DESIGN, DETAILS & MAPS OF THE COSMOS, 25 & 26 JUNE, 2022
Paul Wilkins was an artist, theatre designer and cabinetmaker. This exhibition consists of a selection of his work in diverse forms and mediums.
Paintings, theatre designs, photographs, drawings, film and furniture map out a pathway through his life and changing creative personas, with recurring themes echoing over the years.
The coastline and the countryside of Norfolk were very close to Paul’s heart, having spent many happy childhood holidays here. Whilst living in Old Hunstanton (2003 – 2005), he was inspired to paint local landscapes, as well as a series of Mandala paintings, which were later exhibited at Sacred Space gallery in Notting Hill, London.
Paul originally trained at Wimbledon School of Art in Theatre Design and worked for 11 years in theatre, opera and dance, including several collaborative pieces with dancer and partner Lindsay Hibbs.
He then moved from theatre to furniture design, becoming a largely self taught cabinetmaker. Working primarily in London and the South East, Paul created beautiful and bespoke cabinetry and furniture for over 20 years until his sudden death last year, aged 58.
The Design, Details & Maps of the Cosmos Paul Wilkins exhibition will take place Saturday 25 June, 10.30am – 3.30pm & Sunday 26 June 11am to 4pm.