Review: Painting the Modern Garden (EXHIBITION)

It was a dreary morning when my mother and I rocked up to the Royal Academy (RA) with the hopes of seeing the new Impressionist exhibition tag lined ‘Monet to Matisse’ (something I have a slight problem with, but something I understand.) I’ll place my note of warning here: book your tickets in advance. As…

Review: Big Bang Data (EXHIBITION)

Open until 20th March – so there is still time to see! Tickets are £9.50 for students, £12.50 for adults. Somerset House always do a great job at hosting exhibitions that would be difficult to imagine anywhere else. And Big Bang Data is no exception. If I had to describe what type of exhibition it…

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…

Wot? No Fish!!

A sneaky little exhibition that is currently hiding under a passage way that’s part of the Southbank Centre. Wot? No Fish!! is an exhibition that displays the doodles by Ab Solomons drawn on his wage packet given to his wife, Celie. (Who was often the subject matter of these mini artworks.) This beautiful, quiet, unassuming…

Review: Decision (EXHIBITION)

Today I went to see the current exhibition on at the Hayward Gallery in London. It’s a solo show featuring the work of Carsten Holler (imagine the umlaut) who is probably most remembered in London for his slide installation at Tate Modern some time ago. (I’m not going to lie, the slide that you see…

Review: A Victorian Obsession (EXHIBITION)

The beautiful painting that you see before your eyes, is called The Roses of Heliogabalus by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. And this beautiful painting is currently on show as part of ‘A Victorian Obsession’ at the Leighton House Museum. I’ll keep this brief and to the point. The house itself is worth visiting, purely for its…

From the RCA to Egon

This unusual outing was to see the Work-in-Progress Show at the Royal College of Art School of Fine Art. (Primarily this was seen for purely selfish reasons – inspiration for my own end of year Degree Show.) Now, I’m stating here and now that it really is worth seeing. However, (hence the haste for this…