David Dye exhibiting in the Central Hall from 16th October 2011
The Central Hall at Wallington was designed by John Dobson in 1853 as an Italian style courtyard. There was no roof, but because of the Northumbrian climate this was not practical and it was covered over. Apparently there is no record of what the original design looked like, so I decided to imagine the hall without its ceiling and with the interior as a `blank canvas` for William Scott Bell and his friends. The site for my coloured drawing is on one of the downstairs columns near to a working drawing of some of the wall paintings which were modified or never used.