Art

Celebration of Trees in Art

Celebration of Trees in Art

Continuing the natural theme of the previous blog, the Beaux Arts Gallery in Mayfair has an exhibition closing this week which celebrates one of our most important natural assets – trees.  They shape our landscape, yet we take them for granted until a great natural or other disaster destroys astonishing numbers of them.  We use […]

Celebrating Marine Environments in Art

Celebrating Marine Environments in Art

Opening this week at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill in London is an interesting exhibition “Above and Below” by Celia Gregory who works with the Marine Foundation “to support a new vision of value, respect and appreciation of the resources and pleasures the oceans provides. However not in a judgmental way but through fun and […]

Art and Antiques in Berkeley Square

Art and Antiques in Berkeley Square

This year’s LAPADA exhibition had a rich selection of galleries showing art and antiques over several centuries from antique to up-to-date contemporary.   Already in the Square were the Rodin-esque statues of South African artist Dylan Lewis which provided a frontispiece to the main show.  Among the highlights in the Fair were the silver displays – […]

Australian art in London has mixed reviews

Australian art in London has mixed reviews

The Royal Academy blockbuster exhibition of the autumn is on Australian art of the last 200 years.  Arts journalists have given it mixed reviews with the the Sunday Times’ Waldemar Januszczak describes indigenous art as “tourist tat”, Frederick McCubbin’s famous The Pioneer as “poverty porn”, and Fred Williams’ desert landscape as “thick cowpats of minimalism”.  […]

Van Gogh in Paris – exhibition in London

Van Gogh in Paris – exhibition in London

One of the most promising exhibitions of the autumn is Van Gogh in Paris at the Eykyn Maclean Gallery in Mayfair, London. Interest is anticipated to be large and booking through the gallery is recommended. The exhibition includes works from private and public collections from these pivotal two years of his work, supported by works […]

Our fascination with derelict buildings

Our fascination with derelict buildings

Buildings are like people – they are born, they develop, they age and they die.  Photographers love buildings when they are new, often before people have even inhabited them; photographers often also like them when they are in decline. A sad reflection of the changing industrial landscape is the impact on the historic and forgotten […]

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