In my usual tradition, here is the round up of featured posts for 2011. It’s been a pretty tubulent year personally for me and I haven’t blogged as much as I usually do – but my New Year resolution is to do so, so get ready for more eclectic mixes of art, design and quirkyness! Continue reading “Happy Christmas and New Year!”
Category Archives: exhibitions
Stone me! Bathbombs, puppets, dribbles and Little Dancers!
Musician,artist and printmaker Ronnie Wood, who plays with the Rolling Stones (and has also played with The Faces, and the Jeff Beck Group) trained at Ealing Art College. His new exhibition, called ‘Time and Places’ will showcase 100 pieces of his work, including paintings of Jimi Hendrix, Slash and portraits of friends and family. It shall run 7Continue reading “Stone me! Bathbombs, puppets, dribbles and Little Dancers!”
Pre Raphaelite Delights that last longer than 15 minutes with Lashings of Ginger Beer,
It’s been ages since I last posted (the longest yet) but I hope to make amends today by writing a longer post – a kind of round-up of posts I should have written. The 11th August was popular children’s writer Enid Blyton’s birthday (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968). Here’s a a link to another postContinue reading “Pre Raphaelite Delights that last longer than 15 minutes with Lashings of Ginger Beer,”
Exhibition: David Hancock ‘Time to Pretend’
David Hancock explores the space between physicality and psychological space using a hyper-realist technique. His exhibition ‘Time to Pretend‘ (The Hub, Manchester 3rd – 18th March 2011) elevates the ordinary to the decidedly extraordinary. Gaming and urban folklore are fused together in these intricate drawings. This realism was made even more extraordinary by the actual presence of hisContinue reading “Exhibition: David Hancock ‘Time to Pretend’”
A Room (or two) with quite a view (or two)
Google has just launched their new Google Art project today (link at the bottom of post) and it’s rather exciting! Now you can visit 17 famous art galleries around the world – without leaving your home! Using the same technology as Google Street Maps you can ‘walk’ round the rooms of the buildings and zoomContinue reading “A Room (or two) with quite a view (or two)”
Scottish artists – A celebration
To commemorate Burns Night, the greatest Scottish poet (tonight) I have compiled a special video of Scottish artists and artists associated with the National Galleries of Scotland. Favorites of mine include Allan Ramsay, Anya Gallaccio,Duncan Grant George Leslie Hunter, Glenn Onwin, RB Kitaj,Joseph Crawhall, Norman Edgar, Oskar Kokoschka and Robert Burns! Which are yours? ToContinue reading “Scottish artists – A celebration”
Hats Off to York!
We’ve recently come back from a few days away in York. Whilst there, I popped into the city Art Gallery where along with the ceramics, illustrations (wonderful small collection from children’s books) and paintings, there was an exhibition simply called ‘Hats’. The exhibition which runs from to 18th September 2010 – 23rd January 2011 tracks the wayContinue reading “Hats Off to York!”
Preserving the words
Anyone who reads this blog will know that I’m a big fan of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London which houses many treasures illustrating not only our own culture but the world. This week the museum is launching a campaign to conserve three of Dickens’s original manuscripts which were acquired from the writer’s home by hisContinue reading “Preserving the words”