Leonora’s Death Bird in the Valley of the Shadow of Elisabeth Frink

As the deadline for the Knitting Time exhibition approaches I am making final adjustments to detail; colouring drawings; making linocuts and finishing a series of large oil paintings. I’ve relished the opportunity Knitting Time has given me to make big paintings again. Leonora’s Death Bird is part homage to the work of Leonora Carrington. She … [Read more…]

Slipping in and out of breakfast

I’m in the run-up to the exhibition now, feeling nervous and daunted, I guess, but also optimistic that it will all come together. And that people will come and give the work some critical appreciation. I’ve always found exhibiting the hardest part of being artist. It’s like making a journey to the factory where dreams … [Read more…]

Step-Up Workshop Gallery

Knitting Time has been quite a journey. We have just finished a series of five wonderful workshops working with a group of artists from the Step Up programme at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. We’ve shared a lot of fun and skills as well as opening up to talking about different experiences and emotions on theme … [Read more…]

Colin Hambrook’s art and poetry blog

I’ve been revising how to make the audio-artwork to go with the exhibition. I initially scripted descriptions in two parts – giving a straight description of the drawings followed by the context of the making of the image and the narrative it tells. Now, with input from Joseph Young I’ve opted for combining the three … [Read more…]