Waterways - A Festival of Watercolour

Waterways - A Festival of Watercolour

‘WaterWays’ is the new exhibition by the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists (SEAW) at the Babylon Gallery, Ely, which features original paintings that explore different ways of combining water, pigment, paper and brushwork to create unique watercolour flows, textures and compositions. Running from Thursday 1st to Sunday 25th September, 12 – 4 pm every day (except Mondays), visitors will have a chance to view and purchase original framed and unframed paintings and cards that offer a variety of perspectives of the local area and beyond.

SEAW Workshops available during the exhibition:

More about SEAW

SEAW, originally called the ‘Royal Watercolour Society Friends in East Anglia’, was set up by Richard Sorrell, President of the Royal Watercolour Society between 2006-9. Our Patron, Lillias August RI, is a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and a multi-award winning artist “I am very happy to be the SEAW Patron; there are so few regional societies that promote water-based media,” she says. “Watercolour is such a varied and challenging medium that can be used in so many interesting ways – experimental and traditional; quick and slow; realistic and abstract; controlled and loose; translucent and opaque …” 

We have over 130 members and “Friends”, all of whom share our aims to improve expertise in watercolour painting; bring people together to share painting days, tips and challenges; and organise exhibitions across the region.

After the last two and a half years it means such a lot to our members as well as local artists to show and share our watercolours with you. We want visitors to come along not just to see our original paintings but also to take part in a variety of workshops and demonstrations throughout the exhibition. Visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite painting in a draw, with the first name out of the hat receiving £75 off a painting of their choice in one of our exhibitions. 

Do take a look at the SEAW website. Need more information? Get in touch at SEAW@gmail.com.

Babylon Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm with free entry.

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