Director Hilda Margery Clarke BA (Hons), FRSA.
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All the work on these special exhibition pages can be seen 'in the flesh' at "The First" by phoning 023 8046 2723 to make an appt.
mid July - 21 August 2005
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"We tell the
stories we have to tell and perhaps return to the same stories again and again.
We tell the stories that draw us in on things we care about, the intuitive
responses to draw and paint the objects around us. We rely on trusting of
instincts rather than intellect to organise the surface, it gives us a licence
to explore, to enhance our sense of wonder, to rediscover, to intuitively
respond to the abstract qualities of familiar objects. A favourite flower, a
shopping list, a squeeze of lemon, a spoonful of kindness. All of these help us
to make objects that talk and then we can listen to them."
Left: My Birthday Jug 2005 collage on paper
This exhibition revels in the familiar objects that Jacqueline Mair likes to explore through collage, print, mixed media and painting.
Jacqueline had a previous Travelling Exhibition curated by Margery which may still be viewed to give a feel for her work and you may
and her Contact-me Entry
On to The First Gallery Web Catalogue of Jacqui's Work
To celebrate his 75th birthday on 17th September 2005
Up to 24 December (many remaining items) by appointment - just ring 023 8046 2723
Warmly festive as ever, this is The First's 31st Christmas Show, featuring about 20 makers who exhibit widely but sparsely: you'll rarely find such work in "gift shops". This is the time of year when we're all on the lookout for special, individual things for the people that matter to us. At "The First" Gallery, we consciously aim to be different (without being weird!), the kind of place where you'll find things seldom seen elsewhere.
Geared to the Season of Goodwill (and Stressed Budgets) prices range from around £1 to over £100, with most between £20 and £50. There are plenty of automata [= moving toys] - spin-off from our Peter Markey Celebration - but we always feature people new to us, so look out for:
This year, we're making a substantial display of 1/12th scale DOLLS' HOUSE MINIATURES (as "substantial" as such tiny things will allow!) featuring some original creations by Geoff D. Clarke (1925 - 98), built kits and many "spare parts" for those who like making their own.
Over the past month, and still arriving as this is being written, is work by Sue Evans, Peter Lennertz, Peter Markey, Sarah Perry, Robert Race, Jane Ryan, Laurence & Angela St. Leger, Jeff Soan, and others. Have fun choosing in our welcoming, unhurried surroundings.
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