What another satisfying two or three hours it turned out to be, both culturally and photographically.
I expected to see mainly the same exhibits as last time but apparently things are removed and replaced on a regular basis. The main halls were taken up by large statues of Hares by Barry Flanagan. The main stairwell has been painted in rectangular blocks of bright colours from floor to ceiling, three floors, which I found very appealing and fertile ground for abstractions of images that hung together.
Don McCullin’s exhibition of strong B+W images is still in situ and a panel of David Bailey’s 60’s images have been added in another room.
Being a ‘people’ photographer I find myself looking more at the visitors than the exhibits, but on this occasion the relationship between the visitors and the exhibits, not a new slant on pictures taken in galleries I hasten to add, took my eye. This time there were occasions where an apparent disinterest between a dynamic exhibit and the viewing public existed, hence the title Weeee look at Meeee! formed in my head.
|WEEEEEEEE LOOK AT MEEEEE!|
|LADY AND BOY AT THE WINDOW|
I shall certainly make the place a regular date on my calendar from now on.