‘The Future’s Not What it use to be’ at the Newlyn Art Gallery

40LongAwaitedEd1View_a  The Long Awaited by Patricia Piccinni

9th February – 27th April 2013

The Future’s Not What it use to be is a group show exploring the past, present and future featuring work by Vernon Ah Kee, Matt Byrans , Susan Hiller, Patricia Piccinini, Jeremy Milllar, Tony Albert, Darren Almond, Marjectica Potrc, Ged Quinn and Amie Seigel.

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£8,000 Cheque Hidden in Milton Keynes Art Gallery


Artist Tomas Georgeson has hidden a cheque for £8000 in the Milton Keynes Gallery, with the payee left blank. Georgeson said the cheque will not bounce and if it’s not found by the 1st of March, it will be removed from the gallery. The Artist hopes the little stunt will increase visitors to the gallery.


Q&A with Claire Partington

Liz2Claire Partington is a ceramic artist based in London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins and has shown work at the James Freeman Gallery as well as being selected for the Young Masters Art prize 2012 at the Cynthia Corbett Gallery.

How did your time working in museums help you to develop your practice?   

Working anywhere for a long time gives you a work ethic. Working in museums specifically, helped to round my Art Historical Knowledge, but it also allowed me to actually see the objects I’d previously only seen in books and see the imperfections and bodges up close and realise that my ability as a maker was worth pursuing.
It also gave me unrestricted exposure to exhibitions, both seen from the artist and organisers viewpoint. Managing projects in that environment has helped enormously with my scheduling and figuring how much work I can actually take on. Continue reading “Q&A with Claire Partington”

‘Timeless’ with Bertozzi e Casoni at All Visual Arts


25th Jan – 19th May 2013

The Italian artist duo Bertozzi & Casoni combine socially critical and philosophical themes with highly attractive figurative sculptures. Through their colour and material choices, their sculptures verge on history. They developed a technique in the late nineties which enables them to create extremely large ceramic works. The colossal but fragile sculptures are overpowering and prompt observers to contemplate life and death, nature and culture, art and crafts. Continue reading “‘Timeless’ with Bertozzi e Casoni at All Visual Arts”

‘Through American Eyes’ with Frederic Church
at The National Gallery, London


6th Feb – 28th Apr 2013

Church was a leading member of the Hudson River School of landscape painters, active in the mid-19th century, and a key American exponent of the oil sketch which he executed both at home and on his extensive travels to Niagara Falls, Labrador, Jamaica, Mexico and the Middle East. Oil sketches have become objects of appreciation and study in their own right. Among students of American art, Church’s sketches in particular are admired for their freshness and originality.

Terra - Church, Our Banner in the Sky, 1992.27








This exhibition brings together around 25 oil sketches. Works are drawn from the incomparable collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, and Olana, Church’s picturesque estate along the Hudson River, now a New York State Historic Site.

Hey Look, Its A Giant White Baby!


Marc Quinn’s Planet, was donated to the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore by Mr and Mrs Putra and Imelda Masagung. The Giant sculpture depicts Quinn’s infant son, floating above the ground.

Quinn said “To me, Planet is a paradox – hugely heavy, yet the bronze appears weightless; overwhelmingly big, yet also an image of vulnerability. It is both a reflection of ourselves and the earth upon which we live,”

‘The Islands Across the Sea’ with Claire Partington
& Cornelia O’Donovan at the James Freeman Gallery


6th Feb – 9th Mar 2013

A long time ago, before the Age of Reason, the world was explained through stories and imagination. People became animals; animals became spirits; good deeds were rewarded; naughty children were imprisoned, eaten, or worse. And while we may believe ourselves long removed from such fantasies, old narratives still have the ability to resonate deeply within us. The Islands Across the Sea is an exhibition bringing together two artists who explore the enduring potency of myth and folklore, drawing on old tales and historical figures from the British Isles to show how they still hold powerful sway over our imagination.