Creative Hinckley’s recent preview night was for the G8 artists, Diane E Hall
Graham Ensor , Robert Thacker & Maureen Cooper who are exhibiting at The Gallery until September 30th with their exhibition called ‘Trace Elements’
Supported by the Arts Council and The National Forest they worked from 2009 – 2010 on the 2 year “Timescape” project at Calke Abbey Park, with exhibitions and workshops aiming to increase the public awareness of its place within The National Forest Area. It proved to be thought provoking for members of the public and artists alike so they were keen to show ongoing developments and take this creative work to a different area and wider audience, encouraging new people to engage with their ideas.
When they were invited to submit a proposal to exhibit at the newly opened Creative Hinckley Gallery they were impressed by the facilities. The structure of the gallery allowed for work to be displayed at different levels and in varying ways. With their interest in the management and decline of industry and prosperity in The National Forest, and its ambitious plans for transformation,
they considered the Gallery to be a very appropriate place to exhibit, since it reflects similar aspects through its past uses and now in its rebirth as a wonderful creative space.