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Hortus Conclusus Exhibition Closing EventKeith Bayliss & poet David Thomas

24 March - 24 March 2012

3pm Saturday 24 March 2012 | Admission Free | All welcome

To celebrate the success of the Keith Bayliss exhibition, 'Hortus Conclusus | The Enclosed Garden', Mission Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition closing event with the poet David Thomas.





Mission Gallery are delighted to present an exhibition of new work by artist Keith Bayliss. Responding to the themes of love, loss and need, Mission Gallery will be transformed through poetic imagination into an ethereal place of contemplation using figurative construction, painting and sound.


As a former place of worship, Mission Gallery is the ideal place for The Enclosed Garden to be presented. Contemporary society has gradually moved away from the use of traditional places where religious celebration and personal contemplation takes place. Instead we see an alternative use of make-shift memorials to lost loved ones and the mass mourning of national celebrities. Responding to the themes of love, loss and need, which have occupied his career, Bayliss examines society’s continuing need for spirituality. Expanding the variety of mediums he is predominantly renowned for, including pencil and ink on paper, oil on canvas and relief printing to create an encompassing environment. An environment that contains half life size figurative constructions of painted tissue and wood, placed in a space filled with sound and surrounded by paintings that are figurative, expressive and large scale.



‘Mission Gallery has been transformed by the artist. Its geometry and light will never seem quite the same again, filled as it has been with shining presences and the flight-paths of angels. I can’t help but feel that Keith’s work will remain long after the exhibition has gone, the memories of it imprinted on the very air and walls of the space.’ 


Clive Hicks-Jenkins (2011)







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