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Thoughts and critical commentary

Conversation with citizens of Greece

Conversation with citizens of Greece occurred with people born and raised on the island of Ithaca where according to Homeric legend, Odysseus lived. Folk there cherish crafts and…

Transgressive

Transgressive. Michael Keenan, one of the curators of studio1.1 in London described my work as ‘alarming’ and ‘transgressive’. It was good to hear his feedback. After too much…

This Year’s Model ’24 part II

This Year’s Model ’24 Part II opened at studio1.1 gallery on Thursday April the 4th. Curated by Michael Keenan and Keran James, Part II showcases work by an…

Weapon of choice

“Don’t be shocked by the tone of my voiceCheck out my new weapon, weapon of choice” So sings Fatboy Slim. ‘Me and my M60’ is a study for…

Painting on Ithaca

Painting on Ithaca (Ithaca Painting Holidays) is a learning event conceived and run by artists Alan Dedman and Adriana Eyzaguirre. Scheduled to take place on the island of…

The Turnip Prize

The Turnip Prize 2023 demarcates twenty five years of rural intransigence towards the effete twaddle spawned by the Turner Prize, based in London. Originally, the Turner Prize celebrated…

Damien’s Hearse

Damien’s Hearse. The wife said: ‘That’s not very nice!’ and the boy said ‘Well he’s not very nice! he cuts cows in half and pickles sharks.’ In trying…

A simple line

A simple line by Brian Whelan, is the title of a book published by the artist and alumnus of the Royal Academy Schools (RAS). I recall chatting with…

The White Lady of Camberwell

The White Lady of Camberwell appeared at the top of Denmark Hill, abutting Camberwell Green at lunch-time on Sunday, October the 8th, 1995. My girlfriend and me were…

Derek Mace, Tony Keeler, Emrys Parry

Derek Mace, Tony Keeler and Emrys Parry at the Yare Gallery. The exhibition ‘Now and Then’ (run recently) features artists and ex-students from Great Yarmouth College of Art…