Essay produced to accompany Every Eye sees differently as the Eye  an exhibition of works by artists that create their own highly imaginative and allegorical worlds. From differing countries and backgrounds, drawing – manifested variously in the form of long scrolls, delicate drawings, intricate installations and light boxes – is the favoured medium to depict their own lyrical or narrative universes. They all share  Willaim Blake’s outlook and interest in Gothic medievalism, spiritual mysticism and outsider art movements including quasi-historical characters taken from fairy tales or mythologies.

"Every eye sees differently as the eye – such the object"  William Blake from Annotations to Reynolds’s Discourses (c.1798-1809)

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    Charles Avery, Henderson’s Eggs, Size Five, 2007 Edition of 36 Photo: Andy Keate