Featured image and below: Swimming in The Mind experiments with collagraphs, lithography, sound and water . I first noticed the work of Jeannie Clark (this image, particularly) at the Lady Bay Arts Festival (19th 20th May). A poster of this image was on the door and above an ad for her work. I loved it straight […]Read More The Work of Artist Jeannie Clark: The Body Is A Pen And The Water Is Like Ink
Since the referendum vote we’ve been in a kind of Brexit jigsaw land, as the brilliant British artist of Nigerian heritage, Flo Awolaja realises in her 2016 London exhibition: Making Stories, Telling Tales In a way, across Europe and the world, we’re all waiting for a society that is more representative, brings out more of the best […]Read More Why Art is Bringing It All Home For More People, More Of The Time
I found a great shop in West Bridgford: Grace Couture. Above: a lovely summer top and two dresses for work or casual wear. Grace Couture is run by Cassie who’s a bridal specialist and also a really amazing independent retailer. Hence the lovely clothes as well as the wedding dresses. Abbey Road in West Bridgford […]Read More Great Clothes: 44 Abbey Road West Bridgford (And Beautiful Wedding Dresses, Samples…So Gorgeous)
Above a pair of trousers I think animate and energise your step. I can’t find them though. Answering questions for me is like chasing things I never expect to find. Like these trousers. They were in Shortlist Magazine on a website called fiftyplus…but when I searched they weren’t there. I did spend a bit of […]Read More Clothes That Animate Us: Furnishings That Reflect More Than Just Our Aspirations In The World
On Friday 22nd June 2018, the aspirations of Juneteenth became a closer reality. Panya Banjoko pulled a blinder. At Neales Auction House 192-194 Mansfield Road NG1 3BH, not only did she speak her own words and launched a book but she gave a nudge and a nod to the things we’re all missing in everyday life: […]Read More When the Revolution Comes? Some Things: New Book by Panya Banjoko: The Importance of The Word: Or The Ground
Image: Paul Motion’s The Story of Maryam, a Soul Note album issued in 1984 and a Safe Passage, Lesvos Solidarity purse made out of a refugee lifejacket gifted by Greek economist Yannis Varoufakis at the Sheffield Festival of Ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyEm3WJyyVw Maryam is a name that combines east and west, south and north, religious, social and […]Read More Can We Do It? Consuming Less, Producing More… Why Complexity Is Really Interesting…
Above: data, manufacture and art project Aether Architectural Intelligence: Exploring Space as an Interactive Medium”, where researchers Refik Anadol, Raman Mustafa, Julietta Gil and Farzad Mirshafiei created an immersive interactive environment that combines robotic actuation, formal transformation and real time projection mapping controlled by a sensory input device. Refik Anadol has produced extraordinary imaginings of how it’s […]Read More The General Data Protection Act: An Opportunity For Democracy, News…And Beauty?