Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rachael Allen

I've been busy lately with all kinds of things. One of the things that keeps me busy is running the gallery space at the Uni Campus in Weston. I keep meaning to post more about what i've been doing there, but it seems like real life has taken over virtual life and i'm just not getting the time to update here as often as I used to. Either that or twitter has stolen my time...

At the moment in the gallery is a show by Rachael Allen. The show runs until March 26th and is open Mon-Fri 9-5pm, please pop in if you can as the work is really fascinating. Rachael works with miniatures, and in her words one of her main themes is 'death'. As well as the tiny miniature sculptures there are detailed drawings taken from photos of cadavers.

You might think that someone who works with themes like that would be incredibly solemn and maudlin, but Rachael was far from that! She single handedly managed to corrupt our knitting group on Friday night by bringing wine along- soon everyone was cracking open bottles of booze, seems like knitters like a drink as much as anyone else, we just needed a visiting artist to show us the light.

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