Thanet-based writer Richard Lewis, who has written thoughtful and informative articles about Christopher Alexander for the local press, has recently published a book which includes a chapter on the artist. The title is ‘Discovering more artistic Thanet: The island’s artistic and literary byways further explored’. See Richard’s website (www. richardlewisbooks.co.uk) for more information.
To read Richard’s article in the Isle of Thanet Gazette (May 20th, 2015), go to’ www.thanetgazette.co.uk Christopher Alexander’ and to read his and two more very appreciative reviews of the exhibition held last summer at the Turner Contemporary, go to ‘ www.thanetgazette.co.uk Christopher Alexander reviews’.
Dr Steven Alexander, one of the artist’s five sons, will be giving the third in his series of illustrated talks about the work of his father at a meeting of the Margate Civic Society in Margate on Thursday, April 7th (7.30 start). As before, all visitors are most welcome (for a small donation); the venue will be The Walpole Bay Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent CT9 2JJ.
Last summer the exhibition of Christopher Alexander’s work at the Turner Contemporary in Margate, which ran from June 30th until September 6th, was a resounding success, and the gallery space devoted to his remarkable drawings and paintings was busy every day. Many visitors, and not only those who live locally, expressed the wish to see more of his work, and so we hope that another (perhaps larger) show will be arranged in the near future. Steven Alexander, one of the artist’s five sons, will be giving further illustrated talks on his father’s enormous oeuvre (consisting of over 4000 drawings and paintings) in 2016, so watch this space.
The exhibition was featured in the BBC South East in a well-structured piece, which anyone interested in Christopher Alexander and his work, or in figurative art in general, should find very interesting. It is available on Facebook