Exhibition of works by David Sullivan & Peter Williams – An exchange of methods in Painting, involving Memory Sex Politics & Death
Seaside Event – Waiting for the Train is an exhibition of paintings by two artists concerned with ideas around contemporary Realism and the need to represent that which cannot be expressed.
Both painters explore themes of Politics, Sex, and Death – the mainsprings for most if not all significant painting in art history.
David Sullivan studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (Canterbury) and the Royal College of Art. Selected twice for the Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries, recent exhibitions include @PaintBritain at Ipswich Art School Gallery, and Documentary Realism at Marylebone Church Crypt.
Peter Williams, originally from Great Yarmouth, studied Philosophy at Hull, and for many years taught Mathematics. Peter has exhibited in Mandell’s Gallery in Norwich, and in 2014 had two paintings included in the Norfolk Contemporary Art exhibition at the Forum.
Our current film event kicked off with an exclusive screening at St George’s Theatre on Sunday June 14th at 5pm of Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain. A film about the industrial disaster at Union Carbide’s pesticide manufacturing site in Bhopal, India on December 3rd 1984 when 8000 local people were killed.
The film stars Martin Sheen (West Wing, Apocalypse Now) Mischa Barton and Kal Penn amongst other leading actors. The screening represents a rare and exclusive chance to see a major upcoming feature film before it goes on general release.
David Brooks, who has travelled extensively in India, co-stars, writes and directs the film said:
“I’m very happy to be supporting the GY Arts Festival and look forward to discussing the film with everyone who comes along during the Q and A session. There are so many issues – legal, medical and environmental and the story of this disaster unfolds daily still around the world”.
The film is beautifully crafted depicting the tragedy of the local workers and residents and the hypocrisy of those who neglected health and safety concerns, whilst failing to present themselves to the Indian authorities thereafter.
The screening was followed afterwards by a question and answer session with David Brooks (Writer, Director and ‘Shane’ opposite Martin Sheen in the film) and the owner of Gallery 133, Liam Murphy.
Money raised will be split between The Bhopal Medical Appeal to aid the injured survivors and Great Yarmouth film projects.