Canals, Canaletto and Non-conformists

  Antony Gormley’s statue, Sound II, in the crypt of Winchester Cathedral, was one of the first of the artist’s works that I saw and I was immediately captivated by the quiet contemplation… Continue reading

‘The Exchange’: An Exhibtion Connecting Culture, Community & Creativity

I went along to the opening party of ‘The Exchange’, a collaborative project with artists Noriko Suzuki-Bosco and Orah Bradshaw, in the City Space at Winchester Discovery Centre. The project’s aims are connecting culture, creativity… Continue reading

The Art Cafe launches ‘Scratching the Surface’ by Red Hot Press

The Art Café is situated on Jewry Street, Winchester and dedicates itself to being a creative hub for the community. Their gallery helps support and promote local, national and International artists, bringing exciting… Continue reading

Lyons Tea Shop Lithographs: Bringing Colour to Post-War Britain

Most families seem to share an affection for Lyons Tea Shops and mine is no exception. My parents honeymooned in London in 1964 and supplemented their meagre hotel continental breakfast by going to… Continue reading

‘Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art’ at The British Museum

‘What is beauty? The nature of the following question has ancient roots, famously so with classical Athenian philosopher Socrates, yet still resonates with us all on a personal level today. My love of… Continue reading

Back in time to Bexhill-on-Sea : Ladybird by Design at the De La Warr Pavillion

I’d always wanted to see the De La Warr Pavilion (DLWP) since I’d read about its restoration in 2005. Whereas Bexhill town centre still has a 1950s feel to it, the Pavilion, from… Continue reading

Visit to The Stuart Hall Library At Iniva, London

I went up to Shoreditch to visit the Stuart Hall Library at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) as part of an ARLIS Professional Development Commitee visit. Just a 5 minute walk from Old Street… Continue reading

Sheila Hicks at the Hayward Gallery – ‘Foray into Chromatic Zones’

The first things which struck me walking into Sheila Hicks’s exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, were colour and texture. Hicks studied at Yale under Josef Albers, so it’s no surprise that her skill with… Continue reading

Louise Bourgeois: Works On Paper at Tate Modern

The Tate Modern in London are currently exhibiting Louise Bourgeois’ ‘Works on Paper’… and it’s free to enter! There are four rooms displaying a selection of her prints, books, fabric and paint drawings. I… Continue reading