Inner Elements – The Landscape Within By Alan W B Paterson

artist in residence


Click on the link below to see a short documentary about Alan and his very inspiring way of working:


Private Launch

Friday 3rd May, 6.30 to 8.30pm

Thanks to all who attended the Private Launch.  We had a tremendous response. It’s fantastic to see such warm support for this prolific and inspiring artist.

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Artists Talk

Saturday 18th May, 2 to 3pm


Thanks to everyone who attended the very insightful Artist’s Talk by Alan W B Paterson.  Special thanks to Alan for allowing us a glimpse in to the background of this exhibition and his work.


Alan W B Paterson is an Artist and Art Education Consultant.  This exhibition of work explores the process of responding to the natural world, environment and sense of place. Through mixed media, the process of making ideas visible becomes one way of revealing individual identity; working over, concealing and revealing new meanings, fragmenting and assembling out of existing images, some becoming the source of new work.

On show are large scale mixed media works, small scale mixed media collages and The King’s Chapel Series, an investigative body of work in response to the chapel space – searching, spontaneous, animated and expressive.

A small selection of mixed media pieces we have for sale on exhibition:

Inner Elements £35 -£65 Unframed

Silent Illuminations – The King’s Chapel Series £295 – £320 Framed

Copyright © 2013 Alan W B Paterson,  All rights reserved.  Reproduction not allowed.

The Hundred Languages of Children

This poem by the founder of the Reggio-Emilia approach beautifully conveys the important roles imagination and discovery play in early childhood learning. Much of Reggio-Emilia philosophy is based on protecting children from becoming subjected too early to institutionalized doctrines which often make learning a chore rather than an extension of natural curiosity.

The child is made of one hundred.
The child has
a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.

A hundred.

Always a hundred
ways of listening
of marveling, of loving
a hundred joys
for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds
to discover
a hundred worlds
to invent
a hundred worlds
to dream.

The child has
a hundred languages
(and a hundred hundred hundred more)
but they steal ninety-nine.
The school and the culture
separate the head from the body.
They tell the child:
to think without hands
to do without head
to listen and not to speak
to understand without joy
to love and to marvel
only at Easter and at Christmas.

They tell the child:
to discover the world already there
and of the hundred
they steal ninety-nine.

They tell the child:
that work and play
reality and fantasy
science and imagination
sky and earth
reason and dream
are things
that do not belong together.

And thus they tell the child
that the hundred is not there.
The child says:
No way. The hundred is there.

-Loris Malaguzzi
Founder of the Reggio Emilia Approach


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