Bernard Mcguigan Sculpture Show at The Lawn 1st - 2nd September and in his studio at The Beacon during Coastal Currents. In the middle of a delightful conversation with Bernard Mcguigan I realise I’m really witnessing a story about a non-verbal conversation between Bernard and his stones. I may recognise the signs, I may connect … Continue reading Pygmalion Turns Abstract.
RAW Show at Omega Studios 28th September to 28th October, curated by Tessa Sambrook. This is a truly extraordinary show; not just for the quality of its diverse objects, but for the sheer excitement of the subtle relationships generated by the display. Omega Studios specialises in jewellery, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and furniture. It takes an … Continue reading Raw Refinement
2018 Director Haifaa al-Mansour Shown at the Kino-teatr 17th January. This film is the result of a collaboration between the screen writer, Emma Jenson and Haifaa al Mansour who is the first female film director to come from Saudi Arabia. Haifaa was the eighth of 12 children and her father is the poet Abdul Rahman … Continue reading Mary Shelley – Delicate Attention
If you’ve ever wondered how life will look in the immediate future this book is for you. It’s a comprehensive overview of the current state of technological innovation. This in itself is exciting and you may expect to find many quixotic and futuristic details. However, the rapid expansion of technology with its ambiguous promises of … Continue reading Nil Desperandum. Review of What’s Next? By Jim AL-khalili.
Director Rupert Everett. Showing at the Kino-teatr in August. Rupert Everett has had this film in mind for a decade, inspired by his great admiration for Oscar Wilde, though it did seem as if he had in part been motivated by a desire to show just what he is capable of as a performer. He … Continue reading The Happy Prince
Directors: Peter Ettedgui and Ian Bonhôte. Showing at the Kino-teatr 12th &13th July. Anyone who saw the V and A exhibition of Alexander McQueen’s work, Savage Beauty, will need no persuading to see this. It's an opportunity to revisit many of the collections, to see them dramatised on the cat walk, and even to see … Continue reading McQueen 2018
The relationship between artist and sitter is a brave choice for a full-length film. In Final Portrait the sleek, band-box fresh, virile young American writer, James Lord, sits for plaster-dusted, disheveled, ageing Giacometti, the Swiss artist, and is compelled to spend an extenuating number of days doing so. Passing time is marked by a simple … Continue reading “Man Behaving Badly” a review of Final Portrait. Director: Stanley Tucci. 2017