Wednesday, 22 October 2008

SEAGATE GALLERY - 1980'S

The Seagate Gallery & Printmakers Workshop opened early/mid 80's.
I remember visiting the very first exhibition they put on, which included work by David Mach. They also used to put on shows regularly by local amateur artists.
I managed to snap a couple of photos (above) at an exhibition there in the late 80's. The pieces are by Francisco Cabral, an artist from Trinidad.

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  1. Remember it well. They used to have some great exhibitions. There was an opening night when Gerry Mitchell's band played it was really weird. He was a local artist/musician.They began to play what I would call free form jazz at a furious pace and really load. I became entranced, almost like the music was talking to me directly about the nature of the cosmos. I remeber this especially due to the ending of the experience which was a sudden end of the music like all the musicians involved were one too, and I felt shocked to be in the gallery. That feeling has always made me wonder what the purpose of music is about.

    Jean.

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  2. I am told by Willie Clark that the "throne" is by a Brazilian artist, Francisco Cabrelli [?] c.1998

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  3. Thanks for the info Jane.
    However, after double checking, I found out you were wrong on 3 aspects - his country of origin, his surname and the date!
    I have since adjusted the caption accordingly with the accurate info.
    Cheers GG

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