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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Friends PV and Eileen Cooper RA Talk

Last Thursday we were very pleased to welcome Friends to an Eileen Cooper RA Private View at 6pm, followed by an in conversation session between Eileen and Sophie Cummings, Curator at the museum and art gallery. Drinks were kindly provided by Meryl Ainslie including lots of bubbly.
 I've included several photos of people during the first part of the evening when people were enjoying the exhibition, and chatting to Eileen. Here's Martin Newman with Eileen below. They could have posed beside that fabulous drawing, but it was by chance that it turned out like that.
 Below is a beautiful linocut, available for sale!




 I like this one, above, Vicky Silver and Rosemary Yeldham chatting

 Below here's Sophie quizzing Eileen about her early influences, and her practice. We weren't surprised to learn that Eileen puts a lot of hours into her work. Wonderful questioning by Sophie and I'm even more fascinated by Eileen Cooper now.
 Below the rapt audience.
If you haven't been, I strongly recommend the exhibition 'Hide and Seek' , a remarkable collection of unique works on paper spanning almost 40 years, additionally there's a selection of drawings from the Swindon Collection picked by Eileen Cooper to complement her drawings.

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