Visitors to this month’s Bury Festival will be among the few people in the world to see the work of a new art movement exhibited under one roof.
The Worlington Movement was begun by award winning artist Heath Rosselli and her mentor Dr Rose Branson in the village it is named after and where Heath lives.
They were deeply concerned that Renaissance painting techniques were no longer being taught in art schools and were in danger of being lost altogether.
The artists of the Worlington Movement aim to paint the current world using the techniques of the old masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, and create a renaissance all of their own.
The exhibition, ‘The Artists of the Worlington Movement’, will take place at the Edmund Gallery, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, from May 15 to 21 and is only the second show the movement has put on.
Exhibitors will include Heath Rosselli, Dr Rose Branson MBE, Dr Yuliya Lennon, James O. R. Allen, Dawn Kay, Tracy Field and Zuzana Sajgalikova.
Heath said: It is rare to see paintings of the modern world created in the style of the Old Masters, simply because these time-honoured techniques are not being taught to the new generations of artists.
“For this so-called dying art to be lost altogether would be a tragedy.
“But I believe that a reawakening of the Renaissance style is ready to take off and that many Suffolk artists are leading the way through the Worlington Movement.”