• Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah

    Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah

    ‘To us, Sundance is and always will be a dream. What you see, smell, taste and feel here is a dream being carefully nurtured. It’s a place of extraordinary beauty devoted to people. What we offer in the form of art and culture, spirit and service is homegrown and available to all’. […]

  • Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures

    Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures

    During this year’s Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre, LA, Tom Hanks announced to the audience and viewers around the world, that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Museum will open on Monday14 December, 2020. Tom Hanks will be a museum trustee and co-chair of the Academy Museum  campaign, […]

  • The Ghost of a Flea
c.1819
Graphite on paper
200 x 153 mm
Private Collection

    William Blake, Tate Britain

    Don’t miss the opportunity to see the largest collection of work by William Blake (1757 -1827) in the UK for a generation. Tate Britain have mounted an exhibition which brings together over 300 remarkable and rarely seen works. A visionary painter, printmaker and poet, Blake created some of the most […]

  • The Complete Papers – Thomas Demand from Mack Books

    The Complete Papers – Thomas Demand from Mack Books

    Thomas Demand is something of an enigmatic figure. Outside the art world he remains little known and there have been few major exhibitions outside his representing galleries. It seems reasonable to say that perhaps Demand has never quite received the wider coverage that he deserves. Perhaps this lies in the […]

  • The Dominican Hotel, Brussels

    The Dominican Hotel, Brussels

    The Dominican hotel is a hotel with a history. Located in central Brussels on the the site of a former 15th century Dominican abbey which later became the home and workplace of famous neo–classicist painter, Jacques-Louis David, from 1816 until 1825. The original facade of his home has remained intact […]

  • Antony Gormley – The Royal Academy, London

    Antony Gormley – The Royal Academy, London

    The latest show at the Royal Academy is entitled simply Antony Gormley. This is probably because an awful lot of what you get is actually representation of the artist himself. We have seen him before, standing on the foreshore at Crosby, looking from London’s rooftops and amongst the ancient ruins at […]

  • Hugh Mendes in his studio, 2018

    The Hugh Mendes Conversation

    Hugh, why were you drawn in particular to painting obituaries, and do you remember the moment when you first had the idea? I was working with newspaper clippings as source material, mainly political stories. As you may know, that really started with 9/11 which happened to be my MA graduation […]

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Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah

Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah

‘To us, Sundance is and always will be a dream. What you see, smell, taste and feel here is a dream being carefully nurtured. It’s a place of extraordinary beauty devoted to people. What we offer in the form of art and culture, spirit and service is homegrown and available to all’. […]

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Arts & Culture

Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures

Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures

During this year’s Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre, LA, Tom Hanks announced to the audience and viewers around the world, that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Museum will open on Monday14 December, 2020. Tom Hanks will be a museum trustee and co-chair of the Academy Museum  campaign, […]

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Arts & Culture

The Ghost of a Flea
c.1819
Graphite on paper
200 x 153 mm
Private Collection

William Blake, Tate Britain

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the largest collection of work by William Blake (1757 -1827) in the UK for a generation. Tate Britain have mounted an exhibition which brings together over 300 remarkable and rarely seen works. A visionary painter, printmaker and poet, Blake created some of the most […]

by × December 20, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

The Complete Papers – Thomas Demand from Mack Books

The Complete Papers – Thomas Demand from Mack Books

Thomas Demand is something of an enigmatic figure. Outside the art world he remains little known and there have been few major exhibitions outside his representing galleries. It seems reasonable to say that perhaps Demand has never quite received the wider coverage that he deserves. Perhaps this lies in the […]

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Travel

The Dominican Hotel, Brussels

The Dominican Hotel, Brussels

The Dominican hotel is a hotel with a history. Located in central Brussels on the the site of a former 15th century Dominican abbey which later became the home and workplace of famous neo–classicist painter, Jacques-Louis David, from 1816 until 1825. The original facade of his home has remained intact […]

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Arts & Culture

Antony Gormley – The Royal Academy, London

Antony Gormley – The Royal Academy, London

The latest show at the Royal Academy is entitled simply Antony Gormley. This is probably because an awful lot of what you get is actually representation of the artist himself. We have seen him before, standing on the foreshore at Crosby, looking from London’s rooftops and amongst the ancient ruins at […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

Hugh Mendes in his studio, 2018

The Hugh Mendes Conversation

Hugh, why were you drawn in particular to painting obituaries, and do you remember the moment when you first had the idea? I was working with newspaper clippings as source material, mainly political stories. As you may know, that really started with 9/11 which happened to be my MA graduation […]

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Travel

The Boulevard Leopold – Antwerp, Belgium

The Boulevard Leopold – Antwerp, Belgium

Can you imagine a city that controls around half of the entire world’s trade? This was Antwerp’s position at the start of the 16th century: port of choice for goods like silver, cloth and later, diamonds, for much of Europe. Its huge financial markets even meant that the city was […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Derek Boshier Conversation

The Derek Boshier Conversation

Derek, you were a key member of the early Pop Art movement in the UK. That must have been an exciting time to be a young artist at the Royal College of Art? The Royal College of Art class of 1959 – 62 was perhaps to do with being at […]

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Lucian Freud: Self Portraits – the Royal Academy, London

Lucian Freud: Self Portraits – the Royal Academy, London

Lucian Freud is not an easy person to nail down. He had no interest in ‘family’ yet had fourteen children. He could be witty and charming, yet could be rude and impatient. He was often accused of being unkind to his wives, and lovers whilst being able to inspire devotion. […]

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Maurizio Cattelan: Victory is Not an Option – Blenheim Palace

Maurizio Cattelan: Victory is Not an Option – Blenheim Palace

It is fair to say that Maurizio Cattelan: Victory is Not an Option at Blenheim Palace has been rather more notorious than the average art exhibition. It captured newspaper headlines when one of the art installations America – a gold toilet – was stolen following a break-in shortly after its […]

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How to Fest – Visiting The Sundance Film Festival 2020

How to Fest – Visiting The Sundance Film Festival 2020

Ask anyone in the film business for their favourite film festivals and you will be sure to find Sundance Film Festival close to the top of their list. This is the most prestigious film festival in the United States and the most important Indie Film festival in the world. It […]

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