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The Disaster of Disaster Capitalism

Watching the hapless and not-very-bright Theresa May implode through the very density of her commitment to her beliefs would be a pleasure if I didn't know that she has the potential to take us all down with her. Almost three years ago, I wrote a blog post about how David Cameron was the "worst prime minister since Chamberlain", never for one moment imagining that what came next could be worse: the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 31, 2019 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Cute Apocalypse

Carnival of Cute - 2



Bathed in pink, Jacob Epstein's Lucifer looks disdainfully down on the crowd at this week's "Carnival of Cute" at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. There is no version of hell he could have imagined which could be worse than this...…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 3, 2019 at 12:27pm — No Comments

All About the Waste

The last two weeks have been a bit of a whirl, what with the opening my collaborative exhibition "A Waste Land" at the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 20, 2019 at 4:14am — No Comments

Not Out Of The Woods

I've been avidly devouring a very strange and marvellous book indeed. "Out of the Woods" by one of the founders and contributors to my favourite music website, "The Quietus", is an odd melange of autobiography, social history, confessional, and psychogeography which is - mostly - beautifully-written and poetic, his writings about his…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 3, 2019 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Kingdom Come

I've been a huge fan of JG Ballard ever since I read "High Rise" when I was about 16. I rapidly explored "Crash" and "Atrocity Exhibition" - which, at 16 or 17, I probably pretentiously pretended to understand: as an…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 27, 2019 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Celtic Connections

River Kelvin



Kicked off from the end of the last post by jumping on a train to Glasgow to go and hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform three symphonies by Gloria Coates. I've been enamoured of Coates' work since reading an article about her in The Wire…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 2, 2018 at 5:45am — No Comments

Over A Month

It has been over a month since I last posted and this is just not good enough! However, I am working on some very interesting projects about which more will be revealed in the coming months. Here's a whistle-stop tour of what I've been up to for the last few weeks.…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 14, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Triple Parade

The Triple Parade October 2018.

The Triple Parade event, opened on the 19th October 2018, organised and run by Sun Jie and the TRIPLE PARADE Biennale Organising Committee, HOW Art Museum-Design Center, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai

This is the fourth edition of Triple Parade, with the first established in 2013. This year’s theme and dialogue was across the Past, the Present, the Future. The programme…

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Added by Rebecca Skeels on October 19, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Reading and Listening



The wisdom of the "Ladybird Leaders" book, Sounds by Alan P. Sanday and illustrated by Bernard H.Robinson, published 1975. I wonder what his record is? In 1975, there were some…

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Farnham Craft Month: October 2018

 

Farnham Craft Town Celebrates throughout the year with many events, but Organisations and individuals come together each October to highlight activities across Farnham.

Rebecca has worked with the supporters of Farnham Craft Town and Craft Town England to develop the programme for 2018 Craft month as well as run events for the School of Craft and Design and develop two digital network pages to promote Craft Town activities throughout the year.…

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Added by Rebecca Skeels on October 1, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Summer's Gone...

...and I'm back at work.



Summer kicked off with a new car:



Yes. I bought a 2-seater Smart Car! It is SO good. We were all over the country this summer and unlike the old car, the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 30, 2018 at 11:38am — No Comments

Oscillations Exhibition Birmingham School of Jewellery MA Class of 2018

Presenting Oscillations as part of Polyphonous at Munich Jewellery Week 2019

Yanyu Chen, Chun Cheng, Naomi Clarke, Yahan Fan, Spam Glam, Yuexin He, Chloe Henderson, Yasi Hu, Dantong Huang, Ningjue Ji, Qixuan Jin, Prim Li, Ji-Ru Lin, Yi Mu,…

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Added by Jivan Astfalck on September 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Join us at the Reception for Not-So-Lone Star Studios: A Gathering of Texas Makers

Not-So-Lone Star Studios: A Gathering of Texas Makers

Curated by Kathleen Janvier and Natalie Macellaio

 

Exhibition | August 21 - September 21, 2018

Reception | Friday, September 14, 6-8 pm

 

Brookhaven College

Forum Gallery, F101

3939 Valley View Lane

Farmers Branch, TX 75244

 

Not-So-Lone Star…

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Added by Kathleen Janvier on August 23, 2018 at 2:49pm — No Comments

From Melanie To Melania

Royal College Graduate Show - 2018 - 8



What a few weeks!

First off was the visit to the RCA Graduate Show to see the work by my friend and colleague,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 18, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Graduate Show, 2018

Graduate Show Opening - 2018 - 7

Time once more for the School of Jewellery Graduate Show, the chance for our students to stop being students and show off what they have done with their shiny new qualifications. It feels like a bumper year, too.



The graduate…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 27, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Whistle-Stop Tour of May

Andrew Logan at the RBSA - 1



It's been a very busy month as the students finish off their work for the final shows and we start to make all the preparations. There hasn't been so much on - a couple of concerts with the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 4, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Mother Makers interview with Art Jewelry Fourm

We are delighted to share this interview by Sandra Wilson of Mother Makers for Art Jewelry Forum!

Click HERE to read

Enjoy…

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Added by Mother Makers on June 3, 2018 at 8:10am — No Comments

Welcome @momlists to Mother Makers !

We are pretty excited to have Minna Dubin publish in our peephole section of the blog!

https://mothermakersblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/the-relentlessness-of-morning/…

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Added by Mother Makers on May 20, 2018 at 5:39am — No Comments

(B)Easter Holidays

Caged Chick



I've been on holiday. Brighton again and this bizarre easter chick. To be fair, it was in the window of an "adult shop". The weather was absolutely stinking, rain, cold, only one decent day and that felt more like an early autumn day than a late spring…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 29, 2018 at 3:05pm — No Comments

CraftBoston Spring

CraftBoston Spring | April 20 - 22, 2018

Cyclorama @ Boston’s Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02216



Preview + Benefit: Makers in the Round

Thursday, April 19, 2017  /  6pm-9pm

Show Hours 

Friday, April 20, 2018  /  11am to 7pm

Saturday, April 21, 2018  /  10am to 6pm

Sunday, April 22, 2018  /  11am to 5pm



CraftBoston…

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Added by Lindsay Mis on April 14, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

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