An Artificial Silence

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A new art exhibition at Malvern Library.

An Artificial Silence 

Oil paintings by Carolyn Blake

at The Gallery Cafe, Malvern Library

1 July – 26 August, 2023

Looking at the contrast between the manmade and the natural landscape, Carolyn’s work explores the insignificant in the everyday, focusing on the poetic elements giving the unremarkable a presence, often acknowledging hints of humanity without the need to include the figure.

During the last year, Carolyn has been referencing ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W. G. Sebald for her painting titles. Matching the extracts with the paintings has enhanced and added a mystery to the compositions. The extracts have encouraged her to think beyond the initial captured landscape and work gradually towards a new invention within the compositions.

Exhibition Events: 

Wednesday 5 July, 10.30 – 15.30 FREE

Drop-in workshop for writers. Join artist Carolyn Blake and writer Pat Tromans to explore responses to the paintings . New and experienced writers welcome. Enquiries to [email protected]


Saturday, 12 August 12.30

Talk by Andrew Kulman, Prof of Graphics Art and Deputy Head of Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts, followed by a picnic in the garden.

3 July – 26 August 2023

Malvern Library



Malvern Library

Graham Road


WR14 2HU

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