British Library (Doctoral visit and talks)

I am now on the train back from a trip to the British Library (Doctorate Day) that outlines the type of manuscripts, collections and archives are available as a ‘Reader’.  A fascinating and long day of interesting curatorial talks.  However, the best part was the networking benefit where I met many interesting PhD students who were […]

Next Steps into the Studio

Being able to ‘pluck the harmonious creative string’ at a moment’s notice is something I am grappling with and one I can’t understand why I am finding it so hard.  The orchestra is sitting, the conductor is in place and I feel like I’m in freeze-framed in a ‘rest’ bar. I am plucking and morphing […]

Louise Bourgeois, Tate Modern, 16th Feb 2017

After seeing Louise Bourgeois’s Cell XVII at Sadie Coles HQ Gallery the previous week, I decided to go and seek out more of Bourgeois’s work at the new The Tate Modern’s Switch House where rooms are now dedicated to specific artists.  Although autobiographical, her work explores psychological anxiety through the physiological structure of the body […]

‘Room’ Sadie Coles HQ, 62 Kingly Street, W1 (13 Jan – 18 Feb 17)

    Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island (1975 – 78), Francesca Woodman Loved this whole exhibition.  Excellently curated to present installation, photographic and collage works which was both coherent and cohesive.  This exhibition couldn’t have been more timely for my work, now I’m embarking on my own research and practice into Confinement and Anxiety within psychological space. […]

Rauschenberg (Dec – April 2017), Tate Modern 1st February 2017

Monogram (1955 – 59), Mixed Media, Robert Rauschenberg Multiplicity, Variety and Inclusion:  these are the art mantras that Rauschenberg defined as his working practice. The Tate Modern have sectioned this retrospective into Rauschenberg’s working practice into bitesized rooms – experimentation, colour, combines, transfer drawings, silkscreens, live, technology, material abstraction, travel, metal and late works.  But the rooms […]