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War tribute at Bay Art Gallery

Artist pair's 30 years together

Two artists who met more than 30 years ago are celebrating three decades of working together. Clive Soord and Patrick Crouch held their first show together in Canterbury in 1981. They remained firm friends and now have taken over the Bay Art Gallery. The exhibition in William Street, Herne Bay, runs to this Saturday although the pair are hoping to get this extended.

Sculptor Clive, 53, a Canterbury College lecturer, specialises in bronze statues and ceramics. He said:

“Visitors will see there is a bit of both humour and satire here. One of the pieces is an anti-war memorial.”

One exhibit features a column made of skulls with the “Dogs of War” - men in grey suits selling arms - around the bottom.

Both artists will be opening their houses as part of the annual artists’ open house weekends on October 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30. For details of the open house scheme call Mandy Troughton on 07890 065046 or Tessa Mangiavacchi on 07729 156953.

HB Times 6th Oct 2011

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