Not Dream of Islands

29 September – 20 October 2018.

‘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)

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

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

opening 26 September 2018, 6-8pm

Mike Stubbs
Fresh Go Shift, 2015
household paint, tinted floor varnish on MDF
62 x 62 cm
Neil Gall
Cut-Out, 2015
oil on gesso panel
52 x 36 cm
Jeremy Glogan
Corbyn #2, 2018
acrylic on Medite Ecologique MDF panel
40.5 x 53 cm
John Chilver
Richard Norris Teaching the Remedial Class in Political Economy and Sound Workshop, 2018
oil on canvas
30.5 x 24.4 cm
Jonathan Clark
Young Girl Managing Her Finances, 2018
acrylic on panel
29.7 x 21 cm
Maria Sunna
Untitled, 2016
oil on MDF panel
30 x 30 cm
Daniel Pettitt
Crop Rotation XXXI, 2017
acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Sally Kindberg
Dream Team, 2018
oil on canvas
55 x 45 cm
Caroline McCarthy
Tourist, 2015
acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
Tom Benson
Reference, 2005
pigment and cellulose binder on aluminium panel
46 x 33 x 1.8 cm
Mariana Maurico
Napkin, 2018
oil on linen napkin
28 x 21 cm
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