Monday, 31 July 2017

William Heath Robinson, poets of Pinner and Goldsmiths in Acton

At long last I could visit William Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner before attending another poetry evening there!

 I cannot recommend the museum enough and the poetry was also very enjoyable. Apart from the main exhibition, I saw 'Rejuvenated Junk' which is a temporary one and inspired by W.H. Robinson's series of drawings showing new uses for unwanted objects. You can read on the museum website that the 'exhibition features several of these original drawings together with a stunning collection of recycled and upcycled artefacts from 33 countries around the world, provided by knowtrash.
The “Rejuvenated Junk” exhibition is a collaboration between Heath Robinson Museum and knowtrash. These highly-original and creative artefacts from knowtrash celebrate the talents of resourceful upcyclers from diverse communities all around the world. The makers retrieve mass-produced, everyday objects that have been thrown away – including newspaper, metal cans, glass bottles and plastic packaging – and transform them into useful and beautiful objects.' Yo The experience propted me to think about my two friends. One is Karolina, a young Polish woman living in London who makes bespoke jewellery pieces of guess what? recycled everyday materials! The other is David who makes other useful and beautiful objects using recycled stuff. He has a shop in Grenada, Spain and that's where I met him attracted by a curious display.

Have I just mentioned jewellery? Then you may like to read about an exhibition I managed to see just a day before it finished last week. 'De Vroomen: Harmony in Colour and Form, a celebration of five decades of artistic collaboration between renowned husband and wife team, Dutch goldsmith Leo de Vroomen and British jewellery designer and artist Ginnie de Vroomen.  
The showcase brought together over 100 pieces of De Vroomen jewels, sketches reflecting the creative process, as well as Ginnie’s vivid paintings inspired by nature and the urban landscape.' The exhibition was held in no other location but at the Goldsmiths' Hall in the City of London.

As a person living in Acton and interested in the local history, I was particularly interested to visit the Worshipful Goldsmiths Company  premises because of the local links: the early 19th century Goldsmiths Almshouses and other W3 connections which we can explore on one of the Ealing Walking, Talking and Exploring tours. I doubt we would manage to visit the flat which is the focal point of the said almshouses.

As you can see. Dear Reader, fewer and fewer pictures accompany my far less frequent posts and it's not going to change until I get help with technical problems.

Let me wish you a great day! (And the same to me if you don't mind.) :-)

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