Exhibition: The Haunts of the Poets
Middlesex University's third year Illustration students (and staff) have created new work in response to the places that renowned poets have lived, boozed, loved and died in. The artworks (Fred Eden's work entitled Take Courage, shown above) are being exhibited, appropriately enough, at London's Poetry Café until December 21...
All the work will be for sale and the idea is that the show raises much needed funds for the students forthcoming degree show next summer. Here's a sneak preview of the show which opens tonight...
This café, illustrated by Alex Foster, is near Borough Market which is near Southwark Cathedral where poet John Gower is buried
Brigit Linley's homage to TS Elliot
Daniel Duncan's illustration of Waterloo Bridge. We're assuming the reference is to Waterloo Sunset by Ray Davies
Southwark Cathedral by Hector Lloyd
by Kremena Dimitrova
The Haunts of the Poets runs until December 21 at The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX.
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Seeing these inspires me to get back in to drawing for the hell of it. When I was younger I would quite happily spend hours slaving over a drawing just because I wanted too. These days after having worked in a job where every second has a monetary value it is hard to switch off and not feel a guilty pinch at the utter waste of time. But its my time so to hell with it!
Love the light in the first one
‘Daniel Duncan's illustration of Waterloo Bridge. We're assuming the reference is to Waterloo Sunset by Ray Davies’
Or possibly After the Lunch by Wendy Cope?
Fred Eden's illustration is incredible, absolutely love it
The illustration is great, Kremie. I like it much. I wish you many more successes.
Great style of art - these inspire me to do more drawing of my local area.
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