The Work of Human Hands
23 October – 29 November
Sally came and interviewed James in his studio for Hayletts Gallery virtual exhibition during lockdown.
Filmed just before the show opened. James walking around his exhibition ‘Wood to Water’ at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Because of Covid-19 the show is extended until February 2021.
Review of ‘Wood to Water’ at the NMMC. 23 minutes in…
‘Before he became an artist James Dodds was an apprentice shipwright, and boats remain the focus of his attention. For his new exhibition, Wood to Water, at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, Dodds has painted a series of large – some very large – pictures of the traditional boats of the region, but these are not the usual views of the vessels at sea, with wind, waves and weather. Dodds is concerned with boats as sculptural shapes and with the details of their construction. The Cornish maritime historian, John McWilliams, reviews.’
Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Banner hanging for the Wood to Water exhibition which starts on the 3rd October.
Here’s the progress of another large quadriptych, for the NMMC exhibition.
And here is the film of painting a Falmouth punt earlier this year…