The importance and value of The Old Brick Workshop at Poole as a venue for local artists takes a step further this week with the opening of an exhibition of paintings by Malcolm Plastow.
‘Rejoicing Song and Falling Rain’ is the outcome of a three year project into ‘the actions proportion, dimensions, harmonious sounds and light.’ It features the artist’s evocative, stately images reflecting his interest in early English music and ‘its relationship to the visual and material world’.
Malcolm trained at the Slade from 1967 to 1970 then taught in Taunton before running a Fine Art degree course in Worthing. Before retirement he was Head of School in various design departments at Buckingham New University.
This is the just the latest of many exhibitions of his work. He has been “helping out” at The Old Brick Workshop which he called “this wonderful place”. The owner, Alison Cosserat – whose inspiration and vision is responsible for the development of the venue – was once one of Malcolm’s students “many years ago,” he said, “so this is a sort of thank you to me from her to have an exhibition here.”
The exhibition’s opening was attended by the Mayor of Taunton, Vivienne Stock-Williams and invited guests including local artists. It will run from Monday 10 October to Sunday 23 October from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free and there is parking for visitors.
The Old Brick Workshop is a venue for creative industries including individual artists’ studios, shared space and and a gallery.