Art

London Design Week: 100% Design at Earl’s Court

London Design Week: 100% Design at Earl’s Court

One of the largest exhibitions to run alongside London Design Week, 100% Design is now in the second year of its new revitalised format.   Separate zones cover the best of contemporary office furniture, bathrooms and kitchens and eco-conscious materials for the building industry. The most interesting zones are the international pavilions and the emerging brands. […]

Light and sound installation at Waddeson Manor

Light and sound installation at Waddeson Manor

In the stables block at Waddeson Manor, light artist Bruce Munro has created his third contemporary light artwork for Waddeson Manor.  Sounds, light, mirror reflections and changing colours combine to create a sensory experience that compliments its historic setting. It is great to see an innovative programme of contemporary artworks enrich the historic collections. Tweet

The lost art and etiquette of napkin folding

The lost art and etiquette of napkin folding

At Waddeson Manor is an unique exhibition, interspersed across the historic rooms, of the lost art of napkin folding which originated in Europe some 500 years ago.  Joan Sallas has researched and become an expert in this unique art and has created a rich variety of beautiful artworks.  The tradition continues in a small way […]

We are Stone’s Children

We are Stone’s Children

The Fine Art Society in Bond Street has an exhibition during September of the work of the British Sculptor Emily Young. Her stunning work takes the characteristics of natural stone and draws them into human figures; stone and humanity combined into a living sculpture. She describes her work: “I salute the stone as one of […]

Light, transparency and colour by Finnish artist H C Berg

Light, transparency and colour by Finnish artist H C Berg

Opening today at the Kashya Hildebrand Gallery in London  is an exhibition of the beautiful work by the Finnish artist H C Berg who was Finland’s Young Artist of the Year in 2007 and is represented in major museums in Finland.  This is his first exhibition in the UK, although he has exhibited around the […]

Colour and Geometry – David Whitaker

Finishing this week at Rebecca Hossack in London is the second retrospective exhibition of David Whitaker, who sadly died unexpectedly in 2007. David was born in Blackpool in 1938 and had a long career, through which time his abstract work developed into the brilliant geometrical and vibrant watercolours and oils, incredibly detailed at times, that […]

Is it Art or is it Achitecture??  –   New Image for Automobile Museum

Is it Art or is it Achitecture?? – New Image for Automobile Museum

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has proposed surrounding the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles in a “cloak of steel ribbons” as part of major refurbishment. Housing one of the world’s largest automotive collections, the Petersen Museum  occupies a former 1960s department store on Wilshire Boulevard. In 2014, the museum will celebrate its twentieth anniversary and […]

The Longest Emboidered Tapestry in the World

The Longest Emboidered Tapestry in the World

The Great Tapestry of Scotland goes on display in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh tomorrow.  The project was developed by Scottish writer Alexander McCall Scott, artist Andrew Crummy and historical writer Alistair Moffat and involved hundreds of volunteer stitchers to create the longest embroidered tapestry in the world at 143 metres long, which is double […]