WHAT'S ON NEXT
Peter and Gunvor Edwards
Saturday 7th August to Sunday 15th August
two weekends only 11.00am to 6.00pm
Peter & Gunvor met in the early fifties and had long and successful careers. You may not know their names, but it’s likely you will have encountered their work in Puffin books; educational books; in the BBC television series Jackanory, or the booklets than went with their Schools Singalong series on Radio in the 60s and 70s. You may be familiar with their work in the early train books by Reverend Awdry, or with murals made by Peter at the Commonwealth Institute, the Natural History Museum or the Science Museum. Maybe you’ll have seen their drawings in foreign language books, on First Holy Communion Certificates or in parish magazines. You might have been immersed without knowing it, in Peter’s designs for theme parks and exhibitions in Stockholm, Portugal and Singapore. This tiny retrospective showcases a small slice of the artwork and illustrations they made over a period of sixty years. It is a bonsai celebration their energetic working lives and their long and loving friendship.
Top left (Greenwich in the 50's) and bottom right: Peter Edwards
Top right and bottom left: Gunvor Edwards
WHAT'S AFTER THAT
Saturday 21st August to Sunday 5th September
Weekends only 11.00am to 6.00pm
Sue Dodd returns to the White Box Gallery with an exhibition of new works mainly completed during covid-19. Circuses, menageries and mermaids all figure, with a helping of goddesses and saints. A celebration of colour and pageantry and gaiety of life amid all the doom, gloom and sadness.
Saturday 11th September to Sunday 26th September
Weekends only 11.00 am to 6.00 pm
Rado considers that photography is the act of framing (we avoid the word art at all times). Consider all those forms of graphic expression that start with a sheet of paper, or a canvas, or an etching plate, or a lithographic stone, your basic tabula rasa, nothing exists until you start making marks of some sort. The action is one of addition. Photography is an act of subtraction. It starts with something, the world through which we move and which moves around us. The frame is the device that allows us to select those parts of it which we think may be worthy of attention. So that is the primary decision. (Time is of course important but not equally so in all photographs). The relationship of the frame to what it contains and the visual rhythms it establishes are, for me, the fascinating grammar of photography. In pursuance of the theme of framing I persuaded myself I should make all the frames for the exhibition.