Malcolm Plastow: Rejoicing Song and Falling Rain

10 Oct 2016 – 23 Oct 2016

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From Oct 10th -Oct 23rd 2016. Open Daily, 10am - 4pm

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The Old Brick Workshop

England, United Kingdom

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An exhibition of paintings by Malcolm Plastow that reflect his interest in early English music and its relationship to the visual and material world.


The Old Brick Workshop proudly presents an exhibition of paintings including new work by semi-retired arts educator and artist Malcolm Plastow.

After a long career working nationally and locally in Art and Design education, semi-retirement has allowed Malcolm Plastow the time to paint and create new works as well as exploring in more depth other interests that influence his life and art.

The work in this exhibition is the result of a three year project, reflecting Malcolm’s interest in early music and its relationship to the visual and material world. Drawing upon the actions of proportion, dimensions, harmonic sounds and light Malcolm creates visual, symbolic and architectural paintings.

Presented in ‘Rejoicing Song and Falling Rain’ are a series of earlier paintings that take inspiration from the varying rhythm and cadence of the four-part choir in "Litania Duodecima" by the 16th century English composer Peter Philips. The music and litany provide the visual framework that enables the illustrative as well as an underlying geometric and numerical symbolism in Malcolm’s paintings. The exhibition also contains new works that cite the 15th century composer, John Taverner’s “Missa Corona Spinia” whose compositions allowed him to work musically outside of the confines of a set text, including references to the geometry and the construction of the floor plans and other symbolic architectural features used in the construction of the great European cathedrals.

The paintings exhibited in ‘Rejoicing Song and Falling Rain’ derive from these musical works and ideas that give them their meaning and resonance.

Malcolm Plastow –Rejoicing Song and Falling Rain can be seen from Monday 10th  – Sunday 23rd October 2016, Open daily (10am-4pm) at The Old Brick Workshop, Higher Poole, Wellington, Somerset. TA219HW.

For further information contact: alison@theoldbrickworkshop.com or Visit: http://www.Theoldbrickworkshop.com 

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Natalie Parsley

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Malcolm Plastow


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