Remember how good things used to taste? I am transported back to those memories this autumn as we celebrate a bumper apple harvest. I don’t know if my favourite apple of the day is the one picked in the early morning, fresh, crisp and crunchy, and still cold and covered in night dew; or the one plucked in the late afternoon, warm and golden from the sun’s rays and dripping in sweet juice. The tomato crop has been incredible too and the abundance of tasty red toms shows no sign of abating.
Childhood memories are captured too in the oil paintings coming on show of one of our top long-standing artists. Although she has resided in UK for many years, Mary-Jane Alexander revisits her formative years in Bulawayo to portray the family; the women carrying out their daily chores, and the children playing. Her subject matter resonates with our memories and nostalgia for times gone by; when the sun shone; when time seemed to stand still and when apples and tomatoes tasted of real apples and tomatoes.
Our next exhibition, “Christmas Kaleidoscope” runs from 14th – 28th November.