All pictures copyright and produced with permission of the gallery, their website is http://www.updowngallery.co.uk/
I really recommend visiting this exhibition of Sir Peter Blake’s prints, if you don’t think he is an artist you are familiar with he designed the Sgt Pepper album cover, so you probably are.
First an apology for the photos, I had to fit the whole thing, buying lunch, eating it, walking from my bookshop to the gallery and taking the photos into my lunchtime yesterday.
So the pictures (click obsessively on them to expand them) below are just snaps using the camera in my mobile phone, I promise to return with a proper camera and attempt to do the subject justice.
Now for the ramble, I guess this gallery is the first substantial and London related spinoff from having The Turner Contemporary in Thanet, to arrive in Ramsgate, my guess is there will be much more.
Even with the recession the penny is dropping that the train journey from London to Ramsgate is faster now than the one to Whitstable. Thanet has the best climate in the UK and Ramsgate, more listed buildings than most places, low property prices and so on.
Some of the artworks in the photos are not by Peter Blake, some of the clues are here http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/sunday-ramble-about-art-and-stuff.html
I have been complaining about the closure of non food shops everywhere recently, the key to this is that with most browsable shops the internet is taking over, art I don’t think can really work in this way, the internet tries but fails to nail it.
Staying with the ramble and the art theme last Friday evening I was sketching over a drink in the Belgian Café.
Drawing and painting in semidarkness isn’t an exact science, but I did promise the musicians I was talking to that I would put the sketch online, here it is.
Exposed to the light of day, it started as A5 size so expanding it reveals all faults. I will ramble on