Art

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

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 […]