The Eyes have it, the Eyes have it


What is great art? And why is it great art? Is it great art because it’s great art or because someone tells us that it’s great art? This fascinating book seeks to answer that question. Focusing on the pictures of Doreen Grey, James Frimley, Corey Smelter and Lachlan Dinsmore – known as the Coney Hall Group – this catalogue is from their first major exhibition, held in West Wickham in 2018. Curated by the noted art critic and road cyclist Julian Hutchings, it describes and analyses their pictures in detail, and finds depths of meaning and profundity which they themselves may not even have realised were there.