Superb Scottish craftsmanship in the 2014 Commonwealth Games baton.

Superb Scottish craftsmanship in the 2014 Commonwealth Games baton.

  The stunning new baton designed by  Glasgow-based 4c Design, the Games’ equivalent of the Olympic torch, made of Scottish materials with a hint of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, will take a 288-day journey through the Commonwealth before returning to Scotland for the start of the Games next July. Glasgow 2014 chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin […]

Colourful and economic – Richard Rodgers house appears at the Royal Academy

Colourful and economic – Richard Rodgers house appears at the Royal Academy

The calm classical setting of the Royal Academy has been startled by the appearance of a colourful economic house designed by Richard Rogers, which sits alongside the exhibition of his work in the Burlington Gardens wing.  Suggested as a solution to the housing crisis, the house arrives as a flat-pack and can be constructed within […]

The Power of Paper at the Saatchi Gallery

The Power of Paper at the Saatchi Gallery

The new exhibition at the Saatchi focusses on contemporary works of art from paper.  Charles Darwent at the Independent felt that the exhibition had some good works such as the sculptures by Miler Lagos and Yuken Teruya but that too much just used paper as a medium for painting, photography or drawing.   A fair summary […]

Blue Chicken flies into Trafalgar Square

Blue Chicken flies into Trafalgar Square

The latest sculpture on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square is certainly colourful.  Katharina Fritch’s 14ft (4.3m) work has now been unveiled, not without controversy.  You either love it or hate it, but the rooster is keeping a careful watch on Nelson.  Perhaps in reality it would be better outside Tate Modern where is could […]