In our latest podcast episode, British sculptor Michael Sandle talks about his life and his work including controversial views on contemporary art and his forthright expressions of disgust at hypocrisy.Continue reading “Considering Art Podcast – Michael Sandle, sculptor, painter and printmaker”
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”
In this latest podcast episode, Bob Chaundy talks to American-born sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld about her life and the work that has earned her nearly 100 public commissions for public sculptures.Continue reading “Considering Art Podcast – Helaine Blumenfeld, maestro of public sculpture”
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”
It’s not often you can say that you can actually affect the nature of a sculpture. In Johannes Girardoni’s first solo exhibition in the UK, entitled Sensing Singularity at London’s Lévy Gorvy Gallery, the viewer gets to be part of the action. Continue reading “Johannes Girardoni-Sensing Singularity”
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”
Almost 20 years ago, the Woolf Institute in Cambridge, with strong links to the university, was set up to undertake research and scholarship in understanding relations between three religions – Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Its main aim was, and remains, to encourage tolerance and foster understanding between those of different faiths. Continue reading “Helaine Blumenfeld – Tree of Life: Encounter”
As you step out of London’s North Greenwich tube station under the shadow of the O2 Arena, you will notice a bra, a stiletto shoe and a corset. You can’t miss them. They’re monumental in size and made of steel. Continue reading “Kalliopi Lemos – Bra, Corset and Stiletto Heel”
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”