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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:55 pm 
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Richard Dawson is known widely as an expressive balladeer having earned accolades from the likes of Stewart Lee, appeared on the cover of The Wire, recorded repeated sessions for radio 6, and headlined countless sold-out concerts to stunned crowds. Not so widely known for his visual work, his exploration into collages came about shortly after moving into the house of Ben Jones and Sarah Sullivan (two thirds of seminal noise-improvisers Jazzfinger). The house itself is a celebration of creation, probably one of the most decorated houses in Newcastle, every inch is covered in stunning textures, for instance hundreds of original wooden moulds for train-engine parts, stones and bones, objects found on moorland walks, gig posters, and an ever growing array of artworks. Staring at the mind-bending imagery that adorns every inch of the house walls and observing the progression of Ben and Sarah's improvised collaborative pastelworks helped inspire Dawson to create his own visual work. Suffering from a degenerative eye condition called juvenile retinoschisis has changed his vision on the world. He is fascinated by the shifting nature of perception, and the inherent blurriness of borders and boundaries. As with his music the collages he creates are both carefully crafted and ragged, earthy and psychedelic, chunky punctuated textures hanging in space like alien glyphs, bells of colour ringing out a fractured sacred imagery. We are delighted to have him exhibiting at The Triangle. He’ll be on hand to answerer questions and maybe even sing a song or two.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:53 pm 
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Rats! Me and Moogy were in Bradford for work reasons in July and would have stayed for the rest of the day if we'd known that this was on. In fact it would have justified getting to Kings X at 6.30am! I don't think we're back before the exhibition ends :cry:

Alas, not actually Gryff Rhys Jones...

"Little Jack Horner sitting on the corner
With no shoes and clothes
This aint funny, but he took his money
And sniffed it up his nose"

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