What's On?

w/b

18th April

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
Bohun Gallery

  21 Apr - 12 May

Travelling South

Margaret L. Smyth

10:00am

Bohun Gallery is delighted to present the new collection of work by Scottish artist Margaret L. Smyth in her first solo show in England. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity, not only for collectors of Smyth's enigmatic paintings, but also for keen followers of Contemporary Scottish Art. The artist's highly detailed and intricate storytelling methods are a fine example of the traditional techniques still being taught in the Scottish Institutions and her complex practises continue to captivate new audiences since her graduation from the Edinburgh College of Art in the early 1980s.



Margaret L. Smyth's imagery is led by the enjoyment of combining various disparate elements including toy theatres, Renaissance portraiture, natural history and seascapes, often playing with different scales in the same image. Her cast of theatrical characters appear and reappear in different combinations, sizes and scenarios and the viewer begins to see a story emerging. The new paintings created for Bohun Gallery's show explore a cast of characters who have become itinerant performers making their way to Venice for the carnival. Some of them travel in hot air balloons and others sail across the lagoon from the Lido and, in one case, become stranded.


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Continuing this week

New Era Players

  17 Feb - 28 Apr

Art in the Foyer - Meet the Photographer

Photography Exhibition

10:30am

David Hatfull's exhibition focuses on the people who work in Wash Common. Entitled Service Providers,it is the latest in the series of Art in the Foyer exhibitions at the intimate New Era Theatre.


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is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council