Alt Üst: Cevdet Erek I was very excited to see Spike Island’s latest exhibition - Alt Üst, from the Istanbul based artist, Cevdet Erek. This excitement was prompted by my recent trip to Turkey’s cultural capital; a bustling, pulsing, changeable and exhilarating city. Arriving in Taksim square, navigating the hectic Istiklal street to my apartment, … Continue reading Is it Istanbul or Constantinople, or Spike Island?
To celebrate 400 years of Bristol libraries, and to coincide with national libraries day, Bristol Central Library hosted a ‘behind the scenes’ tour at their beautiful building on College Green. Rusty Squid’s animatronic ‘Book Hive’ (discussed in previous post, ABC: Art, Books and Curious Cats) was still fluttering, shimmering and swarming in the entrance foyer, … Continue reading This is all owned by you – Exploring Bristol Library
'Design and Use' at Arnolfini. Yesterday, Wednesday 5th February, Arnolfini hosted the first of their Art and Design talks for the new year - 'Design and Use'. The panel consisted of Jeremy Hutchison, a London based artist who 'designs situations that interrupt the circulation of objects through industrial production and consumer ideology', and Emily Pethick, … Continue reading THE BRIEF IS ALWAYS WRONG – Artist talks at Arnolfini
Yesterday morning, on a whim of curiosity, my boyfriend and I attended the 'I am making art' morning at Spike Island - with Howling Owl Records. This was the first time, in a very long time, that I have put pen/charcoal/paint/rollers to paper, and it was a lot of fun. The aim was to get … Continue reading A B C: art, books and curious cats