The Art of Newcastle ~ The Biscuit Factory ~ Part 2 ~ Jan 2019
Still looking around in the Biscuit Factory, these are the things that caught my eye and that I liked.
I liked this chess table, though not sure how comfortable the spine~chairs would be!
Phil McLoughlin was a successful artist (as Phil Barker) in the 1970s, winning the prestigious Pernod Prize at the Royal Scottish Academy (1974) and two years later becoming a founder member of the Dundee Group (Artists), which included Jack Knox, Grant Clifford and Jack Morocco. In 1980 he began his doctoral studies and when commissioned to write his first book he decided to exchange art for a career in academia. By 1990 Dr Barker was Director of Studies at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Dundee and spent the next 20 years as a professor and psychotherapist in universities in England, Japan, Australia and Ireland, becoming one of the world’s leading authorities on mental health recovery. He returned to art in 2010 as McLoughlin – taking the name of his grandfather who had first encouraged his interest in art.
another three I can’t find the name of,
The doors to all the rooms in the gallery, all had handprints on them and you just had to use them!
Well that’s a smattering of the good stuff at The Biscuit Factory, but we’ll move along next time and find more arty farty stuff!