Friday, 3 September 2010

Back at last!

it seems a long time since my last blog entry but i am back now and ready to go!!! so before any new course work blogs, thought i would share a few Edinburgh notes. new find for us on the streets of Edinburgh and it tied in with my recent study of faces! these stickers are by Sam Knest an australian. he also did some monumental faces which i am sure i took a photo of but can't seem to find, anyway he has a blog with some awesome faces on.
also this little chap!!
as usual we went to numerous exhibitions! 'Another World' Surrealists at the Dean Gallery which i am ashamed to say above child found boring (sooner he goes back to school the better!), Joan Mitchell at the Botanical gardens which he related to better, Atsuo Okamoto at the Corn Exchange (one of my favourites),Craigie Aicheson and Martin Creed to name but a very few. Martin Creed at the Fruitmarket Gallery was quite amusing and one that my son did find interesting. there were musical stairs and a wonderful lift, which had to be re-booted every so often because so many people were using it to hear the tonal installation.
the main reason we went up earlier was to catch the '62 Group' exhibition 'Bending the Line'at the Collins Gallery in Glasgow - I WENT BY MYSELF!!!! it was great i had a chance to really absorb work by people i had seen in photos but not in the thread (or not in some cases). Sian had a piece that she had talked about at Summer School but there were also pieces by Hannah Streefkerk who repairs nature and Jan Miller whose installation i loved. Unfortunately i found the lighting a bit dull in places (rich coming from a textile conservator!) but nevertheless a great exhibition.

Yesterday i caught up with another Collins Gallery exhibition 'Sashiko' at Plymouth Museum. Do go its really comprehensive and such wonderful textiles but only until I think till the end of this month.

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