Richard Shirley Smith Exhibition
The Mount House Gallery saw over one hundred visitors from College and local community attending our first exhibition opening in this new school year. It was a grand event for a grand and renowned painter and engraver. A celebratory atmosphere prevailed this opening of Richard Shirley Smith’s exhibition of paintings, drawings, collages and wood-engravings with representative works spanning from the 1960s and each decade up to this summer.
Richard’s work is timeless. His compositions are Arcadian, dream-like and yet, packed with symbolism as objects take on a life of their own. Each are autobiographical portraits in objects – reflecting the time in which the work is created. The artist’s interest in Rome and Baroque music is imbued across the works on display.
This exhibition is well worth the time to view, see and absorb. The exhibition is on from Friday 13th September to Sunday 6th October in the Mount House Gallery, next to the Art School.
Edward Twohig RE
Head of Art