It's difficult to write about this outstanding exhibition of work at Brock Keep by Lisa Marie Gibbs (26 - 29 October 2017) because her work says it all so much better through her painting, drawing and printmaking: difficult questions asked, pathways followed (or not), temptations resisted (or not), waystages contemplated.... a scary garden of potential delights.
Peter Driver's work is - as always - thoughtful and thought-provoking, and his exhibition at Brock Keep (18-22 Oct 2017) is much appreciated. It juxtaposes serious concerns about our society with a purposeful and irrepressible optimism. It integrates traditional visual activities such as drawing, text, printmaking, and birdwatching with a contemporary use of ideas, materials, expression and performance. The results of his practice are intriguing and uplifting. See www.peterdriver.info for more about Peter and his work.
A new network of links is growing out of OHOS artist Ingrid Jensen's recent exhibition at Propeller in Toronto (20 Sept - 1 October). Watch out for future links and digital exchanges between Propellers and OHOSers.
Many thanks to Andrew Hutt and his colleagues in the Berkshire Archeological Society for presenting such an informative exhibition about living in the Iron Age in Berkshire, with talks, and activities for children to make miniature round houses. Thank you also to the artists who made and presented artwork responding to this exhibition, and to Reading Museum for the loan of artefacts. OHOS welcomes the opportunity to expand its heritage activities to complement its art exhibitions: it makes a good diverse programme in the historic Brock Keep. The exhibition is open until Friday 13 October (Mon - Fri 3pm - 7.30pm), and there is a talk on Wed 11 October at 6.30pm: Power and Politics in Iron Age Berkshire.