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”.  […]

New Form of Matter created – light sabers from Star Wars may no longer be science fiction

New Form of Matter created – light sabers from Star Wars may no longer be science fiction

The Independent newspaper this week reported that physicists from Harvard and MIT exploring the properties of photons – an elementary particle that is the most basic constituent of light and all other types of electromagnetic radiation – have managed to create molecules formed from photons bound together. “Most of the properties of light we know […]

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 […]

Highest garden in London?

Highest garden in London?

At the top of the Walkie Talkie in London, and hopefully not affected by rays of sun as the facade has been, will be the highest gardens in Europe – on the 35th floor.  Designed by landscape architects Gillespies, with over 2000 plants selected with advice from Kew Gardens, the Sky Garden will compliment the […]