Unnervingly, May is nearly over, and exhibition season really gets into full swing.
After the show at Worthing Library last month, where I was involved in as little a way as putting up and taking down the images, it’s time to be a little more hands on as I will be manning the stall for most of the time.
The first of the two back-to-back exhibitions starts next weekend, when I will be displaying my wares as part of the Adur Art Trail. My venue for the three weeks will be the Sir Robert Woodward Academy in Lancing, West Sussex, a new building and a new school for the local community. The exhibition space will be open from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays 1st, 8th and 15th June. Full details of this venue, as well as the whole trail, can be found at AdurArtTrail.co.uk.
Following hot on the heels of the Adur Trail, the one in Worthing starts up. For the third year running, I will be exhibiting at 36 Madeira Avenue, just outside the town centre. Unlike Adur (and Worthing Library), which both had a mixture of old and new work, Worthing will show only new pieces, albeit that some will have been blogged on here. As a result of the longer opening hours, I will not be manning the event in full, but you can visit between 11am and 5pm on 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th June and 6th, 7th July. Full details can be found here.
So, if you’re around and in the area, pop along. There will be plenty to see and all support is welcomed.
I love the interaction between people, and when it’s two people as unique as this (one with a beret and scarf, the other with a Hello Kitty cloth), it’s all the better!
A couple of days spent in Ireland for work this week, and, for the first time in the four years I have been going there, there was not a drop of rain in sight! That made for a nice wander, and a return visit to the chapel at Athlumney. While there was no rain, the spring flowers were out at long last, which gave an even prettier edge to the place.
I appreciate that this is almost your typical ‘buy this photo frame’ shot, but I only recognised that once I got the image back home and saw it on the computer.
Another Havana shot, taken outside the Ambos Mundos Hotel (where Hemingway lived for a while). It is unfortunate that, while the education system in Cuba is all but second to none in the Caribbean, there are few jobs that will enable the country’s citizens to do anything more than survive, if that. As with many countries, the tourist industry is where the money can be found (by way of tips, mainly), and many highly qualified people [our own tour guide for the Havana trip was a qualified food scientist] find themselves taking second jobs as tour guides, etc, to bring in a reasonable income.
Taken in Havana, this is one of many street portraitists in the capital. Aiming to make a quick peso, they hand around plazas, bars and museums – often drawing as they walk up to the tourist they’re drawing – making quick sketches of the visitors to the city.
The first in a series of images of the friendly and generous people of Cuba.