Pencil in date with Barby artists

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A HUSBAND and wife are exhibiting their art work over the Christmas period.

Dot and Geoff Crowe, who work from their home in Daventry Road, Barby, are showing off their work as part of the Tantalus Project, which is being held at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum until Sunday, January 2.

It is the 10th year the project, which helps artists to exhibit their work and make contact with the wider art community, has been held. However, it is the first time the pair have worked on it.

Dot said: “I was asked to get involved by Pete Thornley who set up the Tantalus Project and it seemed like a good idea.

“I was asked to get involved because I have had a lot of involvement with schools in the past and my contacts could be seen as a good way of bringing more younger artists into the project.

“I am full of admiration for the project because it gives new artists a chance to showcase their work and to network and build contacts so they can further develop their work.”

The couple mostly work with ceramics and there will be a chance to see Dot’s ceramic panel entitled Remembrance, which is part of her Mother Earth series, at the exhibition.

Dot has also been working with pupils at The Priors School in Priors Marston where she ran a ceramics workshop in March.

The piece created that day will also be on display before it is donated back to the school for permanent display in the new year.

Dot said: “It was a really good experience to work with these youngsters and I am pleased their work will get to be seen.”

There will be around 30 artists showing their work at the exhibition.

Dot added: “There are some wonderful examples of 2D and 3D work and compositions.

“If you enjoy looking at many different pieces of art then you shall have a good time at the Tantalus Project.”

Dot is hoping to visit the exhibition, which has been running since November 11, in the near future to be able to see all the different artwork on display.

She added: “I have not been along since the launch night back in November, so I hope we will be able to go along soon.

“It will be great, not only to see if there has been a reaction to the work we have put in, but also to look at the work by the other artists.”

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum is open from 10am to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday and between 10am and 5pm on Wednesday and Friday.

It is also open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and noon to 4pm on Sunday.