Noises In The Florid Sky

7 September 2023 to 20 October 2023 Pictorum Gallery

Showcasing an incredible eighteen new paintings, Hamblet transforms the gallery space into an immersive, energetic environment where the viewer is enveloped by a vibrant symphony of colour. Within this ambitious new body of work, Hamblet delves deeper into her fascination with the weather.

The exhibition title, Noises in the Florid Sky, is inspired by Richard Mabey’s 2013 book Turned Out Nice Again: Living With The Weather. Within this book, Mabey weaves together science, art and memoirs (including his own) to show the weather’s impact on our culture and national psyche. The reference to ‘Florid Sky’ is also taken from the poem Electromagnetic by Emily Rothko, where she writes “Disruptions in the Florid Sky … An inner weather grows out of the atmosphere”. This quote is something that Hamblet refers back to often when making work, directly informing and impacting her practice. 

A truly British topic, the weather has preoccupied Hamblet’s research for the past four years. The artist follows a well-trodden path of myths, love affairs and mysteries that surround how we interact with the weather.  We see how colour and form take precedence in her large scale abstract pieces, responding directly to her lived experiences and surroundings and engulfing the viewer in her inner world.

The exhibition is accompanied by a limited edition publication of drawings by the artist, and a catalogue essay by Tom Morton.

Noises in the Florid Sky:  7 September - 20 October 2023

Further Information:  Pictorum Gallery