Minerva Theatre Exhibition
The MA is now complete, the degree show has finished, all stewarding is finished and the work has come down. For me, I still have paintings on display in an exhibition, which has been so expertly mounted by Sophie Shaw and Harriet Rose in the foyer of the Minerva. I have two drawings and five paintings on display, showing some of the work completed during my residency, focusing on the production, The Rehearsal.
One of the paintings on display is the one which I started in the Foyer of the main theatre, and shows the place which Luna had described to me as being a special place for her. You can find this painting immediately to the left of the Minerva Box Office.
I am very proud to have my work shown in this prestigious location and I am endebted to the theatre and my MA tutor Dr Shirley Chubb, for their support and encouragement.
Come and see some Chekhov at the Minerva and see the exhibition for yourself.
At last all deadlines have been met and here is an image of my MA degree show. I was very pleased with the final paintings for show – particularly as they represent a move forward in my work, very much supported by my earlier paintings at CFT.
This was the first of the new series of work, where my work is based on repetition and difference. The theme of repetition has come from my observations from the theatre where rehearsals and the ‘run’ of a show is rooted in repetition. I feel that this is an approach to paintings which I can sustain over the next period of my painting practice.
There are still three days left of the MA show (today and Monday and Tuesday). It is well worth a visit with the excellent work from 12 graduating artists. In addition, my paintings from the CFT residency are now on display in the foyer of the Minerva Theatre and I shall be blogging about this shortly.
It’s been a long summer, with much hard work and I look forward to taking a couple of weeks away from the studio to recover! (My garden is also wondering what I look like, as it hasn’t seen much of me this summer!)
Two years of study are coming to fruition in The Imaginary and the Real exhibition in artOne. The show is fantastic and not to be missed. I am very proud to be part of this cohort of MA students.
For me, I also have my body of directly theatre-inspired work on display at the Minerva from Thursday 10 September until 14 November. Come and see how this collaboration between the theatre and the university has resulted in an entirely new body of work.