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Exhibition: Shoreland & Hinterland by Derek Nice and David Page

Thu 26 Apr – Wed 2 May 2018

New paintings, constructions and sculptures which comment on the coast and related landscape.


Derek Nice was born in London in 1933. He studied painting and ceramics at Southend Art School, London University and the Central School of Art.  His work in teaching art lead on to Art Direction for film, television and theatre including Ken Loach’s first film and working with Ken Russell, John McGrath and Simon Gray’s movie adaptation of the J L Carr novel A Month in the Country (with early roles for Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth).  Subsequently he worked on concepts for several museums, designing The Trafalgar Story in Portsmouth, a replica Viking longship in Oslo and the Gozo Heritage Museum.  Recently he has completed an ambitious set building and giant puppet making performance project with a school in Malta and the Philharmonic Orchestra.’ Derek has been a professional artist since 1990.


David Page was born in Southend-on-Sea in 1935. After reading Eng.Lit. at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he taught at the University of Marburg/Lahn, spent 18 months painting in St Ives, and then continued teaching at Hornsey College of Art and the North East London Polytechnic, (now East London University). He wrote and illustrated Ferocious the Puppydragon (Picture Puffin Original, 1971), and contributed to a number of books on education. Since 1991 he has lived on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, painting and writing, exhibiting here and in London.

More info visit: davidpageartist.wordpress.com