Thompson Hall – Home Away From Home
A HOUSE/Outside In co-commission
The Regency Town House

13 Brunswick Square, Hove
30 April – 29 May

The venue for this exhibition was a house with beautiful architect and structure. It really worked well feeling like you are in a house and not museum.

I like the boldness of the colours in Thompson’s paintings.  Each piece of artwork he creates has different art techniques in the fine details. For instance in one of his paintings he uses gold and silver paint to create a 3D effect on the railings giving them a shine when seen from the distance.

There was a video in the first room I went into how he makes his work and the techniques he uses. This helped to make sense of his work.

I didn’t know there were monsters in his painting because it wasn’t obvious until I heard him speak at the launch. After this it’s made complete sense when he told us that they were based on his high intense anxiety. I can relate to how he feels because I have the same things with mine – it’s like dark bleak shadows creeping over me.

There another drawing where there were 2 doors – one going into a parallel world it makes wonder what it would be like if l chose the that world

Going to Thompson’s launch gave me courage to that me or everyone with or without disabilities that can do have an exhibition.

Overall l really enjoyed this.

Sarah Watson