The Printed Line – Worcester

The Printed line exhibition was one of the casualties of the earlier lockdown in Inverness. I read the information and thought that would have been a really good visit. Imagine my pleasure then on returning home To see it was exhibiting at Worcester. Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is not normally one of my…

Inverness Art Gallery

Inverness is a lovely city to visit especially when the sun is shining which it was for us. The capital of the Highlands. It is a city of spires with some wonderful medieval and nineteenth century architecture, which the town planners haven’t completely obliterated with their sixties and seventies concrete edifices. The only Loch Ness…

The Shah-Nama

The Shah-Nama is an epic poem from Persia written over a thousand years ago and was the subject of my dissertation, submitted today for the University of Warwick – Yippee. So back to other exhibitions now. The Book of Kings, the literal translation of  Shah-Nama which, traces the line of Persian rulers from the beginning of…

More on Allessandro Roma

Last month I wrote a short piece on Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix’s gallery in Whitechapel, with her exhibition on Allessandro Roma. Well the good news is that Keiko has sent me a Vimeo for you all to enjoy. Click Keiko to see the video. Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix is open from 12 noon – 6.00pm from Wednesday…

More from Fosse Gallery at 40

The Fosse Gallery in Stow is forty years old. To celebrate this great achievement, owner, Sharon Wheaton asked a number of her artists to produce a piece of work on the theme of Ruby. So this years summer exhibition has a particular jewel like quality. I was lucky enough to be in Stow this morning…

The Fosse Gallery at 40

The Fosse Gallery in Stow is forty years old. To celebrate this great achievement, owner, Sharon Wheaton asked a number of her artists to produce a piece of work on the theme of Ruby. So this years summer exhibition has a particular jewel like quality. I was lucky enough to be in Stow this morning…

Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix

Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix is a small independent gallery near Whitechapel, East London. Keiko is also a good friend I met while studying Art History in Oxford a few years ago. We spent most of our time discussing medieval goodies such as stained glass, metalwork and illustrated manuscripts. Her gallery is a great leap from those…

June Painting of the Month – The Spark is You

When the Venice Biennale opened a year ago who would have foreseen the events to come in the subsequent twelve months. St Marks Square empty, a world in lockdown. And of course we in Britain still have Brexit to resolve. One day all these will be History and we will be back to some of…

Charlie Calder Potts – Fosse Gallery

My occasional series on the Fosse Gallery in Stow on the Wold brings me to a very exciting  young artist whose work centres on the Middle East. Charlie Calder-Potts had a solo show here two years ago and I was amazed by her beautiful, yet seemingly timeless mixed media works on Persia. I aimed to interview…

Cornwall as Crucible – The Barber

The Barber Institute at Birmingham University is a small gallery that punches well above its weight. The permanent collection would be your ideal introduction to Western Art from the thirteenth century. The original acquisition policy restricted the trustees to art before 1900 only but this was modified in 1960 to a thirty year restriction. Consequently…