.00am – 5.00pm

I’ll be displaying mosaic bird baths, paving stones and mosaic jewellery alongside John Candler stone sculptor.

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What you missed in 2016!

Bishops Palace Christmas Craft Fair

4th – 6th November 2016  – 10am – 4pm every day

Christmas Extravaganza Market at Cheese and Grain, Frome

Friday 2nd December 2016 – 5pm – 9pm

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Mosaic Odysseys

I am taking part in a festival of mosaics with 10 other acclaimed mosaic artists from Greece and the UK exhibiting in London, Athens and Mykonos.

July 18th –  25th 2016 at

Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS.

September 9th – 18th  2016 at

Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens, Greece.

September 23rd- Otober 3rd 2016 at

Municipal Art Gallery, Mykonos Cultural Centre, Mykonos, Greece.

See more about the festival and sponsorship opportunities

mosaic-odysseys.weebly.com

 

Somerset Art Weeks

17th September 2016 – 2nd October 2016

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I have set  up my studio in the gallery at Somerset Crafts, Avalon Marshes Centre, Westhay, Somerset during Art Weeks. A rare chance to watch me at work. You will also find Viv White working on her textiles and Mithra Richardson silk painting. I will be there on many days but please get in touch if you plan to visit so I can be there to talk to you. I’ll also be running some workshops, see here for details.

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Past!

Taunton Flower Show

I’ll be exhibiting my “Mary, Mary Quite Contrary” bird baths at the Taunton Flower Show with the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August 2016

Bath Artisan Market

I’ll be at the market on Sunday 14th August 2016 with a selection of my work and products. Find the market at Green Park Station. bathartisanmarket.com

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TEN YEARS

Monday 9th May- Monday 13th June 2016

Solo exhibition of Mosaic Art Works in the back room gallery at

Somerset Guild of Craftsmen,

23a Broad Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2DJ

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Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June

Returning again this year I will be at the Bishops Palace Garden Festival, Wells

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29th March – 25th April 2016

Makers and Friends pop up shop , 126 Upper Street, London N1 open 7 days a week

 

c6d4f25f-e741-4394-89a9-1bb127c8395b and you can find me here –

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Art Exhibition at the Villa (group exhibition)

One of my heart bird baths for the exhibition

One of my heart bird baths for the exhibition

12th September – 4th October 2015

Chedworth Roman Villa,

Yanworth, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3LJ

Telephone: 01242 890256

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Somerset Crafts Sculpture Trail

Open Day – 24th May 2015

My sculpture “Seeing Starlings”  will be installed  on Shapwick Heath, Avalon Marshes, Somerset, along with other artists work from the Somerset Crafts gallery.  We will also be exhibiting a display of photos and ideas in the gallery to show the work as it progressed.

Please note – due to stolen starlings they are now safely displayed in the Somerset Crafts Gallery, Avalon Marshes Centre, Westhay, Nr. Glastonbury, Somerset, UK, until further notice.

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Bishops Palace Garden Festival, Wells, Somerset

June 20th – 24th

You can find me at the Bishops Palace Garden Festival with a selection of mosaics for your home and garden. I will be sharing a table with John Candler – stone sculptor.

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Starling Exhibition

Beautiful Black Clouds

Beautiful Black Clouds

at Somerset Crafts, Avalon Marshes Centre, Westhay, Nr. Glastonbury, Somerset, UK until 28 February 2015

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ODD N CRANKY

“Mother of Ruby Lips” (above) will be in the Odd “n” Cranky” show at the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen from 2 February – 13 March . You can read more about this piece here

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Black Swan Open Arts Exhibition

“The Storm” – selected

Date Prize giving Fri 5 Dec: 6- 8pm – all welcome
Date exhibition Sat 6 Dec – 10 Jan 2015

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8 November 2014 – 20 December 2014

Present Makers 2014

Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Elmfield House
Dowell Street
Honiton
Devon
EX14 1LX

THG’s annual selling exhibition of contemporary craft is a festive opportunity to purchase the finest work by leading South West makers.

