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War tribute at Bay Art Gallery

Artist pair's 30 years together

Two artists who met more than 30 years ago are celebrating three decades of working together. Clive Soord and Patrick Crouch held their first show together in Canterbury in 1981. They remained firm friends and now have taken over the Bay Art Gallery. The exhibition in William Street, Herne Bay, runs to this Saturday although the pair are hoping to get this extended.

Sculptor Clive, 53, a Canterbury College lecturer, specialises in bronze statues and ceramics. He said:

“Visitors will see there is a bit of both humour and satire here. One of the pieces is an anti-war memorial.”

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Bay Art Gallery 10th Anniversary

Happy birthday: Ron Woodward, Mandy Troughton, Paul Mitchell, Karen Simpson and Dai Griffiths at the galleryArtists are celebrating a decade of providing affordable gallery space in the town. The Bay Art Gallery was originally opened by sculptor Patrick Crouch in June 2001 and he returned for the 10th anniversary earlier this month.

Mr Crouch was joined by more than 60 artists who had previously exhibited there, as well as founder Ron Woodward. Mr Woodward said the gallery's ethos of providing space for students and upcoming artists, had not changed over the years.

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