Details of Whistpers of the Imagination Exhibition

Whispers of the Imagination:

Dreamlike Buildings in Art

Details of Whistpers of the Imagination Exhibition

Exhibition Extended

29th November, - 3rd December 2023

An immersive and thought-provoking contemporary art exhibition that transports visitors to a world of architectural dreams and surreal visions. Hosted in Buckingham University’s Vinson Building, the exhibition features the distinctive art of Cathy Read who reinterprects architecture into dreamlike Cityscapes.
Curated to evoke a sense of wonder and intrigue, visitors are immediately enveloped in an atmosphere that blurs the lines between reality and imagination. The softly lit space creates a dreamy ambiance, with carefully designed displays to enhance the immersive experience.
Each piece offers a unique perspective on the theme of dreamlike architecture. The title, Whispers of the Imagination, reflects the subtlety and delicacy of the artworks’ portrayal of everyday architecture in a dreamlike state. These creations evoke a sense of curiosity and contemplation, inviting visitors to explore the realms of the mind and the infinite possibilities of design. Cathy encourages viewers to engage their own imaginations and interpret the works in their own unique ways.
Painting of a building under construction by Contemporary Artist Cathy Read. Building in progress near Battersea in London
Under Construction - ©2022 - Cathy Read - watercolour and acrylic ink - 56x76cm
The accompanying wall texts and interactive elements provide insights into the artist’s inspirations, techniques, and the thought processes behind each piece, allowing visitors to delve deeper into the creative process and the concept of dreamlike architecture.

Whispers of the Imagination: Dreamlike Buildings in Art is a captivating journey into a world where architecture is removed from the constraints of reality, inviting art enthusiasts, architecture aficionados, and dreamers alike to explore the boundary between what we see and what can only be imagined in the realms of the subconscious.

Original painting of Waterloo Station created by contemporary artist Cathy Read
Waterloo Station - ©2023 - Cathy Read - Watercolour and Acrylic -56 x 76cm

About the Artist

A visit to Manchester’s City Gallery inspired Cathy’s fascination with art. Although she loved to draw, discovering the painting Work by Ford Maddox Brown was when she realised the power of art to tell inspiring stories. The desire to create Art that inspired a Wow was born.

Cathy exhibits around the UK, Europe, and is collected as far afield as Canada, Africa, and New Zealand. In 2021 she was selected for the 20th international Art Exchange Exhibition in Chiba, Japan. Cathy regularly exhibits with the Society of  Women Artists in London, being awarded the Barbara Tate Memorial Award in 2015. Her work is in the
Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and various corporate collections. She appeared on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2016 and 2017.

Getting to the Venue

The Vinson Centre is on Hunter Street in Buckingham. There is free parking in the university car park on Hunter Street. If the barrier is down, press the security button and tell them you’re heading to the art exhibition at the Vinson building.

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