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09 October 2003Written by ATG Reporter

What a novel idea Kent dealer Neville Pundole has come up with for his current exhibition at the Neville Pundole Gallery, The Friary, Canterbury.

Last year as part of the Canterbury Festival, Mr Pundole was moved to mount a selling exhibition of
contemporary ceramics and glass on the theme of The Canterbury Tales.

Staying on a literary theme, this year’s show of contemporary glass, ceramics, textiles and sculpture is
devoted to Christopher Marlowe’s most famous creation, Dr Faustus.

Many have used Faustus as their inspiration, from Goethe and Thomas Mann to Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in their film Bedazzled. There is plenty of material to inspire a group of contemporary artists.

Marlowe is Canterbury’s most famous literary son and there was a private view of this show, which closes on October 31, for members of the local Marlowe Society.

A convivial gathering but John Hunt, vice chairman of the society, could not resist a dig at Marlowe’s slightly more famous contemporary when he exclaimed: “It’s unlikely that Stratford could come up with a comparable exhibition.”

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