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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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The last two weeks have been a bit of a whirl, what with the opening my collaborative exhibition "A Waste Land" at the…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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.…Continue
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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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...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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What a few weeks!
First off was the visit to the RCA Graduate Show to see the work by my friend and colleague,…
Added by The Justified Sinner on July 18, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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.
Added by The Justified Sinner on June 27, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
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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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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A musical week, mainly, kicking off with the astonishing world-premiere performance of Gerald Barry's Organ Concerto by the…
What a week!
Kicking it all off was the annual Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Awards in the gilded splendour of…
Added by The Justified Sinner on March 4, 2018 at 11:26am — No Comments
Last week kicked off amusingly with a tweet from an ex-student, Christina Leon, who found this in the Tower Of London:
Remind you of anyone? Probably there because Queen Theresa has had enough of…
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Spring Fair is upon us again, so off we trouped to the NEC with the students in tow for the biggest jewellery event in the UK calendar. The main reason for us going is that we take the opportunity to promote the students at the event in conjunction with Weston Beamor, who generously sponsor prizes in a design competition every year.
This year, they had to use their digital skills to design a matching wedding and…
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 18, 2018 at 12:12pm — No Comments
It's been fairly quiet since my last post but I've managed to squeeze in a trip to London with my ex-colleague and still-friend, Rachael Colley, a trip which involved culture and a lot of work by Lin Cheung. We started off with a visit to the V&A to see the final choices for the…Continue
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Kicked off the week of 16th January with an exhibition of work by one of my colleagues, Toni Mayner, who brings her…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 28, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments
I have no excuse, no apology. I've just been too busy with minor things to get round to updating the blog, so it is almost eight weeks since I last posted. Unforgivable.
Music first and on a wet an windy night, I cycled out to "The Hare and Hounds" to hear Mats Gustafsson's blistering jazz trio, "…