Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Thursday, 24 August 2017

ArtWave one week in

Here are some studio shots....







two more weekends and the bank holiday monday to go - do come and visit....the earthenware jugs are by James  the poet, its hard to see from the pic but the owl ones are especially lovely...

Went to hear Jeremy Parrett from MMU Special Collections talk about Barnett Freedman today - really interesting
btw the Towner Symposium in mid September has been cancelled - we thought you might all be a bit ravilioused out - and the show will soon be moving on to Sheffield, where I will be speaking in November next...with a special day event on the women in the group again; watch this space for further details in due course......
and don't forget the Towner Ink Paper and Print event  on October 15...should be great; see blog post two back for the posters....

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Some Light Remains - further images

 Still in progress, but printing nearly finished - should have a book or two made for next weekend in my Open Studio - come and find out what it is all about.....11am - 5pm  19-21, 26 - 28, August, 2-3 September  - Lewes Con Club, first room on the left  139 High Street BN7 1XS







Friday, 21 July 2017

Summer News

The last batch of talks safely delivered, the next event I am involved with is the big Symposium at Towner on September 16th  - book now for the all day session with refreshments and lunch - look up the Towner website under events - it should be really interesting with lots of good speakers.

Later in December I am involved with another event in our Women in Print series at Sheffield Museum this time- watch this space for more details of that in due course.....

and I will post up some more images of my new book Some Light Remains, with poems by James Simpson in the next couple of weeks; hopefully it will be finished for my Open Studios in Lewes ArtWave which starts 19th August ; the ArtWave brochures aren't quite out yet but there should be some stuff up on the website shortly


Finally saw a couple of the rugs I designed at The Keep last week; lovely colours, 
well done Gaff Rugs, Brighton, I was pleased.
A big thank you to all the many people who turned up for my talk too.



Sunday, 11 June 2017

SUIMMER TALKS




The big summer exhibition at Towner Eastbourne is now on called Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship - English Artist Designers 1922-1942.
It's a fabulous show curated by Andy Friend, widely acclaimed as the best they have ever put on. it's absolutely beautiful as a display, containing fascinating and little seen new pieces, and together with the accompanying book newly published by Thames and Hudson - containing excellent new research and juxtapositions. Not just another exhibition about Ravilious, Andy has certainly made a case for the women in the group too I am very pleased to report...

I am giving a talk at Towner on Thursday 25th June called Friendships, Significant Others and Topographical Clumps
Much can affect inspiration, a career, fame or lack of it; this talk focuses on the women in the exhibition, within a wider web of their own affiliations and networks across the country,
looking at their artwork in the context of social and political changes in the twenties and thirties and wartime disruption on the home front. 

There are other talks by Eric Ravilious and Tirzah Garwood's daughter Anne about her mother, and others about Thomas Hennel, Bawden, and Cecilia Dunbar Hay - check the events section of the website at townereastbourne.org  and click more if necessary....

I am giving another open talk at The Keep, previously East Sussex Archive, on July 12th

These are among others concerning the women discussed in my book about Women Artists between 1910 and 1960 which will be published next year....of which more in due course...

Meanwhile I am working on new Artists Books with poet James Simpson, and other work for my Open Studio in Lewes Artwave the last two weekends in August and first weekend in September - again more details in due course...still waiting for summer to really settle down before I think about August and September.....

...meanwhile women I will probably discuss in my talks include Tirzah, Claudia Freedman, Enid Marx, Diana Low, Phyllis Dodd, Peggy Angus, E Q Nicholson, Katherine Church, Mildred (Elsi) Eldridge and Evelyn Dunbar - and a few others .....
I will try and have a different angle for the two talks too....

see you there?