This week I spent an enjoyable half hour engaging in an activity led by the Art Social young people's group at The Hepworth Wakefield. Art Social selected and placed four artworks in Gallery 1, producing interpretation text and poems to accompany the work. They invited gallery visitors to create their own poems using pre-written words. Below is my poem in response to A Picnic.
The Eva Rothschild sculpture brought back memories, as she was the first contemporary artist to exhibit in the gallery when THW opened in May 2011.
Eva Rothschild, Wandering Palm, 2011
Jesmonite, aluminium, patent leather
Albert Wainwright, A Picnic 1928
Ink & wash, watercolour on paper