Some images from the Barry Brickell exhibition, opening events on 3/4th May at the Dowse Art Museum.
Gallery view with steam engine pots
The ultimate steam engine that actually spurts steam (only it was not allowed in an art gallery) behind is the tile mural depicting meat workers details of which follow.
The only one of Brickell’s set of railway tiles that made it into the show. My personal favourites of his wide oeuvre, this set belongs to The Dowse and in my opinion is some of his best work combining, as they do, all his passions and developments into one set of evocative images. There were, apparently mounting and cost issues which prevented all from being shown.
A set of press-moulded plates decorated by Hamish Keith.
Opening night in the gallery. The scale of some of his largest works can be appreciated.
The Pacific (lapita influenced) large vessel that seemed to me to be one of the strongest works when the Seville exhibition was viewed in Amsterdam. It was one of the few works that was not overwhelmed by the architectural setting provided by the Niew Kierk in the Dam Square.
Detail from the meat workers semi-relief mural
Next morning at the ‘walk-around. Curator David Craig in full swing while Barry seeks respite from a lean on the wall
This time its Barry talking and David Craig, (right) with Tom Elliott as timekeeper…very necessary as the most vigorous talk took more than an hour to complete. Both speakers were in fine fettle.