Installation Art from Donna Huanca at the Arnolfini in Bristol.  

Installation art has never been my favourite genre but being an eclectic site I should address the shortfall of entries. Earlier in the week we went to the Arnolfini in Bristol and this work by Donna Huanca was on the ground floor.  The Tate definition of Installation art is “used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions,…

A Day out with the Art & Architecture in Bristol

A grey February day to visit Bristol but plenty of colour to see. I will elaborate in more detail in future posts but first a quick whistle stop tour. Our first port of call was the Arnolfini Gallery on the Quayside. This renowned centre for contemporary art has been in existence for over 60 years…

Anish Kapoor New Paintings at Modern Art Oxford

The Museum of Modern Art in Oxford has a long history of displaying established artists as well as up and coming talent. The exhibitions range from those that resemble the morning after the art school party to those of sheer emotional brilliance. The current exhibition, Painting, is definitely in the latter category, showcasing new works…

Dante: The Invention of Celebrity at Oxford.

The Ashmolean occasionally stages a small specialised exhibition in its Gallery 8. I was drawn to this as it focussed on Dante Alighieri (c1265-1321), the great politician, philosopher and, of course, poet of early Renaissance Florence. I do like these one room exhibitions where one can enjoy and appreciate the work of the curator without…

Manifesting the Unseen. Contemporary Islamic Art.

Southampton is a City I have not visited for a while – June 2018 in fact when The City Gallery was recommended to me by a friend. Looking through the ‘Whats On’ guide I saw Manifesting the Unseen, a celebration of Islamic Art, which I noticed finishes this weekend so I had to make haste….