E17 Arts Trail

Its that time of year again all over the capital people are flood ing to the exits. The rush to leave has greater emphasis now that riot season has started. All over town people are looting Primarks and Icelands.

PRIMARKS, I ask you, I blame the teachers, don’t these people know where Harrods is.But I suppose if thats where your horizons are set, mind you they should also realise they will not get away with it, its only bankers that are allowed to rob us blind and then get rewarded for it.

Then there are those poor souls left in Walthamstow, for whom the riots only mean another subject for inclusion in this years Arts Trail. Not that I have responded to that stimuli, being in exile in Ramsgate the only effect the riots had here was that Waitroseclosed an hour early just in case.

The studio is open for the trail from Thursday the 1st 6- 9pm, the full times are listed below, and I am showing some work based upon zebras, part of the “how to cross a road series”.bp1.gif

Everybody else has work on display so it should be a good visit. Matte downstairs will be printing away on his letter presses and on Thursday the 1st is holding the launch of  E17 Poetry Trail Anthology from 7.30.

I have also made an illustration of a wonderful poem by Gerda Mayer called”My Own My Native Land…”

That’s it–

 the house at the back–

home of my childhood.

The bloomers hung out to dry

in what once was the daisyfield

have been added since.

 Unabashed they flaunt themselves

well to the fore.

A flag hoisted by the usurpeers, they say:

Seeker of the past – this is new land.


I have no idea where it will be seen.bloomers72.jpg

We are open for a preview night on Thursday the 1st of September from 6pm, and the Paekakariki Press will be holding the E17 Poetry Trail Anthology Launch from 7.30. We are then open at the weekends and the Wednesday of the trail.

These are the September trail dates for your diary;

Thursday  1st  6-9pm

Saturday  3rd 12-6pm

Sunday    4th 12-6pm

Wednesday 7th 12-8pm

Saturday 10th 12-6pm

Sunday   11th 12-6pm

Mitre Studios, 4a Mitre Ave, rear of 2 Greenleaf Road E17.