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Sat, 07 May



Exhibition | Something Glimpsed by Lisa Hawkins

An exhibition of oil paintings and watercolours inspired by the land and nature.

Exhibition | Something Glimpsed by Lisa Hawkins
Exhibition | Something Glimpsed by Lisa Hawkins

Time & Location

07 May 2022, 10:00 – 12 May 2022, 16:00

Margate, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX, UK

About the Event

A body of representational and abstract paintings within which Lisa Hawkins explores what it feels like to “be in the world”.  Lisa's method of working incorporates painting en plein air in the landscape, together with drawings and paintings from imagination and completed in the studio.   


‘Seasons in the Sun’– Something Glimpsed. The original 1961 French version of this pop song is by Belgian singer Jacques Brel titled ‘Le Moribund’ and Terry Jacks recorded the ‘70s version ‘Seasons in the Sun’ in English, it was part of the soundtrack of those who grew up at that time.

"For me, it evokes endlessly warm, often solitary, summer days spent in my garden and on Wanstead Flats. Like many children of the 70’s, I was allowed to roam freely and ‘be back in time for tea.  That is where I forged my love of nature, of trees, insects, birds, animals but it was also a time tinged with deep sadness as my father had died suddenly when my brother and I were very young plunging the family into a stoic sorrow which one just learned to live with.

Not fully understanding the content of the lyrics at that time, aged about 7 or 8, it seemed be about love and sunshine and yearning – a yearning for a summer that could never end. I cannot say for sure what my motivation is for painting, but without a doubt those early experiences have a great bearing on the paintings I make in which I have a feeling I am trying to find something that is just out of sight.

Painting for me is a kind of meditation to deeply connect with the landscape. Much of the process is about walking, looking and paying attention to my surroundings – during which there is a sense that the individual self is negated. To that end, my paintings are a kind of New Romanticism, where the Pagan Gods still have dominion, and there is no separation between the tree, the lake and me." — Lisa Hawkins, 2022.


Location: The Margate School Gallery Space, Ground Floor

Admission: Free Entry

First Solo PV: Saturday, 7 May, 6 – 8pm

Exhibition continues through to 12 May, open 10am—4pm

Accessibility: This show and toilets are located on the ground floor and are accessible to wheelchair users. There is a baby changing station in the accessible toilet.

The Margate School is dog friendly - bring your pup along!

Getting here: We are located on Margate’s High Street in the old Woolworth’s building. See us on a map here.

By Bike -  There are some public bike racks down the High Street and around Margate. We have some room to accommodate some bikes, please ask us before chaining up! You can send us a message and any further questions here.

By Train - We are a 10 min walk from Margate train station, just head along the seafront, enjoy the view, and visit the local businesses along the front.

Car - There is paid parking in Morrisons Carpark or along the seafront near Turner. You can find free parking in Cliftonville if you don’t mind a walk!

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