Delicious Solitude: Drawings by John Hubbard, Photographs by Paul Joyce
A Southbank Centre Touring Exhibition
Mon 7 Jan – Sat 9 Feb 1991
“Society is all but rude to this delicious solitude”, wrote the poet Andrew Marvel during the Civil War, a time of social upheaval and change. The idea that a garden provides solace and refreshment for the spirit was behind the work of Hubbard and Joyce, inspired by the Abbotsbury gardens in Dorset and the Tresco gardens in the Scilly Isles. The exhibition is a conversation between two distinctive visions using different means, charcoal and the camera. It also suggest the essential solitary nature of looking closely at natural things.