Monthly Archives: December 2013

Woldgate Woods

David Hockney made these videos of four seasons in Woldgate Woods by driving slowly down the lane with nine cameras on the car roof. They are now on display in A Bigger Exhibition at the de Young Museum in San … Read more

Nine Cows

Nine new arrivals at Advent, come to gather round the manger looking for a new byre. See more by Jelly Green at The Rowley Gallery.

A Tenuous Link

These tiny cows are the missing link between Susie Freeman and Jelly Green. I can imagine them displayed in knitted pockets (Captive Friesians) or portrayed with bright and lively brushstrokes (Captivating Herd). I borrowed the photo from Eva the Weaver.

Gift Wrapped

Susie Freeman brought us a few more pieces of work, just in time for Christmas. This one is already gift wrapped. Is the yellow ribbon significant? Is it part of the artwork? Not really. Susie opened the frame to swap … Read more

Popular English Art

This is another of Evelyn Hallewell‘s books. It’s a celebration of vernacular art, published in 1945. It was an attempt to rehabilitate a popular culture which was seen to be endangered by classical taste and mechanical reproduction.

Blending In

James Read brought five new paintings for display in the gallery, and then sent us a few words… Blending In. The chameleon is presented larger than life and partially visible through layers of torn paper. Inspiration came from a bill … Read more

Our Heroes Are Back!

Onze Helden Zijn Terug! (Our Heroes Are Back!) is the title of this flashmob video made to celebrate the return of Rembrandt’s Night Watch to the Rijksmuseum in April 2013. It heralded the museum’s grand reopening after a ten year … Read more

Awake Through Years

Howard Phipps‘s wood engravings are included in the exhibition Awake Through Years: Four South West Wood Engravers at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter from 7 December. Howard will be showing 25 works including working drawings plus book illustrations. The … Read more

Nkosi Sikelel’i Afrika

For Nelson Mandela. Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra. Suggested by Richard Williams.


Andrew Walton kicked it off: Dear Chris, I thought you might like this palette. I came across it in my shed. I had half cleaned it some time ago and left it as it looked so nice. I have always … Read more