Saturday, March 23, 2013

Southend Art School Exhibition

Here's a virtual flyer for the Southend exhibition that Barry sent me yesterday - he's obviously been working very hard on the graphics - tweaking it so it looks just right. I like the old photo of the College Of Further Education or whatever it was called. You can just see the old "tin hut" of the sadly deceased art school in the background - that white building. Many happy years were spent there - when Southend had some character and boasted many old buildings of worth that were outrageously destroyed by council idiots and planners back in the 60's and 70's.  To find out when the gallery opens you have to ring the number on the flyer - doesn't bode well!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Party Popping Time!

I seem to have been neglecting this blog for a while and it's not as if nothing has been happening lately. Too much stuff really to remember!   Starting off with this great new sculpture from our dear son Archie who has obviously been working hard. We think it's quite stunning but then we would wouldn't we?

Other news is my old chum Barry Wenden popped in the other day on his way back from picking up his work from a gallery in Leeds to pick up some collages for upcoming exhibition at Southend School of Art ( or whatever it's called these days?) just four ex-students, Barry, Phil Spellacy, Dave Segrave and myself. Its on during April and May sometime I think.  Will confirm dates when I have them.   Also have two works in the VAC Open exhibition in Northwich and Emma who is on the committee of the gallery came round yesterday to chuckle her way through my folders of collages to choose a few for a forthcoming exhibition at Visual Arts Cheshire - the last sadly as the lease has run out and they are forced to find other premises.

So I have plenty of framing to do and the phone the plumber for this annoying drippy tape in the bathroom. I'm usually quite good at changing washers but this thing is stuck and needs a professional to sort it out.