March 18, 2023
‘Cavalcade’ art exhibition by Mike Healey
Venue:The Old Courthouse, Shap, Main Street
Shap, CA10 3NL
QUESTION: hat have the following in comWmon?
Weird landscapes, strange plant forms, Renaissance clowns, Shakespearean monsters, dramatic three-dimensional dioramas, very odd sculptures. disturbing collages and unnervingly modern mythological characters?
What have the following in common? ANSWER: MIKE HEALEY
Mike is a writer; former Associate Director of the Oxford Playhouse, award –winning BBC TV drama Writer and Director and Surrealist painter who will be exhibiting his work at The Old Courthouse, Shap. ‘Cavalcade’ opens on 18th March until 16th April.
Opening times vary so please visit the website before travelling www.theoldcourthouse.org
Mike will be present on the morning of 25th March, (also Shap’s monthly market day), to enable visitors to ‘Meet the Maker’. He is also holding a Drama Workshop on Saturday 1st April.
Much of his work on display is inspired by his fascination with Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ a magical play that he has directed several times. Plants form an integral part of his particular brand of Surrealism with natural forms spilling over into the representation of humans.