Monday, 15 April 2013

2 Temple Place - London

The mission last week was to pay a visit to 'AMONGST HEROES - The Artist In Working Cornwall' before it ended on Sunday. The curator, Roo Gunzi, did a wonderful job of displaying a collection of admirable British art. It provided a close-up history of working England - in particular the Cornish corner of the country and its fishing industry. The works of art are normally housed in some local museums in Cornwall but mainly were borrowed from private collections - so it really felt like a fortunate and rarer experience to see them all together. All the works were traditional oil paintings and there were a few that really appealed - particularly one by Christopher Wood, basically the more modern work between 1920s-40s. The situ for the exhibition was Two Temple Place and this was an experience in itself. The building was at 2 Temple Place, right next to Somerset House. It was stunning... wood panelled walls, mosaic floors and intricate stain glass windowed ceilings. The wood carvings were works of art in themselves and it reminded you that London has some beautiful, historic buildings inside and out. 2 Temple Place is only open to the public during the annual exhibition (the first one debuted last year showcasing William Morris' works). However being a friend allows you a guided tour... perfect for a rainy London day. 

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