Yesterday morning I made my first visit to the Newport Street Gallery – Damien Hirst’s new home for his extensive art collection. It’s a great space for art. The architects have converted three cathedral like Victorian scenery painting workshops, in places 15 metres high.
The first exhibition is of John Hoyland’s wonderful abstract paintings from 1964 – 82. The white airy rooms display perfectly the effervescent colours of Hoyland’s huge canvases. An inspiring morning!