Dark Theatre was my first freelance Curatorial event. Having finished my MA, I was actually approached by my grandfather, Michael Dunwell.
I hadn't seen his work for a while, and was absolutely stunned at the huge, lively works presented to me. Having seen the space at Centrespace, I knew it would be a match made in heaven. Michael describes the idea for his exhibition below:
"The Dark Theatre series of large paintings stands for the potential energy building up in playwrights when the theatre is “dark”. This is a metaphor for the lack of political representation of the Green message, which is positive, hopeful and even joyous."
Michael has worked for the Transition movement since its beginnings and believes that the arts have as much to say as the politicians.
Paintings by Michael Dunwell, curated by Eloise Dunwell October 2016