Blurring the boundaries between art, craft and design, Present Makers introduces exciting new exhibitors to the gallery whilst popular makers from previous years are invited to return. Past Present Makers exhibitions have included unique examples of textiles, prints, stained glass, ceramics, jewellery, wirework and wood, all perfect as Christmas gifts.

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October 18 – November 9 2014

Works selected for

LES RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DE MOSAIQUE 2014
which will take place from 18th October – 9th of November, in the Museum of Beaux Arts, cloister of Notre Dame in Chartres, France.

MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS
Cloître Notre Dame – Chartres 28000
From 18th of October – 9th of November 2014
Opening: Wednesday to Sunday from: 10 am – 00.30 pm and 2pm – 6pm in October and 5 pm in November.
This year, BAMM (British Association of Modern Mosaic) will be presenting an important exhibition at the Museum des Beaux-Art in the heart of Chartres. This exhibition will show some of the best works from Great Britain with eleven modern mosaic artists such as:
Guest of honour, Dugald Macinnes and Tracey Cartledge, Joanna Kessel, Patricia Lee, Barbara Laws, Helen Nock, Line Mortensen, Kate Rattray, Nathalie Vin, Giulia Vogrig, Norma Vondee.

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August – September 2014

Saturday 9th August – Sunday 14th September

The Charms of Summer

A joint exhibition with jeweller Susanne Branham  at Somerset Crafts, Avalon Marshes Centre, Westhay, Nr.Glastonbury, Somerset

Somerset Art Weeks

20th September – 5th October

Why not come on an adventure and tour some of the open studios this year. Unfortunately I am not opening my studio, however you can catch me at Somerset Crafts, Avalon Marshes Centre, Westhay, Nr. Glastonbury, Somerset, UK on October 5th with some of the other artists from the gallery, where there is always a large selection of my work. Or just visit us at any time!

We are venue number 173 in the Somerset Art Weeks brochure.

Some of my work will also be on display at Somerset Guild of Craftsmen, Somerton, which is venue number 108.

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 Starling Exhibition continues during March at Somerset Crafts, Avalon Marshes Centre, Westhay, Somerset

Annual exhibition by members of Somerset Crafts. Open every day 10 – 5.  Late opening weekends for free hot drinks after the roost until end Feb. See Somerset Crafts for more details.

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You can always find a selection of my work to purchase at Somerset Crafts and Somerset Guild of Craftsmen

Here are our exhibitions for Somerset Art Weeks:

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6th May – 29th June 2013

“Unfinished Symphony” in the BirdSong and Blossom  exhibition at Opus Gallery in Exeter, Devon

Unfinished Symphony

Unfinished Symphony

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May 2013

I’m thrilled to have been invited to take part in the annual Delamore Arts exhibition, Delamore House, Cornwood, Plymouth, Devon, where I will show my ash tree sculpture – “The Last Tree”  (see blog) and “Chorus at the Wake of the Sun”

May 2013 

Solo show “Voices of the Wind” at Somerset Crafts, Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Somerset. I’ll be showing a new series of work inspired by wind, storms and rain.  It intends to be poetic, exciting, haunting and entrancing. A celebration of visual energy and colour.

The Storm (view 2)

The Storm (view 2)

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My animations “Rain and Storm” were selected for this group show:

Shift

Shift: What is the Work of Art?

Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome

12th January – 16th February 2012

More details here

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Crust Mosaic Exhibition

An exhibition of mosaic art with Marcelo de Melo

Bath Artist Studio Gallery

The Old Malthouse

Comfortable Place

Upper Bristol Road

Bath BA1 3AJ

23 October – 28 October 2012  

11 am – 5pm

www.bathartistsstudios.co.uk

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I always have work at the Courthouse Gallery, Somerset Guild of Craftsmen, Somerton, Somerset and at Somerset Crafts, Avalon Marshes, Westhay, Nr.Glastonbury



Online shops:

www.rattraymosaics.co.uk/shop

www.artfinder.com/kate-rattray – mosaics and  limited prints of some of my work

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