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.…

Magic Pianos

Nottingham Contemporary. Simon Starling. Free. Closes 26th June 2016. Reason to go? This piano. This automatic, self-playing, beautiful piano. Name of music played? Red, Green, Blue, Loom Music (2015 – 16). Go and see it. Go.

Review: Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf (EXHIBITION)

On until 19th June at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham, let me introduce you to Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf! Costs £2 for an adult, or £1.50 for a concession. This art exhibition proves to be the perfect ‘viewing’ for people who might find more traditional gallery experiences boring. As the name suggest, you…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part IV

So little bit late in terms of the Glasgow International. But this exhibition is on until 19th June (so I feel like I can be pardoned for my lateness.) Akram Zaatari, a Lebanese artist, presents selected works at this new exhibition for The Common Guild in Glasgow. My favourite piece in the exhibition was ‘Tomorrow…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part III

Next on my list of my whirlwind tour of Glasgow International is the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA). Entrance is free!! In conjunction with the festival, the space has been taken over with some specially commissioned pieces. I had chance to see three out of the four exhibits, one whole heartedly recommended, one slightly recommended…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part I

This glorious visual arts festival occupies the entirety of the city, populating established art institutions to much smaller independent spaces. This is the seventh iteration of the festival that is open from 8th – 25th April 2016. I was unable to spend as much time as I would have wished to properly devour and get…

Review: Champagne Life (EXHIBITION)

A little quick note about Champagne Life the current exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Practical information first: the gift shop is great. It ends 9th March 2016. It is a completely female show with the works of 14 artists. One of the first of its kind. (Surprisingly perhaps? Something that I feel should have happened already,…

Review: Going Public in Sheffield (EXHIBITION)

Going Public. Much less serious than it sounds. This is currently the situation in Sheffield. The entire city and its public art spaces have been taken over by private collections. Making the private public. Blending the worlds if you will. Showing works that we would never normally see. The whole programme exhibiting these works in…

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015

A mention of something. Of secret art spaces in public Nottingham places. I’m so amazing at rhyming recently. The New Bloomberg Contemporaries has opened in Nottingham ahead of its launch at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in November. It’s been open since the 18th September and closes this Halloween. (It’s true I’m late…

Berlin Hamburgers

Very late post about this. Should have really arrived on your virtual doorstep a couple of months ago.  So please enjoy this late offering about Berlin Hamburgers. Or as it’s more commonly known, the Hamburger Bahnhof, a modern art museum in Berlin. This particular post is about the ‘A-Z The Marzona Collection’ exhibition. As the…