A New Look
Our exhibition of work by SCAT students has now finished and we have re-organised Harlequin Upstairs. We used to just concentrate on paintings upstairs but decided, a couple of months ago, to bring more paintings downstairs and a greater variety of items upstairs. The change has really worked, far more customers are going upstairs and we are getting very positive comments. Our Upstairs gallery is lovely and light and airy so is very good for showing off anything 3 dimensional. Putting it all together is great fun. We are really pleased with the look of the Howard Moody wooden pieces on Colin Chetwood’s glass and metal seaweed table. The laughing rook is standing on an old machine used for cutting straight edges on lawns. He has a friend, just out of sight ,perched on the handle. The crab that’s looking on is by Duncan Thurlby (you may remember the Affordable Art Fair gorilla). We are constantly amazed by Gail Stokes-Hayward’s characterful animals. She aims, whenever possible, to make one of these creatures with one length of wire. It’s mind boggling really, perhaps that is why they are so dynamic. The fox looks as if he is dancing a jig.