Putney Update for November 2012 and January 2013

At our November meeting, kindly hosted by master baker Lesley Bruce (wow her biscuits are to die for) we discussed what we might like to do for an exhibition in 2013. The idea to join The Wandsworth Arts festival was floated and our secretary, Andrew Wilson, was tasked with going away and seeing how this might be arranged. Last February we held an excellent exhibition at the Putney Library and it was felt that we should try and top that if we could. More on this in our January notes. Our theme for the month was ‘Silhouettes’, and a fabulous selection was put forward; the variety on show proved how skilled our group are.

Karen Dixon
Karen Dixon

Julian Newton
Julian Newton

Leonard Caudrey
Leonard Caudrey

Lesley Bruce
Lesley Bruce

At our January 2013 meeting we saw in the New Year welcoming three new guests – Ann, Alina and Tom – and we hope they were sufficiently impressed with what we do to return. Guests are welcome to join us for three meetings before being asked to officially join or not. Andrew Wilson reported back on the Wandsworth Arts festival, where he explained that there was not enough time to submit something this year but given the strength of our idea that we ought to consider returning with this in good time for next year, which the group agreed with. Andrew said he would seek an alternative idea for an exhibition for this year and report back in February.

The theme this month was ‘Messages’, and again the group excelled with their varied interpretation on this idea. Congratulations to Leonard on the occasion of his birthday and to Katie for having won a recent photographic competition – Katie is an inspiration to us all; she sadly suffers from MS and finds it hard to actually hold a camera, so to have won a competition is fabulous news. One of our other founding members, Justin Welch, has just returned from Cuba and kindly brought along a selection of the shots he took. A great exponent of his craft, Cuba is clearly a rich canvas from which to work and the colour, the light, the cars and the people really shone. We all got a wonderful feel for the place.

Justin Welch
Justin Welch

We meet once a month on the 4th Wednesday and our next meeting will be on 27th February.

Contact Andrew Wilson at aw@unity-publishing.co.uk should you want more info about the group.

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