Thursday, 6 October 2016

Paradise


A marble bust of Sir Titus Salt has been positioned just inside the entrance to the 1833 Gallery, on the ground floor of Salts Mill. Once full of machinery, when the vast Mill produced 30,000 yards of alpaca and worsted cloth per day, this huge room now houses a gallery full of prints and paintings by the artist David Hockney, a valuable collection of Burmantofts ceramics, a wonderful selection of artists' materials and many covetable books on art and photography. The whole room is always scented with huge vases of lilies. The fragrance is sometimes so strong that you can smell them outside. Paradise!

4 comments:

  1. I wonder what the mill-workers of yesteryear would make of that?

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  2. It's a marvelous use of the space.

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  3. There were so many books there that I coveted but they were too heavy to bring on the plane. Did buy a couple of smaller ones though.

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  4. A lovely composition, jennyfreckles. And kudos to the gallery for a wonderful re-use of the one-time industrial space.

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