I’ve been looking forward to going to this exhibition for ages and it didn’t disappoint. The HOME gallery in Manchester has an exhibition of David Lynch’s artwork running through until the autumn. After reading ‘Room to Dream’ at Christmas I was eager to see some more of Lynch’s artwork and the chance to do so was too good to miss. This was also my first trip to Manchester. I got the chance to see the art gallery and some of the sights.
HOME is more than just a gallery – it’s a music venue, a theatre, a restaurant and a cinema all rolled into one. I met up with a few great people from the Twin Peaks fan community and shared a lovely few hours there.
I’m going to share some of my favourite pieces from the exhibition here but the pictures don’t do any kind of justice to the real things. They have such a visceral, three dimensional quality that can’t be captured unless you see them for yourself.
I followed up the art exhibition with a viewing of my favourite Lynch film, Blue Velvet. It was a new 4K restoration of the print and it was so good to see it on the big screen. I picked up on so many details that I’ve never noticed before. I also saw some different things in the story itself through the lens of parenthood. I noticed so many aspects of the story that relate to the parent/child relationship and I’d like to spend some more time thinking about this; maybe put some of my thoughts into a post at a later date.
After all that excitement, I took a trip up to another home, my childhood home of Newcastle upon Tyne. Quite near to where I grew up, there’s a road that I never knew existed until I saw The Vlog Lady put a picture of it up on Twitter last week. It’s literally a few minutes drive from my childhood home so I had to give it a look.
So, once again, I highly recommend going to see the Lynch exhibition at HOME. You have to see these works in person to really get the full effect. Also, if you ever get the chance to see his films on the big screen, it really makes a difference to the experience.
Thanks for reading. You can check out some more of my random day trips by following the links below.