Sophie Morrish – Island Time: North Uist Works

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”

Outside – Crossbones Garden

A group of students from the Masters in Fine Arts course at London’s Goldsmith College have come up with an usual sculpture exhibition at a most unusual venue.

In the backstreets of London near Borough Market, a stone’s throw from the site of the old Marshalsea debtor’s prison made famous in Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit, lies a small patch of derelict land that has been turned into a wild garden. In the short distance one can see the towering buildings of the City, and closer still, the dominating presence of The Shard, London’s tallest skyscraper. The garden’s railings have become a shrine to honour those recently departed. Continue reading “Outside – Crossbones Garden”

Jane McAdam Freud – Object: Fix Me in Your Turquoise Gaze

Put an artist as esteemed as Jane McAdam Freud into a room full of junk and tell her to make what she can of it is like letting a hungry kid loose in a sweet shop.

This is what occurred in 2015 at Harrow School, that 400-year-old crusty but venerated private school, alma mater to Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Byron, Cecil Beaton and a large chunk of Britain’s establishment. Continue reading “Jane McAdam Freud – Object: Fix Me in Your Turquoise Gaze”

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