Home Away From Home Past

A co-commissioned exhibition with HOUSE Festival 2016

In May 2016 Outside In once again collaborated with HOUSE, the contemporary visual arts festival that takes place annually as part of Brighton Festival. An open submission saw Outside In artists respond to the HOUSE 2016 theme ‘home,’ with Thompson Hall being selected for an exhibition at the iconic Regency Town House from 30 April – 29 May. 

In his newly commissioned series, Hall reimagined views from his home in North London and views from his visits to Brighton, including from the renowned Town House where the exhibition was shown.

Hall works intuitively in a variety of media, specialising in acrylic paint and pastel. His work begins with observational sketches from the urban landscape, providing the basis for artwork that depicts the world as seen by Thompson.

Rather than an accurate re-creation, Hall prefers to convey a mood with carefully mixed colours chosen to capture a visual equivalent to a particular emotional or spiritual state rather than depicting true-to-life colours.

In the paintings Hall created for HOUSE 2016, the artist wanted the work to “give the feeling of being somewhere else, besides your home, and the mixed emotions this creates.”

Thompson is an ActionSpace artist. ActionSpace supports the development of artists with learning disabilities. His installation, based on the HOUSE 2016 theme ‘home’, was exhibited at The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH from 30 April – 29 May 2016.

Home Away From Home exhibition photos

Photos Copyright Andy Hood

Film created by Rosie Powell showcasing Thompson Hall’s Home Away From Home work, his exhibition install and a short Q&A.