The recent exhibition with poet Frank Newsum at the Yorkshire Wolds Gallery, Staxton was a great success - lots of visitors throughout the week with people taking a real interest - and good sales for both of us.
The preview event turned into quite a party!
The evening started with entertainment from the wonderful Makara Morris - Bridlington’s very own Morris side - all face painted disguise & swirling green & black tatter jackets - very exciting.
It was very well attended - the gallery was full - and Frank gave a reading of some of his poems. He is a good reader as well as a good writer, really bringing the words to life off the page. Here is a short example of his work.
Down on the river bank, close to the water’s edge,
I look again
at the leaflet promising “The Trip of a Lifetime”
I refold the sheet to form a paper boat.
I launch the boat onto the world,
and watch it
being carried away toward the weir.
Here are some pictures of the evening to give you a flavour of what it was like.
Me Introducing Frank
Makara Morris in full swirl.
A full gallery
Some of my paintings - a few still for sale.