The Curzon Cinema is one of my favourite places to visit so it’s been great to be invited to help raise funds for repairs by painting a roof tile for auction. There are some amazing works already up on the Art in the Tiles page including several from the Aardman studio who are great supporters of the Curzon.
I think I’m right in saying it’s the world’s oldest continuously running cinema having opened in 1912, every visit is an event.
One of my most memorable Curzon memories a few years back was broadening my young kids mind by taking them to see a silent film screening complete with live organ accompaniment. What a change from all those Hollywood kids films I thought. I knew that Nosferatu was a classic “vampyre” film and hadn’t seen it before myself, as the story unfolded I grew increasingly uneasy about my idea. The level of tension and terror exceeded my expectations of what a 1920’s silent film could manage, my squirming grew as a lynch mob chased Nosferatu along the dark city streets. I won’t spoil the plot but my kids did survive the experience. Hence the dark theme of my tile.
The Art on the Tiles auction will take place on eBay, starting on Sunday 1 December and finishing on Sunday 8 December. I’ll be dropping off my tile there tonight when I go there to see Monos very shortly [edit. Crikey Monos was intense but a must see and the soundscape was unique].
The RWA Open Exhibition is always a joy and that’s coming to a close on the 1st of December. It’s particularly colourful this year and I’m lucky enough to have my portrait of Andrew Hardwick RWA hanging in a great spot near the entrance in the same space as some of his paintings. Get along while you still can.
- £480.65 raised for Black Nore Lighthouse during N. Som. Artweek
- Open Studio weekends coming up in May
- Clifton Exhibition closes and Clevedon opens
- Where are you going to go this weekend?
- Over the hump in 2018
- On view in Clifton, Bath Society of Artists and the Mall Galleries this weekend
- March at the Mall Galleries
- Thanks for your support in 2017
- Lido Cafe Exhibition Opens Friday
- Opportunities to see my paintings near and far
- RWA Open Exhibition and back to Cornwall
- Marina Painting this Weekend (5-6th Aug) and my Summer Painting Tour of Britain
- Say Hello BS9 arts trail, Wave Goodbye N. Somerset Arts Week.
- Final weekend of my Open Studio
- My Open Studio Weekends in Portishead
- Clifton Suspension Bridge and More
- Selected for ING Discerning Eye for Third Year
- Another Lido show last weekend of November
- Portishead Lido show up and running
- Group Show at the Lido Cafe in Portishead & more
- In Bristol, Clevedon and Wells this month…
- Somerset Levels
- Everything has gone green
- Currently Exhibiting in Bristol and Bath
- To Hail and Back, a painting trip to Cornwall
- Mother and Welsh Dresser / Mam a’r Seld
- 2015 round up
- ROI and the Taylor Wessing Exhibitions
- Once Again Selected for ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
- Another successful Portrait Course
- RWA Open Exhibition and the last chance in Clifton Village
- Currently exhibiting in…
- Update on Clifton Arts Club Open
- Clifton Arts Club Open Exhibition
- Eira Price Sketches
- Art Challenge Wales Plein Air Portcawl
- Exhibiting in Bristol and Portishead
- Bank Holiday visit to Wales
- The Sun has set on N. Som. Arts Week 2015
- My studio is open again tomorrow, Sat 9th and Sun 10th #NSAW #Venue10
- North Somerset Arts Week, Venue 10 in Portishead. Price, Sergeant, Lilley
- Paintings by Richard Sergeant also available at my Open Studio #NSAW15 #Venue10
- Open Studio – Bank Hol Weekend
- The Sea Can Be Turquoise?
- Double Art – End of term life class report
- Chilly #pleinair #painting from #batterypoint #portishead
- Preview of North Somerset Arts Week Brochure entry for my open studio #NSAW
- Recent Oil Portrait Sketches
- Tools of trade #painting #art #portishead