Exhibition: Women of the Wild Frontier - Cancelled

26 February 2020 until 12 April 2020
Hostry
Frances Martin - On a Saturday, Detail of charcoal drawing in progress 150 x 130cm November 2019
Artist Frances Martin's exhibition Women of the Wild Frontier will feature a series of artworks based on female saints, and saint-like figures.

Some works use contemporaries as subjects, these may be linked loosely, sometimes more referentially.

Works include a series titled The Kindness of Women, which directly reference the timing of Biblical events in the Lent period.

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Women of the Wild Frontier (c) Frances Martin
The works are in a mix of media, some black and white, charcoal and charcoal dust, and also in strong colour, using inks on watercolour paper to gain the boldness of stained glass.

They have been created in Frances’ studio, in St Etheldreda’s Church, a short walk south of the cathedral, in King Street.

Frances Martin said: "I am especially interested in the stories and symbols, emblems, instruments and also animals which the figures are linked with. A major influence has been stained glass windows, from the former St Mary’s Priory, plus other locations, from medieval times. I love the simplicity of the glass, both line and bold colour. I would like to draw from the real spiritual significance of the cathedral environment, and to place these saintly women in the space will, I hope, feel right."

All Hostry exhibitions are free and open Monday to Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.