Theatre and book reviews by Janice Dempsey
This event, held in Chelsea Old Town Hall in the King's Road, London, was exhausting but I met some great fellow artists. Below is Emily Carew Woodard with her amazing illustrations. Ann Palmer, who paints landscapes, Yuriko Ashino, a calligrapher from Tokyo, another landscape artist called Ulrike, from Austria, and Gary Cedeira, also a landscape and seascape artist, shared the space with me: we had half the platform at the head of the Town Hall, and we accepted our allocations by the organiser with varying degrees of dissatisfaction.
In my case, I was unhappy to have only 24" of viewing space in front of my work, which was actually a pathway across the front of the stage, along which visitors edged past my paintings. The others' work was hung at the back of the deep stage, where it couldn't easliy be seen from the main hall. We didn't feel this was value for money!
The private view, directly after we had finished hanging our work, was the best part of the experience. I really appreciated the support of the friends who came along.
Great to see Claire at the Private View!
The pictures above were taken on the third day by Hetty, Ann's daughter, who was a great help. You can see how tired we were, even Emily (immediately above) whose energy and sense of humour were impressive.