In our latest podcast episode, British artist Alison Jackson talks about the use of lookalikes, why a mistrust of photography is at its root, the backlash she has received and the difficulties of making her humorous work.Continue reading “Considering Art Podcast – Alison Jackson. Seeing is Deceiving”
In our latest podcast episode, American multi-media artist James Stanford tells of the extraordinary experience that convinced him to become an artist, how his art is influenced by his Zen Buddhist beliefs and about his love for his hometown of Las Vegas.Continue reading “Considering Art Podcast – James Stanford, American multi-media artist”
British prize-winning photographer, Amelia Troubridge, talks candidly about how she fell in love with photography, how she got her break through a mixture of talent and bravado, her problems with burn-out, her successful commercial career and her photo-journalism including her new book revisiting her assignment documenting the Manchester music scene of the late 1990s.Continue reading “Considering Art Podcast – Amelia Troubridge, photographer”
In this latest podcast, Bob Chaundy interviews Liane Lang who talks, among other things, about her innovative and subversive “interventions” in public statues.Continue reading “Considering Art Podcast – Liane Lang, sculptor, photographer and film maker”
Female photographers, particularly those concerned with landscape, get very little gallery time compared to their male counterparts. So it’s refreshing to see Flowers Gallery inviting nine women to exhibit their work together, using examples from larger series. It’s above all a very thoughtful exhibition that works on many levels.Continue reading “Her Ground: Women Photographing Landscape”
For 10 years until 2017, Sophie Morrish was a familiar sight to many of the 1200 inhabitants of North Uist, the remote island in the Outer Hebrides and one of the most bio-diverse places in the UK. It’s a windy place where the calmness of the top image, Evening light from Kyles Beach, 2013, is an all-too rare occurrence for more than a few days at a time.
As a self-confessed obsessive, Morrish would walk the beaches of the 100 square mile island, observing, finding, photographing and collecting some of the remains of the fauna washed up on the shore. Continue reading “Sophie Morrish – Island Time: North Uist Works”
The image above is an example of how art can be used to highlight an environmental concern that is plaguing eco-systems the world over, in particular in areas vulnerable to the excesses of tourism. Spurred on by the publicity generated from the disturbing footage in Blue Planet 2, consciousness about the danger of plastic pollution has risen substantially recently. Yet, for many it’s been very late in coming. Continue reading “Alexander James – View from the Shoreline”
Like many people, I find plane travel a necessary but uncomfortable experience. I’ve no fear of flying but being crammed in and cramped up inside a narrow cabin following hours of hanging around at airports is not my idea of heavenly bliss.
One of the few compensations is being able, assuming one has a window seat with a view not obstructed by a wing, to gaze out at the vast space above the clouds. Here the imagination can run wild as the formations of cloud become mountain ranges, volcanic eruptions or beds of cotton wool. Continue reading “Scott Mead – Above the Clouds”