February 24, 2024

TIME HONOURED: The Ouse Life Book of Hours

The Ouse Life Artists Group are celebrating their 15th anniversary with a major new exhibition of new work called ‘Time Honoured’ which examines the themes of Time and Change and features artworks from more than 15 artists. All the artwork is the same size, 540 x 742mm, with an arch motif. that along with the theme of time and change unifies the exhibition.


Year by Cary Outis, oils

Caroline Forward, who has been with the group since its inception explains:

“Ouse Life has gone from strength to strength since we first began working together in 1998. The works in ‘Time Honoured’ range from personal reflections to comments on the state of the nation. Together they’re an exciting and varied collection. I hope everyone who visits the exhibition will feel both inspired and want to learn more about these artists working in the Ely area.”

The exhibition was inspired by the original Books of Hours. Originally a late medieval concept, these were religious in nature – following the ‘hours’ of prayer through the day and the seasons through the year. The artists and their commissioners took them beyond mere calendars, producing exquisite works of art, for example Les Très Riches Heures du Duc du Berry.

“Time Honoured”

Exhibition by Ouse Life Artists Group

May 3rd to 26th 2013, Old Fire Engine House, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

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