Treasures of the heart

11 May, 2020
Treasures of the heart



More About Kate Giles
Kate grew up in Norwich and, having read English at Oxford, studied at the Camberwell and Falmouth schools of Art [1986-90]. She has exhibited widely, particularly in London and across East Anglia, and has now returned to Norfolk to work and live. She is keenly aware of the inheritance of the Anglo-Dutch landscape tradition and in particular Constable's deep engagement and familiarity with embodied life: an alertness to what is 'known by heart'.

More about Will Cutts
Will attained a First Class BA Hons in Fine Art and moved to London in 1986. He has exhibited his work with the Royal Society of British Artists at The Mall Gallery and The Millinery Works Gallery in London, as well as numerous group exhibitions in the region and across the country.

More about Natalie Lang
Born in Glasgow, Natalie Lang graduated from NUA in 2011 with a first class degree in painting. Adopting others images as her own, enables her to explore concepts of authorship, projection, memory, delusion, falsehood and lies. Her images are often banal snapshots that contain within them a tension between the external and internal landscape, layered with a haunting element of the ‘uncanny’.

More about Pandora Mond
Pandora’s paintings being shown at Houghton Hall are based on research into Exoplanets, searching for life beyond our solar system. The work for this project emerged from Pandora’s work as the Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residency in the Astrophysics Department at Exeter University. The discovery of these distant planets will potentially revolutionise the way we view our place in the universe, perhaps as significant a discovery as ‘Big Bang’, Darwin’s origin of species or deciphering the human genome. Making something visible and material out of what is inherently invisible is the paradox behind this project: these planets are simply too far away to be seen.

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Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.