OH HAPPY HAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh Happy Hay! by Eugene Fisk 

Introduced by Simon Hulbert, Brook Street Pottery & Gallery

A unique new book has been recently published and launched in Hay-on-Wye. The book contains over 40 original drawings by Hay resident, artist Eugene Fisk, who has been been creating a series of beautifully observed studies of Hay over the last 12 months.

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Some of the originals can be seen framed and presented in the current exhibition (extended until September 21st) at Pottery in Hay along with signed copies of the book.

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Oh Happy Hay! text and original illustrations by Eugene Fisk, designed by Kate Milsom and printed locally at Orphan’s Press.

Extract from a chapter entitled ‘Reading’ in O Happy Hay!

‘[My friend, life-learned Anthony Daly] … sees the people who visit and dwell in Hay as books in themselves: books on two legs. Once considered, the idea expands. What stories are there to record these walking books in Hay! I am always waiting for someone to write them … There are so many personalities in Hay who could provide interesting material to a discerning writer.’

 

 

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