Tag Archives: Art

When Speaking Welsh Is An Art Form

There are times when the ‘What Is Art?’ conundrum raises its ugly mug and leaves the listener unsure. Charli Mills prompt this week was triggered by someone feeling words on the page couldn’t amount to a sketch and thus did not … Continue reading

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National Treasures #dunkirk #graysonperry

(images from my trip to the Serpentine gallery) Is it just the Brits or do all nations collect National Treasures with such zealousness, bordering on the obsessive. For those not in the know these are not objects, artefacts or grand … Continue reading

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Hitchcock and the Underground #London #travels

So there I was, on my way east on our rickety old transport system – I could dredge up some wikistats to tell you there are more passengers on the underground every weekday than bacteria in my nose to prove … Continue reading

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Gone but not forgotten

This sounds a bit like an In Memoriam piece which it it but it’s not about flesh and blood losses but around the built environment and specifically art. As I prepared to leave the house on Saturday, Dog and me, … Continue reading

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And I would walk 500 years…

If you have the chance, on a visit to London and want to enjoy, free at the point of entry, a wonderful couple of hours find your way to the Tate Britain. This Art Gallery, which shows off the best … Continue reading

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Ai Wei Wei

Let’s be clear: Ai Wei Wei is not Glaswegian for ‘Yes, I do need a pee’. Ai Wei Wei is an iconic Chinese artist and human rights activist who has an exhibition at the Royal Academy in London at the … Continue reading

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Chewing on art

I love street art, those ephemeral curios that inhabit our public spaces. They enliven the sometimes bleak urban landscape, they showcase a talent that might otherwise remain hidden and they slow us down in what would otherwise be a pell … Continue reading

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