‘Fourth Quarter’ our New Year exhibition is now on. We look forward to welcoming you to see work by some regulars and artists new to the Gallery.
Featuring Gordon Campbell, Kim Davis, Jeanette Faulkener-Clarke, Nick Helme, Andrea McLean, Ronald Moore, Diana Nuttall and Dani Sangway.
We also have a wide selection of cards and unframed paintings, prints and photographs together with books by local authors and poets.
Our next evening event is:
Thursday 20th February, 7.00 to 8.30pm
Poets’ Evening: Readings by Local Poets Allen Fisher and Colin Sutherill
Tickets £10/£5 to include a glass of wine or juice.
Allen is planning to read from three different books,
published in the period 1985-2010.
An eight-minute poem called ‘Bel Air’, which first appeared in BRIXTON FRACTALS and was then collected into the larger volume called GRAVITY.
It features a burglary of tulips captured from a housing estate for the resale of their DNA.
“I hope to read all of the short poems in a small book called, NOW’S THE TIME, which was published in 1995 and was then collected into the volume called ENTANGLEMENT. It draws from the medieval Pearl poem, William Blake, Eric Mottram, Francis Fukuyama and Samuel Beckett’s translations of Mexican poetry.I also hope to read the poems from the 2010 volume published in Hereford, PROPOSALS, many of which were first published in a small book called BIRDS in 2009.
The poems attend to issues of energy wastage and misuse and natural phenomena observed during train journeys.”The volumes GRAVITY and ENTANGLEMENT are part of a three volume set written in the period 1982-2007 and, along with many other items, will be for sale at the event. The focus for the event is local, historical and cosmic.
Colin will include an excerpt from an extended poem by called, The Word of Ogd, a piece of narrative verse. Ogd is philosophical in a playful sort of way although this section is generally more serious – a stab at an affecting piece of story-telling.
My first set would comprise recently published magazine poems, along with perhaps an item or two from my 1997 collection, Einstein’s Bumblebee, copies of which I’ll have with me on the night.”
We are normally open Tuesdays to Fridays, 9.30am to 4.30pm and Saturdays, 10.00am to 1.00pm.
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Don’t forget to bring in your items for framing!