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Roderic Barrett – appreciation by Alan Dedman

My first encounter with Roderic Barrett was during interview at the Royal Academy Schools. We sat opposite one another in the Keeper’s office. Barrett was wearing a waist…

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Solstice Suryana Maskar by Alan Dedman

I took a posse of yoga enthusiasts to Stanton Drew stone circle this morning to greet the sunrise at the Summer Solstice on International Yoga Day. We practiced…

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Thank you from Alan Dedman

Thank you – to everyone who helped me take a little show of Art from the Somerset shires up to London in 2017. Ambitious, not easy and particularly…

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The Royal Academy Schools by Alan Dedman

Once upon a time, in the scullery at the Royal Academy Shools a young woman, sporting a head dress reminiscent of Hilda Ogden – said to me ‘…

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Yoga for Blokes by Alan Dedman

Double jointed, lycra clad females and a veneer of middle class ‘spirituality’ can prevent men joining in with hatha yoga. At Yoga for Blokes™ nearly all first time…

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Rude & Nude: ‘Nachlass’ by Alan Dedman

In exploring his spin painting gimmick, I believe I’ve taken things further than the ‘richest artist on earth’ (Damien Hirst). A colleague from St. Martins suggested I put…

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Life-drawing at St. Martins School of Art by Alan Dedman

‘Drawing is the probity of Art’ so Ingres said. All people who study Art in any shape or form will eventually find themselves doing some life drawing or…

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Prison education by Alan Dedman

Alan Dedman takes a look at how prison education was administered in the oldest working gaol in the land. HMP Cornhill referred to as the Mallet by all…

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Alan Dedman at studio1.1 – review by Leon Kusminsky

An eccentric show by an unknown outsider, ‘Artworks by Alan Dedman at studio 1.1’ asserts a time worn theme – Art should consist of nothing much other than…

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Alan Dedman has a candid look at Grayson Perry

Alison who I knew at St. Martins School of Art, praised ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’ by Grayson Perry when it was in London, saying ‘ it…