Lynne’s exhibition at the cauliflower

Lynne Blackburn opened her solo exhibition of original prints at The Cauliflower Gin Palace in Seven Kings for July’s ‘Second Thursday’ event. ‘Celebrating the Familiar’ opened on Thursday 16th July and runs until 13th August. The exhibition looked fantastic in the gorgeous surroundings of the Victorian Gin Palace and received some great reviews. The show also got a photo article in the Ilford Recorder !

Lynne Blackburn's screen prints looking very much at home at The Cauliflower
Lynne Blackburn’s screen prints looking very much at home at The Cauliflower

Lynne Blackburn's screen prints hanging either side of the fireplace at The Cauliflower Lynne Blackburn’s screen prints hanging either side of the fireplace at The Cauliflower

Lynne Blackburn's screen prints at  The Cauliflower
Lynne Blackburn’s screen prints at The Cauliflower
All ready for the opening -  Lynne Blackburn's solo exhibition at The Cauliflower
All ready for the opening – Lynne Blackburn’s solo exhibition at The Cauliflower
The Cauliflower - Lynne Blackburn's name in lights !
The Cauliflower – Lynne Blackburn’s name in lights !
Flyer for Lynne Blackburn's solo exhibition at The Cauliflower
Flyer for Lynne Blackburn’s solo exhibition at The Cauliflower

Here is one of the lovely reviews I recieved from a visitor to the exhibition – “Hello Lynne at pub and I’m impressed. Love the screens of shop/building fronts the layers bring much energy to the subject. I like the way one is forced to consider the space within the compositions. Your ‘Scary Steps’ piece photography can’t do justice to. I saw many literature references in those steps from Hyde to Jack the Ripper and the unfortunate today of urban living. Your circular pieces are my favourite as they remind me think of mandalas and kaleidoscope images but with far more freedom. Love the titles of the pieces just like the warning signs on the roads ‘Don’t Drink, Don’t Smoke.’ The fish eye lens pieces made me think of my childhood memories half-remembered. The is a real sense of Noir for me with your stools and floor pieces the angles are like the late night stumbling of the intoxicated. Very apt for a pub. Finally ‘Waits’ is now in my pocket (I wish). I had a good look at this piece then I stepped back and the textures popped out!!!! Excellent job done and the venue really enhances the emotions your work stirred on me. Good luck in all you do. Fab venue though Proper cushty ! Kx”

Ian Bailey's Wallpaper at V&A
Flower of Life screen print by Carne Griffiths