Vibrant Local Art Display at Lower Precinct: Discover the ‘Arts Corner’. Experience a burst of creativity at Lower Precinct’s captivating ‘Arts Corner’ art installation. Unveiled following a successful Facebook campaign in June,

The Arts Corner, Inside the Lower Precinct.
Lower Precinct – Arts Corner | Credit Emily Tyler

This display transforms the inner windows of the former TJ Hughes Store into a canvas for local artists. Showcasing the unique works of six talented artists and photographers from the Coventry community, this vinyl-printed exhibit adds a touch of culture to the space.

Meet the ‘Arts Cornor’ Artists

1. Aaron Law

Capturing Coventry’s Essence: Explore Coventry’s highlights through the lense of Aaron Law, a passionate local photographer with a love for history, architecture, and culture. Aaron’s portfolio is a testament to his creative vision, from mesmerizing shots of 20th Century architecture to vibrant images of live bands.

Photographer Aaron Law
Aaron Law | Credit: Emily Tyler

2. Nathan Johnson

Sculpting Digital Realities: Dive into the imaginative world of Nathan Johnson, a recent graduate and skilled 3D games artist. His masterpiece, ‘Apocalypse Nomad,’ showcases his mastery of hard surface Games Art with meticulously crafted 3D car artwork.

“When it came to making the buggy, I wanted something that would in a real-world scenario be used for utility. This project helped a lot with my knowledge of the mechanics of a car, as a lot of the work went into things such as the engine and suspension. Thanks to this I was really tested to my upper limits, and with the textures wrapping the project together. I grew to love the result and am proud of it.”

3D Artist Nathan Johnson
Nathan Johnson | Credit: Emily Tyler

3. Marta Ines Padzik

Abstract Expressions Meet Figurative Imagery: Polish-born Midlands-based painter Marta Ines Padzik merges abstract processes with figurative imagery. Her art draws from personal and found photographs, offering a unique perspective on human interactions and activities.

Artist Marta Ines Pedzik
Marta Ines Pedzik | Credit: Emily Tyler

4. Gary Eite

Capturing Urban Landscapes: Step into the urban landscapes captured by Gary Eite, an industrial landscape printmaker and urban landscape artist. His work reflects the city’s essence, sketched with a keen eye for detail and authenticity.

Artist Gary Eite
Gary Eite | Credit: Emily Tyler

5. Beth Watkins

Watercolour Enchantments: Beth Watkins, a Coventry-based watercolour artist, embarked on a creative journey after an illustrious graphic design career. At the age of 51, her passion for watercolour painting led to the founding of Lagarto Studio Watercolours in 2017, showcasing over 100 stunning paintings that evoke the beauty of her surroundings.

Painter Beth Watkins
Beth Watkins | Credit: Emily Tyler

6. Jan

Local Shutterbug: A Coventry-based photographer.

Photographer Jan
Jan | Credit: Emily Tyler

Discover these local gems and immerse yourself in the vibrant artistic tapestry of Coventry. The ‘Arts Corner’ awaits your visit as it’s unknown how long the gallery will be on display.

Discover More Beyond the Arts Corner

From the Arts Corner to the Games Corner

On the ground floor of the Lower Precinct, your kids can enjoy many exciting games in the new Games Corner that occupy the lower levers of the old TJ Hughes windows. Play Spot the Difference and seek out objects scattered inside the large graphics.

The new Games Corner on the ground floor of the Lower Precinct.
Games Corner | Credit: Emily Tyler

About the Lower Precinct and the Arts Corner

Author

  • Emily Tyler

    Having studied at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance for my BA (Hons) in Stage Management, I worked within the theatres in London until I moved to Coventry in 2010 and found that I needed other creative outlets. Using Photography I explored my new city and discovered a love of architecture, which led me to start playing with editing software on my iPad, and the use of the Apple Pencil meant that I started creating digital artwork. I joined a local blogging group, to meet new people and rediscover my love of writing which had been lost over the years. I enjoyed reviewing local restaurants, bars, as well as one-off events like coffee festivals and music.

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