‘Half Life’

Half Life is an interactive installation at Radiant Gallery, Plymouth continuing until 17th Nov 2018. I have been invigilating in this thought-provoking, evocative space. A museum at the end of time, the remains of our beautiful world. A carousel. A field of flowers. But the cruel wind blows. As you ride the carousel, haunting music […]

IMPACT 10

12 students plus tutors from Plymouth College of Art travelled to Santander on the Pont Aven with Brittany Ferries for this exceptional printmaking conference. It was a festival of printmaking in every form imaginable, across 20 venues, with contributors from across the globe. We had been allocated a huge new exhibition / workshop space at […]

Drawn to the Valley Open Studios

If you are near Plymouth this autumn look out for the Open Studios event 22-30th September 2018 which involves nearly 100 artists from the beautiful Tamar Valley who open their doors to show their work. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and talk to them about what inspires them, as well as […]

Taku-hon and Gyo-taku

Takuhon (ink rubbing) is an ancient Japanese art of print making whereby books were made by transcribing onto paper the protruding shapes from the scripts of sutras engraved on stone monuments, wood, metals, and earthenware. The method can be used to create impressions of any textural object. Thin Japanese washi paper is dampened and pressed […]

Plastic Art!

How do we best highlight the problems that plastic pollution is causing? We hear in the news every week another horror story of wildlife killed and maimed, poisons and toxins in the microplastics which are now in our food chain, bottled water containing plastic and now that it is likely to be contributing to climate […]

Delamore Arts 18

The glorious Victorian gothic Delamore House and Gardens never fail to impress, even on a grey day. Many of the rhododendrons and azaleas were in full bloom forming a glorious backdrop for the outdoor sculpture exhibition. The colour and form of Philip Hearsey’s piece perfectly complement the surrounding trees and shrubs. I would love to […]

Highlights of Venice Biennale 2017 – Viva Arte Viva!

I visited the Biennale in a very wet November when the so called ‘spring’ tides meant that the streets were flooded twice a day as the canals overflowed their banks. Wellington boots or bright blue pull-on galoshes were de rigueur. The ‘must see’ show outside the Biennale was Damien Hirst’s ‘Treasures of the Unbelievable’ at […]