Category Archives: Art

Hinterland, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, 18th – 27th March 2016

The story of St. Peter’s Seminary in Cardross began in the hopeful glow of modernism but rapidly darkened into disuse and dereliction. Built in 1966 after the radical design of Andy MacMillan and Isi Metzstein of the Glasgow-based architectural practice … Continue reading

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Julian Charrière at Parasol Unit, London

My review of Julian Charrière, For They That Sow the Wind, at Parasol Unit, London, for Apollo Online: http://www.apollo-magazine.com/smart-art-that-will-make-you-reconsider-your-smartphone/

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Bench at Tintype Gallery, London

My review of Bench at Tintype Gallery, London, for The Learned Pig website: http://www.thelearnedpig.org/bench/3219

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Lost in Fathoms at GV Art, London

Anaïs Tondeur is an artist who delights in expeditions. Whether tracing the nascent wildlife burgeoning in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant (Chernobyl’s Herbarium, 2011), or following the migration of a graphite pencil from its geological origins to … Continue reading

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Wael Shawky at the Serpentine Gallery, London

To enter the Wael Shawky exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery is to be instantaneously transported into a magical realm of childhood. The door opens onto a spectacularly lit display case occupied with rows of delightfully grotesque ceramic marionettes, standing in … Continue reading

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Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan at the Wellcome Collection

Somewhat belatedly, here is my feature, written for Asian Art News, on the Wellcome Collection’s “Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan” show which ran from 28th March – 30th June 2013.

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Belated discovery at Parasol Unit, London: Swedish paintings haunted by ghosts

A couple of small jpeg images on an art listing website was all it took to create an instant atmosphere of mystery and intrigue around the works of Cecilia Edefalk and Gunnel Wåhlstrand, two contemporary Swedish artists currently being exhibited … Continue reading

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