Monthly Archives: June 2012

Letterpress sayings

I have Sky TV which means two things. Firstly I have access to the channels Sky Arts 1 and 2, and secondly the Skybox allows you to record hours of programmes which eventually you may get round to watching. I’ve … Continue reading

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Originally posted on venicevariations:
I’m in Venice from 2nd July, on an art residency at and will keep a fairly regular blog from there, along with the other people on the residency: we are going to have a daily…

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The ABC Award – Yeah!

Seascapes Aus has nominated me for the ABC Award She says that I am a “daring commentator, [who] reports in depth on exhibitions and poses the tricky questions about some of the ‘accepted’ truths about contemporary art.” Quite a complement! … Continue reading

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Originally posted on IMAGE OBJECT TEXT:
Damien Hirst, Two Parrots, 2010 After so much discussion recently about Damien Hirst’s spot paintings and his non-involvement in the actual painting process, I decided to face up to the challenge and go and take…

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Originally posted on patternsthatconnect:
I have posted before about James Kalm’s YouTube reviews of art shows in New York. Here he is in his characteristic style, whispering about the art so as not to disturb anyone, only to be disturbed…

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Sun, Sea and Spray 2012 – Postscript

Today I was a fair at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool trying to sell some of my screenprints. This was in the area where I took most of my photographs of the artists starting to paint at Sun Sea and … Continue reading

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Damien Hirst and Copyright – yet again!

I discussed Damien Hirst, “the proprietor of a money-spinning novelty factory”, and copyright in a post by Down by the Dougie a couple of months ago. I was interested in the latest post, therefore, by Lisa Thatcher about Hirst. This is a … Continue reading

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