M HKA

We are going to round off this year of posts with a recommendation of an institution that you should visit if you are ever in the area. It’s the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, known as: M HKA. It’s a really fantastic place to go and see some very well put together exhibitions. Currently…

What to Watch

This is a quick film and TV round-up for this month of things you should watch. If there's anything that you watch this week, please let it be these two things: 1. I, Daniel Blake A film directed by Ken Loach. A fantastic piece of fiction based on the truth of the welfare system in…

The Lorraine Special

The Lorraine region in France has it all going on this month. Below is a brief run down on what’s on in three different areas of the region. 1. Zone Sensibles @ FRAC (Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain), Metz Until 23rd October 2016 (Exhibition), FREE FRAC is a contemporary art gallery in the city of Metz.…

Monet’s Garden

If ever in the Parisian area, take a train out to Giverny to visit Monet’s beautiful garden. Visiting Monet? I have one major piece of advice, and one major piece of advice only. Pick your season well. This visit was taken in mid-September, and luckily for us, the sun was still shining down on the…

Liverpool Biennial 2016

This edition of the 9th Liverpool Biennial opened on 9th July (the best day ever) and will conclude on 16th October. (And as far as I know, all (if not most) of things programmed are free. So regardless of what I say down below, always worth remembering there is no monetary risk in finding out…

Review: Georgia O’Keeffe (EXHIBITION)

A retrospective of one of the most famous female painters of the 20th century is currently on at the Tate Modern in London until 30th October. The main attraction for me to see this exhibition was having studied O’Keeffe’s floral works. Which is all I knew her for: her florals. (Probably similarly to the rest…

Getting Craftily Radical

Radical Craft is an exhibition currently on tour throughout the UK, today marking its last day at Oriel Davies in Wales. (A lovely gallery, free to visit, worth a look if you’re ever in that area.) It’s off next to Beecroft Gallery in Southend opening 10th September 2016. After that it will be making the…

Review: Maggie’s Plan (FILM)

Director: Rebecca Miller Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore I'm becoming a big fan of Greta Gerwig, and after stalking her imdb page, I came across this film: Maggie's Plan. Essentially, the film centres around Maggie and her desire for a child (but not necessarily the father that would come along with it.)…

Magazine Choices of the Month!

A new exciting feature that will probably never show its face again! Just thought I’d mention two magazines that I happened to pick up this month. (Both out now, this June.) Which magazine? Art Monthly. What was the price? £5 UK (and 7 Euros and $8 in all those other places.) Why did you buy…

Review: Tale of Tales (FILM)

Director: Matteo Garrone Starring: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones (to name but a few.) This film is a visual feast for the eyes. It follows three Italian fairytales, that are specifically geared towards adults. (Do not take children to see this.) I really enjoyed the three individual tales, they each offered something different.…