Category Archives: Artists, Exhibitions and Study Visits

Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

Courtauld Gallery, London, 14 February – 27 May 2013 These are some notes that I made last year while visiting an exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery in London. The exhibition was based on the show that launched Picasso’s career in Paris in … Continue reading

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What do artists do all day: Shani Rhys James

BB4, 13th November 2013, 8.30pm. Running time: 30 minutes. At time of writing (August 2014) this programme is still available to view on BBC iPlayer. I first came across the work of Shani Rhys James when I was researching artists’ … Continue reading

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Matisse Live from Tate Modern

Exhibition on Screen live event, Quayside cinema, Glasgow, 3 June 2014 Running time: 90 minutes This was the first that I gone to one of the live cinema events and, having done so, would highly recommend the concept. If you … Continue reading

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Transformed Visions at Tate Modern

A visit to Tate Modern allowed me to visit the Transformed Visions gallery which looks at art produced after the Second World War. The artwork exhibited considers the way in which individual artists sought to deal with making art after … Continue reading

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Mamwlad: Gwen John

Notes from a documentary about Gwen John, presented by Ffion Hague [1]. An overview of the programme can be found online at http://www.s4c.co.uk/ffeithiol/e_mamwlad.shtml I have been interested in the work of Gwen John for a number of years after I read … Continue reading

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Joan Eardley – a life in painting with photographs by Audrey Walker

Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, 25 May – 24 August 2013 These are notes from an exhibition of Joan Eardley’s work at the Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. The centre, with a permanent collection of mainly Scottish paintings and a rotating programme … Continue reading

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Study Visit: Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2013 – Students’ Work

In June I attended my first OCA Study Visit at the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show. Here I concentrate on a selection of the students’ work while my impressions of the Study Visit are contained in a separate post. … Continue reading

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Study Visit – Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2013: Impressions

At the beginning of June I attended my first OCA Study Visit at the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show. I was a bit apprehensive about going along mostly because I just didn’t know what to expect. In relation to … Continue reading

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Charles Shearer: drawings, prints, paintings

The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, 30 March – 8 June 2013 [Note: I haven’t been able to trace links to the examples that are discussed in this post. I’ve described the images to try and give a sense of my … Continue reading

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A Discipline of the Mind: The Drawings of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 19th May – 20th October 2012 This exhibition focused specifically on the drawings of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and I was immediately taken with the confidence of line in her work especially the images of coastal villages and … Continue reading

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