Wednesday, 28 June 2017


2 great days in London hanging the end of year exhibition at Camberwell. As ever it was a creative, instructive and fun experience. It all works because of the mixture of great planning, a dedicated team working with trusting and flexible students. There is some excellent work displayed in thoughtful, provocative and revelatory ways that help the work make sense of itself to an audience. The private view is on the 19th July and there is a year 1 Book Art interim along with MA Printmakers, Illustrators, Designer Makers, Digital Media and Fine Art all within the old school art school atmosphere of Wilsons Road - come it will be inspiring.....

I managed to get time to see the Giacometti show at the Tate - it's an excellent exhibition, the first room has a display of heads that presents a chronological explanation of influences which ends with him finding his own voice. it's a strong if a little repetitive show, but then it is Giacometti. In the new space Fahrelnissa Zeid has some dizzy paintings of awe inspiring clothes in the last room which in itself is worth a look. South London Gallery has The Place is here. It was fascinating to see again Roadworks the Mona Hatoum piece as she walks through Brixton and to be reminded of the harshness of the space and the brutality of the time. Venice in less than 24 hours - no more need be said.