Velvet Loons

18 Jan


I’m inviting people to come down to The SPace on Swansea’s High Street to be drawn for my series of 30 minute drawings of Baby Boomers. I’m aiming to do 100 in all and I reached number 23 today. Eventually I’ll be using all 100 images in a large installation, still in the early planning stages, but for the time being I’m enjoying talking and drawing. An important part of the whole experience for me is the series of conversations I’m having, discussing the landmarks in our lives, the things that are iconic, the experiences we had. It’s odd that the Baby Boomers are now more or less the elder generation, it seems hardly any time ago we were partying in our velvet loons and platform boots back in the 1970s (and 1960s and 1980s).

The SPace is a temporary outreach pop-up gallery and studio from Swansea Print Workshop and Coastal Housing Group. It’s open Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11.30 – 5.00 until mid-February.

6 Responses to “Velvet Loons”

  1. aquicksmile January 19, 2016 at 21:34 #

    Wish I was near Swansea I’d be there like a shot…I did the hippy thing long hair, long floaty skirts and sandals….oooooh the memories. Looking forward to hearing about the installation.

  2. Leonie Andrews January 19, 2016 at 06:49 #

    Don’t remind us! I’ll never forget one of the girls at my student residence falling off her platforms and breaking her ankle. Ouch.

  3. anna warren portfolio January 19, 2016 at 01:04 #

    I am loving this series Rosie. I well remember my loon pants too!

    • Rosie Scribblah January 19, 2016 at 06:27 #

      Thanks Anna. I liked the cut of loons, very flattering.

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