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I managed to catch Bloomsbury Art & Design at the Courtauld Gallery before it finished last week, and must admit that I was a bit disappointed. The Courtauld holds one of the most extensive collections of works by artists from the Bloomsbury Group, many of which were bequeathed by the art critic Roger Fry to the... Continue Reading →

Local Colour

This season’s south coast artfest is well under way: in May, Brighton & Hove Open Houses gave us the fab and funky experience we’ve come to expect; and Worthing will be consolidating its artistic renaissance with Artists Open Houses from mid-June to early July. What of Adur Art Trail? It’s the jewel in the crown,... Continue Reading →

A Quest for Identity

I didn’t know anything about Victor Pasmore before I went to the exhibition of his work currently on at Pallant House Gallery, although I was familiar with one of his paintings without knowing it was by him. During years of drooling over pictures in art books and magazines, I must have seen reproductions of his... Continue Reading →

Views of Bath

The city of Bath is full of marvellous sites: the Roman Baths, the medieval abbey, Pulteney Bridge and Georgian streets, squares and crescents.

Art on the Pier

During a recent stroll along the seafront, I came across Art on the Pier, an exhibition of work including a series of displays by children from local schools. The kids had been briefed to ‪creative selfies in a variety of ways with a variety of media: photography, collage, drawing, wax resist, clay, fabrics, buttons, wood... Continue Reading →

Material Matters

I met Shoreham-based sculptor Neil Wilkinson at this month's Creative Buzz at West Street Loft. He’s a member of the Adur Art Collective, and has exhibited across East and West Sussex. 2016 has been a busy year for him, with shows at Brighton Open Houses, the Adur Art Trail and the Arundel Gallery Trail. We... Continue Reading →

Quality Crafts

The first things that caught my eye at this exhibition at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery were some large and dramatic wood cuts of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and a scene from the Trooping the Colour by Jackie Field. At the other end of the gallery, I was drawn to a series of small-scale... Continue Reading →

From Elegance to Urban Decay

I managed to catch the final weekend of this year's Open Houses event. With 14 different trails showing work by over a thousand artists across Brighton, Hove, Ditchling, Rottingdean and Newhaven, I needed to decide which area to visit, and how far my feet would be able to carry me. I chose the Brunswick Town... Continue Reading →

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