Monday, 24 April 2017

Beached extra dates

The lovely Martyn Slade has so enjoyed having a beach in the gallery he has invited me stay a little longer.
The Beach will close tomorrow evening but then…….the tide will bring me back to Greenhill Cottage Gallery in mid-May.
 The beachcombers have gathered up some pieces but by May 12th there are bound to be new pieces washed up on the shore.
Friday May 12th 1-8pm, please call by for an evening drink on the beach.
Saturday May 13th 11-7, evening drinks on the beach also available.
Sunday May 14th 11-6, come and join me for a cup of tea on the beach in the afternoon.
Monday May15th 11-6 See what’s left on the sand.


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Storytelling with Francis Maxey and a trip around the dockside

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Join me for a sundowner here between 6 and 7 pm tonight.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Ship of Dreams

Tonight 'Ship of Dreams' tales created for the installation by Francis Maxey.
Join Liz on the beach for Sundowners 6-7 then stay on for stories.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Words and Ears with Rebecca Gethin

Dawn Gorman brings Words and Ears Easter Monday April 17th 
Guest Poet: Rebecca Gethin

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Rebecca Gethin lives on Dartmoor. A pamphlet, All the Time in the World, has just been published by Cinnamon Press who also brought out A Handful of Water in 2013. Another pamphlet, A Sprig of Rowan, is due in March from Three Drops Press. New poems have appeared in magazines and in anthologies such as Driftfish and in the forthcoming Ledbury Poetry Festival's Poetica Botanica. She is a Hawthornden Fellow and runs the Poetry School seminar in Plymouth. Her website is www.rebeccagethin.wordpress.com

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Museum for Camille Claudel

If you don't know her work seek it out.
 http://www.museecamilleclaudel.fr/ opens on 26th March.
Take a breath  and look.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Shifting the Blame exhibited at hatched in Oxford





The piece comments on religions’ attitudes to women.
Religion is frequently used to hold women back, using the demands of some deity as an excuse for much of men’s disempowerment of women, rather than admitting it is just a masculine desire for control.
 A religious doctrine threatening some unknown punishment for disobedience saves having to argue any case for suppression of, and failure to share equal freedoms with, women.

The piece shows Adam and Eve. Adam is kneeling, appearing penitent, his expression portraying ‘Not me, God’.

Eve is leaning on his shoulders, fed-up. Her expression: ‘Here we go again’.

The serpent develops from Adam’s plaited hair and winds under his groin.

The message the piece sends is that most of the sins blamed upon women by religions come from the minds of men, the results of how they wish to behave, the ‘faults’ are truly the sins of men’s behaviour, and yet they prefer to accuse women’s wiles as the cause, and hence punish women for men’s’ misdeeds!