Saturday, 26 February 2011

Bath Postal Museum

I have just spent some of the half term in Bath, what a beautiful town! While there I stumbled upon the Postal Museum and here are some pictures...did you know Bath was the first place to use stamps and the first letter was posted from Bath to London!

















Finished the day with strudle and hot chocolate at Hansel und Gretal!


Friday, 25 February 2011

Aedas Presents: Matt Robinson

Aedas Presents: Matt Robinson

Preview Show 6 pm Thursday 24 March 2011
Colmore Plaza, Birmingham

Matt’s work whisks together a violent harmony of mind bending puns associated with perception. Matt playfully borrows from a wide array of visual techniques associated with advertising, religious iconography, and many other sources which, take form into a one-off sculpture to be exhibited only this once.


Aedas Presents, in association with Rider Levett Bucknall, welcome you to join us at this exclusive invitation only preview show from 6 pm - 8 pm on Thursday 24 March 2011. If you cannot make this date, Matt's work will be displayed in Colmore Plaza until Friday 8 April.


Please contact aedaspresents@aedas.com to arrange a visit.


Further details can be found at:

www.aedas.com

www.jinpow.co.uk

www.charlielevine.co.uk

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A Picture Unfolds - Caroline Collinge

TROVE presents:

A Picture Unfolds – Caroline Collinge

Preview: 11th February 2011 6-8pm
Open: 12th – 25th February 2011 by appointment

email info@TROVE.org.uk for further information


Caroline Collinge’s A Picture Unfolds sees the first in a new collaboration between galleries TROVE, Birmingham and Minnie Weisz Studio, London. Collinge, represented by Minnie Weisz Studio, makes her first visit to Birmingham this February. A Picture Unfolds opened in December 2010 at Minnie Weisz Studio, the show looks at the history of the A-Z and its maker as well as paper folding as a textile technique in her first solo show.

The London A-Z therefore sets the scene for this capriccio, an architectural fantasy of the city streets. Fact, mythology and fantastical combinations of origami, costume and architectural elements recreate the story of the London A–Z.

Fragments of the life of Phyllis Pearsall who created the A-Z are literally woven into Caroline’s exhibition. Born 1906 -1996 Phyllis Pearsall began to note down the names of the streets of London whilst lost one evening on her way to a party in Belgravia. Lost in the city and armed with the 1919 Ordnance Survey map, Pearsall could not find the address of the party and so begins her story of working for up to eighteen hours a day, walking a total of 3,000 miles while mapping London’s 23,000 streets.

Caroline Collinge is an artist working within film, installation and performance currently a PhD student at University of the Arts (London College of Fashion). Caroline studied Theatre Design BA at Wimbledon School of Art 2002 and MA in Scenography at LABAN Conservatoire of Dance 2004. Her artwork was shortlisted for the RIBA ‘Forgotten Spaces’ Competition 2010 and exhibited at The National Theatre, she has also been shortlisted for the Museummaker Contemporary Craft Commission 2010. Her Set Design work includes theatre productions at Liege Opera House, Shunt, The Arcola, Camberwell Arts Festival, Prague Quadrennial and The Roundhouse, London.


Caroline is represented by Minnie Weisz Studio.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Paris Correspondence School at Minnie Weisz Studio, London

Sunday saw the London launch of Paris Correspondence School. This is a project I initiated in August 2010 and it is lovely to see it touring to Minnie Weisz Studio from TROVE. The look was very different to what it was in Birmingham, but it was still great, with a brilliant turn out and lots of interest. We were also fortunate enough to have poet Jeremy Reed read some of his poems at the launch event.



My postcards sent from Paris


Darren Banks

Martyn Cross



Vicky Cull

Jeremy Reed performing


Friday, 4 February 2011

A day out in London

I went to the Susan Hiller at Tate Britain the other day and it was brilliant! She is one of those artists who, for many, has been a staple in your art life through your education, through your early professional career and now you get to see her retrospective at Tate Britain and it was exactly what I wanted it to be, and I want to go see it again.




I then popped into catch the Philippe Parreno at Serpentine and this was also brilliant! The films were shown one after the other in the different rooms, I like the movement around the space in the audience pack - and I especially liked the films. Tender, beautiful and subtle, and I liked the snow a lot. Pleased I caught it.



After which I took a stroll around Kensington Gardens to take in the Anish Kapoor's