Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio at the Nottingham Contemporary.

Nottingham Contemporary. This art space has been on my ‘must visit’ list for a while. Opened in 2009, and designed by the London Architects, Caruso St John, it has a great sense of concrete modernity, decorated with traditional lace. Situated in the centre of the Lace Market, in the oldest area of Nottingham, it reflects…

More Pop Art at the Pallant House Gallery

Brigitte Bardot features in my banner to accompany the feature on Pop Art at Pallant House Gallery. The Bardot print of 1968 is from a series created by Gerald Laing while in New York. Gerald Laing, who hailed from Newcastle Upon Tyne,  had an initial career as a soldier but left the Army in the sixties…

British Pop Art at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.

Pallant House Gallery is one of a number of fine art spaces outside London along the South Coast. It contains one of the best collections of Modern and twentieth century British Art in the U.K. The collection is based on a gift of the ex Dean of Chichester Cathedral, Walter Hussey in 1977. There have…

Vision & Reality: 100 Years of Contemporary Art in Wakefield

Virtual exhibitions and tours again. I was browsing earlier and found what should have been a great exhibition to visit. I will have to just enjoy the advertising and curators notes, until the galley opens again. Vision and Reality celebrates the vitality which exemplifies the Wakefield Art Collection. Started in 1923, and now containing some…

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…