Stephen and I share an interest in the traditional Romany Gypsy way of life and it seemed to me a show focusing on this would be a natural extension to his highly successful 'Other World' exhibition we held two years ago in The ARThouse Gallery premises Post Office Road.
I am completely delighted with the outcome. Stephen has risen to the challenge and produced an excellent body of work entitled 'Roma' which is shown in the installation shots below. As always, this can only give you a taster and the paintings have to be seen in the flesh to be fully appreciated. Make a point of going to see it.
The show runs until 2nd September and the Private View is this Saturday 3rd August from 11am to 3pm. Entry to the exhibition is free.
The paintings are complemented by superb ceramics from Mike Braisher, Mary-Jane Evans, Sarah Purvey and Ann Wilson as well as innovative sculptural work from Hans van Bemmelen.
For further information and images go to http://www.thearthousegallery.org/stephen-bishop.aspx