The Ladies approach their weekend residence.
John Frankland’s ‘Untitled Boulder’ 2001 (Portland Stone) comes into sight.
The Ladies prepare to meet their public.
The Ladies Withdrawing Room awaits its first guests.
Surrounded by faux books written by women authors including; ‘Conversations on Chemistry’ by Jane Marcet, ‘Lyric Poems’ by Sappho, ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley, ‘The Duchess of Newcastle’ by Margaret Cavendish and ‘Poems on Several Occassions’ by Mary Chudleigh.
Not faux but definitely fabulous – ‘Es Cuba’ by our friend and fellow Can Serrat Writer in Residence Lea Aschkenas takes pride of place on the mantlepiece.
A few good friends drop by to wish The Ladies well at the start of the first day. Visitors to the Open Salon on Day 1 include; Gabrielle, Matt, Sarah, Sue, Sally, Nicky, Alison, Janet and Elizabeth (travelling from Dorset, Stratford, Lancaster, Nuneaton, Birmingham, Dunnington, Warwick and Coventry). Conversations covered many topics including; collaboration, inspiration, definitions, practice, creativity, England vs Ukraine, career choice, Compton Verney, The Artist’s Studio, Peter Greenaway, apathy, Lancaster and The Midland Hotel (Morecambe).