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 creativity so that people feel excited and empowered”. Gregory works in two ways; one is to leave items such as motorcycles on coral reefs to be consumed by and covered by the reef; the other is to bring natural objects from the sea and make them into works of art on land. All of this seeks to emphasise the beauty of our oceans and seas and the need to care for their fragile environments – to cherish what we have before it is gone.
"The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul."
To be an architect means having a wide range of interests - architecture, art and creativity in all its variety of forms, sustainability, science and innovation. The greatest interest is often where these different worlds overlap and collide - that is when something imaginative often occurs that pushes us all forward to another place
"Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for example"
I hope to showcase contemporary design and innovation, including architecture, art, design, science, technology and sustainability, to those searching for architecture, design and art inspiration to create beauty. I hope you enjoy it and will contribute to it.
- Holding up a Black Mirror to the modern world at the Saatchi Gallery
- Omar Victor Diop challenges views of African history and current challenges
- New Urban Square in Porto
- Creativity with Building Hoardings at J P Hackett in Savile Row
- Modern art weaves through different materials in Materia at rosenfeld porcini
- Carribean influences: Jasmine Thomas-Girvan & Chris Ofili at David Zwirner
- Laurence Edwards’ Gathering of Uncertainties at Messums London and Wiltshire
- 20th art and architecture: Lee Krasner at the Barbican
- Fashions of today complimenting those of the past: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
- An invasion: Body + Soul at Canary Wharf
- The New Garden in the City at 120 Fenchurch Street
- This year’s Sculpture in the City expands into new areas
- A sign of confidence in London art by Timothy Taylor in Burton Street
- The valuable work of the UK’s Cultural Protection Fund
- A very British magical mystery world: Rowland Emett at Bonhams
- Living in a sinister world of survelliance: Top Security at the Science Museum
- Anno Mitsumasa’s fascinating drawings, watercolours and papercuts at Japan House
- Food glorious Food: The future of food at the V&A Museum
- Looking to the future at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair at Olympia
- Good and Bad – the world of AI at the Barbican
- Cutting-edge themes at the cutting-edge Dulwich Picture Gallery
- Bringing Avebury Manor to life in collaboration with the BBC
- Modern inspiration from ancient crafts: Linda Brothwell at Stonehenge
- Ros McTaggart on The Great Architectural Bake-Off from the Museum of Architecture: Gingerbread City.
- Paper Castles in the Sky at the V&A on Architects created a Gingerbread City of the Future at the V&A
- A fascinating and different side of Anish Kapoor at the Lisson Gallery on Reflections in space and time by Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Manor
- Reflections in space and time by Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Manor on The meticiulous restoration of Pitzhanger Manor by Jestico and Whiles
- Reflections in space and time by Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Manor on Anish Kapoor brings a reflective new light to the Palace of Versailles