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Colourful language with Alan Dedman

Colourful language will soon be proscribed (banned) by the Thought Police. Anything naughty, rude or saucy is definitely off menu these days. Degenerate Art, portraying distasteful subject matter…

Ode to Basil by Alan Dedman

Ode to Basil is a large painting, eight by four feet in size, landscape format. It is one of a series of colourful rants. Some might call it…

Alex Binnie paintings, review by Alan Dedman

‘Binnie Boy’ – is what we used to call Alex Binnie in the 1980s. With his glabrous pate, piercings and Art school swagger this young man was a…

The Maths thing by Alan Dedman

‘The maths thing’ is about how maths (or the lack of it) and state education have shaped my life. I never passed the 11+, this is often considered…

Cock-a-doodle-don’t by Alan Dedman

Cock-a-doodle don’t by Alan Dedman borrows the title of a poem by Ivor Cutler. The poem calls for us to have mercy on a fowl. Having mercy on…

Chez Atelier Dedman

Chez Atelier Dedman you will find colour, chaos and creativity. ‘Studio’ – a word implying all things profound and meaningful. A place where the truth can be bent,…

The Durham Union Debate by Alan Dedman

The Durham Union Debate took place on the 29th of January, to consider the potential for returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece. James Wroe, President of the Durham…

David Cockney at the 6th ICMI

David Cockney at the 6th ICMI presents a critique of Tracey Emin’s role as ‘Professor of Drawing’ at the Royal Academy Schools and Grayson Perry’s ideal that the…

Photo-reference with David Cockney

David Cockney admits that in the absence of a muse, any artist worth their salt will be obliged to work from photo-reference. Besides, Dave says that these days…

My First Big Circumcision Painting by Alan Dedman

Creating purpose and meaning in painting can be problematic. My first big circumcision painting has all sorts of possible meanings – process is more important to me than…