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Rob Pointon Exhibition – ‘A Father’s Perspective’

19th April 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist Rob Pointon became a father in late 2017.

A nervous, hectic and magical time; come and view in April a most intimate and private collection.

Rob has utilised his artwork as a method of processing the dramatic life changes unfolding with the birth of his daughter Sophie Mabel Pointon.

Come and share in the direct responses to the altering shape of pregnancy, the latent phase, childbirth and early parenthood, including sketches from the maternity ward capturing Sophie’s first feed and skin to skin contact.

This show will be Rob’s most significant exhibition of drawings to date. Rob studied at The Royal Drawing School and has a drawing in the personal archive of HRH Prince of Wales.

Accompanying the show will be other recent collections including Welsh landscape paintings and a return to narrow boat life with local waterways studies around Staffordshire, all available to purchase.

For this exhibition we are working with a guest curator, Nicola Winstanley, and there will be a bespoke soundscape produced by Restoke’s Paul Rogerson.

This beautiful venue, with its stunning interior and magnificent landscaped grounds, is already home to some of Rob’s work: a triptych of painted murals which are on permanent display in the Dining Room.

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon or evening of art in a country house setting.

The exhibition will be a fund-raising event in aid of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity to support the MLU at Leighton Hospital where Sophie was born. Its a free event although suggested entrance donation of £2 to the charity.

For those of you who might wish to have lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, you can book directly with the venue on 01782 373790.

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19th April 2018
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Upper House
The Green
Barlaston, ST12 9AE
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