I had a really inspiring and thought provoking visit, that had three distinct elements
1. 19th Century paintings in the round room
In particular I was moved by one particular painting:
Never Morning Wore to Evening But Some Heart Did Break, Walter Langley 1824
2. Revealed Government Art collection
18 months ago I had viewed a previous rendition of this show [At Whitechapel Gallery, London]. It was interesting how different the show appeared in a new setting and configoration. This provides much food for thought as I contemplate not only how to best configure my degree show in August, but also how to best install my work at a solo pop up exhibition this weekend in Ipswich [at Landseer rd Methodist Church].
The work that this time was especially captivating was Ori Gersht's Being There: White Mountain, 2001
3. The Private View of Arrow in the Blue, the first west Midlands Koestler Trust exhibition http://www.koestlertrust.org.uk/pages/midlands13/exhibitionmid13.html
I found the whole show moving and inspiring but Released was especially poignant.