What's On - Tuesday 10th December 2013
Michael O'Connell - Retrospective (1898 - 1976) - The Lost Modernist
The Gibberd Gallery
Thursday 19th September 2013 - Friday 20th December 2013Michael O’Connell Retrospective (1898 – 1976) The Lost Modernist This ground breaking exhibition of large scale hangings and textiles by Michael O’Connell is a treasure trove of design. For the first time in Britain the exhibition showcases works spanning his career from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. One of O’Connell’s last exhibitions was held at The Harlow Playhouse in 1973 and with pride Harlow once again plays host to this inspirational artist. Works exhibited illustrate O’Connell’s unique techniques of resist and batik dyeing and include pieces commissioned for the Festival of Britain and Heals. Sketchbooks, diaries and film give an insight to the artist’s practice. This exhibition encapsulates the artist’s eclectic mix of themes and builds an image of the man behind the design. Open until the 20th December please visit www.gibberdgallery.co.uk for more information.
Dick Whittington 2013
Friday 6th December 2013 - Sunday 5th January 2014Stand by for the story dreams are made of! A long, long time ago, a boy by the name of Richard Whittington set off from his westerly home, following his dreams for a new life in the City of London.