I had a really inspiring and thought provoking visit, that had three distinct elements

1. 19th Century paintings in the round room

In particular I was moved by one particular painting:

Never Morning Wore to Evening But Some Heart Did Break, Walter Langley 1824

http://www.bmagprints.org.uk/image/407587/walter-langley-never-morning-wore-to-evening-but-some-heart-did-break

2. Revealed Government Art collection

18 months ago I had viewed a previous rendition of this show [At Whitechapel Gallery, London]. It was interesting how different the show appeared in a new setting and configoration. This provides much food for thought as I contemplate not only how to best configure my degree show in August, but also how to best install my work at a solo pop up exhibition this weekend in Ipswich [at Landseer rd Methodist Church].

The work that this time was especially captivating was Ori Gersht’s Being There: White Mountain, 2001

http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/work.aspx?obj=31487

3. The Private View of Arrow in the Blue, the first west Midlands Koestler Trust exhibition http://www.koestlertrust.org.uk/pages/midlands13/exhibitionmid13.html

I found the whole show moving and inspiring but Released was especially poignant.