Do paintings suffer from disease?

Biodeterioration of paintings on canvas? Fernando Poyatos.  Do not worry. I’m not going to write about a pandemic… There is enough to read already. The subject I am writing about is a very specific field within pictorial art. Biodeterioration of works and more precisely the degrading action of microorganisms on canvas paintings.  For conservation science … Read more

Lockdown Art Challenge

‘Lockdown’. That time separated from friends and loved ones, staying at home, wondering what this dreadful unseen thing would bring to us, globally and personally. It affected us all, but how we all reacted to it differed. Some prised out and dusted off old cookbooks, donned pinnies and ‘voila!’, became Domestic Goddesses. Others cleaned their … Read more

Art Studio Tour

art studios in La Alpujarra

Well, we are all in lockdown but as arty people, we know we are the lucky few, as we are making the most of being inside doing ‘our thing’. Or knowing us, many, many things. Read about our member’s thoughts and feelings about what their art space means to them, what it has opened up … Read more

Esperanza Exhibition

Esperanza - ANA group art expo poster

It is with great excitement that we can announce ANA’s latest show called ‘Esperanza’ (Hope). As before, it will be staged in the Old Town Hall in Órgiva, which is such a wonderful venue to show art. Again, many new artists have joined the ANA family and will be exhibiting their work in this exhibition. … Read more

Art Talk

art-talk-Tierra-fragil

Find out about the stories behind the art as Emma Plunkett leans into the artists to find out more about their art – their thought processes, materials and what was going on in their lives and minds when they made the work. Emma will ask about their initial intentions and how that compares to how … Read more

Tierra Frágil – Exhibition Opening Night Photos

Artists’ Network Alpujarra group photo

We’ve done it again! Our ‘Tierra Frágil’ Opening Night exhibition was a great success. Visitors flocked in to view the art, even though the temperature outside was hotter than an oven, it all seemed quite apt. The atmosphere Photographs by Jáňa Bartošová Exciting and stimulating, but with that underlying message of how fragile our tiny … Read more

Michael Alexander – Extinction Number Six

Michael Alexander’s Extinction Number Six image in the ANA Tierra Frágil Exhibition

Extinction Number Six This image is in Artists’ Network Alpujarra (ANA), Tierra Frágil group art exhibition at the old town hall in Órgiva. It is 2m x 1m in size and made with black wing pencil and charcoal on paper. Alexander would never have made this drawing had ANA not called for work around the … Read more

Tierra Frágil Exhibition

Fragile Earth Art exhibition

It is with great excitement that we can announce our latest show called ‘Tierra Frágil’. As before, it will be staged in the Old Townhall in Órgiva, which is such a wonderful venue to show art. Many new artists have joined the ANA family and will be exhibiting their work in this exhibition. The range … Read more