Saturday, 15 June 2013

River Festival and Peggy Angus Walk

Here are the poster and hand-painted banner for the River Festival on the Railway Land  and Linklater Pavilion where my printmaking group meet and work
We are showing prepublication stages of our new book about the River Ouse and images from it, that will be launched at the Linklater in Lewes ArtWave starting bank holiday weekend in August.

It should be a great event - lets hope for good weather, but plenty to see inside - including our exhibit!

Last saturday I led a Peggy Angus walk from Charleston to Furlongs and Glynde and back on a glorious day - very windy up on top of the downs over Firle Beacon , but beautiful views from up there, as well as more bucolic ones from the old Coach Road below and along old green lanes through lush June grass and greenery. We were kindly allowed right up to Furlongs by Glynde Estate ( there is no public access otherwise) and it was a nostalgic moment for me, tempered by the fact that it now all looks so different.
A stalwart and lovely group of people who accompanied me enjoyed hearing her life story and ideas as we walked some of the routes she took - she was an intrepid walker herself with rucksack on back and it was lovely event. It will probably be repeated next year so watch Charleston's website for further details.

This week I have enjoyed Black Eyes and Lemonade - the exhibit at the Whitechapel gallery ; Barbara Jones was another great champion of popular art and the exhibition, a look at at the previous show of 1951 during the Festival of Britain, is really fascinating, a lot is sensitively packed into a small space and well worth a see. A study day event there yesterday on the theme of folk and popular art was excellent.

I will be exhibiting again at the Whitechapel Art book fair in September;
further details on their website and watch this space.