Howard Phipps phoned to say he’s exhibiting his wood engravings at Sladers Yard in Dorset, alongside Julian Bailey, Angela Charles, Stewart Jones, Alex Lowery, Simon Quadrat and Alfred Stockham. It looks like an interesting show. More information here.
I treasure this little booklet. It’s a catalogue from Waddington Galleries in 1981, a souvenir of a beautiful and influential little exhibition of small bronzes. It got me looking at Brancusi and Giacometti and prompted countless visits to the British Museum where I discovered Cycladic figurines and Bronze Age beaker pots, Elgin marbles and Benin bronzes and much more. William Turnbull’s work seemed to contain all the best bits, all distilled from seeds gathered from around the world and filtered through his hands. Continue reading “For William Turnbull”
A couple of weeks ago I saw the Jan Garbarek Group play at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival. I didn’t take a camera, this image is courtesy of Gert Rickmann-Wunderlich. Garbarek was cool and sharp on soprano saxophone, warmer on tenor saxophone, always assured and inventive, but he was the only member of the group who did not take a solo. He retired too often to his seat behind the piano. I would have liked to hear him play more. Continue reading “It’s High Time”
We walked to Friday Street on Remembrance Sunday. The approach from the north was down Hollow Lane which seemed a promising start. A deep cut road through the sandstone overhung with trees leading us into ancient woodlands. On the way we passed congregations remembering the fallen. All around leaves were falling, like memento mori. Luckily the sun was shining and it seemed we were granted a last fantastic dying burst of colour before the winter. Continue reading “Friday On Sunday”
Jelly Green brought us another of her richly painted cow portraits recently, then produced a Moleskine sketchbook from her bag to show that cows are not her only subjects. Continue reading “Jelly’s Sketchbook”
We were asked to frame a boxed set of 10 photographs – Freud At Work by David Dawson – mounted and glazed in simple oak frames. Continue reading “Freud In The Frame”
Conrad Engelhardt makes mosaics from used wine corks. He brings them to us at The Rowley Gallery for framing. Now he has sent us this little video to show how they are made. There is a lot of arranging and rearranging involved, trying out different combinations, it must have seemed a logical progression to record the process by stop motion animation. See also our earlier post What A Corker! The piece featured there is now on display at Lutyens in Fleet Street.