Saturday Addition: 18.01.14

The London Art Fair 2014, vast, overwhelming, underwhelming, amazing, exhausting and interesting. Worth a look but give yourself time as there is so much to see! During my visit I went to a talk on “Eric Ravilious: Modern British Art and Nostalgia – a discussion with Alan Powers and Neil Jennings”. The discussion showed a…

Happy New Years: what is your plan?

Having read others blogs exploring what their aims for the new year are, I have been inspired to define what I am trying to do. I am aiming for clarity through a reflective practise, and as I try to teach my students to have a reflective practise, and I am also trying to practice what…

Saturday addition 12: The Affordable Art Fair

This addition is a bit late because I have found it hard to write. It is not supposed to sound bitter, but me asking questions of myself, and hopping for advise or comments from the reader. Yestrday I went to the Affordable Art Fair at Battersea Park, London. I have been meaning to go for…

Saturday Addition 11: The Other Art Fair

http://www.theotherartfair.com/ “Now in its 5th edition, The Other Art Fair has firmly established itself as the only event art buyers of all experiences and tastes need attend, to buy directly from over 100 of the most talented, unrepresented artists. Coinciding with Frieze Week, the most important date in London’s art calendar, as well as sharing…

Saturday Addition 10: The Watts Chapel

I grew up in the village of Compton. This chapel is part of my memories. Growing up with spaces like this on your door step, create a visual and spatial understanding and appreciation of the style that was part of the arts and crafts movement. I love that these works were about society and the…

Saturday Addition 9: Bringing drawing back

Today’s addition again comes from the Paper exhibition at Saatchi, although it is now ended. Today we look at a Dawn Clements work “Movie”. Dawm Celement creates large scale drawings of scenes, this one a movie. This work makes me think about our fascination with others, with living vicariously through films, and TV, through magazines…

Saturday Addition 8: Floating cities

Today I am talking about “Paper” at the Saatchi Gallery, Sloane Square, London. “Paper” showcases works on paper from around the world. The work ranges from political, to surreal, to architectural, drawings, paintings, installations and more! It is colourful, and dull, detailed and base. It is all about paper and as an artists that has…

National Portrait Gallery

On Monday I am taking my students to the NPG. It will be my first trip with them so hope they a) behave and b) enjoy it and leave inspired! Today I went for a pre trip checkup. Firstly I am really sorry they will miss the BP Portrait Award which closes on Sunday, EVERYONE…