John, Sally and I spent a long hard day looking at art.
We’d just entered Regent’s Park and a group of students came up to John, saying they were doing some sort of project to photograph 100 of the most stylish people that day…..he was delighted…
Some nice works in the park included this … just because it was a Louise Bourgeois really
but our favorite which we all agreed on was this piece… by Vanessa Billy. It was almost invisible at first having a certain quality of ambiguity. It is from the same gallery as Kelly Large is with: Limoncello
And then we went in…
No sooner inside and John was asked again by fashion students if they could take his photo….. I had no choice but to ask Sally if she could ask me if she could take a photo of me…I was delighted.
Sally’s boredom was alleviated for approx 6 minutes whilst she used this close up from a painting as a background on her phone…
and the chocolate brownies offered her temporary respite
We all three really really liked the work of Thomas Bayrle
And the work of Susan Collis was perfect. What look like paint splatters on a dust sheet are on closer inspection embroidered areas…
and here what look like piles of discarded bits of wood, with peeling paint are embedded with rubies, mother of pearl and garnet..
This below shows mother of pearl in the piece of wood on the right..
so nothing is as it seems..
I finally got my contributions for this year’s rca secrets
This one was based on an image I woke up with one morning
I will send a copy of this one in response to Steve White’s first letter in his “From my home to yours”
And this is a memory of our trip to Venice earlier this year….as it begins to get darker, colder and greyer at my computer….
For the screening of HINTERLAND, artist Melissa Bliss’s film, the dormitary had been cleared at The Leicester Children’s Holiday Centre
and the audience enjoyed watching, scratching and sniffing….
The screenings ran throughout the afternoon and then we had the private view…
Here’s Melissa with her partner Jez and behind, Adam the project director of SEAS
Everyone was pleased with the film…including the Mayor of Mablethorpe and Helen Eagle who runs the Leicester Children’s Holiday Centre
So we had a hat party!
This is a clip from Michael Sanders’ performative piece he did as part of the SEAS Festival on 2 October
We spent the weekend at Skegness to look at some of the events which were part of the SEAS Festival
First we took in Skegness….
Then looked at some of the pieces…there was a sound piece-below which played recordings of prayers on the hour for five minutes…it really drew people in….
Fantomat on Skegness Pier was good….it spoke to you and you could ask it questions
(it was an artist some distance away with some technological device, but v successful in pulling the crowds)
I was delighted to see this dog….A French Mastiff…cute!