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Exhibitions: real and virtual

As Tom wrote (in April 2012) his Turning Year Exhibition had recently finished here in Cornwall and the London version of it was in the planning stage. The show just ended still goes on however – through the wizardry of a “VIRTUAL TOUR” that you can visit on-line for as long as Tom’s website exists out there and wherever in the world you’re able to access the internet. This, for Tom, was an important way to communicate the content of a whole displayed collection of work long after the end date and far beyond the hinterland of the particular gallery where it happened. Perhaps, living far from a major city,  in the last town before Lands End, had underlined for him the importance of doing this. Certainly it was a priority with the three most recent solo shows that he put together: In the Ocean Light, Lived-in Landscapes and The Turning Year.

There are some exhibitions however that have only ever existed out in the ether and of course that had to be the case with Festivity, the collection of previous Lafrowda Festival paintings and other related canvases that had been sold through benefit auctions for the community groups who organised the events that inspired them.