Day Out

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It is good to be involved in external projects and organisations and I am currently serving time on the boards of Deda, Derby’s Contemporary Dance organisation and Leicester Print Workshop which, as they say, does what it says on the tin. Yesterday LPW organised a trip out for staff and board members and the morning saw us at Warwick University to be given a guided tour of part of their excellent art collection. The highlight of which for me was the Maths department where we learned there was a real appetite for abstraction. The Callum Innes above was a real beauty but the tour de force was the installation work by Ian Davenport…

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This piece fits perfectly into the terrific curved wall that dominates the foyer and is a rare example of how the right painter can find the means to say something very poetic in real space.

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