Saturday, April 17, 2021

Lambley Gardens and Nursery

After a year of not travelling anywhere outside of the metropolitan area, yesterday we went to the country with friends Julie and John. The trip to Lambley Nursery and Gardens was a birthday gift, and what a wonderful feast for the eyes it was in autumn.
I am sure that it would be wonderful in every season.
A very special gift.


Saturday, February 13, 2021

Contemporary Art Society Exhibition

The Contemporary Art Society  annual A4 exhibition is scheduled to happen at    Herring Island Art Gallery for 5 weekends including Labour Day.
The exhibition (and gallery) will be open   11.30am - 4.30pm on the following dates: 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 MARCH and 2, 3, 4, 5 April 2021.

Below are my contributions. They are the 4 seasons. Mixed media/ collage.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Unusual maps

One of the benefits of the 'lock down' is the opportunity to read. I have been enjoying Italo Calvino's "Collection of Sand". It is a collection of essays some of which are reflections on exhibitions that he saw in Paris. One such exhibition of maps contained works by Opicinus de Canistris (24 December 1296 - c. 1353), an Italian priest, cartographer and writer. He produced a range of works that featured maps overlaid and integrated with human figures and biographical details. 
Here are some of the images.

Calvino also mentions 'Peutinger's Table' a medieval map that is a copy of a Roman map that contains the entire road system of the Empire. The Mediterranean is a thin horizontal strip

Sometimes meanderings on the web are incredibly rewarding.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020


A pile of books discarded on a rubbish heap in an industrial area. Some burnt but one open at a chapter on Libertarianism.  .........