Sunday, 15 August 2010

An Oxford Adventure


A blog post by Olga inspired us to catch the last day of exhibition at the Ashmolean of the 'Lost World of Old Europe' - a fascinating insight into a culture I knew little about with some wonderful artifacts
No photos allowed so a few rough sketches.
While we were there, a charming exhibition of Mughul paintings of elephants owned by Sir Howard Hodgkin led us to Modern Art Oxford where 'Time and Place' offered a fresh view of his work.
I was as inspired by these monotone blinds in the building as his vigorous paintwork - both pathways to simplification.

Festival of Quilts update: I'll be at the Festival of Quilts from Tuesday to Friday, doing an Elizabeth Barton Masterclass Tues and Wed and on Thursday I can be found at the Contemporary Quilt stand 1-2 and SAQA stand 4-5. My 'Breakthrough' quilt is on display with others from Contemporary Quilt on the walls of the cafe ( and the excellent book for sale at the CQ stand) . Finally , my second honesty quilt is the Art Quilt competition , no 276.

2 comments:

Susan Briscoe said...

I'll be on G41 at the show - but on my own until Saturday, so won't be able to get away easily. It's near the European Art Quilt exhibit. Hope to catch up with you.

Olga said...

I'm so pleased that you managed to get not only to the Danube archaeology show but also to the Hodgkin. Thanks for the photos of the Gormley at Bexhill - I cannot reach that far at present.

I'm going to dash up to FoQ at the end of this week, and shall look out for Breakthrough.