Thursday, 3 March 2016

A Retrospective Indeed...

This week we visited the Harold Gosney Retrospective Exhibition at The North Lincs Museum, Scunthorpe.
Harold Gosney was a tutor at the Grimsby School Of Art Foundation Course when I studied there.
It was one of the best years of my life and completely changed the way I looked at the world.
Looking back, it was like going to Hogwarts, every tutor was incredibly talented and dedicated and they were all such amazing characters.
Here's our Sam, looking very studious indeed.
It was brilliant to see his sketches and maquettes, as well as the final pieces.
It was food for the soul, much needed during this busy and demanding time of the term.
I always find the preparatory work and thought processes fascinating, and just as beautiful as the finished pieces.
The students were really inspired and produced really lovely sketches.
I couldn't resist getting out my trusty old sketch book too!
(Can you tell that I couldn't quite get the horse's head in the right position!)
Happy memories of happy days...


  1. That's really great stuff - and to think you know the artist, how cool is that! Being a talented artist doesn't automatically make anyone a good teacher, so it's refreshing to hear that your tutors mastered both sets of skills. As do you, Mrs B, as do you! xxx

    1. Thank you so much, I have always felt so grateful for the teachers I had, I was very lucky indeed x

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    1. It's one of the best exhibitions I've seen in a long time x

  3. Hadn't heard of him before, what a shame, thank you, his work is stunning!

    1. So glad you liked it too. I felt so proud that he had been one of my tutors x


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