Not Dream of Islands


29 September – 20 October 2018

Tom Benson
John Chilver
Jonathan Clark
Neil Gall
Paul Gaudet
Deme Georghiou
Jeremy Glogan
Sigrid Holmwood
Sally Kindberg
Mariana Mauricio
Caroline McCarthy
Damien Meade
Paul Morrison
Selma Parlour
Daniel Pettitt
Michael Stubbs
Mari Sunna
Neil Zakiewicz

‘Dawn came back and they were still in cities;
No marvellous creature rose up from the water…
Some waving pilgrims were describing islands.
“The gods,” they promised, “visit us from islands,
Are stalking head-up, lovely through the cities;
Now is the time …
to sail with them across the lime-green water….”
So many, doubtful, perished in the mountains
Climbing up crags to get a view of islands;
…Ah, water
Would gush, flush, green these mountains and these valleys,
And we rebuild our cities, not dream of islands.’
(W H Auden, May 1933)

Not Dream of Islands is an exhibition of paintings with and without rhyme,
selected by John Chilver and Daniel Pettitt.