Opening (I’m told) in March 2007, here’s a preview of the nearly completed extension to my local gallery.
I’m looking forward to reviewing it next year, as the original proposal was the subject of one of my first blog entries in 2004:
Triangular in plan, the new building sits in an existing courtyard space with one side parallel to the existing buildinq – the other two travelling towards the street and colliding just past the building line of adjacent properties. The wedges of remaining space will provide an interesting tension between old and new. You might describe it as being one third respectful, two thirds cheeky. Which seems like a fitting recipe for a building to house pop-art.
You’ll note that back then I believed this journal would be all about words with the occasional carefully placed image. Could I have been more wrong?