On Tuesday 21st August 2018, freelance Guardian journalist Louise Tickle, wrote an article with this heading: ‘Can A University Rescue a City When The Local Authority Fails?‘ Above: the local government changes from County Councils to Districts and Unitary Authorities 2019/2020 The Guardian article is about hope and, as such is great, but really, I […]Read More What We Lose When We Lose A Local Authority: Imaginary Letter to An Optimistic Freelance Journalist Who Put The Case For University Rescue….
The history of Nigerian art, culture and textiles become hidden in industrial trade wars between India and China: wars that have made it impossible for the Nigerian textile industry to grow and develop. Developing a local supply chain as well as supporting artists as cultural ambassadors for gorgeous textiles across the sectors and the world is […]Read More Nigeria: Known For Beautiful Fabric: Have A Look at The Wonderful Work Of Flo Awolaja…
Primary is an idea and a practice: future work and play today, for more people, more of the time. It’s an art gallery but also a workplace and space for new businesses to be welcomed for publicising hope and getting people involved in their own lives. The problem we have now is that […]Read More Primarily: It’s About Colour: Art And Growing: More Than 57 Varieties of Life
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