Pygmalion Turns Abstract.

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.

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Raw Refinement

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

Nil Desperandum. Review of What’s Next? By Jim AL-khalili.

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.

“Man Behaving Badly” a review of Final Portrait. Director: Stanley Tucci. 2017

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