This new exhibition will display the artist’s Springwood Cats in pencil studies, original watercolours, etchings, pen drawings and even include photographs of them with Lindsay. The cats ‘artistic characters’ will be featured in all their colourful glory!
Lindsay’s affinity with cats began with two handsome white cats which were a gift from a nearby neighbour. They turned out to be wonderful at keeping the snakes at bay and earned his gratitude many times over. Thereafter he always had a few special ‘studio cats’ to keep him company. Some of these over the years included the handsome Pangur Ban, Armstrong Jones, Fidge and Fuzz Buzz.
Amongst the most important duties of a Studio Cat were …”to greet the artist after any absences in the city with extravagant somersaults of pleasure and strong vibrato purring and to perform cartwheels of delight when any picture was sold.” As Lindsay himself said: “A Studio Cat must be a good conversationalist. It must concur with the pressing need for more tubes of paint, the need for good quality cartridge paper for his Bulletin’s weekly cartoons and the dilemmas of diminishing stocks of tobacco and tea, the two true essentials of life’.
Tickets: In the interests of keeping the property Covid-safe we are limiting capacity so we advise pre-booking your tickets using Eventbrite – please click here to book your timed entry session for Springwood Cats Exhibition.