London Gallery Visits

Leake Street Arches Street art at its best – a continually changing space where street artists present their work. Hayward Gallery Diane Arbus: A comprehensive collection of photographs from the early career of Diane Arbus, fifty of the 100 photographs have never been shown in Europe. Most of her images depict urban life in the 50’s and 60’s and she creates very striking photographs where the subject may be in the midst of city life – yet can appear almost solitary. No Photographs allowed unfortunately. https://www.artfund.org/whats-on/exhibitions/2019/02/13/diane-arbus-in-the-beginning-exhibition https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery Kader Attia: An exhibition depicting over twenty years of the past twenty years and…

London Gallery Visits

On arrival in London the day before the MA Fine Art Digital Low Residency, I spent some time at the V& A and the Saatchi Gallery before finding my accomodation. V&A: Trajan’s Column As I had some time to kill I decided to visit Trajan’s Column, this is an exhibit that always impresses me by the sheer scale of the work. Comprised of reliefs made from plaster and built up in sections they cover the outside of a brickwork column. The reliefs are each numbered so that they could be reassembled easily at the V&A. I have only seen the columns…

London Fine Art Trip

I decided to make the most of the opportunity for a visit to London and stay for two days. After researching current exhibitions, I wanted to visit the Space Shifters exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, the Tate Modern and join the group from college at the Victoria Miro to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition. These two days became a moment in time where I was able to see artwork that alters the perception – definitely a mind altering two days. Hayward Gallery My first stop was the Space Shifters exhibition at Hayward Gallery. Warned as I entered, that the exhibition…

Liverpool Biennale 2018

This page documents our visit to the Liverpool Biennal on the 18th and 19th October 2018. Walker Art Gallery http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/jm2018/ Our first stop of the trip was the Walker Art Gallery for the John Moores Painting Prize the UK’s longest running painting competition having started in 1957 and run for 60 years. The winner Jacqui Hallum with her piece King and Queen of Wands, an ink painting on cotton fabric. The piece is inspired by a plethora of imagery taken from tarot cards, illustrations in Art Nouveau childrens books, medival woodcuts and leaded glass windows. I was initially enthralled by…

Castle Park Art Gallery

Friday 18th May 2018 Today I visited the Castle Park Art Gallery for the opening of my fellow students exhibition of work. A really lovely Art space and an excellent exhibition- well worth visiting. I was particularly inspired by the red intertwining wire and papier-mâché pieces drawn from the Weaver and spent a long time sat with this piece. Although not directly related it made me reflect on my own heart and circulatory issues. http://www.castleparkarts.co.uk/ Meriem Alami // Diaspora This space came into being as a visual documentation of existing in Diaspora and its daily challenges to construct a sense…

Mostyn Gallery Visit

Saturday 12th May 2018 Today I paid a visit to Mostyn Gallery to see the current exhibitions. I was particularly interested in the Leviathan exhibition by Shezad Dawood. Shezad Dawood Leviathan is an episodic narrative around notions of borders, mental health and marine welfare issues of foremost concern, resonating profoundly with both coastal locations and contemporary life. A ten-part film cycle that will unfold over the next three years, the work draws connections between human activity and marine ecology. Three films have already been premiered in Venice, in conjunction with the 57th Art Biennale, with a fourth to be released…