July to September 2019: Felix Valloton at the RA, Piccadilly, London. I’m looking forward to this as he is a prodigious printmaker, and in September I am doing a monoprint workshop so maybe this will give me some inspiration.
June 2019: Lee Krasner at the Barbican. I always enjoy going to the Barbican, it’s such a lovely art gallery, lots of space and never too many people, compared to the Tate which is such an ugly building, dark and over-crowded.
However, I have to say I enjoyed the lunch more than the paintings in the spacious restaurant near the water and the parasols. I thought the paintings were slap dash and simplistic, I can hardly imagine they are the work of a painter who spent so long in the studio, they look like they were done last week in a hurry. I liked the life drawings though, very vibrant and energetic.
May 2019: British Museum : Edvard Munch exhibition – if you can put up with the queues as you go in and the exorbitant price of £17.00 it is a good show.
May 2019: Reuben Mednikoff at the Camden Arts Centre : psychorealism. I’m hoping to get to this before my class just down the road from the gallery. Sadly when I turned up it was closed.
February 2019: John Ruskin at 2 Temple Place – a wonderful show of paintings and Ruskin’s collection of odd objects in a marvellous building : Gothic, wood panelling, lots of ambience.
Christmas 2018: The Hayward Gallery: Space Shifters exhibition. Subs and I are going this week to see this interesting looking event.
January 2019: The British Library: Anglo Saxon exhibition. We are going to see this during the holidays.
Guildhall Art Library: Sublime Symmetry until 28 October, this was a lovely exhibition, small but well worth seeing for the detail.
November 2018: King Ashurbanipal exhibition at the British Museum
Here is a link to the blog from the British Museum about this amazing point in history. A period much closer to us than that of Uruk and Innana: 1300 BC compared to 4500 to 6000 BC
October 2018: Meeting of Holloway Art Lending Library – we are going to be learning about how to run a charity as volunteers