TEL: 01305 262735

Monday 14th May 2018 until Sunday 29th July 2018

From 10:00 until 05:00

Venue: Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA

Thomas Hardy's Poetry in Pictures

By Jennifer Martindale

The Darkling Thrush. Poem by Thomas Hardy
Handcoloured woodblock by Jennifer Martindale

An exhibition of hand painted woodblock prints illustrating the poetry of Thomas Hardy. With these rustic woodblocks, hand carved, handprinted and hand coloured images, Jennifer Martindale has tried to share the spirit of the poems.

The techniques used in this tea room exhibition at the Dorset County Museum, lend themselves to simple kitchen table production.

Jennifer explains “Making pictures uses  the calm mindful part of myself, and  I aim to share with viewers the immense happiness that planning and making  the work creates.  A childish glee of playing with colours has never quite left me.  Over the years I have worked in most media, and I still move between painting (in both oils and watercolours) and printmaking (mostly handcarved relief prints using watercolours).  I have long had an interest in South East Asia and have been much influenced by the use of space and the concept of capturing the fleeting moment. With these interpretations of Thomas Hardy's poems I have  attempted to capture and share his vision, which still resonates some one hundred years later."

 This a FREE exhibition in the Museum's Tearoom



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Thomas Hardy's Poetry in Pictures by Jennifer Martindale