Ian Caldwell

“Catching Dreams” – Rehabilitation through Art

“Catching Dreams” – Rehabilitation through Art

Closing at the end of the month at the South Bank Centre in London is an exhibition  of art created by a unique group of artists – prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees.  “Catching Dreams” is the seventh exhibition in collaboration with the Koestler Trust the prison-arts charity and not […]

The Impact of War on People – Exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery

The Impact of War on People – Exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery

Manchester’s Art Gallery, designed in classical style by Charles Barry and opened in 1824, had a substantial extension 12 years ago by Hopkins Architects, which also incorporated another Barry building the Manchester Athenaeum, designed in 1826.  Hopkins’ work is a well-detailed modern but austere composition of glass, concrete and steel. It comes into its own […]