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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Collective artists with their work

Initially I wanted to photograph artists with their work at the Collective Open Art Exhibition in the main gallery at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery to include them in the Christmas edition of the Friends' Journal. For various reasons it wasn't possible to include all the photographs, they do make an interesting record of the exhibition, so I'm going show the photos in this blog post. If anyone else hasn't been included and would like to be, please contact me before Saturday 5 January at 4.30pm. I will be in the gallery from 11.00am -1.00pm next Saturday if it's convenient for you to come in then.
I've added them in the order in which I took them.
 Above Philip JB Robinson with his two paintings, and below Caroline Day with her parents in front of her David Austin rose painting.
 Below Maria Drysz with her photograph
 Next to Caroline Day's roses is 'Refuge From the Heat' by Carol Burns, it's acrylic paint and gold leaf.
 I got included in this photograph kindly taken by Vanetta Joffe. It's proved very useful when updating my social media pictures. It was taken to show Paul Gregory in front of a portrait of him painted by Jane Milner-Barry who also has two other still lives in the exhibition.
 Below here's Terry Humphries with his painting
 and Sholeh Jafari with her painting. I realise I must visit the museum again on Wednesday and obtain names for these paintings.
 and here's Cate Watson below, winner of the Oink Gallery prize for the most original and well executed piece.
 Here's Toby Kirk with his photograph
 and Joseph Wright with two of his photographs
 Here's David Ash with his photograph of a boat
 and yesterday at the family workshop, I met Mia Willis with her much discussed painting 'Detail 3'. I had been discussing how Mia achieved the effect with one of the people attending the workshop, when Mia herself walked in. An amazing coincidence.
I'm hoping I might be able to add a few more artists with their paintings before the end of the exhibition on Saturday 5 January.

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