Artist in residence at Bryson's
VISITING Dennis Hope's art exhibition isn't just pleasing to the eye, it's a whole lesson in history.
Originally an evacuee in England during the Second World War, Mr Hope was a “Ten pound Pom” who has worked around Australia in many trades but is now settled in Warwick and focusing on his artistic endeavours.
Speaking yesterday at his local exhibition, Mr Hope spoke of the scene of “man and his architecture”, an eight-tonne steel structure he constructed outside the Narwee Boys High School in Beverley Hills, Sydney, in 1965.
Three weeks after moving to Warwick, Dennis Hope has drawn a sketch of the Warwick Town Hall in an effort to help promote his new home town.
His last exhibition was in Nobby in March and he said he found participating in events like these was a good way to help him settle in to Warwick, where he's been living for a year.
Using only pencil, Mr Hope has sketched much of Warwick's colonial architecture, as well as local wildlife.
At Bryson's Place today his work, which also includes plates, postcards and images of his sculptures, is on display.
Mr Hope will be quietly sketching throughout the exhibition, but be sure to ask him about his artistic journey.
Mr Hope's work will be on display at Bryson's Place on Palmerin Street today from 9.30am to 2pm.