Jenny Hammerton ~ Artist
Comrades, what a day!
Spring has sprung but what has it brung?
Well, apart from your host’s poetry, which would make even Tennyson weep, quite a lot and it started with a preview of an exhibition of the art of Jenny Hammerton and much more twas a great day.
Read on comrades, lest you want your Party Card marking . . . .
Confusion reigned at La Casa Goldeneye this morning, there was a mysterious big, bright yellow light in the sky, I thought I must be dreaming but looking around I couldn’t see Pamela Anderson so presumed I was, regrettably, awake.
Today was a double bonus, Meet the Artist Day at Caistor Art Gallery - guaranteed a winning day and in glorious sunshine as well.
Walking into 28 Plough Hill I was greeted by the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a buzzing atmosphere in the cafe, up the steps, though the library and into the doorway of the gallery
Wow, superb . . .
Real impact. I have to say this is a great exhibition, the work is superb. All works are untitled as the artist prefers you to decide on interpretation.
It’s varied both in technique, ‘feel’ and look, all superbly executed and fascinating, the painting below was particularly to my liking.
I keep thinking just how it hit me as I walked in the door and it was interesting to see I wasn’t alone, I observed several others similarly affected.
Stunning artwork of course but, a large part of this impact comes from the actual hanging of the exhibition, an art in itself I suggest.
There’s a huge amount of thought, planning and co-ordination which goes into the laying out of these exhibitions and a large part of the exhibitions success relies on it and in Jenny Hammerton’s case they’ve done her proud - hats off to the Hanging Team at Plough Hill
I read a brief summary of the artist and her work before going but frankly it doesn’t remotely do it justice, words cannot, certainly not mine.
You need to get down there and take a look, you certainly cannot consider being anywhere in the vicinity of Caistor and not making a detour to the Caistor Art & Heritage Gallery - this is an exhibition you won’t want to miss.
If that wasn’t enough excitement I thought I’ d leave there and set out in search of a bit of the Cold War and find an ICBM site, which I did, write up another day.
Not content with that I then went to Abbey Walk and met the always fabulous Gill and a tremendously refreshing and interesting couple, one half of which made up half of the clothing designers Stella & Alf
I’ve been surrounded today by nothing but fabulously interesting people and Cold War isolation, truly enjoyable and a joy to not only be alive but also to be making something of the fact and enjoying it.
Regards to all, especially everybody I met today who played a part in making it joyous and memorable