Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Colin Orchard

Both of the paintings are by Colin Orchard, a wonderful exhibition we saw at http://www.penhavengallery.co.uk/ oiled by a lovely glass of red wine. The first painting looks so much better in the flesh, it is of The Penwith Gallery quite the most beautiful space you could hope to own and yet as a gallery it did not work at all. The work was a mish mash badly hung and a rather odd atmosphere pervaded so that you could not wait to get out. In stark contrast the Penhaven gallery was so lovely I could have moved in. It is tiny and David Beer uses his living room as an extension to the main gallery which makes it even better as you can see work in a more realistic context. There is a comprehensive website well worth a look. My other favourite space is the Plumbline gallery opposite Babara Hepworth's garden, the owner here was so utterly brilliant with Leyla she became a charming model of a child. I wished I could have popped him in my suitcase and brought him home to be her nanny. Talking of which today has become black Tuesday not only have I bashed the tyre on Emin's precious bloody Lexus (this will be a big big row ) The British Consulate in Ankara Turkey have sat on our new Au pairs visa application for over 8 weeks having told her it would take 6 she had a flight booked to fly out today to start work on Monday so she has lost her flight and the consulate have been so rude and unhelpful. So we try to do things the right way and this is what happens yet thousands of illegal immigrants wander in every day with no hassle at all. I sometimes hate our ridiculous bureaucratic government I bet not one single MP has this problem.

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