Adventurous Artists at the Small Faces Open Exhibition
Eight of us met at The Artisan cafe in Guildhall Square Southampton: Pam, Jean, June, David, Muriel, Elaine, Helen and Di. The morning was chilly and overcast so we had hot drinks in the excellent cafe before the Showcase Gallery next door opened at 11 o’clock. The gallery is part of Solent University but is open to the public and entry is free.
There were 7,000 postcards of faces covering the walls and display boards. The charm of the exhibition was the wide variety of styles and techniques. There were all kinds of media used and some with just words or shapes. Many cards were created by students and schoolchildren but the remainder were created by people from all parts of the community. After an hour we still had not seen all of the exhibits! The possibility of mounting our own Small Faces exhibition was mooted.
Five people left after that but Helen, Di and Pam stayed in the square to sketch for a further half an hour. It had been a memorable Adventurous Artists outing.
The following photographs were taken by Pam Kellaway