Archive for the 'Art' Category

Sir Alfred Munnings’ art in Newmarket

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Spent a few pleasant minutes enjoying the ‘Sir Alfred Munnings: Painting Winners’ exhibition at Palace House – the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. His paintings depicting the horses and jockeys before the races are particularly fine – the tension palpable and the energy undeniable. Next time I’m in Colchester I must visit […]

The New Luciad – 4th edition

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Watch this space for the the fourth edition of the New Luciad. Editors this year are Robert Ward, Richard Fallon, Chris Harris and myself. The edition is due to come out at the end of June.

Henry Moore and Open Air Sculpture at Kettle’s Yard

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A fascinating talk at Kettle’s Yard last night ‘Henry Moore and Open Air Sculpture’ by Dr Jennifer Powell the senior curator at Kettle’s Yard. Dr Powell is fresh from curating the newly opened Moore Galleries at Tate Britain and gave us a fascinating insight into the idea that Moore heading up a British school of […]

Concrete poetry at Kettle’s Yard and the Ruskin Gallery

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

I’ve just had a busy few days immersing myself in concrete poetry starting with a talk given by Professor Stephen Bann at Kettle’s Yard on Tuesday all about Ian Hamilton Finlay, his combination of art and poetry and his connection to Cambridge. For those of you who have been to Kettle’s Yard you will have […]

Craxton at the Fitz

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

It’s been a wonderful few months at the Fitzwilliam while the John Craxton exhibition has been on. His post 1945 work was particularly stunning, especially the large pictures of sailors and goat-herders all depicted in bright displays of light and colour. Judging by the photographs that were in the exhibition he certainly knew how to […]

A saturday of Samuel Butler and Soviet Art

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Spent a satisfying Saturday afternoon with Andres at a talk on Samuel Butler in the newly refurbished Divinity School at St Johns. The college has a large collection on the Victorian art critic, photographer and writer and at the moment there is a display in the Old Library. Currently there is a two year project […]

Your words: other objects

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

In the dark of the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio tens of tiny balloons, with minute funeral hearses attached as baskets, float silently above your heads. The room is also completely black except for a single bulb. That is how

The piano under the bridge – ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

If I had a calendar and counted down with big red crosses to something, it wouldn’t be Christmas or the next holiday, it would be the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. This year it kicked off with something beautiful – pianos – fifteen of them dotted all around Cambridge. The first one I noticed was under […]

Tall Tales with Marvellous Mike Gowar

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

It’s the third day in a row I’ve been to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and why not I say. It’s only just reopened – Friday say the first day – some of you may have spotted the new entrance on Downing Street decorated with balloons. Today I was lured there by a storytelling […]

The Craft of Photography

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

I’m so excited! I’m finally exhibiting some of my work thanks to Cambridge Darkroom. A couple of my photographs will be on display at Williams Art on Gwydir Street from 3rd to 15th April! Go check them out if you’re in the area!