Ah art – it didn’t really exist at the beginning. But when we muzzled the ox and started breeding chickens, we suddenly had free time on our hands and embarked on a journey of creation and discovery. And since the days of chalking up our cave walls, the human race held its collective breath for the conclusion of its artistic crescendo: the 2014 Interhall Art Show.
Held at B&G on Thursday 31st August, this event showcased the three best artistic entries from each hall and college (or in the case of a certain Lodge, their only three entries). The art was very impressive on the whole, from mind-bending abstract paintings to skulls and ceramic triangles. In my humble (read: staggeringly underqualified) opinion, the best piece of art was the horse from John XXIII – it was awe-inspiring and far beyond my own ability to reproduce. There was also enticing goon wine prices, and on top of that, also very entertaining live music, which altogether made the event a very classy affair indeed.
However, one hall must be crowned victor, and with the ancestral authority of all the human race, it turned out to be Griffin Hall! Begrudging congratulations! Second was Fenner, followed by Burgmann, UniLodge, John XXIII, B&G, Ursies and Bruce. I’m sure there’s a high-horse related pun I could make relating to that horse that stole my heart, but it would be far too tenuous and obscure, so we’ll just go with this: Suck it, Bruce.
The event was very well attended for the most part, with the gallery abounding with aspiring curators who declared their wine year ‘Very good indeed. Oh yes, indubitably.’ This was good, even though we all sighed in common exasperation that none of the works were battery powered or in any way deadly except to those clumsy enough to fall on them eye-first. Perhaps it was the cheese that evened out that shortfall. Sadly none of the works were for sale, though none were properly secured, so my room is far better decorated than it was the day before the conclusion of the seventh month.