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Sue Prince Exhibition ‘My Place’
15 Jun @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The exhibition will run from June 15th to July 7th, a Fringe Event as part of the Ashbourne Festival. A special Preview will take place on Friday 15th June from 5:00-8:00pm. Wine, juice and snacks will be served.
‘My Place’ is about where Sue lives and her place as a folk artist. Her folk art is like folk music only in paint; encompassing stories about people and their places, work, love, conflict and society.
So far this year she has focussed on two aspects, Ashbourne’s Shrovetide Football event with its astonishing bustle and energy crammed in the Georgian streets, and the works of Iona Opie who died last year. Iona and Peter Opie wrote ‘The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren’. The familiarity of many nursery rhymes conceal their sometimes sinister roots.
Sue makes her own egg tempera paint and creates her work on linen and cotton canvas, where the texture plays an important part. She has been instrumental in reviving this ancient technique in Southern Sweden where it originated in the late 1700s.
In 2017 Sue created a new Ashbourne Treasure with the help of over 170 Ashbourne residents, ‘The Ashbourne History Painting’ can be seen on the windows of the Library and other public places.