There are suspicious goings on around here, I just can't seem to put my finger on what, where or whom.
On Friday night I attended the frankly AMAZING new exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery A Question of Guilt. It showcases the crime writer, Frances Flyfield's, wonderful collection of paintings (*I should clarify these are not by her but rather an assortment of others work that she has amassed over her lifetime). The entire exhibition is a murder mystery trail; each painting a character in the story and all with wonderfully witty captions. Although I didn't manage to work out the murderer or the weapon (there was a Cluedo board and an evidence box at the end of the exhibition) it did get my imagination whirring. The characters were fabulous: from the heavy lidded and be-hatted murderess to the flamboyant entertainer, each added to a very complex and funny story.
The curation was masterful, carefully placed objects (and even a fireplace!) created an incredibly atmospheric space to walk around. I was very taken with a little mirror they had in the corner with a selection of tweed deerstalker's to try on. I tried one and it was, much to my delight, an exact match for the tweed I was wearing.
Here are a couple of paintings from the exhibition:
|Unknown Artist, Early 20th Century - A Question of Guilt, Falmouth Art Gallery|
|Untitled, Percy Frederick Horton- The Murderess, A Question of Guilt, Falmouth Art Gallery|
I've always loved a detective story, my brother and I are avid Sherlock fans and for a while we toyed with the idea of starting our own agency. We spent hours on trains practising the Mind Palace technique featured in Sherlock however, despite having the trench coats, hats and spectacles we weren't all that fantastic at it!
That aside I decided to have another whirl at being a detective for the day. I donned my tweeds and the largest brimmed hat I could find and took to the roof. I didn't find much in the way of crime but I did find some very lovely greenery and a incredibly blue sky! Hurrah!
Apart from detecting undetectable crimes I've been busy with a number of other projects. My home was recently featured on Om Pom Happy which you can see here. I also forgot to mention in my last post that my spare room is now up on airbnb, come and visit (or just have a nosey)!
The exhibition I spoke about in my last post is still up, you can visit it at The Glorious Art House in Exeter, open 7 days a week. It finishes on Friday so you better get your skates on!
Hope you all have a wonderful week and don't get entangled in any mysteries...
1980s tailored tweed waistcoat & jacket - Furness & Duke via Oxfam
1930s mint green cotton shirt with lace trim - Vintage sale
Tweed breeches - Pants charity shop
Wide-brimmed hat - Zara sale
Tasseled loafers - Russell & Bromley
Selection of vintage badges on jacket - Car boot sales
Suffragette 'Votes for Women' badge on waistcoat - NPG shop