Our Ikigai rooms are not an exhibition, but a way to explore art and its guiding purpose in our changing world. Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means reason for being. ‘Iki’ is to live and ‘gai’ is reason. We will keep the rooms open for a few weeks. We hope you enjoy.
Good, good, good, good vibrationscolour, composition and excitations 2 - 31 Mar 2021 Paintings are arranged outside on the gravel in front of me. They are placed in the sun with a backdrop of flowers. I notice a tiny blob of pink floating among the blues and greys of a seascape. Sometimes an exhibition greets with a wall of painted energy… or it lacks this, and we walk past. It is about vibrations – good, good, good vibrations - when colour, composition and narrative grip. Outside as I look at the paintings, bees buzz around the sweet blue catmint. We are not so different from the bumbles. Vibrations, as the Beachboys sang, lead to excitations.
PRINTMAKER | art and sciencethe most human and the most humane 21 Dec 2020 - 11 Jan 2021 Every discipline has its bag of technological tricks: the glazes of a potter, the pigment that makes a new colour or a mechanical device that allows a painter to see afresh. They open conduits between man and the experienced world. This technological affair is central to printmaking. In prints, man-as-tool-user is wholly adopted. See, cut, print. We exist, we make, and we show - the artistic printmaker tells us
A Celebration of Treesconnecting heaven and earth 17 Aug - 13 Sep 2020 Trees should be kings of this world. Their near immortal lives see all; but instead of short forgettable words, they tell us of the past through bump, callus and ring....