Metador

Artist: Bernard Buffet Born 10 July 1928 in Paris, France. He was a painter of expressionism and a member of the anti-abstract art group "L'homme Témoin" (the Witness-Man) His first solo show was in Paris in 1947 and in 1948 he was awarded the Prix de la Critique jointly with Bernard Lorjou. At this point he … Continue reading Metador

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Red Orchid

Artist: Dennis Hawkins Born in 1925 in England, he was a painter, sculptor and printmaker. He studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford from 1947 to 1949. Then at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1949 to 1952. From the 50s he exhibited widely in London Galleries that included: Gimpel Fils, Artists' International Association, Redfern … Continue reading Red Orchid

Diamond Jubilee Exhibition (A look Back) Part 22 (finale)

Aerial photographs in 1977 and 2011. The most recent addition in 1976 were the Squash Courts on the south side of the Sports Hall towards the bottom of the picture. In 2011 the Performing Arts Centre is to be seen behind (above) the Sport hall and many of the troublesome flat roofs along the north … Continue reading Diamond Jubilee Exhibition (A look Back) Part 22 (finale)

Diamond Jubilee Exhibition (A look Back) Part 21

The Great Hall had certainly fulfilled its role over the years, but by 2009 it was a time-expired structure and had to make way for the new Teaching and Learning Building. In this photograph, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Geddes takes a sledgehammer to the Great Hall to begin demolition. Design Engine's architects' drawings of the new Teaching and … Continue reading Diamond Jubilee Exhibition (A look Back) Part 21