Celebrating the artists who have exhibited at Meadows Art Gallery

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“An archipelago of artists”.
A made-up mass noun by organiser Pat Thomas.
Missed the group discussion, but pleased to take photos of many of the participants.
Higher res photos available.

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Lilian Greenwood MP joined the organisers, Pat and Bel, for a discussion about local issues in The Meadows.


Photography exhibition and talk

Part-time community development worker, Stephen McLaughlin, presented his photos of a Volkswagen camper club’s enthusiasts as a prelude to the possible start of a Meadows Camera Club, at the Meadows Art Gallery.
A 10 week course may well start in April.

Peace in 1919 exhibition

20140206-195341.jpgThe latest exhibition at the Meadows Art Gallery is about peace, picking on the years of 1919, 1938 and today.
20140206-195804.jpgIn that final year waiting to be de-mobbed, soldiers filled their time in many ways, including drawing. The curator’s Dad collected a lot of drawings from friends in his book, an example of which is shown.
Magazines from 1939 were on display, including an advert that has not grown in stature with time. As the exhibition was on, local office workers brought in a pamphlet from WWI that they’d found whilst tidying up.
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One of the cartoons from the pamphlet –

NEMTRA Cttee meeting

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Working hard and in a lot of detail to get things done.
Pleased with Meadows in Bloom inspection.
Visitors to Meadows Art Gallery has picked up.
Decommissioning of stacked maisonettes had been going well but some things to pick up on.
Outing to Skegness planned.
Hopes for new running of Portland Leisure Centre discussed.
Nearly all had attended Armed Forces Day and enjoyed it.