Last night the new Colyer-Fergusson Gallery at the University of Kent hosted a Private View of artist Hope Fitzgerald’s evocative exhibition, Walk Swale Medway. a response to Tokaido Road that embraces similar ideas of travel, of journey and landscape.
The exhibition, part of several ancillary events leading up to the next performance of the opera at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury on May 23, closes this weekend after a two-week run, and last night’s event was an opportunity to meet the artist and view her collection of images which respond to the area of Swale and Medway which Hope explored over a three-week period, photographing as she went.
The first of two uniquely-Kent-inspired responses to Tokaido Road which the gallery will host, Nancy Gaffield was also present last night to view the exhibition.
The second exhibition, Exploring the Saxon Shore Way: a response to Tokaido Road by Earthbound Women, runs at the gallery from 9 – 24 May; more details here.