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Sadly, the COVID-19 outbreak means the shutters are down on our current window exhibition. And anyway, there’s no one out on the streets to look at it. Here it is in digital form…
Inspired by Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, local people have been writing and sharing stories. The stories were written as part of our Words of Wisdom project for people aged 55+. Different groups worked with writer James Walker and poet Andrew Graves in workshops across Nottingham.
The stories were recorded, illustrated by local artist Paul Warren and animated by Joe Pick.
‘A Delicately Laced Finger Print’ by Fiona Linday
‘Men and Women’ by Janet Howson
‘Sideshow’ by Gail Webb
‘Coat and Horses’ by Janice Owen
‘Greyhound Stadium’ by Pat Thomas
‘The Platelayers Arms, 1974’ by Chris Connell
‘Yates’ Wine Lodge, 1980s’ by Lynn Brown
‘Bitu(wo)men, Halifx, 1980s’ by Miriam Gifford
‘The Mirror’ by Naveed Chaudhery
‘School’ by Paul Warren
‘White 51’ by Ray Knight
‘Unwritten Rules’ by Brenda
‘The House’ by Florence Kelly
About the artist
This exhibition features the artwork of Paul Warren. The artist draws on an iPad and produces numerous drawings on a weekly, often daily, basis. Ask him why and he replies that the reason he draws “all the time” is complicated. Put simply, it’s because he enjoys the creative process and can’t stop drawing but there’s rather more to it than that.
The iPad is my sketch pad… generally speaking, my drawings are of people going about their day to day activities. I’m seeking to draw a moment that was there a moment ago and now it’s gone; I’m a “momentist.”
The majority of my drawings are based on remembered observation, to which I apply a fair amount of artistic licence to transfer what I see in my mind’s eye to the iPad screen. I’m looking to create an unfinished completeness, a glimpse, as opposed to a finished picture or pictorial composition.
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