Monday, March 16, 2009

Telegraph Hill Open Studios

It's the Telegraph Hill Festival Open Studios this weekend, a chance to see the work of local artists and let's be honest have a nose around to see how people have decorated their houses and whether their bookshelves suggest an interesting backstory. I am particularly intrigued by this one:

'Nunhead and District Municipal Museum and Art Gallery: The Trustees of the Museum invite you to the final opening of the Museum prior to its closing for major rebuilding on the 100th anniversary of the death of the Museum's founder, George Alfred Gellatly. Saturday 21st March and Sunday 22nd March, 2 pm to 6 pm at 80 Gellatly Road, SE14 5TT'.

1 comment:

wallerboy said...

I think it is worth recalling that George Alfred Gellatly endowed a number of local institutions including the Bousfield Pinetum, the Waller Institute for Conflagration and the Pepys Conservatory for the Musical and Mystical Arts. He was a member of the Nunhead Lodge of the Sixteenth Order of Insomniacs. His influence can also be seen in the work of in the local artistic movement the Skehanians. Further details about his life can be found in ‘The Nunhead and District Worthies You Never Knew You Wanted To Remember Revisited’ by J D Beastley – copies available from the museum shop, alongside some exceptionally nice homemade jams and pickles.