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…

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…

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…

Review: In the Age of Giorgione (EXHIBITION)

Just a quickie here. In the Age of Giorgione at the Royal Academy. On until 5th June. It is what you’d expect from what I’ll bluntly call an ‘old painting exhibition’. To put it bluntly again, I wouldn’t have paid for it (I have a membership card, normally costs £10 without donation) but it was…

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…