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The Danger Tree

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The Danger Tree is a free, augmented reality exhibition by artists Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot (previously shown in Greenwich) is on at the Dr Martin Luther King Junior Building at the Albert Dock until the 18th December 2016. The gallery has been filled with a replica of a ruined gallery on the border between […]

Tate Britain - Pablo Bronstein: Historical Dances in an Antique Setting

London Exhibitions Summer 2016

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

So a quick personal review of things I went to in London last week… Serpentine Pavilion 2016 Serpentine Pavilion 2016 (photo above) which is extremely cool. For first time this year there are the four summer houses elsewhere in the park which were smaller but also interesting.  I’ll probably do separate posts about these when […]

Book of Pahnl's a History of Us

Pahnl’s A History of Us Book

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The book of A History of Us Book by Pahnl that I stumbled on with friends at the Herbert Gallery and Museum in Coventry in September arrived today and its really gorgeous. I’d wondered how the 40m long artwork with accompanying text could be broken down for the book – each page is a small […]

The History of Us by Pahnl - Egyptian

The History of Us by Pahnl

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Went to The History of Us at the Herbert Gallery and Museum in Coventry yesterday.  A 44m long timeline of history filled with tiny stencilled dinosaurs, people and other creatures.  With 500 entries each with a short description and varying degrees of accuracy it took us a good hour and a half to make our […]

Mayan Mask

Mayas: revelation of an endless time

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

I went to the excellent, free exhibition Mayas: revelation of an endless time at the World Museum in Liverpool today for a second visit.  There are 385 Mayan artefacts covering the period from 250 to 1250AD.   I needed a second visit having nipped in on a lunch break the week it opened not knowing what […]

What I did on my London Holiday 2015

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Annual summary of what I did on my holiday post… Bank of England Building open day & Museum well worth the visit but almost two hours of standing waiting to go in for a thirty minute tour might put off the less determined.  Really interesting to see rooms normally closed to the public and the […]

Pollock

Jackson Pollock – Blind Spots

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Pollock like Damien Hurst and Mondrian was on my not sure list (which covers most 20th Century artists to be fair to Hurst and Mondrian). Until you’ve seen a variety of their work together I find it’s really hard to know if you’ll like them or not.  So I went to have a look at […]

A few London Exhibitions

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Took a weekend trip to London. Here’s a quick round up of the exhibitions I went to. All the exhibitions have an entrance fee except where I’ve said it’s free. Useful + Beautiful At the Geffrye Museum – a small, single room exhibition including some interesting furnishings created in the last few years. My first […]

Hello My Name is Paul Smith at the Design Museum

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum has been running for a while and will be on till June.  As retrospectives of the work of designers go its good but the balance is a bit process heavy. The entrance is through a minimalist reconstruction of Smith’s first shop.  Following the exhibition round clockwise we […]

Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight at the British Library

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

This free exhibition at the British Library looks at the art and science of infographics. Rather than taking a very broad approach, cherry picking a few examples from every branch of science it focuses on three main areas: health, biology and meteorology.  Each features both historically important examples and modern works.  John Snow’s On the […]

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