Friday, 4 May 2012

MISS-interpretations of an Art Teacher

Portraits by schoolgirls in London from back in the 1980s are the subject of an exhibition titled MISS-interpretations of an Art Teacher.  The art teacher in question is local artist Eleanor Brooks, famously known as the creator of ‘Mrs Spinks’.  

As well as being the art teacher, who could not bring herself to throw away any of the pictures, she was also the model. There are some resemblances between the pictures but, as Eleanor says in the film below ..... ‘I can’t always recognise myself in their work but I can see the students ..... every portrait is half a self-portrait’.

The exhibition, by Eleanor Brooks and Sheelagh Stevens, is at Blaenau Ffestiniog library during normal library hours until 27th May 2012. 

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