Many people did not know that John Oliver was an artist in his own right ( Trained in Northampton School of Art and painting with his foot ) and he had several friends living on the river Medway who were artists too.
I’m excited to be going to Port Isaac next week for a painting holiday, but also to look for some of John’s paintings and see if anyone there remembers him from the 1950’s when he was living in the area .
I’m planning the first ever Art Exhibition of artists who were friends of John Oliver. It will be held in Canterbury and Sheerness during July 2017
YOU ARE VERY WELCOME to the PREVIEWS with refreshments and I’ll be giving a talk .
Preview ; Saturday JULY 1 2017
TIME :6.0 pm – 9.0 pm
PLACE: Conquest House , 17 Palace Street , Canterbury, CT1 2DZ
Phone : 01227 472993 to check opening times on Weds , Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Exhibition OPEN : Saturday 1, Weds 5, Thurs 6, Friday 7, Saturday 8 JULY Additional talks may be arranged so Phone me if interested (number below) .
Artists : Mags Loxton, Andrew Kenndy (marine artist ) Mick Hampshire, Frances Beaumont , Amanda Randall and Tony Oldacre who offer a colurful and moving mix of work about John ,and celebrate boats, water ways and France.
Cards , Paintings , Prints, Sculpture and pendants for Sale .
Regretfully there is No Disabled Access to this ancient building .
In July the Exhibition moves to:
Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities, 10 Rose Street , Sheerness , Isle of Sheppey,ME12 1AJ
This a short walk from the station (change at Sittingbourne)
PREVIEW with talk : Tuesday July 11 2017
TIME:. 6.0 pm-9.0 pm
EXHIBITION OPEN: July 11 (Evening ) to July 29 (3.0 pm)
Museum opening hours in Summer : Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11.0 am – 3.0 pm
This is a delightful Heritage Museum with Cream teas in the garden, weather permitting !
Phone the Museum 07775 712 306
Regretfully there is No Disabled Access to the exhibition area upstairs.
Additional talks at the Exhibition may be arranged at a later date. Phone Frances on 07903 559 888