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Post by brin mcardle on August 23rd 2014, 6:18 pm

Went on Friday...two interesting Exhibitions:-

The First ends on August 31st..."Designing The Everyday"...taking its cue from the 1934 Harrods Exhibition"Modern Art for The Table"...it shows The work artists like Laura Knight,Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland ,Duncan Grant did for Omega,Wedgwood,Shell, Ascher Studios etc. Excellent stuff !!

Secondly a breathtaking journey through the life of Peggy Angus...Teacher,Designer,Painter....with a great video of her ...she comes across as a genial curmudgeon...and a rabid Leftie to boot

Be aware the first Exhibition ends on the 31st...and London Bridge is closed...although in a parochial way that only affects you if you are coming from London Happy 
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Post by studio-pots on August 23rd 2014, 6:27 pm

We almost went today Brin and will try and go down next Saturday - decided that the seaside might be busy Bank Holiday weekend.

I remember Ursula Mommens telling me that Peggy Angus threw some extremely wild parties.  

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Post by brin mcardle on August 23rd 2014, 7:05 pm

The Video that goes with the Exhibition makes her sound a wonderful woman(the other exhibition is good as well)....Eastbourne is well worth a potter round
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Post by studio-pots on August 31st 2014, 6:16 pm

I caught both of the exhibitions yesterday and thought that they complemented each other very well so it is rather sad that the "Designing the Everyday" one finished today, so not allowing future visitors the opportunity to see both.

Below is an image of a large Henry Moore screenprint on silk by Ascher, London from Designing the Everyday.


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Post by studio-pots on August 31st 2014, 6:18 pm

I came across the following tiles at the other end of the seafront that caught my eye.


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On the outside of an Ice Cream Parlour and, as I took photographs I really had to make a purchase - double scoop banana and black cherry cheesecake!

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Post by dantheman on August 31st 2014, 6:26 pm

did you ask the owner about them?

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Post by brin mcardle on August 31st 2014, 6:32 pm

I'm glad you got there...unfortunately I never saw the tiles ...60's ?
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Post by studio-pots on August 31st 2014, 6:42 pm

dantheman wrote:did you ask the owner about them?

The place was heaving with people so it wasn't a good time and the staff I saw were all young and very busy.
I suspect if I had asked they would have thought I was mad.

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Post by dantheman on August 31st 2014, 6:56 pm

well at least they drilled into the grout line when fixing that downpipe, Paul once posted a similar pic..Stig Lindberg tiles I think and the owner had stuck signs to the tiled walls

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Post by brin mcardle on October 25th 2015, 8:39 pm

I meant to post earlier...The William Gear exhibition at the Towner...an amazing artist and a great talker(lovely video to watch)..shame the Exhibition has finished...if it ever travels elsewhere do watch
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Post by studio-pots on October 27th 2015, 8:24 am

I wish you'd mentioned it while it was still on Brin, as I would have gone down. My fault really because I knew about it but forgot.

Have one of his paintings on the bedroom wall.


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Post by brin mcardle on October 27th 2015, 4:13 pm

An original !! I thought he was an amazing character...great speaker and an amazing life. He just didnt look or sound like a creative genius !
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Post by studio-pots on October 27th 2015, 9:55 pm

Yes, an original oil pastel on the wall. It's a late one from 1995 but I do have a couple of earlier ones too. I've got a mixed painting/pot show in Mayfair in March and will probably take a couple along to that.

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Post by brin mcardle on October 27th 2015, 10:52 pm

Let me know when and where nearer the time -if you please ?
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Post by studio-pots on October 27th 2015, 11:03 pm

Will do.

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