THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

climate change march London

Climate Change demonstration central London  30/11/2015 : Cities and people around the world unite as the governments are finally responding to people pressure. Turnout on the streets  - the presence  was, and is needed now, more than ever - even though we have online 'puta tech coms  - nothing is...

ANCIENT KITCHEN ART II

Adventures in sauerkraut

Original  Homemade Sauerkraut or TILBY’S CA-BARGE Whilst working in Russia and Czekoslovakia (as it was), sauerkraut was often the veg’ on offer.  Being familiar with  pale, pickled, jarred variety from our UK supermarkets I wasn’t keen. But now, Eureka ! I am the owner of a large, handsome CROCK POT...

ANCIENT KITCHEN ART

best in show !

In the 1970s I was inspired by Susie Orbach’s book  Fat Is A Feminist Issue and made food sculptures with created edible fashion, protesting against our diet obsessive culture. I abandoned baking for building. Recent years witness the effect of our overuse of antibiotics and I would like to promote...

DRUNKEN FOREST

Stelvio - Landslide outside  cabin 2015

When trekking in the Italian Alps near the Stelvio Glacier earlier this year ( June 2015), we followed similar routes taken 30 and 40 years ago during winter. Spring and Summer  this beautiful and wild area is laced with a myriad of wild Rhododendri, Stella Bianci, Violetta, pink, orange, yellow...

Fabric of India …or the Emperor’s New Clothes?

European fabric design produced in India

The Fabric of India at the Victoria & Albert Museum is  a dynamic and marvelous exhibition,  celebrating a wide and rich variety of Indian textiles. Wealth, power, love and religious devotion are expressed through textiles … but the story is incomplete. Hours and days of hand weaving, embroidery and hand...

STITCH IN TIME

section of Magna Carta An Embroidery

Stitching has taken May by storm - two intriguing “embroidered” exhibitions  have just opened within a stone’s throw of the other. Both are deep and thoughtful, fabricated with love, precision, care, intricate detail and made by many hands. photo by jospeh turp The “Magna Carta (An Embroidery)” is an installation at the...

BOOMERANG

exhibition at the serpentine

“Making art is not more important than making soup. In my tomato soup I just try to put all my heart” BOOMERANG - an explosive heady sensual work  - smell, texture, scale , mixed media and bird song: Pascale Marthine Tayou‘s installation of provocative tactile artworks are at the Serpentine...

TRASH:TIVISM AT SCIENCE MUSEUM

Trash Factory at the Science Museum

Yes - we were trashing in the basement at Science Museum Late Event – theme Hedonism, by the Rubbish Show ...only the of classiest venues and spec’s ! High volume?   more than 5000 visitors that evening!  Eclectic enthusiastic young people pouring in, participated and got making, with our pile of...

THE SWEETNESS OF SWEET

Courtesy of the artist, Mary Boone Gallery, New York and  Ronchini Gallery, London’

‘Sweetness taken to an extreme degree, as it is in my paintings, becomes cloying, even repulsive and that’s where it gets interesting for me.’   Will Cotton This week  I was drawn to the show of paintings by WILL COTTON  at the Ronchini Gallery off Bond Street by the featured picture...

The Print Room

Blink and you’ll miss it: a unique happening at THE PRINT ROOM. One of the most happening new venues for art, fringe theatre and performance in London, The Print Room in Notting Hill offers provocative and challenging spectacles and sounds. Currently showing is Triptych by Opera Erratica:  three short operas...