Last night saw the private view of New Art Gallery Walsall’s new exhibition: FOUND. The exhibition featured seven artists (Paul Chiappe, Julie Cockburn, Ellen Gallagher, Ruth Claxton, John Stezaker, Vesna Pavlović and Erik Kessels), all of whom transformed and re-worked found, visual material. It featured photographs, postcards, slides and magazines - all gleaned from the … Continue reading FOUND: New Art Gallery Walsall
A Celebration of Ignorance Standing motionless with all his might, blood pumping and senses stinging, Zhongni felt the silken fur glide against his right shin. The creature circled around and in-between his legs, delicately negotiated his feet, and disappeared back into the darkness. The waiting continued. The anticipation of discovery grew. The delicate click … Continue reading ‘A Celebration of Ignorance’ – First Attempts at Flash Fiction.
What makes you, you? This was the question I was left pondering, as I left Willem de Rooij's photographic exhibition at the Arnolfini. Willem de Rooij is a Dutch artist based in Amsterdam, and this latest exhibition - his first major show in a UK public gallery, consists of eighteen panels, each displaying a selection … Continue reading Collective Individuality: Art and Identity
O, what a world of profit and delight, Of power, of honour, of omnipotence, Is promis’d to the studious artisan! Doctor Faustus. Faustus, the protagonist of Christopher Marlowe’s play; the ever aspiring scientist who sought mastery over nature through intellectual means, would probably have enjoyed Antler’s latest exhibition! Its starting point is ‘human technology and … Continue reading Art, Antlers and Exploration
Last weekend saw individual artists, galleries and all manner of creative endeavours open their doors to the public. It was a weekend designed to encourage public participation and dialogue between the cities artists and galleries - a lot of fun to be a part of! For me, it started with the Andy Holden Opening at … Continue reading Andy Holden at Spike Island (Bristol Arts Weekend!)
The point of what? Art, life, love, ….bodily functions!? Last week I counted myself lucky enough to see Martin Creed’s latest exhibition, a retrospective at the Southbank Centre. This exhibition brings together an enormous amount of his previous and current work, reflecting different thoughts, emotions and materials. The themes flow wonderfully into each other, a … Continue reading What’s the point of it? – Martin Creed at Tate Britain
I had intended to stop at three installments – ‘understanding the house’, being the last piece on the ‘Building the Archive’ symposium. However I felt Professor Golding’s talk had so much information, so many points for further thought, that it left plenty for the reader to mull upon. It was a fantastic talk in its … Continue reading Understanding the House: What does ‘Archive’ Mean?