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South Bristol Arts Trail- Save the Date- September 10th and 11th 2022

After a 2 year hiatus, South Bristol Arts Trail is back in a new seasonal slot. Normally a Spring thing, because of various circumstances, it has moved to September this year. Expect a couple of days of art, workshops, music, community and fun- all within a mile radius of the river. I’m going to open …

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Fighting Time

I’m going a bit deep with this one. It started in December with me stealing my husband’s Christmas present (before he’d read it)- Oliver Burkeman’s ‘4000 Weeks: Time and How to Use It’ and is continuing with Tara McMullin’s excellent podcasts and essays, via my favourites Wendell Berry and Michel de Montaigne. Actually no. It …

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A Review of ‘Paula Rego: Subversive Stories at the Arnolfini, Bristol’

Of late, the Arnolfini art centre in Bristol, has been hosting some brilliant exhibitions- contemporary, yet accessible. Their Paula Rego print show is no exception. ‘Paula Rego: Subversive Stories’ showcases the print output of Dame Paula Rego RA, from her days at the Slade in the 1950’s, all the way through to her current work …

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‘Radical Beauty’ – Helen Frankenthaler at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Helen Frakenthaler, once the queen of abstract expressionism, in a world of big male egos, also made floatingly beautiful woodcut prints alongside her large scale, stained canvases. Dulwich Picture Gallery continues it’s run of excellent exhibitions with ‘Radical Beauty’, it’s survey of not only Frankenthaler’s prints, but also how she made them. I visited recently …

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Printfest is On!

Having been postponed for 2 years, Printfest, the upmarket, well curated, festival of all things print is happening! Taking over the small town of Ulverston in the Lake District between Thursday 28th April and Sunday 1st May, it will be a wonderful smorgasbord of contemporary printmakers and their wares. A great place to continue a …

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