New 6 month exhibition by Bristol's Giles Barwick
Another of Giles’ key themes across the years has been his abstract expressionistic portraiture of female faces. He says ‘I concentrate on key points cheekbones, and the proportions which are soft and gentle. When you take the eyes out of the equation people view things through the eyes – so many people judge a book by it’s cover and if people are blind they can’t judge a person by what they see. Similarly people don’t know if someone is ill with something they can’t see.’
Great exhibition by Andrew Burns Colwill extended till 24 June
This is Andy’s vision good and bad for the year 20/50. He sees both sides – yes the destruction through our impact causing climate change, but also technological advances meaning we will be able to grow beef and body parts from DNA, and there is reflection and the recognition of the need for reflection – spaces and people without a cell phone – time to be mindful.
Off the easel - Read about Yolande Henebery's creation of her lovely Matador Mule
The horse in the forefront is created using silvers and is juxtaposition against the donkey with a background of wrapping paper I found in Portugal a couple of years ago. It seemed to just go really well, with a pattern of dancers and red, yellow and blue symbols.