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R A Summer Exhibition – Some Favourites

14 Jun

What an exuberant Summer Exhibition this year, curated by Grayson Perry! It is full of humour and politics and there was lots to enjoy and admire  but with only one piece this year that truly moved me. Have a look through the gallery.

The piece that I looked at for ages and found most moving was a collection of carved Buttermilk prison issue soaps called Prison by Lee Cutter, just a small selection of detail for you here.

Prison Culture Lee Cutter

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2018 in art, embroidery

 

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4 responses to “R A Summer Exhibition – Some Favourites

  1. utesmile

    June 15, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Love the soaps. Very interesting exhibits. Thanks for sharing!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      June 15, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      It’s well worth a visit and you aren’t far away…. It’s fun but doesn’t touch the heart as other exhibitions have done – apart from the soaps, so simple and powerful. 🙂

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  2. ksbeth

    June 14, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    wow, the prison soaps are powerful

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    • mybeautfulthings

      June 15, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Yes, I looked at them for ages , along with a boy of about 13 who was with his school. He clearly found them a draw as I did and was sketching various soaps in great detail. 🙂

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