Huge exhibition at Art Pavilion ends Thursday afternoon

Peter Gibson's exhibition at Mile End Art Pavilion

The Creativist – a retrospective of the art of Peter Gibson is open daily 11am – 6pm at the Art Pavilion in Clinton Road, E3 4QY until Thursday 13th April.

Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts from their Wikipedia page
Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts reassembled. Peter Gibson is centre at the back (from their Wikipedia page)

Peter Gibson was front man for the UK Blues Band ‘Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts’ founded in 1968. He also toured with Eric Clapton’s ‘Derek and the Dominos’, and made two film documentaries of Blues legend John Mayall.

Whilst touring he started to hand embroider denim jackets. Twenty are on display in this brilliant exhibition.

Nelson's Jacket by Peter Gibson
Nelson’s Jacket by Peter Gibson

Peter said: “In 2005, I was invited by Falmouth Art Gallery to commemorate Admiral Nelson’s Victory in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar… I imagined that if Nelson was alive today, he would have similar status to a Rock Superstar. This jacket incorporates LED lights and a personal sound system and was part of a larger installation piece.”

Ship paintings by Peter Gibson
Ship paintings by Peter Gibson

Peter Gibson was very interested in many topics, including live theatre, and painting cargo ships using pastels and poster paint. There is so much to see in this (free) exhibition – it deserved a longer run. He was very creative. I can thoroughly recommend a visit. It’s open 11am – 6pm until Thurs 6pm 13th April.

One of Peter Gibson's theatre paintings
One of Peter Gibson’s theatre paintings

The Art Pavilion is just north of Mile End Station on Grove Road (E3 4QY).

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