Saturday, July 11, 2009

3.30 till 4.00pm

Birmingham, W. Midlands

4 Brook Street , Birmingham, W. Midlands B3 1SA

phone: 0121 308 0748

website: www.rbsa.org.uk/exhibitions/index.htm

Blue Grit  Viv Astling

ART MEETS MUSIC TO SHAPE NATURE

Gordon Giltrap, the celebrated guitarist, is to perform a short, low key and intimate unplugged acoustic set on Saturday 11 July at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists to mark the end of the Shaping Nature exhibition.

Artist David White and sculptor Viv Astling have collaborated in an exhibition which opened on 29 June and shows paintings and sculpture based mainly on forms in the landscape or the garden.

Gordon's latest CD, a collaboration with Rick Wakeman is entitled 'From Brush and Stone' and he will play in a gallery full of works created either by the brush or made from stone. The event starting at 3.30 on the last day of the show will demonstrate the relationship between the visual arts and music. Most of the numbers played will have connections with the world of nature.

Gordon said, "Both my wife Hilary and I share a great love of art in its many forms, and during my career I have drawn on works of art as a source of inspiration for my music, from William Blake through to the Pre-Raphaelites and Alan Aldridge in between. We are looking forward to an enjoyable time at the gallery sharing my music with all who attend, and also being a small part of the celebrations surrounding this fine exhibition."

The event will be held at the RBSA Gallery in Brook Street, Birmingham on Saturday 11 July from 3.30 to 4.00pm and is free. All welcome.

Contact:

Viv Astling 0121 308 0748
www.vivastling.co.uk


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