Hot Winter Show – Review

What an amazing event our Hot Winter Show has turned out to be

The Hot Winter Show is our second exhibition staged in the Old Town Hall in Órgiva and I believe that it is even better than the Spring show, with many new artists exhibiting their work.

Also, the condition that all work must never have been shown before in an ANA show means that the art on offer is new and fresh.
Over thirty artists are displaying their work and there is something for everyone. We haven’t seen such an eclectic mix of styles and techniques before.

If you haven’t already, check out Emma Plunkett’s cheeky little numbers… they are not quite what they seem!


The opening evening of the Hot Winter Show on the 17th of November was fantastic

At least two hundred people flocked in, both Spanish and the foreigners that live here and compliments about the work on show came thick and fast. Along with the compliments, came the sales and a number of artists were excited to have their work snapped up or commissions asked for.

Congratulations to all the artists that sold on the night.

Along with showing the artwork, we have had a variety of events happening

On Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd, our wonderful community writer Jayne Skellett led two creative writing workshops and we were blown away by the beautiful use of words, linked to the art, that then ensued. Well done to Jayne and the others, like Marilyn Fox, who participated.

Emma Plunkett arranged a discussion with the ANA artists, which can be heard on a podcast on the ANA website. Please listen to the diverse and interesting things the artists had to say about their work and methods and ‘what makes them tick’. Thanks to Emma and the participating artists.

Gareth Lister also did a talk based on nature in art and he chatted informally with the artists about how we perceive nature in our work and the work of others. Thanks Gareth.

The group decided to have live music events every Friday

We welcomed ‘The Sound of Muesli’ and their interactive sound exploration on Friday 23rd November. We all had a great time and listening to the Dutch National Anthem done the ‘Muesli’ way was an eye-opener.

On the following Friday, 27th November, we were entertained by the incredible music of Etienne Bartholomew playing traditional Indian melodies on his sitar. Again, another wonderful evening.

Monkey Trio were the next group to ‘wow’ us on the 7th of December with their latin-jazz and funky blues. I’d like to say that for such a small town, we really have a vast amount of talent on offer and aren’t we the luckier for it.

But the sale of work didn’t end on that opening evening. We are happy to say that people came back to view work for a second time, unimpeded by the crowds and with time and space, they have bought yet more of our artists work.

So, if you haven’t seen our show, come on down. There’s still time to get that special something for Christmas!

Órgiva evening

Our closing night is Saturday 15th December at and we’re going out with a party!

We all look forward to seeing you there, if not before.

If you can’t make it to our show, please take a look at our website.

Written by Hilly Barmby

Photos courtesy of the ANA members. Thanks everyone.


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