West Camel Charity Event
The Avalonian Free State Choir Solstice Concert Party and Charity Benefit featured performances by Dora Darling, Jenny Bliss, James Passey and Nick Ashron, among others.
It was a great success and was both supported by, and in aid of, the mental health charity SANE. Local artist and Pegasus Collective member Mark Noble, an exceptionally gifted local artist with Asperger’s, hosted the Guests Art Show and helped organise the event.
‘After a difficult time at school, and nearly 20 years working in a local plastics factory, Mark Noble set out to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. Inspired by the work of Turner he hoped to be able to express the mystical, dream-like, and sublime, through delicate attention to the commonplace or overlooked, expressing the emotional and cognitive realities of the inner life as suggested by the beauty and transience of nature.
Now on the other side of his studies, Mark has exhibited works across the UK and Europe, most recently in Prague, and has received interest from as far afield as South America. He is currently working to establish a teaching and mentoring programme which he hopes will give him the opportunity to encourage those who, like him, have creative dreams yet to be fully realised.
Mark has recently completed a residency with the CREATE:SPACE pop-up gallery and community, and a solo exhibition at the Starlight Gallery featuring a series of paintings and prints expressing the astonishing wonder of the Cosmos. He is currently dividing his time between teaching, working on private commissions, and developing new work.’
Photo credits: John Moore.