The sun is shining, spring blossoms are coming out and the birds are singing, but everything else is in chaos!
For the time being we are all well at RYA. We are following government and medical directives, heeding all advice and doing our best to protect our colleagues and clients. To this end we have decided to reduce our Opening Hours, for the time being. So, as from this Thursday 19th March we will be opening from
10am - 2pm on weekdays and will be closed on Saturdays. Of course, we are always happy to meet any of you, our clients, visitors and suppliers by appointment outside these hours, and will ensure that our environment is as well-managed and safe as possible.
We at RYA will continue to catch up on outstanding “housekeeping”, follow leads to source interesting new works, organise photography and prepare the Catalogue for our forthcoming Annual Folk Art Exhibition (May 2020) .
We will of course continue to update our website and post regularly on our social media platforms, to keep everyone updated of any further changes.
These are exceptional and challenging circumstances for us all. We feel for the most vulnerable and all those at higher risk, but must say that in our area of South West London, a strong sense of community and cooperation has developed and whilst we are all treading uncertain ground, somehow a genuine new neighbourly spirit, a resilient acceptance and a wry sense of humour are emerging. Hopefully we will get through the tough times together and move on with this new sense collaboration and possibly even some reassessed values. Let’s hope, remember others and smile...
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A Closer Look at an Unusual Full-Bodied Primitive Cockerel Weathervane
The best weathervanes somehow encapsulate the raw sculptural qualities and explore the unselfconscious spirit of Folk Art that collectors cherish.
Primarily made for function, (remembering that wind direction was very relevant and informative for sailors, agricultural workers and the rural population), they also offered both skilled artisans and entirely untrained makers great scope to explore form, scale and material, to create works of individual character and style