Review: Stuart Whipps ‘Isle of Slingers’ @ Spike Island, Bristol

Boulders and buildings meet body and mind. Contemporary British artist Stuart Whipps’ major show Isle of Slingers is at Spike Island. Structured around three kinds of stone (Portland stone, slate, and shale) the exhibition reconnects industrialised rocks to their natural geographies, offering a reflective narrative on how we have infused our world with symbolic value.… Read More Review: Stuart Whipps ‘Isle of Slingers’ @ Spike Island, Bristol

Review: Georgia O’Keeffe @ Tate Modern – indomitable, flirtatious, sublime

Over 100 paintings, over 6 decades – a wild beauty storms the Tate. Soaking up the rigorous American sun that crowned her a ‘great modernist’, Georgia O’Keeffe retold her landscape to an audience besotted by concrete jungles. Her work is a mosaic of discovery, diving to the deepest points where mankind and nature collide. In a lifetime that… Read More Review: Georgia O’Keeffe @ Tate Modern – indomitable, flirtatious, sublime

Dangerous Beauty: Pre-Raphaelite Women and their Legacy

With their blend of bold realism and soft fantasy, the Pre-Raphaelite paintings are some of the most popular in the world today. Inspired by art critic John Ruskin who called for artists to take nature as their source, the Brotherhood of seven friends ditched Royal Academy demands and shook up their stagnant art world with a renewed spirit of… Read More Dangerous Beauty: Pre-Raphaelite Women and their Legacy

Review: ‘Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora’ @ RWA Bristol – refusing the vertical

To say this past month in Britain has been tumultuous would be the understatement of the year. With the EU Referendum and Euro World Cup, people have been rampantly tuned in to international activity. The eyes of the world are on us and we have been glaring right back. News reports have been swift to… Read More Review: ‘Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora’ @ RWA Bristol – refusing the vertical

Scaffolds and Sketches – A Look at ‘Transition: Urban Landscapes’ @ the RWA

Responding to concurrent shows ‘Imagined Landscapes’ and ‘Inquisitive Eyes’, an exhibition on changing cityscapes opened yesterday at the Royal West of England Academy. Curated by MA History of Art students from the University of Bristol, it showcases various ways artists have represented the industrialised landscape, exploring its effects on our sense of place. It features work… Read More Scaffolds and Sketches – A Look at ‘Transition: Urban Landscapes’ @ the RWA