Exhibition at Parade, Margate, 15-20 February 2013

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An exhibition of new work featuring a series of drawings inspired by Margate past and present. Plus every visitor has the chance to win a signed & framed piece of work.

More details coming soon.

George RW Cutts, Parade, Marine Drive, Margate, Kent, CT9 1DH.

Friday 15th – Wednesday 20th February 2013.

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Danish Dynamite

Danish Dynamite (2012)

Watercolour on paper, 210 × 297mm.

The forgotten story of … Danish Dynamite, the Denmark side of the mid-80s by Rob Smyth and Lars Eriksen.

Winning is for losers. Many of life’s more interesting stories focus on those who didn’t quite make it; who didn’t get the girl or the job or the epiphany or even the Jules Rimet trophy. Johan Cruyff said his Holland side of the 70s were immortalised by their failure to win the World Cup and, when World Soccer invited a group of experts to select the greatest teams of all time a couple of years ago, three of the top five sides won nothing: Hungary 1953, Holland 1974 and Brazil 1982. Lying 16th on the list – above any side from Argentina, Spain, Germany, Liverpool, Manchester United or Internazionale – was the Danish team of the mid-80s…Read the full Guardian article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2009/oct/13/forgotten-story-denmark-1980s

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Antarctic Explorers – Part 1

Antarctic Explorers – Part 1 (2012)

Watercolour on paper, 297 × 420mm.

Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised.

Apsley Cherry-Garrard, introduction to The Worst Journey in the World, 1922.

Scott Polar Research Institute.

The Worst Journey in the World, Apsley Cherry-Garrard.

The Last Expedition, R F Scott.

Natural History Museum, Antarctica.

Great Bustard

Great Bustard or otis tarda (2011)

Watercolour on paper, 148 x 210mm.

The Great Bustard is a large bird in the Bustard family, unrelated to other large bird species such as turkeys or geese. Great Bustards can (and do) fly, despite being the heaviest flying animal alive today. Great Bustards can be found across Europe, as far south as Spain and as far to the north as the Russian steppes. Most members of the Bustard family are smaller than the Great Bustard which is dwarfed only by the Kori Bustard. Male Great Bustards grow about 30% larger than the females, reaching up to 1 meter tall and weighing up to 16Kg (the heaviest recorded Great Bustard weighed in at 21Kg). The conservation status of the Great Bustard is listed as vulnerable, with populations in many countries being in decline and having been extinct in the UK for over 180 years.

http://greatbustard.org/