Our show went well. We had more visitors than we could have expected with only a small amount of publicity. Although, we were helped by two articles in the Bognor Regis Post with good photographic coverage. In all, we had more than 80 visitors, more than half of which were local people, unknown to us, who had read the articles. The rest, predictably, were friends and family, some travelling hundreds of miles. Attached are some general views of the show in which we used almost every space in the house and adjoining working areas.
Plans for our open studio show in September are coming together. We promise a rich mixture of works dating from as early as 1958 to the present day.
Oscar continues with the project closest to his heart:
Live artworks at jazz dance events in London, elsewhere in the U.K. and latterly in Perpignan, France.
He puts on displays of his prints at the events, all of which are for sale.
Howard and Pauline are working towards a show with Guildford Art Perspective at the West End Centre, Aldershot in September 2015. The six core members will each invite another artist to participate. We have the use of the gallery for the whole month. We have yet to decide how to use such an opportunity. Many ideas abound over and above simply hanging up the work and walking away!
During the summer and early autumn of 2014, Pauline Farrington has been working on drawings of the youngest generation of Brian and Lise Croft's family.
Brian and Lise are loyal supporters and collectors of our work; Pauline had done drawings of the first generation of children back in the nineteen seventies.
Howard's book, 'In the Fold of the Canvas' is available from www.blurb.com. They will show a preview of its contents.
N.B. It may be priced in Dollars, although it is available priced in Pounds.
CAMPING: An alternative mode of existence.
A series of artworks and commentary by the artist, including a full-length play text.
Pauline and Howard are taking part in an exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey 2 -26 September 2013 entitled GAP NOW - Guildford Art Perspective Remembered.
This is a re-union of some of a group of artists who, from 1992 - 2001 campaigned to bring up to date general attitudes to visual art in Guildford. They ran exhibitions, artists' talks, created publications and issued newsletters. The group involved other, invited artists in these projects with a view to raising consciousness of these developments in art throughout the twentieth century.